Review: Flat Iron Steak, Shoreditch

During our recent trip to London we decided to try Flat Iron; a popular steak restaurant known for selling their signature steaks for only £11. Gav and I love ordering steak whenever we go out for dinner so we were excited to visit Flat Iron and see what all the fuss was about!

Their website is a bit mysterious as there’s no menu, and they don’t take table reservations. I hear that they’re usually pretty busy and you might have to queue to get a table, but as it was raining when we went there were a few spare tables so we were seated straight away. Upon arrival we were greeted by our waiter and led to our table in the Nordic style restaurant and offered a complimentary pot of popcorn. There’s a big open fire put at the back of the room and the low lighting and stylish décor makes you feel all relaxed and cosy!

The menu here is simple; they basically just do steak, but they do it well! The signature steak is only £11 and then you can add on your choice of sauce (béarnaise, peppercorn, Fred’s sauce, or horseradish cream – £1 each) and sides. Options for sides includes dripping chips (£3.50), creamed spinach (£3), market greens (£2.50), salad (£3.50), or roasted aubergine (£4.50). They also only offer one dessert, the chocolate salted caramel mousse which is only £2.50, but unfortunately I didn’t get round to trying it! I will definitely try it next time though..

I ordered the dripping chips and béarnaise sauce with my steak, and although I couldn’t fault the steak, I wasn’t a huge fan of the chips. They were slim cut like fries but a bit soggy and greasy and to me they just tasted like chip shop chips which I’m not a fan of. But the steak was delicious; I ordered mine medium rare and it was very tender; cooked nice and pink in the middle but still warm and scorched on the outside. I liked that you got a mini meat cleaver instead of a knife.. I love a little novelty which is also useful!

 

They have plenty of drinks to choose from too including cocktails, although I just had a Fentimans Rose Lemonade. As there’s only really one thing on the menu, getting served your food is pretty quick and the service from our waiter was very good. Overall the meal was nice and good value for money considering it’s a busy London restaurant, although I would have preferred more side options; for example regular fries, sweet potato fries, or mash. In total it was about £40 for the whole meal for the two of us, and this included the ‘optional’ service charge which they add onto the bill. They also have branches in Soho, Covent Garden, and Kings Cross, so I will definitely be visiting again next time I’m in London!

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