I came across this restaurant when I did a google search for the best steak house in London and a review for The Telegraph recommended this place as No2 (The Hawksmoor was No1 but was so far out of our way and not an option.) As Goodman's was in Mayfair, this was the perfect location for us.
I have to state that this was one of our best overall experiences we have ever had in a restaurant, as the food in our humble opinion only counts for 50% of the experience, we feel that the staff and service are as equally as important as the food.
When deciding on what we wanted to eat, one of the waiters explained in great detail about the different type of steaks available and the different strengths in taste (grass fed & corn feed) as grass fed is a more fuller earthier flavor. We decided on a 650g English Porterhouse & a 400g USDA bone-in Sirloin, so we could compare the difference on the recommendations from the waiter.
Our starters were pan fried foie gras, roasted fig, oyster mushroom, truffle honey for me and a lobster cocktail, greens & lemon mayonnaise for my husband. With our steaks we ordered truffle chips, beef dripping chips, roasted garlic & a roasted white onion, We had 3 different sauces with the steaks (blue cheese, bearnaise & a peppercorn) We drank a bottle of Luigi Bosca, Pinot Noir from Mendoza, Argentina with our meal.
We skipped desert and had the cheese board with a glass of port.
I can not compliment the staff enough as they were so friendly and made us feel so welcome, we even helped our waitress out on planning her own night out and another waiter for his upcoming holiday to Sitges (our favorite place in Spain)
At the end of the meal, Tom (I think he was the Assistant Manager) came over asked us how the meal was. After informing him that this was one of the nicest meals we have had in a long time and especially the cheese board - which was the best one we had eaten since Bentleys last year. Tom then invited us to have a tour of the restaurant and took us down to the kitchen and showed us around and introduced as to the head chef!, who explained to us in great detail the 3 different types of charcoal used to cook the steak (which gives the steak their distinctive taste and charring). We where also taken to the Dry Air Store where all their meat is stored, plus the lobster tank where they keep their fresh English lobsters.
Everything was completely faultless and cannot stop raving about this place and will recommend it to all!!
We will be returning in a couple of weeks (hopefully to found out how the waiters holiday was!!!)
This is an absolute must for carnivores who are a touch more adventurous than just a mere fillet steak.
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