Last Updated on October 2, 2021
Excellent service and fabulous steaks at STK Steakhouse, Westminster
From the branded Cadillac outside to the glowing stairs that lead you up to the restaurant and the warm welcome from staff, you know you’re going to have a good night with STK Steakhouse, London Westminster.
The dynamic décor and modern lighting are a welcome update to the traditional look of a steakhouse. However, you needn’t be worried if you’re a steakhouse purist as at STK style and substance work in harmony.
A short walk from the Tate Britain and London’s historic political heart, STK is a great place to regroup after a day out and a place bring people together. The diners were a blend of hotel guests, business dinners and couples celebrating. And celebrate you can with the amazing array of cocktails on offer. These start from £15 and there is something for everyone. We tried the Cucumber Stiletto, a fresh vodka-based drink with St Germain and lime juice, and the tequila-based On The Edge. This had hints of elderflower, a subtle apple flavour and a lingering lychee aftertaste which was refreshing and delicious. If cocktails aren’t your thing, there are also beers, ciders and wines by the glass as well as zero proof options from £6.
STK’s starters are varied with salads, seafood and more. We opted for the burrata which was served with juicy heirloom tomatoes, mixed leaves, black olive powder and crunchy sourdough. The tomatoes cut through the cool, creamy burrata and the savoury olive and sourdough provided a welcome crunch. We also tried the enticingly titled Lil Brgs which were sliders of USDA beef, special sauce and a sesame seed bun. These bite-sized burgers packed a pickley, cheesy, truffle tasting punch, truly a very special sauce.
While at a steakhouse it would a crime not to try the steak. From the large array of cuts, you can try a bavette for £31 or go the whole hog and commit to the impressive Black Angus Tomahawk, a steak lovers delight! A great feature of STK is the toppings that you can adorn your steak with. These include a classic garlic butter but also true treats of a king prawn or shaved black truffle. We chose STK’s filet steak; it came butterflied and cooked expertly resulting in a buttery steak and a banging Bearnaise too. The sides were also stars of the STK show with vegetables, mac and cheese and fries on offer. The truffle and Parmesan French fries were moreish and the mashed potatoes crowned with a Parmesan crust, even more so.
If you find yourself a bit out of your steak depth, never fear. There are amazing options from the raw bar including oysters and ceviche or further options from the mains. These start at £26 and we sampled the miso-glazed Chilian sea bass. Served with glossy bok choy, spicy togarashi and an intriguing chilli thread, the sea bass is a great way to enjoy a meaty texture other than steak. The super savoury miso worked well with the pleasant heat of the togarashi. The menus also boasts roasted lamb rack, corn-fed chicken and mushroom and truffle tagliatelle to name a few. There are enough menu options to ensure that all members of your party leave full and happy.
And that we did! STK also offer delicious desserts including hazelnut chocolate cake, New York cheesecake and a warm chocolate chip cookie. At £10 each, we marked these as something to go back for. With beautiful blossoms, black and white booths and a solid soundtrack, all topped off with wonderful staff, you know you’ll be looked after at STK Steakhouse London Westminster.
The Westminster London
30 John Islip St,
Looking for something different? We also recommend The Blue Boar in Westminster