They’re a rare medium well-done.
So we won’t make any.
Instead we’ll simply tell you about the Flat Iron restaurant now parked directly opposite the eastern edge of Spitalfields Market. It announces itself with a festoon-lit awning, huge potted plants, and an entire palm tree acting as bouncers outside it.
Inside it, you’ll find the usual Flat Iron flair at work: bare brick walls, cast iron pillars, and unvarnished wooden beams form the rugged-chic infrastructure. It’s all designed to reference the traditional Victorian houses that once filled the area, and one very new change they’ve made involves the venue’s original scullery: inside the brick inglenook fireplace there’s an 1800’s cast iron stove, which they’ve loaded with pots of hot toffee sauce, bubbling away, and ready to be used for sticky toffee pudding.
Talking of which, a word on the menu. It’s the same formula as the other Flat Iron branches (it ain’t broke, and they ain’t fixing it) hefting up one of the best deals in the city: £11 for a tender flat iron cut of steak, plus a side salad. There are helpings of beef dripping chips, creamed spinach, and roast aubergine to go alongside it, and you can also expect a selection of beef-friendly sauces, too.
Then for dessert? You’ll never guess, but they’re serving sticky toffee pudding. And no-one’s going to have a beef with that. Ah dammit…
…we did make a steak joke.
NOTE: Flat Iron Spitalfields is open now, seven days a week. It’s strictly no-bookings, and you can find out more at their website right HERE.
Flat Iron Spitalfields | 88-90 Commercial Street, E1 6LY
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