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
Like steak? Then a trip to some of the most underrated steak places in London might be worth a look…
The Nudge is an independent, searchable and highly-curated guide to the most interesting places to go and things to do in London, giving members unrestricted access to our full compendium of continually-updated restaurants, bars, events, exhibitions, date ideas, itineraries, member perks, weekend guides, monthly agendas and more – all delivered via our website, email newsletters & members’ app.
Join us to see what’s hot in London this week; to explore all of the recommendations & ideas stored within The Nudge’s website and members’ app; and to start making the most of life in London today. Start Free One Week Trial