I went to STK expecting to hate everything about it. Even the name with its missing vowels bothered me – do you pronounce it S.T.K or Steak? Located in the new ME Hotel in Holborn, this American export with branches in Atlanta, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and New York; this branch certainly is a looker! White leather, marble and chrome make it more bachelor pad than ladies boudoir though and that was the target market they were aiming for, according to their Twitter page and website.
Our table of six ordered the Lil’ BRGS (£10.50) – Wagyu beef sliders with special sauce and a sesame seed bun. “Like a meatball in a burger bun” as TBH remarked. They come 2 on a platter, so we ordered enough for everyone to have one. The bun was soft and the meat surprisingly juicy and well-seasoned for such a small piece and the sauce was indeed special! I could’ve easily ordered more of those, but didn’t want to ruin my appetite.
We ordered a few different side dishes to share: Broccolini (£3.75) which was cooked al-dente and seasoned well, sautéed spinach (£3.75) a bit bland in my opinion, mac & cheese (£5.00) was a really big portion and a little too rich for me (I didn’t get a pic of this, sorry!) and lastly parmesan truffle chips (£4.50) – sensational! At times the truffle could be a little overpowering, but for some reason I found myself keep reaching over to the bowl to get more! Again, there was no room for dessert although I hear the Ferris wheel of fairground desserts is something to behold!
In comparison to the meal I had at New Street Grill last week, this was light years ahead. The quality of the ingredients seemed a lot higher, but saying that, the prices are a lot higher too.