STK’s menu is not for the fainthearted at the best of times, so it’s no surprise to discover it’s new Sunday Roast is a beast of an affair.
The slick eatery at the ME London hotel is renowned for its decadent setting as much as its 28-day custom aged USDA prime beef. The huge space more resembles a nightclub than a restaurant and its Sunday roast clientele appeared to be dressed as such; a dozen women with the same eyebrows out for a Sunday date with their skinny jean and polo shirt wearing boyfriends. Plus my friend Chloe and I ready to gorge ourselves on every carb under the sun… It is also worth noting the playlist was absolutely banging, the perfectly curated smorgasbord of noughties R&B.
The roast is exceptionally good value for money at £24 per head with bottomless drinks options available to tack on and the amount of food is staggering.
Unsurprisingly the meat was sublime; two massive slabs of succulently juicy beef accompanied with plentiful supplies of gravy and horseradish. The side were pretty carb-heavy. Roasted parsnips, carrots and butternut and STK’s famously delicious parmesan truffle chips would have been enough. The cornbread, whilst undoubtedly an American classic, felt like a slightly unnecessary addition to the spread, but the truffled mac and cheese I could have eaten for days; the perfect levels of cheesy. To top it all off the piece de resistance was two Yorkshire puddings literally the size of our heads. Pretty darn tasty however we only managed one; the second was taken home in a doggy bag but I did see several around us being sent back which seemed a little wasteful.
My only critique was that it could do with some greenery, a sentence I never thought I’d say, but the carbfest needed maybe even just a dish of spinach to alleviate our gluttony with something that resembles a shred of vitamin. That being said, bar the cornbread it was a pretty superb roast.
For something that was only a few pounds more than an extremely average experience in a local pub, if you’re after a different location for a slightly more special experience, you’re in for a treat.
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