STK

336-337 Strand, Covent Garden, London

STK
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2/10 from 1 user review

STK's Sunday Roast is a beast of an affair

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Address:336-337 Strand
Covent Garden
London
WC2R 1HA
Map:Map & nearby
Cuisine:American
Region:Covent Garden
Nearest Station:Temple
Telephone:
Opening Hours:

Mon: 17:00 - 00:00
Tue: 17:00 - 00:00
Wed: 17:00 - 00:00
Thu: 17:00 - 01:00
Fri: 17:00 - 01:00
Sat: 17:00 - 01:00
Sun: 17:00 - 22:30
About: STK artfully blends two concepts into one—the modern steakhouse and a chic lounge. The restaurant’s signature DNA includes plaster cast horns, curvilinear black platform seats and a palette of black gloss and cream. A large central lounge area is furnished with creamy leather banquettes and textured crocodile tiles, and is surrounded by an elevated dining room for more formal dining. Theatrical lights illuminate each table, while smoky mirrors allow patrons to catch a glimpse of the surroundings while a DJ creates an energetic vibe throughout the entire space.

As anticipated, steak is the main attraction. With a female-friendly mindset, STK offers small, medium and large cuts of meat, as well as naturally raised options and market fresh fish entrees.

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"STK's Sunday Roast is a beast of an affair"

Review Rating: 7 / 10
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STK’s menu is not for the fainthearted at the best of times, so it’s no surprise to discover it’s new Sunday Roast is a beast of an affair.

The slick eatery at the ME London hotel is renowned for its 28-day custom aged USDA prime beef and decadent setting. The huge space more resembles a nightclub than a restaurant and its Sunday roast clientele appeared to be dressed as such; a dozen women with the same eyebrows out for a Sunday date with their skinny jean and polo shirt wearing boyfriends. Plus my friend Chloe and I ready to gorge ourselves on every carb under the sun… It is also worth noting the playlist was absolutely banging, the perfectly curated smorgasbord of noughties R&B.

The roast is exceptionally good value for money at £24 per head with bottomless drinks options available to tack on and the amount of food is staggering.

Unsurprisingly the meat was sublime; two massive slabs of succulently juicy beef accompanied with plentiful supplies of gravy and horseradish. The side were pretty carb-heavy. Roasted parsnips, carrots and butternut and STK’s famously delicious parmesan truffle chips would have been enough. The cornbread, whilst undoubtedly an American classic, felt like a slightly unnecessary addition to the spread, but the truffled mac and cheese I could have eaten for days; the perfect levels of cheesy. To top it all off the piece de resistance was two Yorkshire puddings literally the size of our heads. Pretty darn tasty however we only managed one; the second was taken home in a doggy bag but I did see several around us being sent back which seemed a little wasteful.

My only critique was that it could do with some greenery, a sentence I never thought I’d say, but the carbfest needed maybe even just a dish of spinach to alleviate our gluttony with something that resembles a shred of vitamin. That being said, bar the cornbread it was a pretty superb roast. For something that was only a few pounds more than an extremely average experience in a local pub, if you’re after a different location for a slightly more special experience, you’re in for a treat.



Laurel reviewed STK on Mon 25 Feb 2019

"Glitzy steakhouse for the fash pack"

Review Rating: 6 / 10
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When STK first opened at the end of 2012, its aim was to be a women-friendly steakhouse. Hotel and restaurant conglomerate The ONE Group highlighted their smaller-than-usual steaks, seafood and salads under the tagline ‘not your daddy’s steakhouse’.

Fast forward to the present day and it seems the ploy hasn’t worked, if the clientele (men alone, in groups, and with glamorous female companions) and the soundtrack are anything to go by (The Rolling Stones, The Jam, Happy Mondays, Blur and Kings of Leon; as the boif puts it, it’s like they’ve put together an ‘Eras of Masculinity’ compilation).

But onto the food. The menu retains the salads, the 150g steaks and the raw bar, but also has T-bone and cowboy steaks. Beef is USDA prime, and as is de rigeur for any steakhouse worth its glitz, there’s also wagyu priced at £50 for 50g. We settle for the wagyu Lil BRGs, two sesame bun sliders filled with minced wagyu patties and burger sauce, one of their bestsellers. These are very nice. Oyster shooters are three oysters with accompanying shots: Bloody Mary with beetroot, passion fruit and champagne, and bourbon and ginger. All are pleasant, but only the earthy, spiced Bloody Mary is a good match for the shellfish.

The cowboy steak is a hefty 750g cooked on the bone, but they cut it off for you (boif sneers: is this to make it easier for girls?) With plenty of marbling, it’s a fair bit of meat. However the confit duck leg with red curry reduction and lychees underwhelms - the duck lacks crispiness and doesn’t work with coconut curry, plus the lychees have had all the flavour cooked out of them. We like the creamy mac and cheese, but the chubby Parmesan truffle chips don’t quite live up to their moreish name.

The ME Hotel, where STK is located, is a gleaming, five star development that’s a favourite with fashionistas, and so STK’s clubby vibe has appeal for beautiful people and voyeurs, but not so much for those who wants to devour a good steak.


Leila reviewed STK on Wed 28 Jan 2015


The Latest User Reviews of STK


User Rating: 2 / 10
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AS, London
Added: Mar 2013


The food was awful. Truly. Too salty, chewy uncuttable meat. Forgetful waiters who don't seem to care.


The other annoying thing was that this is a place that bills itself as female friendly but the women's bathrooms were filthy and had no toilet paper!

For £88 per head I expected more.



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