STK at ME London Hotel: London
THE place for sultry cocktails and steak...
If you like your restaurants sexy and dimly lit with music pumping through the speakers, than STK is your type of place. Located in the modern ME London Hotel, STK has been the 'go-to' place for people who like to eat meat and party, which in my estimation is a pretty good way to live one's life. If you're not a carnivore, you'd best stay at home as this is a place designed for meat lovers.
As I waited for my husband to join me, I settled in at the bar area where I enjoyed a nice glass of De Loach, Hermitage Reserve, Pinot Noir (£8.00). The bar area was quiet for a Wednesday night, but I imagine this definitely wouldn't be the case on a Friday or Saturday evening when people are ready to let down their hair.
Once my husband arrived, we settled into a cosy booth where the waiter promptly brought us each a chilled glass of champagne - a great start to the night. As we perused the 3-course pre-theatre menu (£30.00 per person, available Mon- Sunday from 5-7pm), which seemed pointless as I knew I was going to order a steak (a no brainer), we ordered a basket of blue cheese bread with pesto dipping sauce, which was scoffed just as quickly as it had arrived.
As gluttony was on the menu, we started with the waygu burgers, thick little bundles of salty, juicy meatiness. I loved the tangy burger sauce topping that was generously slathered onto the burgers and the soft brioche bun. We also tried the swordfish ceviche, which was really fresh and was bursting with lovely coconut and citrus flavours and served with a pleasantly crunchy salad.
For our mains, I had a delicious USDA prime rump steak, which was truly scrumptious, and my husband opted for the Crispy Bass (£24.50) with pancetta and gnocci. The fish was fresh and flaky and had a gorgeous meatiness to it. For sides, we had the macaroni and cheese (which was just OK)(£6.00), sauteed greens (£4.00), the mustard mash (£4.00) and the Parmesan truffle chips (one of my favourite sides) (£4.00).
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