Will Beckett and Huw Gott’s steak franchise has developed a reputation for serving top quality British-bred beef. Steaks are priced per 100 grams and guests can choose from larger cuts such as the Porterhouse, right down to a 55-day aged rump. A six-course beef tasting menu is also available for parties of eight to 10. Hawksmoor's steaks are said to be thick and juicy, which according to executive chef Richard Turner is essential for a good steak experience.
He said: "The aim is to get a good char on the outside but keep the meat juicy and tender inside - this is impossible with a thin piece of meat. Ideally each steak should be at least four centimetres thick."
Argentine specialty steakhouses, Gaucho, pride themselves on only using Aberdeen Angus-bred beef sourced from Argentina. The company still employ authentic gauchos to herd their cattle. Diners can expect a range of cuts, from medallions to tender flank with traditional chimichurri marinade and a range of sauces.
Zeev Godik, Gaucho’s founder, said: "Argentine’s love their beef, so of course beef is a big feature on our menus, but ultimately it’s about giving people a good time."
This modern American steakhouse has been in business for 20 years in Denmark and offers up large steaks from some of the best cuts of meat in the world. Diners can choose from the likes of Japanese Wagyu beef and Danish dry aged steak, in varying weights up to 600 grams. Cocktails are also on offer, as well as one of the UK’s largest collection of American whiskeys.
London’s resident crab shack is also famed for barbecue inspired by the American Gulf Coast. All the steaks are sourced from rare breed British or prime grade USDA beef. Guests can choose from a variety of cuts and surf ‘n’ turf combinations, including fresh Nova Scotian lobster and grilled jumbo shrimp.
Paul Corrett, the chain’s founder, said: "London’s love of Bar.B.Q, lobsters and steaks continues. No-one in London is cooking with wood and charcoal in such an unprecedented way."
The best steaks aren’t always found in steakhouses, as proven by this cafe-style restaurant. The Wolseley offers diners a choice of rib-eye or filet steak, served in the European way with frites and a lightly dressed salad. Private dining is available in a discreet room with its own staircase.
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