People often ask me where to find the ‘best steak in London’. It’s a difficult question, not only because of variations in taste and budget, but also because of how inconsistent an experience at the same steakhouse can be. Will and I (Steak Society co-founders) have settled on our favourite steakhouses as well as a list of honorable mentions.
Update: The 2019 Top 10 Steakhouse list for London is now live. You can check it out here.
Our favorite steakhouse, Hawksmoor, consistently serves top quality steak without taking itself too seriously. Hawksmoor Borough is both the newest Hawksmoor restaurant and, in our opinion, the best steakhouse in London. Read our full review of Hawksmoor Borough here.
Macellaio means butcher in Italian and its stunning Southwark restaurant serves some of the best beef in London. Make sure you try the Fiorentina (T-Bone) and Costata (Bone in Rib) cuts sourced from the Italian Fassona cow. You can read our full review of Macellaio RC Union Street here.
The Jones Family project is an independent steakhouse serving the finest steak. The steak is from Longhorn cows (a special British cow breed) raised ethically in partnership with the Ginger Pig. The result is a damn good steak. You can read our full review on the Jones Family Project here.
Sagardi is a basque inspired steakhouse serving outstanding steak from northern Spain. If you want to taste steak with real intensity check out the vintage Txuleton steak. If you want to break the bank, check out the Rubio Gallega Txuleton at £12 per 100gm its a delicious steak worth every pound. You can check out our full review here.
Goodman specialises in excellent Scottish and USDA steaks. It’s similar to Hawksmoor in its approach to steak, but it feels quite a bit more formal. Read our full review on Goodman’s Canary Wharf here.
While we’re not huge fans of Jamie Oliver’s other restaurants, Barbecoa (St Paul) offers consistently excellent steak in a modern and gorgeous restaurant.
Flat Iron offers the best value steak in London. The £10 flank steak (not particularly tender but very tasty) or burger are excellent. Visit during lunch for best chance of getting a table. Check here for our full review.
Although we think that you’ll get the best steak in London in the five restaurants above, there are a number of other steak restaurants that we love to visit. We list them below.
We’ve had the privilege of visiting Le Relais de Venise L’entrecote in Soho, Canary wharf and Paris. The concept is really simple: a fixed menu with a starter of salad leaves and walnuts, followed by two rounds of steak and frites in secret sauce. The dessert menu in contrast is à la carte and there’s an enormous selection available. The service can be a little formal, but the value is excellent. Read our full review here.
Blacklock looks, feels and has a similar price point to Flat Iron, but focuses on chops (glorious, dirty, greasy chops). The cocktails are cheap but incredibly strong, and the steak sandwich and Sunday roast (pictured above) are to die for. You can read our full review here.
Rare steakhouse is a gem on an up and coming street just out of Greenwich. It offers quality steaks and cocktails at reasonable prices without over the top service or any service charge. Read our full review here.
La Patagonia is an Argentine restaurant within crawling distance of the Mornington Crescent tube station in Camden. Good service and quality steaks without the cost of high-end chains such as Gaucho, Hawksmoor and Goodman.