Goodman Restaurant, Mayfair, with beef ageing onsite and meat sourced from the UK, USA and Spain, this elegant steakhouse is a go to for quality steak.
Goodman Restaurant in Mayfair our choice for dinner after a busy day sightseeing in London. Arriving early, ravenous after travelling and sightseeing, we were ready to eat. Upon realising this was our first visit, friendly waitress Chloe showed us a platter of steak cuts. However each cut was explained, its origin and how they recommend it be cooked.
Firstly we ordered a Lobster salad, simply prepared with a Japanese mayonnaise, cooked to perfection. We followed that with a dry-aged Porterhouse steak (a cut on the bone where you have both the sirloin and the fillet). The meat was from the Lake District and served with a side of truffle chips and sauteed green beans. No deliberating over sauces as they serve all three on the side. Bearnaise; pepper (with a real kick of pepper); and Stilton (a reduction of red wine and stilton) perfect accompaniment. We finished off with cheesecake and a lemon posset with shortbread, both done with a light touch. The restaurant also has a great wine list with a selection for all diners.
The service was friendly, attentive and the staff knew what they were talking about. Nevertheless they were happy to engage with us and allowed a visit to the kitchen. Head chef Phil (a Canadian from Montreal), took time out of a busy Friday night service to show us around the kitchen and the fridges. Phil talked about the relationship he has with his suppliers, how he dry ages the beef and his enthusiasm was infectious. Michelle is Canadian so she’s used to a good steakhouse, I can say honestly this is my first time in a proper one. Good food and fantastic service, we will both be back!
The views expressed in this post are our own, the meal paid for ourselves.