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Vintage art featuring our favourite meal: steak!

Themes in art over the years have ranged from light and love through to death and despair. The important things in life.

What else is important? Steak!

Steak features heavily in a lot of art over the years, take a look at some fantastic meaty art we’ve found online:

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Want to see how we make art out of steak? Pop into see us at one of our three London locations.

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Gift ideas for the carnivore in your life

In the kitchens here at Steak & Co., talk has recently turned to Christmas and the difficulty of finding original gifts for loved ones.

It can be tough to find something that will be appreciated. So, with our expertise in steak, we thought we’d make a few suggestions to make life a little easier when shopping for your favourite carnivore.

 

Steak Case for iPhone

Combine your love for your iPhone, as well as your love for steak with this novelty iPhone case. Perfect for a Secret Santa gift, this case has a (frighteningly) life-like look.

steak case for the iPhone 3 | Zazzle.co.uk

Steak branding iron kit

It’s easy to confuse steaks when you’re managing several steak doneness levels for different guests. Solve the issue with these brilliant ‘rare’, ‘medium’ and ‘well’ branding irons!

steak branding kitSauces for Steak gift box from Edinburgh Preserves

Packaged beautifully, these three classic steak sauces make a lovely gift for your favourite steak-lover. With Horseradish sauce, Hot English Mustard, and a spicy Cajun Hot Sauce, there’s a sauce to suit everyone.

Sauces for steak gift box

Luxury Laguiole steak knives

A good knife always improves one’s steak experience. Get the best of the best for your steak-loving mate from Laguiole.

Luxury steak knives

Becoming a Vegetarian is a Big Missed Steak T-shirt

The ‘steaks are high’ when it comes to meaty puns. Here’s one of the best, on a shirt.

Big Missed Steak

Gift voucher for a delicious meal at Steak & Co. London

None of the above gifts appeal? Better to be safe than sorry – get a gift that will really impress – a gift voucher for a meal at Steak & Co. London. Give the manager at your nearest Steak & Co restaurant a call and we’ll sort the rest out for you!

Steak and Co Peppered Steaks

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Our most popular menu choices

We served hundreds of dishes a day at Steak & Co., from our menu of comforting classics, contemporary creations and creative cooking.

Take a look at our most popular menu choices, there’s bound to be something here to tempt you!

What’s your favourite?

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Shop ’til you drop in London’s West End

What’s in store | West End VIP… and when you’re done, join us for a bite to eat!

The American Express West End VIP shopping event is happening all-day Saturday 24 November, so it’s a great excuse to get out and get some Christmas shopping done. There’s fantastic discounts to be had, and plenty of stores to explore – from Louis Vuitton to New Look, there’s a shopping experience for everyone.

Once you’re done shopping, come and rest your weary feet in one of our cozy London restaurants. We’ve got a great £7.95 lunch specials menu for you to take advantage of, so you’re not just getting discounts on your shopping, but on your lunch too!

We also serve great coffee if you simply need a pick-me-up between shops, so make sure we’re on your destination list for Saturday.

See you then. Happy shopping!

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Steak & Co. getting great reviews on TripAdvisor

tripadvisor-logoWe love serving customers and hearing how they’ve enjoyed their meal and the service we’ve provided. Even better is when our customers leave fantastic reviews online!

We’re so proud of our average 4-star rating from around 115 reviews on TripAdvisor, it goes to show that we really do take great pleasure in serving quality food and ensuring everyone leaves our restaurants happy to recommend us to their friends.

Recently, we’ve seen a boom in 5-star ratings, so we must be doing something right!

Some of the lovely comments from our customers include:

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If you’ve eaten at Steak & Co. and would like to leave a review for us, we’d love to hear from you too!

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What’s the best drink to go with steak?

What do you drink with your steak?

You may have heard the old adage, “red wine with red meat, white wine with white meat”, but who says you have to stick to the rules?

There’s no need to be a wine expert to conjure up a great pairing between what you eat for dinner and what you drink to accompany it. Go with what you feel like drinking, but if you want a guide, here’s a few helpful hints that you may find useful next time you dine:
Steak and Co London Red Wine
  • Red wine is the traditional favourite to drink alongside a meaty steak. Drink a full-bodied red wine with steak if you’re enjoying yours cooked without too many adornments – sauce, butter, etc. The properties of the red wine will help to get the best out of your steak without interfering with the flavour.
  • It’s all about balance. A good tip to remember is that red wine tannins + red meat protein = heavenly taste. The fatty protein in the meat helps balance the sharper tannins, making for a perfectly balanced meal. So, if your steak is on the fattier side, your wine should be full-bodied, and if your steak is lean, then go for something a little lighter.
  • White wines can work with steak too, and a nice dry wine can really make the rich taste of a sizzling steak sing. A nice rosé can also help strike a good balance.
  • Beer and steak? It’s a no-brainer. Sometimes there’s nothing better than washing down a big t-bone steak with a frothy pint of ale or lager. For a more relaxed take on dinner, this is a great option.
  • Don’t drink? The sweetness and fizz of a soft drink can also be a great accompaniment to your meal, as can a refreshing mineral water or fruit juice.
At Steak & Co., we’ve put together an extensive wine and drinks list, with a tipple to tickle every tastebud and budget.
What do you drink with your steak?
Steak and Co London Wine List
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International Food Photography Day at Steak & Co.

Last week, November 14 saw the very first International Food Photography Day.

Established to celebrate and promote food photography, in all its forms (including camera phones!), International Food Photography Day saw people submit their images of their latest culinary creation, or the scrumptious food served for then at their favourite local restaurant, not just in London, but all over the world.

In honour of you food-snappers, we’ve set up an Instagram account (the method of choice for budding food photographers!) and hope that you follow us for mouth-watering pics of our latest menu additions.

Steak & Co instagram

In addition to this, we checked out our Foursquare account for photos our customers had used to ‘check in’ with, and there are some really great photos!

Steak and Co London foursquare

We’re always keen to see more, so check in next time you’re dining with us at one of our restaurants and share your photo on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Foursquare.

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‘Doneness’ level: your steak depends on it

Steak doneness. Yes, that is a proper phrase used in kitchens all over the world. The level of ‘doneness’ determines the flavour, texture, temperature and colour of your steak.

Here’s a handy chart (thanks to meatbeerbabes.com) to help you decide what’s best for you:

Steak cooking levels

A picture can only say so much. Here’s more information about the taste, texture and juiciness:

Blue

A blue steak is pretty much how it sounds – seasoned and seared gently on the outside, but completely red throughout. Because the meat is effectively raw, it’s hard to chew and not juicy as heat hasn’t permeated through the meat.

Rare

A rare steak is one for the beef purists out there. Often referred to as ‘the perfect steak’, a rare steak is seasoned and seared, and the insides are 75% red. After cooking and a brief resting period, the steak will be tender and juicy.

Medium rare

A medium rare steak takes the concept of the rare steak just a little further – the insides should appear 50% red. This level of steak doneness should still result in a juicy and tender steak.

Medium

A medium steak is seasoned and seared well on the outside so that just 25% of the insides are light pink. After cooking and resting, the steak will have a tougher texture and a less-juicy inside.

Medium well

A medium well steak is cooked throughout, with only a touch of pink inside, barely noticeable. This steak will be chewy and have very little moisture inside.

Well done

Some would say a well done steak is a waste of a good-quality piece of beef. Others like it for it’s crisp outer, completely cooked insides and leathery texture.

At Steak and Co., we’re happy to cook your steak to whatever level of doneness you desire.

Our brilliant sizzling steak concept – delivered to your table on a hot steak stone – means that you’re in control of your steak, cooking it to your own personal level of beefy perfection!

Steak and Co. sizzling steak

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Come and join us on Facebook!

If you’ve eaten at one of our Steak & Co. restaurants before, or simply plan to visit us soon, join us on Facebook for the latest news, offers and behind-the-scenes fun.

You’ll find us if you search for Steak and Co. See you there!

Steak & Co. Facebook

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Our definitive guide to the best steak cuts

Sirloin, rump, rib eye, fillet steak, there are so many options, so which cut of steak is best? Each cut of steak has unique qualities, from texture and taste, to size and fat content.

Steak and Co steakhouseLet’s take a look at the most common cuts:

  • Sirloin steak – A versatile and tasty cut of steak cut from the tenderloin, the sirloin is a popular choice for many diners. A good sirloin steak will have a strip of fat surrounding the outer edge, which helps to intensify the flavour during the cooking process.
  • Rump steak – The rump steak has great firm texture and a bold flavour and tends to be cut in a large portion – great for super appetites!
  • Rib eye steak – The hearty rib eye steak is cut from the rib section, and is one of the most succulent and flavourful steaks available. The marbling of fat is quite high, contributing to the full flavour and tender, moist texture.
  • Fillet steak – A beautiful, lean cut of steak, the fillet steak is best when cooked from rare to medium-rare to showcase the quality and flavour of the meat.
  • T-Bone steak – The t-bone is perhaps the most flavourful – defined by the large t-shaped bone separating the strip steak from the tenderloin.
  • New York strip steak – A specialty sirloin, the New York strip steak (sometimes known as a Porterhouse steak) is trimmed into a nice, thick steak with plenty of marbling and a succulent texture.
Whichever steak you choose, a lot of a steak’s personality comes down to the way the steak is cooked, how the beef is fed, and the sauce you choose to accompany your steak – all aspects we’ll explore further so that you can make the very best choice next time you dine!

In the meantime, take a look at the Steak & Co menu to see the quality cuts of steak we have on offer.

What’s your favourite cut of steak?

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