Time and time again I mention how wonderful Soho is and how, in my opinion, is the mecca of the food world in London. Bang in the centre and perfect for those days when you’re finished either shopping or wandering around London, Soho calls with an array of brilliant yet affordable food.
Flat Iron is a restaurant, like many others in the area, taking the food world by storm serving steak at £10. Similarly to many other popular restaurants, there have a ‘no reservation’ policy and you may find a queue snaking round the corner, unless you dine at a quieter time.
Surprisingly, we managed to get a table for two immediately, on a late Saturday afternoon.
With only steak on the menu or the daily special, there isn’t any room for fussy eaters or those on a restricted diet.
The menu is simple; £10 for a steak & salad with sauce an extra £1 and sides around the £3 mark.
The steak arrived perfectly cooked (medium-rare) and served on a stone plate, with all the delicious juices seeping from the beef. Lovers of pricier steak from the likes of Hawksmoor and Gaucho, need to look no further as the beef was juicy, succulent, perfectly seasoned and of good quality.
The chips were crisp and soft in the centre but were more like ‘fries’. I also found that towards the bottom, the chips were overly salty which some people may prefer but for me it was a little too much.
With no mention of dessert on the menu, we asked our waitress to find there was only one; salted caramel mousse. When requested, the mousse was dispensed out of a can into a green holder and served alongside a pot of rock salt. The addition of the rock salt added more flavour to an already creamy, caramel mousse that when shared between two, was a race to the finish. We should have ordered two.
Flat Iron is a wonderful little gem that I only wish was Soho’s best-kept secret. Fortunately, the success of the restaurant has meant that prices can be kept low and for everyone to enjoy but try to avoid dining at peak times.
– Flat Iron, Soho