Could there be anything more satisfying than chomping down on a prime cut of mouthwatering steak? Here’s where to go

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Foxlow

 

Best for: a mixed group of diners. The menu has a good selection of fish and veggie dishes too.


The Farringdon favourite and sibling of Hawksmoor has a masterful way with a dry-aged steak.

Unlike Hawksmoor, this cosy spot isn’t a steakhouse (good news in the unlikely event that your dining companion isn’t a steak lover) but you have a choice of rib fillet, d-rump and deckle steaks (all supplied by the Ginger Pig) with a good selection of sauces – béarnaise, peppercorn or anchovy and chilli (to name a few).

They even serve steak for breakfast. Dreams. Made.


Where: Clerkenwell and Stoke Newington, London

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TramShed

 

Best for: Himalayan salt dry-aged steak

 

 

You can sum up the TramShed in three words: steak and chicken. These are really you’re only options.

 

You may need someone to help you polish off the entire kilo of salt-aged porterhouse (fillet on one side of the bone, sirloin on the other) offset by a puddle of béarnaise and a side of chips. Just consider this an education in how good a steak can really be.

 

Oh and did we mention that you’ll be dining under a gigantic Damien Hirst formaldehyde sculpture of a cow?

 

Where: Shoreditch, London

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New Street Grill

 

Best for: steak and a cocktail

 

Set up by London restaurant group D&D (those behind Skylon and the Bluebird Café in Chelsea, among others) this is a hefty British grill.

 

Alongside their superb menu of aged steak is the Kansas ranch premium black angus, which is corn-fed and aged for 40 days. It's served up nicely browned on the outside and pink and tender on the inside and you can add a casual half lobster, if you are so inclined.

 

The cocktails are pretty fine too.

 

Where: Liverpool Street, London

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The Potted Pig

Best for: making a pig of yourself

 

Located in a former bank vault, don’t be fooled by the name as it's not just about pigs here: the steak offering is excellent enough to indulge your inner carnivore. This is solid, gutsy food.

 

The rumps and sirloins are cut from 28-day-aged beef from Abergavenny and are served with hand cut Maris Piper chips and either a béarnaise or green sauce. If you go for the flat iron steak, this comes with ox cheek, peppercorn and bone marrow sauce, roast shallots and green beans.

 

There's also an extensive gin list (30 to be exact) which is always a good sign as far as we’re concerned.



Where: Cardiff, Wales

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Flat Iron


Best for: a flat-iron steak and a side for a tenner

 

Apart from the odd flirtation with a ‘special’ (an onglet most likely) this Soho spot does steak at its most stripped back.

 

There are refectory tables, exposed brick walls and no frivolous extras (such as a menu) which makes this possibly the purest encounter with beef you’ll get in a restaurant.

 

Nonetheless, you’ll get a beautifully scorched on the outside and bloodily pink in the middle steak served on a wooden board. The downside? There’s no booking – but you are given a pager so you can retreat to a local pub until it’s feeding time.

 

Where: Soho, London

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The Honours

Best for: a fine dining steak supper

 

This is quite far removed from your usual steakhouse setting but they have an epic grill selection.

All the cuts are dry–aged between 28 and 36 days, are seared over ridiculously hot (650°C) charcoal then served with a Madeira glaze. If you haven’t already, try the Picanha steak - a Brazilian cut which the restaurant is becoming known for.

 

Where: Edinburgh

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Hawksmoor

 

Best for: your bucket list. If you haven’t had a steak from here, you haven’t lived

 

We could tell you about the excellent cocktails and beautiful Art Deco interior, but what really matters here is the menu. Actually, scratch that, we mean the superb steaks.


Available in cuts ranging from a reasonable size all the way through to ones to rival the size of your head, this is a place that understands meat.


To accompany there's a glorious bone marrow gravy, proper béarnaise sauce served still just warm and an anchovy hollandaise that you’ll want to take home.

 

This is a place that will make you sigh in a state of food bliss.

 

Where: various locations in London and one on Deansgate, Manchester

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Buen Ayre Grill


Best for: big portions with no frills

 

Located in Hackney’s Broadway Market, slap bang in the middle of Regent’s Canal and London Fields, this is a one-room affair with the asado grill taking centre stage.

 

Service can be slightly frantic but you’re not there for silver service dining, you’re there for steak.

 

The Parillada Deluxe consists of a 14oz prime Argentine sirloin steak with 11oz grilled Argentine rib-eye steak, two Argentine-style pork sausages, black pudding and provolone cheese. It comes in at £28, but you won’t need to eat for the rest of the day.

 

Where: Broadway Market, London

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Zoilo

Best for: sharing. They major in 'small plates'

 

This is Argentinian cooking but, wait for it, it's deconstructed. Before you run to find the nearests MasterChef judge to complain to, this actually works.

 

It’s a 'small plates' kind of place except for the steak: flank, rib eye and sirloin steak are all flawless and macho.

 

Where: West End, London

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