Best steak restaurants in London

London restaurants may be serving increasingly trendy menus, but sometimes you just can’t beat a good steak. Check out our favourites in the capital below.

Updated on 19 September 2019

Healthy eating and plant-based diets may be all the rage in London right now, but sometimes you just find yourself craving something meaty to really get your teeth into. With so many varied restaurants in the capital, it’s easy to forget that London’s packed with good steak.

So, where exactly are London’s best steakhouses? Which London restaurants do the best meat? Who does the best steaks for special occasions? Where can you find a good cheap steak that won’t flat iron (wahey) your wallet? SquareMeal’s guide to the best steak restaurants in London has the answer to all of these questions, so whether you’re more sirloin or silverside, we can help find a capital cut for you.

Some people might dismiss steak as a boring menu option, but we fiercely disagree. We’ve judged all of the steak restaurants featured in our list by the quality of the cut and the cooking techniques used and believe us when we tell you that competition is fierce – from sleek NYC style North American restaurants to traditional British restaurants and stylish Argentinean restaurants to classic steakhouses, London has it all.

Whether you’re in the mood for Angus or Wagyu, our pick of London’s most delicious steak restaurants has something for everyone’s taste, style and budget. Steak your claim by perusing the list below and booking a table online today.  

Boisdale of Belgravia

Boisdale of Belgravia

15 Eccleston Street, London, SW1W 9LX

Unashamedly Scottish (note the tartan chairs and hunting trophies), the steaks are the stars of the show at Boisdale, coming from the same butcher that supplies the Royals – tuck into various cuts served with black truffle mayonnaise or ‘inferno’ hot sauce.

£50 - £79
Scottish
Steak
£50 - £79
Flat Iron Beak Street

Flat Iron Beak Street

17 Beak Street, London, W1F 9RW

Flat Iron has proved that steak doesn't have to break the bank with its signature £10 cuts. The laidback vibe means it’s a great place for casual dates, while it’s hard not to fall for sides like beef dripping chips.  

£30 - £49
Steak
The Coal Shed, One Tower Bridge

The Coal Shed, One Tower Bridge

One Tower Bridge, 4 Crown Square, Southwark, London, SE1 2SE

This sleek London sibling to the Brighton original specialises in coal-roasted cuts served sharing-style. They’re chunky, succulent and cooked to perfection, while accomplished sides such as triple-cooked beef dripping chips and coal-roasted carrots topped with crème fraiche are welcome additions.

£30 - £49
Steak
Fish
Bife

Bife

40-42 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7EX

There are plenty of steak restaurants in The Square Mile, but Bife sets itself apart with its incredibly warm service. Prime free-range Argentinian beef is cooked on a charcoal grill, while tempting sides include mac ‘n’ cheese and sweet potato fries.

£30 - £49
Steak
Argentinian
Cut at 45 Park Lane

Cut at 45 Park Lane

45 Park Lane, London, London, W1K 1PN

Wolfgang Puck’s London outpost is glamorous with a capital 'G'. Expect high-quality and delicious cuts of USDA Prime, New York sirloin and Japanese Wagyu, while you can keep the high going by indulging in the all-American sweet treats for pudding. 

Over £80
North American
Roast

Roast

Floral Hall, Stoney Street, London Bridge, London, SE1 1TL

It’s all about quality at Roast. Beef is sourced from farms in the Lake District, Cumbria and Essex, before being paired with skinny fries or thick-cut chips and a choice of sauces, including béarnaise, chimichurri, red wine or peppercorn.

£50 - £79
British
Steak & Lobster Warren Street

Steak & Lobster Warren Street

Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel, 6-7 Warren Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 5LB

The clue is in the name at this restaurant. All the steaks are sourced from County Antrim in Northern Ireland and surf ‘n’ turf is the signature serve. Don’t fancy seafood? You can order other steak-only dishes such as a Philly cheesesteak roll.

£30 - £49
Steak
Fish
Camino Bankside

Camino Bankside

5 Canvey Street, The Blue Fin Building, Southwark, London, SE1 9NA

Camino’s steaks are 35-day dry-aged, and are sourced from Spain. They’re cooked on a traditional charcoal grill to give them a slightly smoky flavour, before being given a Spanish twist thanks to the addition of Lodosa peppers and watercress.

£30 - £49
Tapas
Spanish
Beast

Beast

3 Chapel Place, Oxford Circus, London, W1G 0BG

Loved by City folk with endless pockets, Beast is an upmarket steakhouse serving top-end cuts of Nebraskan beef. There’s a great selection of wines and fizz too, but be warned that you might need to re-mortgage your house after dinner.

Over £80
Steak
International
Fish
Hawksmoor Guildhall

Hawksmoor Guildhall

10 Basinghall Street, City of London, London, EC2V 5BQ

Boasting sites across the capital, Hawksmoor is one of London’s favourite steak restaurants. Head here for flawless British steaks which are cooked to perfection, and followed up with indulgent sweet treats such as salted caramel Rolos or sticky toffee pudding. 

£50 - £79
Steak
British
Rotunda

Rotunda

Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London, N1 9AG

Flying the flag for King’s Cross long before Coal Drops Yard made it cool, canal-side Rotunda is a real charmer. All beef here is sourced from the owner’s farm in Northumberland, and is dry-aged, hung and butchered on site.

£30 - £49
British
Lutyens Grill at The Ned

Lutyens Grill at The Ned

The Ned, 27 Poultry, London, London, EC2R 8AJ

The only restaurant in The Ned which offers some privacy away from the bustling food hall, Lutyens is a popular choice for business lunches. Clubby interiors, excellent steaks and well-trained staff result in a steakhouse like they used to make.

British
Sakagura

Sakagura

8 Heddon Street, Piccadilly Circus, London, W1B 4BS

Wagyu is arguably the most luxurious meat in the world and at Sakagura, it's served in the traditional yakiniku (Japanese barbecue) style. Enjoy your steak on the terrace if the weather allows, although the downstairs grill tables are plenty of fun too.

£30 - £49
Japanese
Sagardi

Sagardi

Cordy House, 95 Curtain Road, Old Street, London, EC2A 3BS

This upmarket steakhouse features seductive wooden interiors, while the menu of steaks is inspired by the Basque region. Txuletón is the top order: steak from cattle which is at least six years old and cooked over an oak-wood fire on a Basque-style grill.

£50 - £79
Steak
Spanish
34 Mayfair

34 Mayfair

34 Grosvenor Square (Entrance on South Audley St), Mayfair, London, W1K 2HD

Steak is at the heart of 34’s menu – Scottish, Argentine, US, and Japanese Wagyu steaks are all available, cooked on a parilla grill. Expect a hefty bill, but sleek service and an impressive wine list make it worth it.

£50 - £79
International
The Jones Family Kitchen

The Jones Family Kitchen

7-8 Eccleston Yards, London, SW1W 9NF

The Jones Family Kitchen specialises in dry-aged grass-reared Longhorn steaks, which are sourced from The Ginger Pig butchers and cooked on a Josper grill. The steaks are true triumphs, and well matched with the family’s range of over 30 wines by the glass. 

£30 - £49
International
M Threadneedle Street

M Threadneedle Street

2-3 Threadneedle Walk, 60 Threadneedle Street, City of London, London, EC2R 8HP

Part of the M Restaurant stable, this is a sleek and sophisticated dining room which serves Japanese Kobe and Wagyu alongside USDA prime fillet and Argentinian rump. Aside from the excellent steaks, there are also great wines and uber-indulgent desserts.

£50 - £79
Steak
Tramshed

Tramshed

32 Rivington Street, Old Street, London, EC2A 3LX

Mark Hix's Tramshed is best known for Damien Hirst's ‘Cock and Bull’ installation which looms above diners. Here, Shorthorn, Hereford and Aberdeen Angus steaks are aged for 28 days in a Himalayan salt room before being served with chips and mustard.

£30 - £49
British

If your love of meat doesn’t stop at just steaks, we’d suggest perusing our carefully curated pick of the best burgers in London