So, last week, my quest to finally try out Flat Iron came to a conclusion.
A beautiful, juicy, meaty conclusion.
“There’s this place that does the best steak you’ve ever tasted in the middle of London for a tenner” Raechel said to me a few months ago. She’s been dying to take me for a while but for one reason or another we’ve not found our way there.
But last weekend we finally set off to Covent Garden for one of our Lady Dates (they are amazing….more on this in a later blog!) with this destination firmly in mind.
Flat Iron originated as a pop up in Shoreditch with an aim to provide amazing steak at an affordable price.
3 restaurants later and you can still buy a top steak for £10. Wow.
The restaurant doesn’t take reservations and so we joined a fast moving queue of hungry steak fans. 10 minutes later , we made it to the door where we spoke to an extremely lush member of staff who took our number and told us he would call us in 40 minutes when a table became available.
So of course we had to pop across the road to a pub for a cheeky (bottle of) prosecco whilst we waited. It’s a hard life!
Less than 40 minutes later (maybe a bottle was a bad idea…) we were escorted downstairs to our table, past the butcher who was busy, well, butchering the cuts of meat behind a gallery, which was a nice touch.
The menu is pretty much different cuts of steak , amazing sides, a choice of sauces and some specials which included an extremely tempting burger. However, I thought it would be rude not to try the famous £10 flat iron cut on my first visit.
Recommended by Raechel, we also had the beef dripping chips, creamed spinach and aubergine with parmesan to share.
It. Was. LUSH.
Basically steak heaven.
I’ll let the picture do the talking…..
To top it off, you take your receipt upstairs to an ice cream counter and get treated to a mouthwatering cone of salted caramel ice cream dipped in chocolate for your walk home (or in our case, walk to the next cocktail, because Friday).
The only thing that would stop me giving this place 10/10 was the wine glasses. I just cannot get behind a wine glass without a stem.
Sorry not sorry.
If you’re looking for the best steak in Covent Garden, I’m told this is the one.
And I believe it!
17 Beak St, Soho, W1F 9RW
9 Denmark St, Soho, WC2H 8LS
17/18 Henrietta St, Covent Garden, WC2E 8QH
77 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3BS