London is one of the best cities in the world to visit for tourism and business. Whether you want to treat yourself or impress a potential new client, there are plenty of great places to eat throughout the British capital.
It’s not just English dishes of toad in the hole, fish and chips, and roast beef you can find in the city either. Thanks to its historical position on the globe and proximity to many other European countries, London has one of the widest selection of cuisines in the world.
You can start the day with American style pancakes, enjoy an upmarket lunch of tikka pigeon, and dine on African maafe in the evening. The options are so diverse you could go for months without eating the same dish twice.
If you’re in the mood for some good steak, then London has you covered too. Here are some of the best places to get steak in the capital.
The Hippodrome was originally built to be a variety performance theater but has been repurposed several times since. It now serves as London’s premiere casino in the heart of the West End, packed with all the slot machines and table games you’d expect. There’s also a dedicated poker area, which offers different poker games like Texas Hold’em, considered by many the most popular variation in the world.
It’s not just casino games you’ll find at The Hippodrome though. You can spend your whole night there thanks to its bars, lounges, and dining options.
Heliot Steak House, found inside The Hippodrome, can seat up to 100 diners. It was voted the “Best Steak Restaurant” by Booktable customers thanks to its perfectly cooked meat and range of different cuts available.
To go alongside its USDA prime steaks that are aged for up to 6 weeks, It serves up a selection of unique sides, including its signature Millionaire’s Mac & Cheese, which is served with black truffle and a duck egg.
Even if you don’t enjoy gaming, you still need to try Heliot Steak House at The Hippodrome.
Smith & Wollensky first made its name in New York, where it has been serving up some of the Big Apple’s finest steaks since 1977.
Its London restaurant retains all of the qualities of its original restaurant. Two-thirds of its wine selection comes from America, and it serves up USDA beef alongside meat from British cattle.
Every single element of the restaurant has been considered: the crockery, napkins and even steak knives come emblazoned with the company logo. Combined with the perfectly cooked meats, this is one of the best steakhouse experiences in the world, not just in London.
You’ll find Smith & Wollensky inside The Adelphi Building in Covent Garden.
Hawksmoor Seven Dials
Located inside the old Watney Combe brewery on Langley Street, near Covent Garden and Leicester Square tube stations, Hawksmoor Seven Dials is open to diners for lunch and dinner.
It offers an express menu to diners in a rush to catch a show in the nearby West End theaters, with a broader menu for those with time on their hands.
All its staff are extremely knowledgeable about steak. You’ll struggle to find something they don’t know about cuts, flavors and the degrees of doneness.
To go alongside the perfectly cooked steaks, Hawksmoor Seven Dials serves up great dishes like creamy sweet spinach and roasted root vegetables.
Hawksmoor dishes even appeared in Melbourne at the end of 2018, as Melbourne’s Trinket Bar served up some of London’s best culinary delights.
Good steak doesn’t have to cost the earth, and Goodman is the proof. You can get a 400-gram ribeye for just over £20, a bargain anywhere, but even more so in central London.
Paying less doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality. You get perfectly cooked meats from Britain, Australia and the United States, and they’re accompanied by tasty sides in generous portions. One of the best is the serving of beef-dripping fried chips, that packs in incredible amounts of flavor.
There are literally hundreds of steakhouses in London, many are great, but these few on this list are the crème de la crème.