SquareMeal Review of
The Bountiful Cow
Is it a retro pub? Is it a steakhouse? Actually, The Bountiful Cow is a bit of both – although the garish red neon sign, bovine memorabilia and beefy menu suggest that it errs towards the latter. The location (beneath a tower block) isn’t much to write home about, but once inside, it’s a different story: dark walls provide the backdrop for a gallery of all things cattle-related – from cowboy-movie posters and advertising signs to ornamental steers’ heads. Meanwhile, the menu puts steaks in pole position ahead of whopping ‘bountyburgers – although the kitchen also keeps gastropub die-hards happy with octopus salad with warm potatoes, char-grilled sea bream and chips, Welsh ‘wizard’ rarebit and Belgian apple tart with ice cream. Helpful staff wax lyrical about the virtues of steak and are happy to suggest appropriate wines from the ultra-compact list.
11oz/310g Rump Steak (with chips & steak sauce) accompanied by a 175ml glass of Merlot at £15.00 person