The London Steakhouse Co in the City is one of only two steakhouses worldwide owned by restaurant giant Marco Pierre White. Its sister branch is out west on Chelsea’s swanky Kings Road.
The City venue, just a stone’s throw from Liverpool Street Station, has a classically British dining room interior with the type of grandeur one would expect from its proprietor.
We began with aperitifs, choosing two of the sharper options: the Champagne Classic, a mix of bubbly with a sugar cube, brandy and bitters, and the Whisky Mac, a combination of whisky and ginger wine on the rocks.
This was followed by Scottish Smoked Salmon as a starter served with Creme Fraiche, a joyful mix of textures and flavours savoured atop individual bitesize Blinis.
In anticipation of the main event, we ordered in a bottle of Argentinian Malbec, which delivered as hoped with exquisite richness.
To accompany our red wine, we naturally chose from the restaurant’s wide choice of beef cuts, all dry-aged for 28 days and sourced from Aubrey Allen, the master butcher favoured by the likes of Raymond Blanc and Alain Roux.
We indulged ourselves with the 8oz Centre-Cut Fillet covered in Maple Cured Bacon, as well as the Prime Rump of Beef Wellington boasting some sumptuous puff pastry.
In both cases, the meat was cooked to perfection bearing plenty of pink goodness, and enjoyed alongside House Fries and the chunkier Pont Neuf Chips, as well as some fantastic Creamed Spinach.
To finish, we gorged on the Stickly Toffee Pudding and the Chocolate and Chestnut Truffle Cake with Griottine Cherries, both mouth-wateringly satisfying.
This outpost from Marco Pierre White is certainly not chasing any of the Michelin stars for which its owner is famed, but its uncomplicated selection of British favourites is done to exceptional standards.