London Steakhouse Co compromises of two steakhouses owned by Marco Pierre White, the only two steakhouses to be owned by him worldwide.
I bought my Dad a Red Letter Day experience for his birthday to visit the London Steakhouse Co for a 3 course meal and cocktail. I bought the deal for £49 for 2 people last year which was incredibly cheap!
We booked into the city branch as it’s a short 10 minute walk from Liverpool Street station. The restaurant has a discreet entrance just off Bishopsgate, and a suave and classy interior waits inside. The steakhouse dining room comes complete with a stylish cocktail bar, and a separate dining room is available to hire for up to 20 people.
Once seated, we perused the cocktail menu. Dad and I both went for the Passion Jazz; vodka, passionfruit, apple and champagne. It was super sweet and packed a punch – I loved it so much that I ordered another later on!
Drinks flowing, we perused the menu on what to order for starters each. There was a choice of 4 starters; pea & mint soup, chicken liver parfait, Cornish crab on toasted crumpet and beef short ribs.
Dad ordered the chicken liver parfait with toasted brioche. The chicken liver parfait was smooth and packed with flavour, and the toasted brioche added a lovely crunch to the dish. The sweet drizzle gave it a lovely edge too.
I ordered the Cornish crab on toasted crumpet served with a poached hen’s egg. It sounds like a slightly odd combination but it actually worked really well. The crumpet was nice and crunchy on the outside and soft inside, soaking up the pureed Cornish crab. I’ve never had a poached egg before but it worked really well – with a runny oozy egg to dunk the crumpet in.
For main course, Dad and I both went for the 8oz rump steak cooked medium-rare. I chose a delicious herby Cafe de Paris butter to accompany the steak and Dad went for a peppercorn sauce. If steak isn’t your thing, other main course options include: smoked haddock fishcake, braised beef bourguignon and salad of confit duck leg.
The steak doesn’t come with any sides, so we ordered some for an additional charge of £5.25 per side. We opted for creamed spinach, house fries and onion rings.
The steak was deliciously tender and flavoursome, with very little fat to eat around. The creamed spinach didn’t look particularly exciting but it tasted amazing; it was creamy and had a swirl of nutmeg in which made it really mourish. The house fries were nice and crunchy with a fluffy inner, and the onion rings were HUGE with thick crunchy onion inside – cooked to perfection!
Comfortably full, we had another cocktail and perused the dessert menu for something sweet to finish a delicious meal. The desserts included on the deal were: lemon posset with raspberries, pecan pie, sticky toffee pudding, cheesecake with mixed berries and chocolate & chestnut truffle cake.
Dad chose the sticky toffee pudding served with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of toffee sauce. The sponge was nice and light with a hint of spice, and the vanilla ice cream had a really intense vanilla bean flavour.
I ordered the pecan pie served with vanilla bean ice cream. My pecan pie was a much more intense version of the sticky toffee pudding; the pastry base had a lovely crunch and the pecan filling was sticky, sweet and chewy. The pecan pie was quite rich to eat but it was a lovely treat!
Overall, Dad and I had a wonderful meal at the Marco Pierre White London Steakhouse Co. The decor is stunning, the ambience classy and the food presented beautifully; It’s a great restaurant to visit for a special occasion with friends, family or a loved one.
Have you been to either of Marco Pierre Whites London steakhouses?