As part of my stay at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel, I thought it would be a good idea to have lunch at the Steak and Lobster restaurant located on the ground floor. Steak and Lobster restaurants are a chain of five restaurants all located within the Radisson Blu Edwardian hotels in the UK of which there are three in London, one in Heathrow and one in Manchester.
The restaurant is in a very colourful area with seats, chandeliers and some nice artwork on the wall. No this is not your themed restaurant setting to remind you that you will eat steak or lobster. A glance at the menu showed me straight away that most of the food revolved around steaks and/or lobsters as the name suggests. The steak or lobster can be part of a salad, a roll, a stand-alone dish or surf and turf style combined. For vegetarians, there are not many options with only a veggie cheesesteak or a salad as your mains option. Food allergies or intolerances can be catered for by notifying staff before placing an order. Team MenStyleFashion decided to try both the lobster and the steak to get a good idea of the food here. First, on the menu to kick-start, our lunch were some cocktails.
We decided on a Rum Punch and a Pisco Eldersour. The Rum Punch was a combination of Havana 3 years rum and Myers rum with velvet falernum, pineapple juice and angostura bitters. The Pisco Eldersour was a mix of Pisco Alba, elderflower cordial, egg white and freshly crushed raspberries. Both cocktails went down well and got us ready to taste some of the food on offer. I would certainly recommend starting dinner or lunch here with a cocktail.
A great way to get both the steak and lobster in one meal is to go with a starter. We decided on salads, the pan-fried lobster with lime and cilantro and the blackened steak with balsamic mustard dressing. With both salads the steak and lobster where subtle enough not to be overpowering and the salads really tasted fresh. We went for the starter portions but these salads also can be ordered as a main.
For mains, we went for the signature dishes which are £20 each. “The steak” is a 10 oz rib-eye from the grill and “The Lobster” is 1 lb lobster steamed or grilled with lemon and garlic butter. Both mains come with unlimited fries and a spicy lemon salad. The Lobster was steamed to perfection and tasted sweet, the steak was tender and perfectly cooked. Quality ingredients are used here and cooked well.
The Signature Lobster
The Signature Steak
For people with real big appetite, there are also larger steaks and lobsters on the menu or you can go for surf and turf and bring it together.
Wines at steak and lobster can be ordered by the glass or carafe. For the white we went for the Gavi Di Gavi “Toledana” Domini Villa Lanata Piemonte 2014/15, this wine is made from the Cortese grape and has a crisp fruity flavour which goes perfect with the lobster. The red was a Ravenswood Old Vine (Zinfandel) 2014. This is a full-bodied red from the Napa Valley with cherry, raspberry and blackberry flavours, great to go with the steak.
The starters and mains were more than enough, but we still wanted to try some desserts and we went for the salted caramel cheesecake and the jar with chocolate fudge brownie, vanilla ice cream and toffee caramel sauce, yes this one was rich in taste and calories. The presentation of the cheesecake was amazing and it looked much more expensive than it was.
Steak and Lobster is a simple concept as the name suggests. The steaks and the lobster were of excellent quality and they were well prepared. The staff were friendly and attentive, I was impressed by how many languages the combined staff spoke, catering well for the tourists around. This restaurant is about 2 minutes walk from the British Museum with its excellent historical collection which takes hours to explore. Steak and Lobster make the perfect stop to please your appetite.
- Meal for 2 with drinks: £75-£100
- Website: www.steakandlobster.com
- Address: 9-13 Bloomsbury St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3QD, UK
- Phone: +44 (0)20 8817 0944
- Opening Hours: Mo-Su 12:00 to 22:30
This review was made possible with the help of Visit London – the official London travel guide.