Superb Steak at Flat Iron
I just want to start this off by stating that I am a massive meat freak. Chicken, pork, beef, duck, even fish – you name it, I’m guaranteed to like it. So when I heard about Flat Iron and its rumoured near perfect steak for just £10, it immediately went straight to the top of my 'to review' list.
Flat Iron works on a very strict ‘no reservations’ policy, so when we rocked up with a table of eight, we weren’t convinced we would manage to get in. Lucky for us, the lovely gent on the door said he would give us a call when a table became available, so after a few pints at the Toucan on Soho Square, we made our way excitedly back to Beak Street, where we were greeted with friendly staff and some old shaving cream cups filled with dripping cooked popcorn. Yuhuh.
Obviously, we all had to try out this mythical steak; served medium rare on a wooden board, ready-cut and seasoned. To accompany it, I went for the Dripping Cooked Chips £2.50 and shared some Creamed Spinach £3 with Rosie – oh! And some Béarnaise sauce on the side. Yep, my mouth is watering just thinking about it, too.
I knew I would be getting some good steak, but I wasn’t expecting just how good it was going to be. Now, I’ve eaten a lot of steak in my time (not sure how I feel about this sudden realisation), but nothing has ever compared to what was put down in front of us. The meat was juicy, flavourful and silky, with no sign of fat or gristle - these guys clearly know what they’re doing, as it was a perfectly cooked medium rare and I'm not ashamed to say, it went within five minutes.
The next surprise of the evening was the creamed spinach, I’m normally neither here nor there with it, but the stuff they served up in Flat Iron was incredibly moreish, the flavour of the spinach not over-powered by the cream and garlic (or whatever other magical ingredient they've mixed it with). I can’t quite put my finger on what made it stand out so much, but I
definitely enjoyed it just as much as the steak. The Dripping Cooked chips were also impressive - practically inhaled by all of us - and even the Béarnaise sauce was superb.
I can't help but feel it's a little risky to make the bold claim that Flat Iron serves the best steak in London, but I’m going to stick with it. For that price and quality, there’s simply no denying that this place is every meat-lover’s dream. So if any of you are in need of someone to try it out with, just give me a shout, I'd be more than happy to go again.