Excellent food. Ordered the surf and turf steak and lobster. Amazing cooked to perfection. The dessert baked cheesecake with Carmel sauce and ice cream. Pair it with macchiato and baileys it's perfection!
The restaurant isn't terribly busy, so service is great and excellent space for a intimate long dinner with no rush
We heard about this restaurant in the regular Top Table e-mail, where we were attracted by the two-for-one offer for a dinner. It is located at Exchange Square, just behind Liverpool Street station, so it is easy to get to. I understand that it is one of a large group of related bars/restaurants in the UK. From my experience, the food in these types of places is average, but I was pleased with the experience that I had at the Steak Exchange.
We turned up a bit early for our reservation, but there was no problem for us to sit down at our table. We ordered our drinks and main meals at the same time. My wife had a prosecco which went down nicely and I had a refreshing pint of Meteor lager. We both got the 280g rib-eye steak with an extra side: for me, the fat chips, and my wife opted for the prawns. The steaks were cooked just as we liked and they went very well with the sauces. We didn't have any desserts, but they had the usual pub-style options such as crumble with custard and cheesecake.
The service was friendly and we never felt that we were left waiting for too long at our table.
Total price was just over £52, which is good for a meal for two in London with drinks. The two-for-one option was good value, but I'm not sure if I would come back for full prices.
If you were gonna pay 30+ pounds for a steak then you expect it to be of the highest quality, thats not what we got. the steak was lumpy and chewy. it was not lean and had a lot of fat through the middle. however the place did seem nice and the chips were tasty
I went the other night for a catch up with my mates and we all had an excellent time. Some of the best steaks I've had in London in a long time.
I normally go to Goucho but I find the whole experience a little fussy and stuffy while The Steak Exchange is a lot more relaxed and friendly.
I also find the food a lot less fussy and just damn good quality steaks cooked to perfection.
Our waitress was so lovely (and very pretty) and really knew how to handle a large group of guys without overstepping the mark.
Now that I know this place is here I'm going to try and make it a regular haunt.
Whilst I seem to have given a wealth of places five stars recently, that's mostly due to the fact that they're all so good, or that the not so good ones just aren't as memorable.. Anyway, Steak Exchange is tucked away in a little square behind Liverpool Street Station and definitely deserves all five. They are part of the taste card scheme meaning holders get 50% off the food bill, which was the main reason for going. I went with a friend for a bit of a catch up on a bit of a man-date and met him at the station to walk to the restaurant. It was slightly difficult to work out where it was but eventually we found it hidden in a great little office plaza. The surroundings were great and you could peer into Liverpool Street too and admire the architecture. We had a table inside and had a gander at the menu. We both had the same starters and mains which makes it a bit easier to write about. To start, we opted for the steak tartare, which I'd only had once before and he'd never tried so it was a good experience. The waiter asked if we wanted them with all the elements separate or ready made. We asked for them ready made, but it would be lovely to go back some time and have them all separate with the aim of mixing our own tartares ourselves. It did sound fun, but we thought we'd see how it should taste properly rather than massacre it ourselves!! For main, a large rib eye cooked rare and with chips and, for me, a mushroom and bourbon sauce. The steak was cooked to perfection. Absolute perfection. And perfectly seasoned. The sauce was great and a lovely addition, and the chips lovely and crispy on the outside but fluffy in the middle. Probably one of the best steaks I have ever eaten. There could have been more of the sauce and chips as the portions of these were quite small, but the emphasis was clearly on the steak itself and that did not disappoint one bit. I had a sticky toffee pudding for desert. Great sponge, and a delicious creamy toffee butterscotch sauce all over. A delicious end to the meal, and my glass of South African white that lasted me from starter to desert was delicious too! Overall a great meal in a wonderful restaurant in a fun location. The waiter was attentive and with the taste card, the bill was very reasonable as well at about £30 each. However the food was so good, that, if I could afford to, I would have been prepared to pay full whack. Wonderful!
All our steaks are hand-cut from naturally-reared, grass-fed beef which has been matured for up to 28 days in the traditional manner. They are supplied by our award-winning Scottish butchers, Donald Russell, holder of the royal warrant to supply HM The Queen. Our professional chefs cook each steak to order on the chargrill - definitely the best way to cook a real steak. It's then properly rested before being brought to your table. You've never tasted better.
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