STK at ME London Hotel 1

336-337 Strand , London, WC2R 1HA

  • STK at ME London Hotel
  • STK at ME London Hotel
  • STK at ME London Hotel
  • STK at ME London Hotel
  • STK at ME London Hotel
  • STK at ME London Hotel
  • STK at ME London Hotel
  • STK at ME London Hotel

SquareMeal Review of STK at ME London Hotel

With its vowel-free moniker, super-sleek looks, DJs on the decks and a "dress to impress" code (check if your threads will pass muster on the website), STK certainly comes with plenty of attitude. The menu isn't shy or retiring either, piling on the indulgence with caviar starters, truffle toppings and lobster mac 'n' cheese, ahead of USDA prime-grade beef, Wagyu and British native-breed steaks at wallet-busting prices – although our New York strip and rib-eye both passed muster when it came to proper ageing and cooking. A lighter scallop and shrimp ceviche also scored points, though a dessert of deconstructed 'rhubarb and custard' was more style than substance. Hailing from the US, this branch has proved popular with an international crowd, and readers recommend it for glamorous entertaining with "attentive service" on the side.

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6.8

Food & Drink: 6.8

Service: 6.9

Atmosphere: 7.5

Value: 5.8

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Charley J. 16 January 2017

We hired STK exclusively for a corporate event in June last year. Everything was amazing, and people are still talking about what a fantastic evening it was. Great food, atmosphere and amazing cocktails. Would definitely recommend it for dinner or for private hire.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 1.0

the stranger silver reviewer 25 July 2014

Ok, I'll be honest, came here with two friends very late on a mid-week evening. I had a rib-eye, the others had a sirloin and (inexplicably) lamb. My steak was awesome, as were the chips. Similarly my friend loved his sirloin although the other mate thought the lamb was very disappointing. I have two gripes. My medium sized steak was way overpriced at £49! Yes, I object to paying that much for a sliver of meat. Some people won't but I do. I can't remember how much the chips were but I'm sure they were extortionately priced too. But my main gripe is that I left my sun glasses on the table when I left. We were the last to leave so it must have been picked up by a member of staff but despite calling back first thing in the morning, it hadn't been handed in. Now, I can forgive over-priced food but not returning a guy's (over-priced) sunnies? Now that's going a step too far. I won't be going back out of principle. Unless someone else is paying.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Silvia M. 25 August 2013

The best steak in London! Samuele, the restaurant manager and his team Offer the best service in town .. Always a pleasure..! Silvia & Steve

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Toby N. platinum reviewer 22 July 2013

I was going to try and write a review of Stk, which sounds like the start of a Countdown wordplay puzzle, without using any vowels, but that would have got very dull quite quickly and my grammar is bad enough anyway. I must admit I was dreading going here – it wasn’t my choice and after reading Camilla Long’s execution of a review in The Times I thought I might be the only person in the place without hair extensions, a spray tan, acrylic nails and a vajazzle. Don’t get me wrong, it will never become my favourite restaurant in London, but it’s not as bad as many reviews would have it. Lunchtime in the middle of an all too brief heatwave isn't the time to go to a restaurant that looks like it should be a TOWIE nightclub – going from the stunning sunshine to the near darkness I just about avoided falling down the steps on the way in, which would not have been a good start. We were then shown to our table where, how can I put this nicely, there was a faint but distinct aroma of vomit. However, our friendly waitress moved us without any hesitation after we asked and the new table was fine. The restaurant itself was 90% empty at 1pm on a Friday, though I suspect it’ll be a veritable meat market come evenings. I expected they would be playing music at the sort of volume where you had to shout across tables, but it was strangely devoid of much atmosphere. The waitress we had was polite and charming – from the US she did the full on engaging service bit; sadly not all the team seemed as organised, and things weren’t slick or polished but they weren’t awful either and there was a reasonable gap between courses, the right dishes arrived, no long awkward waits with empty plates etc. The food itself was average, not great by any means, but I’ve had far worse. I started with carpaccio of beef – decent sized potion, nice salad leaves, shaved parmesan etc. the beef itself was slightly curiously sweet, but not unpalatable. This was followed by the burger – a huge portion – all be it lots of bun, but really decent burger, cheese, bacon etc – it would actually have been better if they had more confidence in the meat and didn’t surround it with quite so much padding. This was followed by rhubarb and champagne trifle – a bit bland, but perfectly serviceable. The only really odd thing was the ‘bread’ you start with – it was rather more of a cakey brioche, served with what I presume was spinach to spread on it rather than butter – sadly it had much the same look and taste as industrial hand cleanser – I really did try but even 1 bit was rather more than I wanted. Value is just about alright – we did 2 courses from the set lunch menu (low £20s) and desserts from the main menu at around £7 each. Side dishes are a little expensive and you don’t get any accompaniments with the main courses on the set menu so end up having to pay for those extra bits. I didn’t pay the bill so not 100% sure of the total, but I’d guess at around £80 per head, which seems better than something comparable like gaucho even if the meat here is rather less good. Would I come back? Not in a hurry, but I didn’t hate it.

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 1.0

bobbi b. 25 June 2013

Atmosphere was the only saving grace…buzzing. Had an american waiter who gave us way too much details on the cows we were eating..very unappetising! And for an American , he had definitely left his friendliness back in Houston. Overpriced for the quality and quantity of food. To top it all I left my purse full of expensive make up in the loo downstairs. After about 20 phone calls, EXTREMELY unfriendly service on the phone and hounding them for 72 hours I was told rudely that they couldn't be bothered looking for it. Wont ever go back again or recommend it to anyone.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 4.0

Patrick F. 13 May 2013

I couldn't fault a thing from start to finish. Excellent service, great tasting food, good wine, nice cocktails, fun lively atmosphere. Perfect evening. I cant wait to go back.

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 2.0

Biscuit silver reviewer 29 April 2013

STK is ok. the steak is alright, the venue is quite nice and the service is fine. But there is nothing remarkable about this restaurant, other than the price! Its a shame as they have a great opportunity to provide an alternative to the most popular steak restaurants where it can be hard to get a table. But they need to work on the quality of the food and the atmosphere to get anywhere near their standard at moment.

Food & Drink: 0.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 1.0

AS 09 March 2013

The concept is fun with great atmosphere. Although with the TOWIE crowd getting papped outside you do get the sense that it's geared up for the orange tan fake Laboutin crowd. The food was awful. Truly. Too salty, chewy uncuttable meat. Forgetful waiters. The other annoying thing was that this is a place that bills itself as female friendly but the women's bathrooms were filthy and had no toilet paper! For £88 per head I expected more.

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Room for 28 people
Capacity: 28