1. (n) Formerly an iron for pressing clothes, heated by being placed on a coal stove.
2. (n) A choice cut of steak, taken from the shoulder.
3. (n) A steak n’ cocktails joint which – just three years after opening as a pop up above an East London pub – is about to unveil its third restaurant.
And this one’s a bit different…
… in that it’s a bi-level, 4,500sq ft. ode to beef plumped amid the bustle of Covent Garden’s Henrietta Street, containing a bar dedicated solely to celebrating the craftsmanship of Yorkshire Beer; a glass-fronted on-site butcher shop, inside of which you’ll find ‘Butcher In Residence’ Jordan Ling, carving up an extended range of lesser known beef cuts; and a Gelato Counter serving hand-churned, salted caramel ice cream topped with freshly-flaked, Mast Brothers’ chocolate. Yes, freshly-flaked.
But this one’s also the same…
… as the original pop up, thanks to its carefully curated selection of wines, cocktails and craft beers complimenting those highly-marbled, £12 Flat Iron steaks served up (alongside sauces and sides like dripping cooked chips, creamed spinach and market greens) by a friendly and knowledgeable group who many people refer to as “waiters”.
But technically, they’re steakholders.
NOTE Flat Iron Covent Garden is open for lunch and dinner all week long. For more information or to book visit their website HERE.
Main image: Paul Winch-Furness
Flat Iron Covent Garden | 17-18 Henrietta Street, WC2E 8QH
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