Helen Wilcock gets her protein intake for the week with a visit to the award-winning London Steakhouse Co in Chelsea
Everyone has a favourite dish. You know, the dish that you’d choose over anything else. The dish you could drool over the moment it appears in your mind. And steak is definitely a popular option for many people.
Catering to that desire, the London Steakhouse Co by iconic chef Marco Piere White consists of two restaurants , one found in Chelsea and the other in the City.
These are locations where diners expect only the best of the best. And these carnivore hotspots certainly aim to deliver.
We visited the Chelsea restaurant, positioned a short walk from the station on Kings Road. When we arrived, we were greeted with two wonderful hosts.
They were clearly very eager to make all guests feel like they were the most important people in the room – I felt welcome and settled.
The restaurant itself is separated into different levels. There’s a small bar downstairs, whilst dining areas are broken up into a few tables at the front looking out to the street and the rest located upstairs overlooking the other tables.
We were sat at the front, which had plenty of natural light. If you love taking pictures of the dishes you’ve ordered, this is the seat for you.
The Food & Drink
Our evening began with a delicious cocktail – the Passion Jazz (£11.50). This was simple yet delicious with vodka, passionfruit and apple juice. Fruitily refreshing, it definitely helped to start the evening off in the best way.
For starters we enjoyed the burrata salad with tomatoes and pesto (£11.50) as well as potted duck with green peppercorns and toasted sourdough (£9.50).
The classic burrata pairing with tomatoes was wonderful, but the pesto was quite oily. Thus, it made the dish feel slightly greasy.
The duck was very subtle in flavour but that didn’t stop us from devouring the dish. An empty plate is always a positive sign.
The star of the show was of course the main course, our meaty mouthfuls. We chose to share the 24oz Porterhouse and did not go hungry.
Cooked the perfect medium rare, we enjoyed it with peppercorn sauce and a topping of bone marrow (£4.50) for added juiciness.
For sides (because there’s always rooms for sides) we shared the creamed potatoes (£5.25), buttered greens & lardons (£5.25).
I also highly recommend to try the potato croquettes (£5.25) as well. And to wear loose jeans.
Every dish in the main course was divine. The creations showcased the high quality produce and skill in making what can be a simple dish incredible and full of flavour.
The only slight downfall was that the plates and pots holding the sides weren’t hot. This meant the food (albeit delectable) did turn tepid rather quickly.
The Wordrobe Verdict
Whether you like it well done or as rare as a Black Opal, you’re going to love the steaks served at the London Steakhouse Co.
With knowledgable staff who’ve mastered the art of hosting, expect a memorable evening that will leave you satisfied and full. And thus, the walk back down Kings Road towards the station is just an extra bonus.
Words by Helen Wilcock
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