MASH London 1

77 Brewer Street , London, W1F 9ZN

020 7734 2608

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11 reviews

62 North American Soho

SquareMeal Review of MASH London

“If you love steak, go to MASH and enjoy” implores a devotee who worships at this Danish shrine to meat, which sprawls along beneath Soho’s pavements. With its racing-red leather, the odd art-deco flourish and high ceilings, the grand dining room is an appropriately capacious space in which to indulge voracious appetites, while the menu owes more to American traditions than Danish – witness mighty crab cakes with mango chutney to start, and heavy sides of mac ’n’ cheese or onion rings. Top billing goes to the Danish crown (a dry-aged rib-eye), but also look for new arrivals such as (comparatively) cheaper Uruguayan steak in a variety of cuts, alongside top-dollar Kobe, Black Angus, Australian and Nebraskan beef. The wine list is equally cosmopolitan with certain pricier bottles accessible by the glass, all overseen by master sommelier Jess Kildetoft. Prices are in line with the London steakhouse norm, while Sundays mean BYOB with no corkage.

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The Mash list is – understandably – bigger on reds than on whites. Expect to find plenty of top-end French bottles, and an exemplary line-up of wines from California, with a range of vintages from big names such as Screaming Eagle, Harlan, Ridge and Opus One. Good selection of larger-format bottles, too.


MASH London is recommended for

Big And Bold | Buzzy | Dark And Moody | Widely Spaced Tables | Group Dining 8 Plus | Special Occasions Under 40S

Special offers

2 courses £25 or with a drink £29

2 courses for £25 OR 2 courses for £29 including glass of house sparkling, white or red wine.

From: 02 July 2018

To: 31 August 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

3 courses £30 or with a drink £35

3 courses for £30 OR 3 courses for £35 including glass of house sparkling, white or red wine.

From: 02 July 2018

To: 31 August 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Pre/post theatre: 2/3 courses £22/£25

From a set menu.

From: 02 January 2018

To: 31 July 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Piccadilly Circus Tube Station 212m

Leicester Square Tube Station 507m

Address

Address: 77 Brewer Street , London W1F 9ZN

Area: Soho

Opening times

Mon-Sat 11.30am-3pm Mon-Sun 5-11.30pm

Nearby Landmarks

Piccadilly Theatre 124m

Beak Street 167m

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Telephone: 020 7734 2608

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Cuisine: North American

7.5

Food & Drink: 8.1

Service: 8.5

Atmosphere: 8.0

Value: 6.9

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 4.0

Wing T. 29 May 2015

There was an offer for MASH Steakhouse on Opentable which offered 50% off steak, as we all know steak is somewhat expensive in London and quality steak such as Wagyu is even more sky-high in price (for the average individuals such as myself). MASH Steakhouse gives off an old school – underground secret society’s restaurant vibe. I felt very exclusive (like I am part of an exclusive club) to walk a couple of floors to find myself entering this new environment completely different to any other restaurant around London, it’s a very grand ambience. I reckon there is probably more than 200 seats? If not, it certainly feels like it especially with a private room. I told my fiancé that I felt like I am dealing business in a badass environment like in the movies. We ordered a Linguine Tiger Prawns, Tomato’s and Chilli’s as the steak were set to be very large in portions. The tiger prawns were rather small in my opinions, but it tasted sweet. I could not taste the chilli’s on the prawns until I bit into a chilli then I felt the spice. It was very underwhelming in my opinion. The steaks however, were impressive in terms of size, juiciness level the taste, having visited Goodman and Hawksmoor previously I have been a little picky for steaks. If you prefer, there is an impressive wine list and a bar to have a relaxing drink before the steaks arrive or for people watching as it seems to be a huge in London. When we received the menus, there were a nice selection ranging from American corn fed, Danish grass fed, Uruguay grain fed and of course the Australian Wagyu beer fed massaged beef ranging from £38 to £95 depending on your choice. I was secretly hoping there were Japanese ones as there was a 50% off all steak offer but our waiter informed us that it did not include the Wagyu’s. But the steaks were large, it’s very American in terms of size and there was a choice of sauce to choose from. We both chose the American (from Greater Omaha) steaks, the 600g Bone-in Rib Eye and the 400g Rib Eye, both the steaks were Nebraskan certified and hormone free, corn fed and very tender and juicy. We had the béarnaise and the peppercorn sauce to accompanying our steak and for the sides we ordered the chilli fries and green beans. There were some almonds with the fresh picked beans along with the shallots. As for the chilli fries, they were spicy and tasted nice and personally I believe it went well with the green beans because one has a stronger taste than the other so it balanced out. Our steaks tasted nice and juicy, we assumed our steak were from the same corn fed cow but my one wasn’t on the bone, however one of our steak were a little more saltier, the texture was very soft. There was plenty of fat to satisfy the Wagyu beef lovers who didn’t order the Wagyu (namely myself) and you can tell the quality of the two meats were excellent in quality. We didn’t order the desserts as we were short on time and at the same time, the dessert menu seems very plain when compared to the main and drinks menu. The focus for MASH was the dining rooms and their impressive wine cellar which we didn’t have a de tour. The waiters looked after us carefully and had been attentive. At the end, it left us to wonder, how MASH Steakhouse is managing with the high rent prices in Soho and how they will be able to fill the whole of the restaurant. But at the same time, we noticed a table of bankers who took the private dining room and assuming plenty of wine and Wagyu’s to be ordered then the mystery is solved. Service: 5/5 Atmosphere: 5/5 Food: 5/5 This post originated from Foodoholism.com

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 5.0

Marites E. 17 February 2015

So, in nearly 10 years of being a member, this is the only venue I have ever thought of writing about. The staff are professional, friendly, the décor is on top form, the building is full of history, the location is bang in the heart of Soho & the food, oh my, the food is just wonderful. As soon as you walk down the spiral staircase (take the lift after you eat) the view you see of the restaurant is breath taking, which is why I am surprised on how MASH has been almost empty both times I have been here, it’s like I have my own secret restaurant. If they had better PR & Marketing, you would seriously struggle to get a table. There isn’t much I could say about the food, you don’t need to even chew the steak, the sides (of which we ordered all) makes you feel like you were eating the best American cuisine (minus heart failure & obesity issues) if you ate here, it will make Gaucho, Hawkesmore, The Cut & Goodman’s seem middle of the road.

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 3.0

the stranger silver reviewer 22 September 2014

I have now been to MASH twice. The first time I was a little bit underwhelmed but thought I'd give it another go. The best thing I can say about MASH is that the room is amazing! Great art deco architecture and fittings. It's just grand. The food, on the other hand, was disappointing. Most of us had the tuna tartare which was pleasant but disappointingly bland. The waitress did an excellent job of selling us the Danish fillet which apparently was the special that day. I was going to go for the IBP rib-eye but her mouth watering description swayed most of the table. When it arrived it was again, pleasant but bland. My companions agreed. The sides of mac and cheese and creamy spinach were very good. The chilli fries were, well... disappointing. Service and atmosphere were good. However, I have had better steaks for less in far more modest surroundings. Should've trusted my judgment the first time.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Alex W. bronze reviewer 16 December 2013

Having tried many of London's steak houses, when our team decided on steak for our Christmas lunch out, we thought we'd go somewhere we'd not been and try MASH. On arrival the setting is very grand (and down about 2 flights of a glamorous spiralling staircase) and we were served quickly and well, and due to our changed group dynamic on the day, our table changed favourably as well. Firstly the ambience of MASH was interesting. Lovely high ceilings and nice decor, interspaced with the odd meat locker, but at the same time quite crowded and busy (it's a lot larger than it looks). Food was excellent; the steak superlative, though the sides were a little on the small side invidually. Service was as expected, very strong and attentive, though it felt sometimes the staff were a little over-extended (maybe due to being a full Friday lunchtime in December?). Overall highly recommend the experience, and the steak is probably a notch above most competitors!

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 2.0

Kate C. 19 October 2013

Overall the meal seemed expensive, a clear indication something wasn't right. Food wasn't clear on the menu, creamed spinach was actually cheesy spinach, green salad was quite bitter made up of too much frisée and crepes came generously sprinkled with peanuts which I don't think was mentioned on the menu, although the waiter did tell me they were covered in brandy and they were only just warm, very disappointing. Chilli chips were good, jalapeño stir fry was tasty and mixed tomato salad was good too but again came sprinkled with feta cheese and black olives not mentioned on the menu. One of our party had fish which was over cooked. I know it's a steak restaurant but if you are putting a fish dish on the menu it should be cooked right. So a mixed review, good service and nice atmosphere.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 4.0

R.R.Gill gold reviewer 23 April 2013

In a crowded and recently revived market for high end steak restaurants MASH is in my opinion the best of the lot. I'm aware that's a bold statement and if the competition would like to invite me back to their venues then that's very kind of them :) however when I'm taking my wallet out for some divine steak I'll be heading back here. The venue itself is beautiful – very opulent and they have done a fantastic job of restoring the grand art deco style and the large subterranean dining room works very well despite it's imposing size. In-between the bar and the booths the large refrigerated “showcases” display some of the most divine looking cuts of beef and give you a taste of things to come. We were dining in a group of twelve so decided to go for a mix of starters as so many looked so good, it would be nice to try a sample. I'm glad we did as although my the chilli lime squid was sublime, the charcuterie plates and duck terrine and foie gras gave my taste buds a smooth & rich treat. Onto the main course – Well the menu is 99% beef but what a choice! I eventually settled on the Danish 70 day air dried Long-Bone rib – (a bit of a mouthful and when it arrived I realized it was definitely going to be many more of them). Seriously I've never had such a good steak anywhere – especially in London. Perfectly tender, perfectly cooked, perfect taste, perfect in every bite. So perfect it was almost disconcerting – Too good to be true, where would the let down be? Well it wasn't in the main meal – the accompanying mash with onion and bacon and Bearnaise sauce complemented it perfectly. The wines with the dinner didn't let me down either – a lovely fresh La Vierge “Jezebelle” Chardonnay with the starters and the in house “No Bull” Syrah for the main event. Then came the let down… Well I let myself down really, the size of the main course had left me little room for dessert so I sat meekly disappointed with myself, while my companions tucked into a gorgeous looking Apple Crumble. I found middle ground however with a couple of delicious espresso martinis which revived me from the inevitable food coma I felt coming. Although I love to try and find faults – With Mash I couldn't – well only unreasonable ones, the lack of roof top terrace, or complimentary Rolls Royce chauffeur shuttle service back home. The staff were excellent from the door all the way through, smart, courteous, professional yet just the right amount of banter with the guests. Prices are high but deservedly so – Unless you are a farmer you always, (in this country anyway) will pay high for good beef, and the average spend per head for our party was around the £75 mark. If you want a good prime steak I urge you to try Mash. If you want a groovy venue then try Mash, If you want a more economic steak meal, then try Mash as they have something for most wallets. I intend to revisit as often as possible for both business and pleasure.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 4.0

Louise C. 19 April 2013

Outstanding!! We were a group of 12 people dining and several of the guests said it was the best steak (meal even) they have had in years!!

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Eric J. 07 April 2013

I couldn't recommend this place more. I am very picky when it comes to my steakhouses and the service thereof. I went to the restaurant with a very sceptical outlook having read some of the reviews and I was proven wrong. They surpassed all of my expectations, so much so that I went twice. The second time was even better than the first. They understand service, the wine selection is impressive and the types of steaks they have are unique.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Grumbling Gourmet platinum reviewer 05 December 2012

After Brasserie Zedel, I thought we might have turned a corner in the ‘restaurant-prices-like-phone-numbers’ debate. A Regent Street restaurant with appropriately sky-high rents and rates offering top drawer scoff you'll struggle to spend £25 a head on. Surely everyone would be onto this? Now the joint genius of restaurateur team Corbin & King manage this pricing at Zedel with few reservations, lots of tables and very high customer churn, turning tables three or four times a service generating many more, albeit smaller, checks. So surely, applying that rationale, a similarly ambitious venue next door which has just undergone an equally sumptuous redesign in another vast subterranean space should (if they turn twice in a service) mean that things only cost twice as much? Sadly not. We're back to £100+ a head territory now, as next door neighbour MASH sells steak, and not much more. The opulent (and obviously masculine) dining room feels designed to appeal to the international expenses crowd: without a view, you could easily be in Dubai, Chicago or Singapore instead of London. Deals are to be done here gentlemen… over steak, expensive wine and casual misogyny. That's a tad judgemental and almost certainly untrue but, being only a Rolex-throw from Mayfair, it is at least plausible. It has a vaguely Mid West American inspired opulence, though my descriptor is as lazy as the broad theming. Call it essence of robber baron… Thick, plush, arterial-red carpets? “make 'em plusher”. Gilded, glowing fittings? “make 'em golder”. Bulging list of rare American varietals in a leather-bound list? “make 'em rarer, and add a zero on…” The shock is that it's not American, but Danish. Despite channelling Smith & Wollensky or Chicago Cut, it comes from the land of stripped pine and Arne Jacobsen chairs. The only sign of this Scandinavian heritage on the menu came with a trio of Danish-origin 70 day dry-aged steaks. I'm not averse to the Stilton-like joys of aged steak, but a 45 day aged piece I had recently from the Ginger Pig bordered on overpowering at times, and anything getting close to 70 is going to be considerably and challengingly funky. Diving straight in, bypassing a relatively uninspiring starter list, we shared a surprisingly petit USDA Prime Porterhouse. It was wheeled up to be carved on a butcher's block. I was hoping for a lot from an expensive if troublesome cut. Advertised as fit for two or three, in truth it was probably only enough for one and a half or two with sides and starters. The problem with porterhouse is that you have two different cuts, sirloin and ribeye, separated by the thick T bone. Lesser chefs risk missing the balance and pushing the sirloin to a med/well, or leaving unforgiving ribeye fat un-rendered. As far as steaks go, this was a good 'un. Rich, buttery and with a decently deep flavour, it did everything a good steak should. Along with that hunk of prime meat, sides were measly for the price, and fine, generally just fine. Like supporting dancers in a meaty musical. Chilli fries came with a crunch and a crackle of heat, while a soothingly bland mac n cheese ticked our other carby box. You can't object to either, but at £4.50 a pop, I want to have the best darned carbs in the city. With a cocktail before, a digestif and a one of the cheaper wines (the leathery New World spell book unsurprisingly offered little below £40), we managed to splash £225 for two, certainly more than I'd expected. Tangentially, I remember being told by the International Man of Mystery, no stranger to the jet set, that this bland luxe internationalism is welcomed by many who spend half their lives in assorted high-end business hotels. “They want reassuringly expensive stuff they recognise, with the odd plain local speciality, because it's impossible to know how an authentic, highly spiced x, y or z is going to go down when you don't know which continent you're on and your body thinks that it's 4am…” With that in mind, MASH fits the bill perfectly. Just don't expect to see me back without the expense account.

Food & Drink: 1.0

Service: 0.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 1.0

Tim J. 12 November 2012

Having heard so many great things about MASH, I made a reservation ahead of the grand opening and was very much looking forward to the evening planned with a friend. On arrival we were both suitably impressed with the ambiance of the restaurant as it is obvious great detail has gone into the renovations. Our banquette was perfect for the two of us as it provided privacy whilst still making us feel we were amid the throng of other diners. The staff, though friendly, unfortunately were inefficient and leads me on to the meal itself. From the time we sat down and ordered our cocktails it then took nearly an hour for our starters to arrive, after I had to prompt a passing member of staff to find out what the delay was. Our own waiter was not very attentive and resulted in us dealing with at least six different members of staff throughout the evening, including the duty manager. When our steaks arrived, by serving them on enormous plates on their own the impression it gave was of a very meagre portion size, though credit where credit is due, they were expertly cooked. The side orders, unfortunately, were below par: the marrow, though tasty, was only half a bone and was eaten in two scoops of the spoon; the chilli fries tasted as though chilli powder had just been sprinkled over the top of the dish of chips and the onion rings were absolutely inedible as they arrived with a massive coating of batter that tasted as though they had been fried in old oil. The corn and bacon we had was decent enough. It was at this point we asked to speak to the manager as we felt it was important he know of the experience we were having. The initial response to our feedback was that this was the first time anyone had received a negative experience, which to be frank was of no concern to us as this was the experience we were receiving. He offered us a complementary dessert, but without allowing us to see the dessert menu he chose to bring us two strawberry cheesecakes, of which I am not a great fan. As was pointed out by my friend when they arrived, the servings looked as though they had come from a local supermarket with defrosted strawberries on the top and not to the standard we would expect from a fine dining establishment. After a couple of bites, these were taken away and we were offered cocktails in their place. According to the manager the signature cocktail was a liquorice drink which was very much to my liking, however when it arrived he had neglected to tell us that it had a coffee base which I am not able to stomach. So yet again, this was taken away. Throughout the entire dining experience my friend and I kept a polite manner, as did the wait staff and manager, and we continuously apologised for coming across as ‘difficult’ diners as this was never our intention. But we were left feeling deflated by the experience and it was with regret I asked that the 12.5% gratuity be removed from the final bill.

Special offers

2 courses £25 or with a drink £29

From: 02 July 2018

To: 31 August 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

3 courses £30 or with a drink £35

From: 02 July 2018

To: 31 August 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Pre/post theatre: 2/3 courses £22/£25

From: 02 January 2018

To: 31 July 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.