RESTAURANT REVIEW: HELIOT STEAK HOUSE

Decadent, warm, and enticing…three words to describe Heliot Steak House, and that’s just the atmosphere not to mention the stellar food and outstanding service.

Judged the ‘Best Steak Restaurant in London’ by the customers of Bookatable 2015, Heliot Steak House is situated in none other than buzzing Leicester Square; the heart of London’s West End. Located on the top floor of the iconic Hippodrome Casino, the glamorous 150-seat 5* restaurant overlooks the main casino gaming floor and also has views of the Hippodrome Casino stage, and the Heliot Cocktail Bar and Lounge. Touted as ‘London’s juiciest secret’, the cosmopolitan restaurant boasts the finest of USDA prime steaks.

The vast gourmet grill menu crafted by Head Chef Ioannis Grammenos features a range of grilled to perfection steaks that cater for the diehard steak lovers, and a selection of fish, chicken, and veggie favourites for those who fancy something a little different.

My recommendations:

Moët Brut NV Champagne was the drink of choice for me. Is there anything that Champagne doesn’t go with? I think not.  I also felt the need to embrace the ‘Vegas meets West End’ atmosphere *cue the Ocean’s Eleven cast dotted inconspicuously around the bar, restaurant and on the gaming floor below*.

For starters opt for Seared scallops with pickled girolles and beurre blanc or the Green salad with roast chicken and parmesan dressing to get your taste buds going.

For a meaty main choose a small, medium or large cooked-to-order excellent value steak; available in nine cuts, and aged for 4-6 weeks to develop tenderness and flavour. Choose from a selection of toppings, including roast bone marrow, truffle and lobster tail, or keep it simple with a choice of eight butters and sauces.

The NY Strip Steak with a Chargrilled prawn topping and Triple cooked chips or Mac & Cheese as a side is a American cuisine lover’s dream. Alternatively, if you want to stay by the sea, go for Whole grilled sea bream with courgette, fennel and lemon sauce, and Millionaires Mac & Cheese with a poached duck egg and black truffle, Garlic roast field mushrooms, and Lobster tails.

I’d just like to take a moment to single out the lobster tails and give them some extra appreciation. Well-seasoned, fresh, sweet and succulent – they were simply outstanding. I could have easily ordered two hearty portions and had them as a main. Heliot Steak House shows you why lobster is the ‘King of Crustaceans’.

After the refined starter, varied main course and extra-amazing sides I was utterly defeated. Food: 1 vs Me: 0. Although the thought of a light sorbet in assorted flavours or even an after-dinner coffee was appealing I was just so full. Now that is what you call a satisfying dinner!

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Make a point of heading over to Heliot Steak House at your earliest convenience. To book, call 0207 769 8844, go online or email london_reservations@togrp.com. You won’t be disappointed!

Average food spend: £26-£40

Address:
14 Cranbourn Street, London, WC2H 7JH

Opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 5pm-11:30pm
Saturday: 12pm-11:30pm
Sunday: 12pm-10pm

Sidebar: This restaurant is for over 18’s only. Bring photo ID if you look under 25. Better to be safe than…hungry.

Love, Ms.Raé xo

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