There are variations of Steak Tartare across the world, from the spicy Ethiopian ‘kitfo’, to Denmark’s ‘tartarmad’ and Korea’s ‘yukhoe’. We like a classic and these are the best spots in London to get your fix.
This hidden gem in Shepherd's Bush serves a mean steak tartare. A refined starter so far as pub grub goes, the delicate tower of finely chopped Cumbrian beef is mixed with shallots, cornichons, capers, Tabasco and flat leaf parsley. Well-seasoned, the dish is finished with wafers of toasted sourdough and topped with a quails egg yolk, ready to pour over and mix into the prime beef.
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Bar Pepito opened its doors in 2010 and has quickly become known as one of the best spots in town for a top tartare. Their Filete Tártaro, served in a dome of oak-shaving smoke, is a delicate but intense and meaty dish. Served with potato crisps, it goes down wonderfully alongside a glass of Palo Cortado sherry. The small and atmospheric tapas bar is the perfect spot for a quick evening bite and the place to try steak tartare with a Spanish twist. ¡Buen provecho.
In the midst of buzzing Soho, Social Eating House is Jason Atherton’s third opening, head up by Paul Hood. The ground floor dining room is a cosy, informal and – as the name suggests – social. The beef is from Bodmin Moor and the eggs Clarence Court in Cornwall. A traditional tartare with a touch of soy sauce and brandy to give it extra welly.