THE place for sultry cocktails and steak...
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).
Although we were so stuffed after our mains that we couldn't even contemplate dessert, the staff insisted that we try the dessert, so we thought it best to duly obey their request. There is always room for dessert after all... We had a traditional sticky toffee pudding and the mango cream, which was a refreshing passionfruit sorbet with mango caviar and a passionfruit biscuit - both of which were delicious.
To round off our meal nicely, we finished with a STK Martini (£12.00), a lovely cocktail comprised of Ketel One vodka, grapefruit, orange sanguine, passion fruit, orange bitters.
For a Wednesday evening our dining experience felt truly indulgent (if not a little bit naughty). So, if you're looking for a great steak with more than a bit of fun on the side, you need look no further.
ME London Hotel
Our experience overall
Throughout our meal the service was impeccable, which made for a great experience.
Food and drink ***
Staff attentiveness/friendliness *****