Every once in a while we indulge in a meat feast. So if you’re not a meat eater, then this post might not be for you, so please proceed with care. For you meat eaters out there you are going to love it! Steak has been on our radar for a very long time and being honest, we are a little ashamed to say we’ve only just had our first visit. Our first trip to Steak was to enjoy their new offering, Steak on Stones.
We loved the idea behind the concept, as we often can’t agree on how our steaks should be cooked. Some might say it’s a lazy way of having your food and that when you go to a restaurant you shouldn’t have to do the cooking but judging how busy it was on the Thursday evening we visited, it seems a lot of folk agreed with us. When we were seated we both ordered a cocktail. I had the East Meets Beast cocktail – Beefeater Gin, Aperol, Kalamansi, Lime & Peychaud Bitters and Mr E opted for the more manly Mai Ting which included Havana rum.
The fantastic smell of the steak cooking on a 350-degree volcanic stone, meant I couldn’t wait until it was cooked how I would normally have steak and was eating it pretty rare. This for me was a rarity but Mr E appreciates a good medium-rare, leaning more towards the rare side, steak. The meat was excellent quality and even with amateur cooks like us it still tasted fantastic and it cooked in next to no time! No steak knives were needed here as the meat was so tender, it simply fell apart.
We had 200g of rump steak each, a side each and a sauce each. The sides we chose were chips and pea, leek and bacon. The sauces were an excellent creamy peppercorn sauce and sambal. Both added more flavour to the already tasty steak. We very quickly cleared our plates and managed not to burn ourselves or set off any smoke alarms.
Whilst we sat and talked through how we liked the idea and watched others cremate their steaks we waited for our hot doughnuts to be brought. I had opted for the slightly lighter filling of apple and Mr E had fudge. The doughnuts were good, but I would have to say not on the same level as those we have recently bought from Twelve Triangles. Mine had a slightly oily taste to it which reminds me more of dunkin’ doughnuts. Mr E seemed to enjoy his.
Overall the meal was great, Steak on Stones delivered on the steak front and the cocktails were also very good. The service was good but a little slow at times, this could be forgiven as it was a busy evening and each table required lots of dishes to bought. We did however love the huge tables, we had lots of room which sometimes seems to be something of a luxury. Next stop will be Steak.
STEAK | 14 Picardy Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3JT | 0131 556 1289