One must-try meal in London

Eating in London isn’t inexpensive and finding a good steak isn’t easy.

One must-try meal in London

London is not the cheapest city to live in, let alone visit, especially with the current state of the Australian dollar. Who needs a currency converter when you can just double the listed price of everything? So, when you find steak for  £10, you know you’re onto a good thing.

I must admit, the first time I heard the words ‘steak’ and ‘£10’ in the same sentence I was sceptical to say the least. My experience with steak in London so far has been disappointing, especially after what we’re used to in Australia. However, I decided to go along with my friend’s suggestion and so began my love affair with Flat Iron.

Not for vegetarians, the menu is simple with the hero offering, Flat Iron steak, recommended medium-rare. The steak arrives conveniently pre-sliced and served on a slate board. It’s accompanied by watercress in a cup and your choice of sauce – I always go for the béarnaise. There’s also a range of sides to choose from including double cooked chips, aubergine parmigiana, creamed spinach and market greens that change daily.

And then there’s the dessert – oh how I love the dessert. There’s a choice of salted caramel mousse or salted caramel mousse, I can highly recommended the slated caramel mousse. With a simple wine list, offering very reasonably priced varieties by the glass, carafe or bottle, I’ve never paid more than £25 for the entire experience and often leave so full I could roll out the door.

With two central and convenient locations in Soho, this is a must try for at least one of your meals. Since my first visit I have been at least once, and if I’m being really honest, often twice each week. And if you’re still not sold, did I mention the serve of popcorn as a complimentary snack on arrival, and instead of knives you’re given mini meat cleavers? Too much fun!

One of London’s best kept secrets, you can find out more at Flat Iron. But you’ll have to get in early, it doesn’t take bookings and after 6pm there’s always a line. You are able to leave your details with the maître d’ and you’ll be sent a text when your table is ready, so you can head off and have a drink nearby. And trust me when I say it’s worth the wait!



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