With its relaxed industrial vibe and warm welcoming light, harnessed by the power of the Edison bulb, Son of Steak is the perfect environment to enjoy a hearty and delicious meal. I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of the new menu and I have to say that I was not disappointed. The staff were friendly and welcoming, which really added to the chilled atmosphere of the restaurant and the fact that I had a mojito thrust into my hand, almost immediately, had me confident that I was onto a winner.
First up was a selection of breads and some rather intriguing dipping sauces, all of which, I later discovered, can be enjoyed as marinades for Son of Steak’s chicken dishes, a great alternative if you’re not really into steak! The Coconut and lime Bumbu sauce was incredible and quite frankly, if I could bathe in such a sauce, I probably would, although being fairly spicy, that’s generally not advisable, so maybe just have it on your chicken instead.
The dips were just the beginning and served as an excellent warm up to the next course, which was basically, everything on the menu. The star of the show had to be the Flat Iron steak, which was quite honestly, a taste sensation, you know one of those, eyes rolling back into your head, ‘oh dear god, this is so good’ kind of taste sensations? Yep, one of those!
With yet another mojito thrust into my hand (passion fruit flavour, this time) I was starting to feel like one of the lost boys in Hook, where they’re eating all of that imaginary food and having a lovely time. The hand cut chips, were lush, crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside and HOT, very hot, something which I loved about the food here. So often you can tell your food has been sitting on a hot plate, wilting for 15 minutes, but not this food, nope, this was fresh and had been whipped out to us almost immediately.
The mac ‘n’ cheese was simply orgasmic, creamy, rich and topped some kind of lovely crumb sprinkle, which greatly improved the texture. I also really enjoyed the raw kale salad, which included a lovely, fruity, pineapple and ginger dressing. It would be super easy to eat healthily here, with a great selection of steaks, chicken and some lovely side salads, which you could enjoy instead of chips.
Next up, I decided to try a burger, from the awesome selection on offer. After much deliberation, I went for ‘The Posh Cow’ mainly, because I loved the name. Stacked high, this succulent beef burger was topped with Steak, Onion loaf and truffle mayo, served in a toasted buttermilk sesame bun, with cos lettuce, beef tomato, a gherkin, mayo and caramelised onions. Every single bite was divine, ill absolutely be ordering this again, because it was simply delicious.
Just when I thought, I couldn’t possibly manage anymore food, a chicken course was delivered to our table, with yet another round of Mojitos! Sadly, I was much too full at this point to sample the chicken, but from the mumbles of delight, I could hear all around me, Id say it was just as good as everything else.
Everybody has a pudding tummy right? You know that extra little tummy, us greedy people have, specifically reserved for dessert? Mine was rumbling, which could only mean one thing, time for a Chocolate Brownie, covered with salted caramel sauce, New York cheesecake, again, covered in salted caramel sauce and bottomless vanilla ice cream, which was giving me serious 90’s ice cream factory vibes. The puds were heavenly and I was a big fan of the cheesecakes buttery biscuit base!
I had such a fantastic time at Son of Steak and I cant wait to drag my friends and family along to sample more of the culinary delights on offer. The price point of this restaurant is surprisingly low, for the quality and sheer volume of food served. There really is something for everybody and there are even a few veggie options and some of the side dishes and nibbles are vegan friendly to. It would also be really easy to eat healthily here, with a wonderful selection of salads and veggies, chicken breast and lean steak.
Let me know if you’ve been to Son of Steak, or are planning to go, I would love to know what you thought and would welcome any recommendations for what I should try next time!