Come March, steak fans will be in their element with the launch of quintessentially English dining experience Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar set in London’s 100 year old County Hall, celebrating the best of British – from interior design to each cut of beef – and boasting outstanding views of Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament.
Namesake, James Gillray, was a famed 18th-century caricaturist and the association reflects the political history of the County Hall’s past alongside the style and humour of the English personality. His work punctuates the menu and will also be exhibited on the walls.
Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar pays homage to top quality beef – 35-day dry-aged Hereford Cattle from the Duke of Devonshire’s Bolton Abbey Estate in Yorkshire. The menu features nine cuts of steak – bone-out and bone-in and including 300g Fillet on the bone, 450g Porthouse and 600g T-Bone steaks. However, Gillray’s signature dish, the 1000g ‘Bulls Head’ steak, an 1000g-butterfly cut, double rib served bone-in, is sure to steal the show.
The décor is all classic lighting and furniture such as Chesterfield sofas and Waterford chandeliers, created bespoke by Blacksheep. And then the Thames-side destination bar features a standout selection of 33 English gins, five English vodkas, plus a stylish cocktail list designed by head bartender, Carlos Santos. It’s ordered by historical era from Georgian cocktails such as National Debt and Wife & No Wife (each taking its name from popular James Gillray sketches), right through to contemporary concoctions and molecular mixology.
You’ll also find 10 English and two Scottish beers alongside classic bar snacks including Pigs in Blankets, English Crumpet & Soft Boiled Egg and Venison Sausage Rolls with HP Sauce. We’re coming over all Diamond Jubilee…
Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar, Marriott Hotel, County Hall, SE1, 020 7928 5200