There is only one item on this menu and oh what an item.
A perfectly cooked, mouth wateringly melt in the mouth Flat Iron steak.
The menu is written on the exposed brick wall and you can choose between dripping cooked chips, creamed spinach, aubergines roasted with parmesan and market greens to accompany your £10 steak.
I narrowly missed out on going to Flat Iron as it’s one of the growing number of restaurant that abides by the no reservations policy….which drives me mad. But of all the ‘no bookings allowed’ restaurants I’ve been to, I can honestly say this is the only one that has truly been worth it!
There’s a really cool cocktail bar so you can while away the waiting time for your table. As if this place could get even better – there is also a doughnut station – which makes hot freshly made doughnuts with lots of scrummy fillings.
As soon as you sit down you are greeted with deliciously salty popcorn which wins me over every time.
There was a special of the day which was slow cooked beef belly which sounded incredible, so we ordered one of these along with the signature Flat Iron steak. Flat Iron is a delicious cut of meat which is surprisingly underused as it is relatively inexpensive and seriously tender. (Jamie Oliver has proclaimed it to be his favourite cut of beef…as if you needed more convincing).
I loved that everything was served in the blue and white enamel dishes that I am completely obsessed with. The steaks come on their own little chopping boards and instead of a steak knife, everyone is given their own mini meat cleaver…so cute!
I’d heard good things about the pudding, so we decided to try and resist the chips and went for the creamed spinach and the roasted aubergine with parmesan, pretending to ourselves we were being virtuous. Which we were, if you ignore the copious amounts of cream and cheese. Theres a choice of sauces, so we went for the peppercorn and the Fred’s special sauce which is a tomato, chilli and caper sauce, both of which were seriously good.
There is only one pudding. It’s basically a chocolately caramel Mr Whippy. And it’s amazing.
I have it on good authority that it is simply melted mars bars with cream and then put into a cream dispenser which whips it up into a heavenly treat. It’s so good that I am now convinced that I need one of these in my life….one for the christmas list perhaps?