Last weekend I decided to take the boy out to The Meat Co for his birthday. Hey why not, it’s steak after all so a win-win situation! We decided to book dinner for 6.30pm, early enough to get a couple of drinks in after, and late enough to get a quick coffee in beforehand.
Th Meat Co in London (Westfield) is one of only 6 venues worldwide, and boasts both regular and halal menus. The restaurant takes up the top floor, and has a separate room for private functions, whilst the ground floor contains the bar to have pre- or post-dinner cocktails with the girls or your boy, depending on who you are with.
The entire restaurant has no inside walls, but instead is divided by rows of empty wine bottles, stacked on top of each other, which gives the whole restaurant quite a classy feel. The lighting is quite romantic too, as it is what I like to call ‘mood lighting’ meaning fairly dark and atmospheric.
For dinner Keith ordered a medium rare rib-eye steak (American meat) accompanied by peppercorn sauce and chips on the side. To drink, he opted for a double Glenfiddich Whisky. I opted for a medium rare rib-eye steak (British meat), with creamy mash on the side, and a super yummy vodka and blue cheese sauce to accompany the steak. I opted for a nice glass of South African Bosstok red wine (of course I have forgotten the exact name of it):
Of course the steak wasn’t enough for my humongous eyes (and unfortunately not so big belly), so I had a gorgeous peanut butter cheesecake for dessert whilst Keith just had a coffee (probably the wiser choice as I felt insanely full after the cake):
The cake was, albeit too much, so tasty. It had a nice, thick biscuit base, with an amazing creamy, cheesy peanut butter middle and a super soft (almost caramel-like) topping. To finish off the gorgeous cake, there was a nice light berry garnish on top.
I have been here before, and I will definitely come here again. The steak is excellent, the wine is great, and the ambiance is pretty romantic for a nice dinner date. I for one would not hesitate in recommending The Meat Co to others, it is definitely worth at least one (if not more) visit.