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The Bull Steak Expert
The Bull Steak Expert

The Bull Steak Expert Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebullsteakexpert.com
  • Email: info@thebullsteakexpert.com
  • Phone: 0207 242 0708
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Dinner:
    Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Argentinean, Steakhouse, South American
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Veron
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: On our cosy yet elegant 2 floors level restaurant we are able to accommodate up to 50 people,with an intimate yet vibrant atmosphere.
  • Private Party Contact: Ruth 0207 242 0708

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Bull Steak Expert
The Bull Steak Expert is a boutique restaurant created to celebrate 5 decades of passion & inner talent for the art of grilling from the Master Griller Daniel Veron.
Set on 2 floors on the charming Red Lion Street in Holborn, we offer a cosy & relaxed atmosphere with warm & attentive service. With the finest ingredients cooked on our own custom made grill you can enjoy our authentic Argentine cuisine.
To compliment we have tailored a very special selection of great wines from The New & Old World.
"The Bull Steak Expert,an experience to remember"
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Awards voted by toptable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "I've been to many steak retaurants including Gaucho, Barbecoa, Hawksmoor to name a few and I love a good steak. This one is my new favourite. Not only was the steak full of flavour, juicy and cooked to perfection, all the accompaniments were excellent too. I'll definiately be going back."
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "I typed into TripAdvisor "best steak house London" and this came up first - and we were not at all disappointed. We went there for a birthday treat and whilst the prices are certainly not for everyone, we would certainly return. The steaks ordered were perfectly cooked (medium, as requested) and tasted divine. The service was excellent and the recommendation as to wine very appropriate - very much worth the 12.5% tip. The waitresses were attentive - replenishing our water glasses and wine glasses from the bottle and we felt thoroughly taken care of. In summation, a highly recommended steak restaurant - you will not be disappointed!"
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "Enjoy the steaks and empanadas. Slightly more expensive than felt it should be. Service was fair but very friendly nevertheless."
    dined on 08/04/2014
  • "Interesting concept, you think Argentina, you think beef, but let down by a few niggles.....dull (poss frozen?) chips for a start.Steak was good, but not £37 good and the chimichurri sauce was a strange orange colour, rather than a vibrant green and red that it should be. Service ok, but overall I wouldn't make it a regular destination, could be much better."
    dined on 08/04/2014
  • "Had a very enjoyable meal, very attentive staff and great steaks"
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "We enjoyed our Friday evening at this restaurant but, having been attracted by comments that it serves the best steaks in London, were a little disappointed. My wife's fillet was rated as "outstanding", but the rest of us felt the steaks were good rather than great. Staff and service were excellent. Net, net, this is a nice restaurant with good food and a buzzy ambience (upstairs, do not go downstairs), attentive staff, but more highly priced than warranted."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "I love steak... I am from Uruguay, what else I can say! This place serves really outstanding beef. Having been to so many steak and Argentinian restaurants in London, I have to say that the flavour of the meat here is just excellent. It's quite pricey but it really worth it. The only thing that was not authentic Argentinian was the chimichurri."
    dined on 03/04/2014
  • "Too expensive for what you get. Not enough vegetables/potatoes. Meat was very good."
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "Booked this restaurant after reading reviews on Trip Advisor for my boyfriends birthday which I told them about in advance, they gave us a lovely table and service was impeccable!! The wine list is the biggest collection of Malbec's I've seen but we had the Pinot Noir which we were told was the perfect accompaniment to the fillet we ordered - they were not wrong!! Starters of Chorizo Sausage and Beef Carpaccio were so delicious, after these we couldn't wait for our steak to arrive which was perfectly cooked and juicy - savored every mouthful!! My boyfriend ordered the ice cream and sorbet desert and they also brought a birthday treat with a candle which I happily helped eat!! The restaurant made a special evening even more special!!"
    dined on 03/04/2014
  • "As the name implies, this is an outstanding place to eat steak. The meat is excellent quality and cooked to perfection, and the various accompaniments keep up that standard. The restaurant is not large, and can be pretty noisy when crowded. Service is very friendly, accommodating and well-informed, but not always swift. Watch out for the lethally invisible top step if you are going downstairs."
    dined on 02/04/2014
  • "There is no denying that the quality of the steak and accurate cooking was spot on. However, the sauces and accompaniments were a bit of a let down - a béarnaise sauce was bizarrely sweet and the chips were very ordinary and the spinach watery and over seasoned. The prices are very high, per head with a shared dessert, a few sides and a shared bottle of cheapish wine the bill was £70 a head which for such basic food seems too much. If you are happy with just a steak and nothing more then this is probably as good as it gets in London. That said, somewhere like 34 offers much more in terms of style and experience for a not dissimilar price. The rest of the menu needs to be at the same level as the steaks themselves and at the moment it isn't!"
    dined on 03/04/2014
  • "As usual excellent steak but on the pricy side. Better than Gaucho, more personal and good choice."
    dined on 01/04/2014
  • "My second time having a romantic dinner for two at The Bull. The food was as amazing as I'd remembered, and the service also - perfect and accommodating, showing that they care without being in-your-face. Had the taster set this time, and this was very good value for money. Such great starters, a lot of juicy delicious steak and a sweet and delectable dessert to boot. Having told the restaurant about it being an anniversary, there were also added perks :) Massively recommend."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "Upon arrival we where greated very warm and friendly. A small but tasty starter was given us, and on the house. We chose filet medium rare, and the meat was grilled to perfection. When contemplating which wine we where goding to chose for dessert, the staff came with four glases and four different bottles whith Port and let us try. We where waited upon with care and discretion, and we will absolutely be back whenever we can."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "This is my second time. Very good meat. Quite pricey"
    dined on 05/09/2013
  • "Great service (thanks Tamara), good music, nice ambiance & buzz, fabulous steaks, (better than Hawksmoor or Goodmans), not cheap but good value is you like steak"
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "read the title - enough said! great steak, great service - top wine selction and less broker/bankers floating about touch pricey though"
    dined on 09/11/2013
  • "we had the three course meal accompanied by a bottle of red wine. Starters and steak were absolutely deliciouse. The price is high but the quality justifies it. Staff is excellent and cares. I'll be back."
    dined on 21/03/2014
  • "The restaurant is a little hard to find, and cosy inside, it could benefit from more private dining & sound dampening as the other diners got very loud. The food was just fantastic. A complimentary starter of garlic roasted aubergine & bread was provided. We had the peppered ribeye & a fillet with humitas & veg. The steak was just perfect (though the meat is cooked on the rare side, so if you're a normal medium, go for a medium-well done, there was a bit too much blood for my liking, but they were happy to take it back to cook), I highly recommend the peppered ribeye to anyone. Dessert was a Sticky Dulce de leche toffee pudding & chocolate torte, which were both excellent as well. The wait staff were predominantly attentive & friendly."
    dined on 18/03/2014
  • "Cute little restaurant. The service was great and the food was excellent, especially the pancake dessert with dulce de leche. Only thing I would say is there is too much pepper on the steak but that aside, it was a very tasty meal and the chips were yummy. Will definitely go back. It's not cheap, I thought it was a little pricey considering but it won't put me off going back."
    dined on 17/03/2014
  • "The Bull definitely lives up to all the good reviews. The service was excellent - friendly and attentive, but not overbearing. The meal was great with the portions being generous. Wine selection good as expected. Overall, a very good place to visit!"
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "The Bull Steak Expert is an extremely apt name for this restaurant. Anyone looking for an excellent steak (or burger, for that matter) should look no further. Also impressive was the dessert -- the sgroppino was particularly sensational. The Bull Steak Expert is an absolute must for meat lovers."
    dined on 13/03/2014
  • "Great service, great food. Keep your high standards up! Thanks."
    dined on 12/03/2014
  • "Eines oder vielleicht das Beste Steakhouse in London. Nicht sehr groß, daher unbedingt reservieren."
    dined on 12/03/2014
  • "We had a little problem finding the place, but it was well worth it. Very nice an personal staff and delicious food and very very good wine. When we had problems with choosing wine they gave us a sample to guide us. Quite small restaurant soo ypou need to make a booking. Would love to come back next time in London. Excellent meat!"
    dined on 24/02/2014
  • "Great food - steak worth paying extra for, but sides could be a little cheaper. The waiters had a good knowledge of the steak they were serving, although they could have been a little more attentive at times."
    dined on 07/03/2014
  • "We had a great dining experience at this restaurant. The service was really good from when we arrived. The staff were really friendly and happy to spend time helping you with your choice from the menu. The steaks were absolutely delicious and I particularly liked the Humitas (sweet corn side dish). I think the restaurant is fairly small however it has a relaxed feel to it without giving the feeling of being pretentious. I would definitely come here again."
    dined on 28/02/2014
  • "Very friendly and relaxing environment. The food was fantastic, we had a lovely evening."
    dined on 22/02/2014
  • "This little restaurant near Holborn packs a flavour punch. We all had the rib eye that had a fresh pepper crust and it was lovely. The quality of the meat was very good and all the accompaniments were tasty. Very handy and lovely staff."
    dined on 21/02/2014
  • "Took my girlfriend to The Bull for a birthday meal. We had the rib eye and a gorgeous bottle of Malbec. The steak was cooked perfectly and was utterly delicious. I'm a big meat lover and have enjoyed steaks from around the world - I'm being honest when I say this was easily in the top three I've ever been lucky enough to try!"
    dined on 21/02/2014
  • "I wanted a great steak restaurant and The Bull Steak Expert delivered. The menu had the argentine favourites you come to expect and there was good additional variety. The wine selection was good although I couldn't enjoy as much as would have liked as my girlfriend only drinks white! The atmosphere and service were friendly and informal. Overall I can't fault the experience and would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys a great steak."
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "A fantastic evening at the Bull - the meat that they serve is excellent, and it comes in generous quantities. All topped off with great service and good wine. We will certainly be back!"
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "A great restaurant, a few minutes from Holborn station. We were a table of five, all using the top-table offer of three courses and a glass of wine, all of our choices were cooked perfectly and the house wine is great."
    dined on 08/02/2014
  • "Went twice during visit to London. Recommend booking. Have travelled a lot and eaten in fine restaurants. Steak taste and size as good as it gets. Wine good / very good. Not cheap, but then that may be reassuring. Overall good value for London and have eaten terrible steak elsewhere."
    dined on 05/02/2014
  • "Going back to the same place for the fourth time in six months could be a disappointment but the combination of good service, helpful and friendly without being too intrusive, and some of the best meat around meant another great meal at this hidden gem. Food and drink all top notch. Heartily recommend it."
    dined on 24/01/2014
  • "We loved the relaxed feel about the place. It felt romantic with a lovely ambient feel. The colours of red and black worked very well for the Argentinian vibe. We all said the steak was the nicest we had ever had. There are lots of side dishes to add and we all chose different ones so we could share. Great choice of wines. An excellent place to have a meal before the shows. The table service was exceptional. He explained all about the steaks and the different ways we could have them. Just enough information so you didn't feel bombarded!! Extremely clean and after we had washed our hands in the bathrooms, someone would be there wiping over the sinks etc. We would definitely recommend this restaurant and we cannot wait to return again."
    dined on 25/01/2014
  • "Fantastic service and food. Next time we are in London, for sure we come back !"
    dined on 24/01/2014
  • "Food is very good. The meat is fantastic. A bit overpriced. For the rest staff are very friendly and also give us to taste 3 different wines as we were not sure which one to drink."
    dined on 23/01/2014
  • "We have eaten steak around the globe. We have been to all the "best" steak places in London. This restaurant sets a new standard for eating steak. The staff are delightful. The wine list is very good."
    dined on 24/01/2014
  • "Hands down, the best piece of meat you can get in London. My credentials: I'm Argentinian and have been to pretty much every steak house in London."
    dined on 21/01/2014