The Most Expensive Steaks To Savour In London

Steak / Courtesy of MASH
Steak / Courtesy of MASH
Photo of Kelly Prince-Wright
19 October 2016

From the restaurants at luxury Mayfair hotels to the exquisite food hall at Harrods, London diners love a luxurious steak. However you like yours cooked there’s one out there calling your name; we list the best the city has to offer.

CUT at 45 Park Lane

Restaurant, American, Steakhouse, Gluten-free, $$$
Steak | Courtesy of CUT at 45 Park Lane
If you’re after a first-class meal and a hotel stay, 45 Park Lane is just the place. The Mayfair hotel boasts a modern American steak restaurant; CUT at 45 Park Lane mirrors the award-winning original CUT in Beverly Hills. The hotspot offers Wagyu steaks and an extensive wine list. Our top pick is their True A5 Japanese 100 percent Wagyu Kagoshima Beef from Kyushy Prefecture, Japan. It’s a mere £140 for the 8oz Rib Eye Steak.

The Steakhouse at Harrods

Store, Building
SCTP0059-DALLAROSA-UK-CHELSEA&KENSINGTON-137 Harrods is a shopper's paradise
© Chiara Dalla Rosa / Culture Trip
Among the fish markets, fruit and vegetables, and cheese, you’ll find a fine meat selection ready for you in the food hall: The Harrods Steakhouse. It’s the perfect place to find your inner foodie peace with a glass of champagne. Try the Kobe, the cut comes from Japanese Wagyu beef, which means the meat is completely melt-in-your-mouth tender and at £113 for a 300g steak, it should be. A meat lover’s paradise, The Steakhouse also serves steaks made from 21-day, dry-aged Aberdeen Angus in fillet, T-bone, sirloin and ribeye cuts, which customers can pre-select from the in-store butchers.

Gaucho at Tower Bridge

Restaurant, Argentina, $$$
Discover Argentinian cuisine at Gaucho
Discover Argentinian cuisine at Gaucho | © Jim O Donnell / Alamy Stock Photo
Views in London don’t get much better than Tower Bridge and Gaucho is an excellent place to sit back and overlook it with a glass of red wine. The staff bring out your steak selections to choose from, so ensure you choose your meat wisely. The top-price cut is the Lomo Fillet, a lean and tender steak with delicate flavouring. For £59.50, you’ll get 500g of juicy beefy goodness.

M Restaurant

Restaurant, Butcher, Diner, Contemporary, $$$

A restaurant like this only needs one letter to identify itself. M’s international grill restaurant specialises in the best steak cuts from across the world. Cuts from six selected countries, (including Wagyu from Australia and Kobe from Japan), range in price from £18 to £150. At M Restaurant, it’s £150 for a grade-10+ Wagyu, the top grade available in the UK. If you’re watching your budget, they do have a slightly cheaper option of Sirloin for £95.

Hawksmoor Spitalfields

Bar, American
Enjoy a loaded hot dog | ©The Hawksmoor
Hawksmoor Spitalfields know what they’re doing when it comes to cooking steak. With staff well versed in their subject matter, you cannot go wrong with whichever steak you select. The priciest piece is their 300g Fillet for £35. Their steaks are best paired with a cool cocktail from their bar. Popular favourites include the Somerset Sour or Marmalade Cocktail.

MASH (Modern American Steak House)

Restaurant, Steakhouse, $$$
This Soho majesty is your escape into beef heaven. The menu at MASH boasts a varied selection of cuts from around the globe; from USDA Prime rib to Denmark beef, through to Uruguay and Australia, there’s a region of the world to fit every steak fan. And of course, the top price point on the list happens to be the ‘Wagyu’ beef. It’s the Kobe Wagyu XO, A5 prime cut, per 100g for £65. Additionally, the highest-priced meal hits the £95 marker with the Porterhouse and at 1.3kg it’ll feed between two and three people.

Smith & Wollensky

Restaurant, Seafood, Steakhouse, $$$
The name Smith & Wollensky originated in New York, where the owners selected randomly from a list of surnames in a telephone directory in 1977. The first restaurant opened that same year in New York, and then London in 2015. Hand-cut in their in-house butchery, the USDA Prime steaks are chosen from the top two percent and hand-selected for rich, even marbling, enhanced through a careful dry-aging process for 28 days to intensify the flavour and tenderness. The Marinated Bone-In Rib-Eye 680g steak for £59 is at the top of the price list.

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