Top photo credit: Steak Frites by The Butchers Club
A whole new menu full of a wide array of delicious cuts of steak as well as seafood, various veggies and sides and everything you wouldn’t expect at a typical steak frites joint. The place: loud and jovial with red moody lighting, comfortable seating and a firm focus on enjoying what you’re eating.
Oh my, where to begin. The in-house butcher comes ceremoniously into the dining room with his gigantic bowl showcasing the various different cuts of beef on offer so you can fully appreciate what you’re in for. The gargantuan proportions and thickness of the 90 day-aged porterhouse, the baseball cut roundness of the Black Onyx tenderloin, the smaller prime t-bone and the New York striploin, it’s a carnivore’s heaven. All the steaks are aged at least 30 days and have a flavour that shows the love these butchers put into each cut of meat. The Black Onyx was buttery and tender, the porterhouse substantial and a true meat-lover’s dream cut, and the sirloin was juicy and flavourful.
They have two dressings for their wedge salad, we favoured the subtle blue cheese to dress up the huge half of iceberg lettuce and maple-glazed bacon but the honey mustard was also a nice topping. The roasted bone marrow is a tiny treat for the taste buds and the market seafood platter teemed with fresh and meaty lobster and oysters. The steamed black mussels came with a moreish white wine and herb sauce that was perfect for sopping up with their bread and beef drippings for a decadent overall dish. The very underutilised (in our opinion) Brussels sprouts were a welcome sight as was the grilled broccollini that was an ideal accompaniment to the flavour of the grass-fed steaks. A baked mac ‘n’ cheese though somewhat superfluous in the presence of duck fat fries, was lovely nonetheless. Although we skipped out before dessert, we were reluctant to leave when we caught sight of the New York cheesecake and carrot cake on the menu.
Regular steak frites eateries are great for when you don’t want to make any choices. Steak Frites by The Butchers Club is the opposite; the choices are plentiful and difficult because each and every steak is delicious in a different way making it a much more customised eating experience. With the plethora of sides and salads, it’s also a perfect place to dine with many, and order plenty.
Steak Frites by The Butchers Club
Website or Tel: 2858 9800