📍 Haymarket Wine House, Nr Piccadilly Circus, London
A contender for Flat Iron? Haymarket Wine House is definitely it!!
Nestled in between Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square you have the delightful little Haymarket Wine House. A French bistro inspired restaurant serving up delicious steak frites, burgers, charcuterie boards, cheese platters and beautiful wine. It’s interior is very reminiscent of small Parisian restaurants, gorgeous dark decor, lit beautifully and fantastic art work lining the walls.
What we’re all here for though is the star of the show… The Steak!
This is probably the most satisfying and cheapest steak you may ever eat in London. At just £10 for the steak alone – once you’ve added some sides and some sauces you’re looking around £20 for food. An absolute bargain, and even better it’s absolutely delicious!
The cut of steak they use here is the ‘Butlers steak’ also commonly known as a Flat Iron or Oyster Blade steak. It’s a cut of steak with the grain from the beef shoulder, really meaty, super tender and juicy. Best cooked rare to medium as recommended by our waiter that day and on a super-hot charcoal griddle it’s come out perfectly every time we’ve eaten here! It comes with a baby leaf salad served on the side, with a zesty French dressing that pairs beautifully with the meaty flavours from the steak. We opted for fries (Of course!!) and some sauces, mainly for dippy chips more than anything and all three sauces however are fantastic – you get a choice of Bearnaise, Green Peppercorn and a secret signature sauce, well worth adding for £1!
Like I’ve mentioned, this is definitely a contender to the Flat Iron restaurants – we think the atmosphere is better here, not so bustling and busy, but more intimate and laid back. Haymarket Wine House is the perfect location for an intimate date, a quick lunch or pre-theatre meal as it’s perfectly positioned for all of your West End shows, a pre night out filler, dinners with friends and as a treat for all of the steak lovers out there!