I bloody love it when fancy restaurants come out with cheapo menus that allow almost anyone to buy a small, delicious slice of luxury, even at the end of the month when we’re all – as my workmate Jay so aptly puts it – ‘right povvos’. Hawksmoor’s got its underground Spitalfields bar, for instance, and Hot Dinners has a wonderful list of top restaurants with bargainous lunch deals. The latest posh nosherie to get creative is STK, which has just introduced its 777 menu: seven cocktails and seven dishes for £7, from 5-7pm every weekday. Considering that the average barenaked steak from STK costs around £40 – that’s without sauces and sides – it’s a deal worth taking up.
STK is one of these moodily lit restaurants that are perfect for dates with the carnivorous and tasteful (but not necessarily very good-looking) person in your life.
(Not that I’m saying my date wasn’t good-looking, obviously. But, you know. Pro tip.)
It was already heaving at 6:30pm on a Wednesday, so we sat at the bar. The 777 menu is served exclusively in the lounge area rather than the main restaurant, which keeps it all nice and cas, but you’ll still need decent shoes.
To begin, I chose the refreshing and botanical Thyme and Blueberry Collins; Colgate the Paddington Bear, a tangy concoction made with – of course – orange marmalade.
We also ordered the Crispy Squid, Salt Beef with Crispbread, Prawns Krispies (too intriguing not to try) and Lil’ BRGs (because Wagyu beef).
Predictably, the burgers were very good, thick and succulent, and also the best value with a regular price of £11 a portion. Insufferable types who like to photograph everything they eat (like me) will also enjoy just how Goddamn photogenic they are.
Author: Emily Gibson
Emily is an urban adventurer, blogger and
glutton foodie on an epic quest to uncover the best things to eat, drink and do in London. She lives in East London and loves ceviche, cycling and magic shows. Lifelong nemeses include beetroot, beards and wine served in tumblers.