If it’s a premium steak, good wine and zero pretence you’re after, you can’t go wrong at Edinburgh’s aptly named Steak Restaurant. Conveniently located just a short walk from Princes Street, the high-ceilinged, wooden-floored dining room attracts a steady stream of locals and tourists out for a juicy hunk of beef in a relaxed atmosphere.
Classic on-bone options include the usual sirloin, fillet, rump, rib-eye and T-bone, all of which come with mushrooms, vine tomatoes and a green salad, but if you’re after the best, opt for one of the two sharing cuts. While this quality doesn’t come cheap, both the chateaubriand (500g) and côte de boeuf (750g) are served with beef dripping skin-on fries, creamed peas, leeks and bacon, and two sauces of your choice, so you’re unlikely to want dessert afterwards (though there are several on offer). Friendly service and a good selection of wines split into handy pairing groups are sure to round your experience off nicely.