Soho is an incredible place to hang out, whether you want food, drinks, shopping, or anything else. Recently I decided I absolutely must try Flat Iron, famed for its £10 steak. I don’t regret it for a second.
We had to wait about 20 minutes for a table as Flat Iron is kind of small, but the wait is eased by their text system which allows you to pop off for a wander whilst you wait for a table. You absolutely cannot make reservations, so bear this in mind!
Once we got in, we were sat at communal benches opposite one another, and the whole vibe was both quirky and rustic – totally unpretentious. The menu was simple and concise – do you want steak, or steak? I’m exaggerating a little of course; they also have some specials as well as a few other bits and bobs, but the minimalism thing works for these guys.
We opted for steak (duh!) which is served at just £10, inclusive of a small green salad. You can also order fries as an extra, if you fancy, but the star of the show is the meat.
I don’t know what I was expecting – £10 is a steal in Central London for meat, let alone good meat – but I was so pleasantly surprised I could rave about this place all day.
Served on a wooden slab, the meat is delicately sliced and served to perfection – medium rare and seasoned with just the right amount of sea salt. Tender and juicy, I actually challenge you to find nicer for the price, anywhere in the City.
In fact, I loved this place so much that I’d even go as far as to say that it was nicer than meat I’ve had for four times the price in Michelin Starred places – I’m looking at you, Gordon Ramsay!
We finished off our delicious dinner with a salted caramel mousse… heaven.
I give this place undying praise, and the highest of accolades. Who knew such an inexpensive place could serve one of the best meals I’ve had in years? I will definitely be back, and you ought to try it, too.