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.
This post originated from Foodoholism.com