Calling All Carnivores! These Are London’s Best Steak Restaurants

Food & Drink
By Erica O'Hara | 2nd November 2023

We’ve eaten our way through a lot of different cuisines here at The Handbook: Indian, Japanese, Mexican, Peruvian, Chinese… You name it, we’ve gobbled it down. But sometimes, nothing beats a classic steak. And thankfully (as any sirloin-savouring meat-lover will know), London has some of the best steak restaurants in the country. 

From blow-out meals and the best wagyu in the city, to steak with a side of river views and purse-friendly lunches – here’s where to go if you’re mad about meat.


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Hawksmoor is the standard by which every other steak in London will be judged. And rightly so. Hawksmoor’s formula – of sourcing only the very best British beef, and recruiting the best steak chefs to prepare it – is a real success. With knowledgeable waiting staff to help you pick the right steak, you really can’t go wrong. 

From T-bone and Chateaubriand, to prime rib and porterhouse, Hawksmoor’s got it all. And you would be nuts not order the creamed spinach, triple-cooked chips and macaroni cheese on the side – all to be gobbled by the bucketful (if I had my way) and washed down with their signature Shaky Pete’s Ginger Brew. The best steak in the capital, in my humble opinion.

Where: Various Locations


BÓHA London

Newly opened BÓHA London on King’s Road presents an elevated fusion of Irish and British cuisine, offering Londoners a steak experience like no other. This luxurious Irish-British restaurant and speakeasy offers some of the best steaks in the city, sourced from the highest quality cuts of meat.

Whether it’s an Irish Rump Cap, Wagyu Sirloin, Irish Chocolate-fed Wagyu Tomahawk, each steak is cooked to perfection, and served with a choice of Taylors Port & Cashel Blue, Whiskey & Green Peppercorn, and White BBQ sauces. A must-visit, sophisticated spot for steak lovers.

Where: 562 King’s Rd, London SW6 2DZ



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Flat Iron

On the hunt for a chic, industrial-style steak restaurant that won’t break the bank? Flat Iron is the spot for you. Founded in Shoreditch in 2012, the restaurant has expanded to twelve locations across London, each offering the signature Flat Iron steak for just £13.

Made from a lesser-known cut of beef that’s both flavourful and affordable, it’s prepared using a combination of sous-vide and super-hot searing for a tender, juicy result. Make sure to pair it with some of the restaurant’s signature beef dripping chips and the roast aubergine with tomato, basil, and mozzarella.

Where: Multiple Locations


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If you’re looking for an authentic British chop house experience that won’t break the bank, Blacklock is the place to go. Championing native and rare breed meat, the menu boasts six types of bone-in beef, all cooked to perfection, with the ‘all in’ option being particularly good value for money, with steak, lamb and pork served atop flatbread.

Their Sunday roasts are not to be missed, either, and if you’re in a hurry, their steak sandwiches are the perfect choice for a quick and tasty lunch. The post-industrial interiors and classic cocktails make for a cool and relaxed atmosphere, and the quality of the food is exceptional for the price.

Where: City / Covent Garden / Soho


Goodman made its mark on Mayfair in 2008, despite being launched at the height of the financial crisis, and since then has become a go-to spot for top-quality steak, expanding with locations in Canary Wharf and the City.

Each outpost channels the steakhouses of Manhattan, and while Goodman’s most exclusive cuts may originate from the US, they also serve delicious steaks from cows reared in Scotland, Yorkshire and the Lake District. It’s the perfect place for a business lunch.

A go-to spot for top-quality steak.

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Where: Canary Wharf / City / Mayfair

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A chic, candlelit basement restaurant hidden behind Oxford Street, Beast is one of the best steak restaurants in the capital, and it’s not hard to see why. They have a unique rearing program with their farming partners in the Lake District, selecting older and retired cattle and managing their feed for the ultimate flavour and taste. European breeds from Spain, Portugal, and the UK are dry-aged on-site for 30-60 days, and they also source exceptional cuts from around the world.

Their specially designed grill and blend of charcoal, featuring ancient Holm Oak trees from Spain and English oak, birch, chestnut, hazel, and alder, provide the perfect balance of heat and smoke for slow-cooking their steaks. 

Where: 3 Chapel Pl, London W1G 0BG


If there’s one thing Gaucho is known for, it’s their Argentinian steak. The restaurant dedicates a huge chunk of their lengthy menu to steak, and you have to hand it to them, they do serve up some of the best steak in London. Juicy steaks cooked over an open flame makes for a hearty meal.

Accompany that with any one of their Argentinian sustainable wines that have been chosen to help with Gaucho’s mission to both become carbon neutral and fight modern-day slavery, and well, you can’t beat that can you?

Where: Multiple Locations


The Coal Shed

From the moment you walk into The Coal Shed, you know you’re in for a treat. Located just moments away from Tower Bridge, diners can enjoy sizzling steaks cooked to perfection over coals.

Packed with flavour, choose from prime rib, ribeye, porterhouse, and other cuts that are sourced from small family farms. A must-try for any steak lover.

From the moment you walk into The Coal Shed, you know you're in for a treat.

Where: One Tower Bridge, London SE1 2SE



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Le Relais de Venise

Le Relais de Venise may be one of the simplest and most affordable dining concepts in town, but don’t let that fool you. This Parisian-inspired brasserie has perfected the art of steak and chips with its famous secret sauce, served alongside a refreshing side salad. And let’s be honest, when a dish is this good, who needs a lengthy menu?

For a mere £29, you can indulge in two servings of steak-frites alongside a green salad with walnuts – just don’t forget to save some room for dessert, where there’s everything from sticky toffee pudding to the Vacherin du Relais, a layered tower of meringue and hazelnut ice cream.

Where: 120 Marylebone Ln, London W1U 2QG


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Le Petit Beefbar

If you’re going to eat steak, you should at least make sure you do it somewhere nice! Somewhere like Le Petit Beefbar, perhaps. You couldn’t ask for a more beautiful setting. And thankfully, the food matches up to the surroundings. 

The restaurant launched in Chelsea in 2021, promising to serve the highest quality of meat in luxurious surroundings. With main courses starting at £29, guests can choose from the likes of Steak Frites; Filet Frites and Wagyu Ribeye, to be accompanied with a choice of sides including Miso spinach salad, potato truffle chips or signature mashed potatoes. A real gem.

Where: 27 Cale St, London SW3 3QP



If you find yourself in Mayfair and in need of steak (always), then head to Amazónico – the Latin American restaurant that promises to take guests on a sensory journey along the flow of the Amazon river. The menu features a collection of Latin American cuisines – from Brazilian dishes and Peruvian sushi to cachaça cocktails, but the standout dishes are those from the grill, including the Chilean wagyu fillet, Chimichurri marinated skirt steak, and the Picanha Rodizio – a Brazilian style grilled rump steak.

The restaurant uses the finest, organic and carefully sourced beef from across Latin America  and some special cuts from the British Isles too – grilled to perfection on their custom charcoal parrilla.

Carefully sourced beef from across Latin America, grilled to perfection on their custom charcoal parrilla.

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Where: 10 Berkeley Square, London W1J 6BR



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Aqua Shard

Fancy a steak in the sky? Take your love of steak to new heights with Aqua Shard’s Black Angus beef, accompanied by sprawling views of the city.

The steak is served with wild mushrooms, pickled walnut, marmite puff, white onion and bone marrow puree and is positively drool-worthy.

Positively drool-worthy.

Where: Level 31, The Shard, 31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9RY


CUT at 45 Park Lane

Love Wagyu? (Who doesn’t?!) CUT prides itself on being the first restaurant to serve the previously unattainable Japanese Wagyu beef on its menu. It’s since introduced British Wagyu to the selection, and the menu now features the widest and finest selection of Wagyu beef available in London.

Set in the heart of the 45 Park Lane hotel, the restaurant’s sleek design, stunning artwork and views of Hyde Park mean that steak doesn’t get much more glamorous than this.

Where: 45 Park Ln, London W1K 1PN


The English Grill at The Rubens Hotel

Want steak that’s fit for a king? Then dress up fancy and head over to the opulently designed surroundings of The English Grill at The Rubens Hotel. Serving only the best produce (from the same suppliers that serve Buckingham Palace’s kitchen) and a warm and welcoming atmosphere, here you an tuck into a meal that’s rich in British heritage.

The menu offers signature classics grilled to perfection in the charcoal-fired Josper Grill, including Steak Diane which is Flambéed at your Table or Chateaubriand accompanied with a Heritage Tomato Salad for two to share.

Tuck into a meal that’s rich in British heritage.

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Where: 39 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 0PS



Temper’s smokehouse-style menu is a carnivorous feast, with prime cuts of beef transformed into massive slabs of steak like porterhouse, rump, rib-eye, and T-bone, as well as skewers and carnitas for tacos.

But that’s not all: the specials menu highlights lesser-known and prime cuts, but you’ll have to be quick – once they’re gone, they’re gone. 

The smokehouse-style menu is a carnivorous feast.

Where: City / Covent Garden / Shoreditch / Soho

M Restaurant

M Restaurant’s three upscale locations across London have become go-to destinations for the city’s finance and business types. Each boasts their own unique atmosphere, whether it’s the retro foosball tables and glitzy bar at Threadneedle Street or the sleek, modern interiors at Canary Wharf, and they take their steak seriously.

Sourcing the finest cuts of meat from around the world, including Japan, Australia and America, they’re prepared to perfection in a kitchen of skilled chefs who’ve trained under the likes of Gordon Ramsay and Michel Roux Jr. Even better, all their steak is 100% carbon neutral.

Where: Canary Wharf / Threadneedle Street

Sophie’s Steakhouse

In the buzz of Piccadilly Circus, right in the heart of theatreland, Sophie’s Soho is a modern steakhouse and cocktail bar decked out in foliage and rattan furniture in the terrace out front, and industrial-meets-pastel in the main restaurant. But it’s not just the decor that makes it an impressive central dinner spot – the meat is top quality too.

They specialise in cooking on live fire, using only the highest quality of native British beef that’s been dry aged and butchered in-house.  On the menu are juicy sharing steaks, roasted prime rib, whole fish, asado lamb and seasonal vegetables, all cooked in front of you – so you expect quite the spectacle of theatre from the firepit as you wait for your meal to be prepared.

Where: 42-44 Great Windmill St, London W1D 7ND



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Butler’s Wharf Chop House

Consistently up there when it comes to steak and scenery, the outdoor terrace at Butler’s Wharf Chop House boasts killer views of the Tower of London – so if you like your meat with a side of river views, you can’t go far wrong. Pick from the succulent 350g rib-eye or the 600g chateaubriand from the robata grill, or if you’re really taking it seriously; the huge tomahawk, perfect for sharing.

Steak with a side of river views.

Where: 36e Shad Thames, London SE1 2YE


Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar

If you find yourself on the South Bank in need of your steak fix, then look no further than Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar – it has steak in the name after all! Renowned for their premium cuts of beef and iconic views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye, the restaurant celebrates the best of seasonal English produce from local suppliers. The menu features meat from eighth generation butcher O’Shea and fresh fish from Billingsgate Market; all to be served and savoured with a side of London’s best river views.

If you try one thing, make it the 1kg signature Bull’s head Steak – an organic 1kg 35 day dry aged butterflied prime rib in a shape of a bull’s head. And if you can eat all that alongside your Truffle and Parmesan Chips, we take our hats off to you!

Premium cuts of beef and iconic views.

Where: County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7PB


Heliot Steakhouse

The clue’s in the name at Heliot as and the stars of the show are the steaks – prime USDA steaks, in fact. Views overlooking the gaming floors of the Hippodrome Casino make this a meal you won’t forget in a hurry, whilst the meat pretty much does all the talking for itself. There are nine cuts on the menu including rump, fillet, sirloin, NY strip, rib eye and T bone, but aside from actually managing to find great quality steak in the heart of Leicester Square (you’re welcome, by the way), the menu’s very reasonably priced too. 

For an evening of food and wine, sign up for their Steak and Wine Club and taste some of the most exceptional British wines and meat.

Where: Hippodrome Casino, Cranbourn St, Leicester Square, London WC2H 7JH


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