Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the emphasis is on high-quality steaks (all the ‘classic cuts’ come from British breeds of cattle reared in South America), which are hand cut to order. Alternatively, the ‘Butcher’s Block’ is a special cut of the season – such as the full-of-flavour picanha.
Décor is modern-day rustic with cosy booth-style seating, contemporary artwork and a central bar serving beers, wines, all-time favourite cocktails and some you might not have tried before, such as the fluffy Candy Floss Martini, a ceremony in itself.
But as well as burgers and steaks, pescatarian s and vegetarians are catered for too, and you’ll be hard-pressed to choose from an extensive menu that includes Surf & Turf, the Buddha Bowl, Chocolate Churros Sundae, Hot-smoked Salmon – and a must-try is the beef popcorn. You can’t fault the food and the prices, and service by identical twins Amy and Victoria is second to none.
So if your passion’s for a two-pound picanha, look no further…
Bar + Block Steakhouse
66 Alie Street, E1 8PX
Review by Jane Gazzard