Foodies are spoilt for choice when it comes to good restaurants in Edinburgh, but with so many options for steak lovers, we thought we’d lend a hand by recommending a few of our personal favourites. There was a lot to consider when pulling together a listing of the best steak restaurants, obviously, the quality of the meat is the main factor as is the skill of the chef cooking your choice of cut to pink perfection. But we don’t stop there, a solo steak is a sorry sight, once a restaurant nails the steak we look to the sides for inspiration.
So here it is, in no particular order, Edinburgh’s best steak restaurants in 2017
(we’ll be adding more Edinburgh steak restaurants as we discover them, be sure to sign up to our newsletter or follow us on social media for new additions)
The Chop House boasts two Edinburgh steak restaurants serving up the best British dry-aged beef cooked over an open-flame, charcoal grill.
A fine selection of single and sharing cuts are the focus of the menu and are accompanied by delicious starters like beef carpaccio, scallops & oysters. Sides such as mac & cheese and mash & gravy are only a few available and the salted caramel fondue sharing dessert is another hit.
Thirsty? With wines from across the world and an exceptional cocktail list, the Chop House will ensure you have a memorable experience.
Open from 12pm Monday to Friday for lunch and 10am at the weekend for brunch where dishes like the Butchers Breakfast and eggs benedict are on offer.
Head over on a Sunday when a cracking roast is on the menu, served from 12pm at both Chop House Leith & Market Street.
The most popular steak is the porterhouse sharing cut. Part fillet, sirloin & rump – it offers steak lovers different flavours & textures.
For best results, the Chop House suggests that their porterhouse steak be served medium as this cooks the marbled fat just enough to ensure added flavour whilst retaining tenderness.
There’s a great selection of sauces on offer, including blue cheese, bearnaise & peppercorn, although a firm favourite is the bone marrow gravy & chimichurri. The side dish offering creates more tough decisions – we recommend bringing a few friends and sampling as many as possible, but if there’s only two of you the mac & cheese or cauliflower cheese with skinny chips is always a winning combination. If in doubt, search for cheese.
Weekly events & offers allow customers to experience the Chop House whilst making a saving.
You can enjoy 2 rib-eye steaks & 2 sides for £35, all day on a Monday at Chop House Market Street. Tuesday & Wednesday is Corkage Club where you can bring your own wine for a £5 corkage fee.
At Chop House Leith Monday & Tuesday is Corkage Club and on a Wednesday 2 rump steaks & 2 sides are £25 for Steak & Sides day. Every month the Chop House hosts complimentary cocktail & wine tastings exclusively for members of the guest list which you can sign up to via the website www.chophousesteak.co.uk
Steak is a classic Steak Restaurant with soft, theatrical interior design. The staff have a high attention to detail when preparing and cooking food, and the waiting staff provide a personal attentive service.
There is also an extensive wine list offering a good choice to everyone. Whilst steak is the main event, there is also a great selection of seafood and vegetarian dishes available.
Steak’s best sellers are the Fillet Steak and Chateaubriand, the house recommendation is to have these are cooked medium rare.
In terms of sides, the beef dripping skin on fries are to die for, as are the beer battered onion rings. If you have room for a little extra, the house special is the Creamed Peas, Leeks & Bacon. Delicious!
The Butcher’s Menu offers great value for money, you can get a three-course meal for £35.00 which includes a Flat Iron Steak.
Shebeen is a uniquely-styled, South African bar and Edinburgh steak restaurant which opened in the heart of the capital on 1st April 2013, quickly proving itself to be another fantastic addition to the dining experience Edinburgh.
Located just off Lothian Road this traditionally-styled intimate restaurant offers authentic South African food, all exclusively sourced from local farms. Shebeen is a place to enjoy a quick and succulent lunch or dinner along with offering the Edinburgh locals a glimpse into the traditional South African cuisine.
Shebeen Bar and steak restaurant offers a wide selection of fresh, homemade dishes and will be specifically known for its large selection of well-matured beef, offering rich flavours that can only be found in this high quality of meat. Shebeen also holds a variety of South African beverages including Castle Lager, Savannah Dry and a selection of South African wines.
Under the expert guiding hand of their head chef, Shebeen serves some of the best traditional, homemade and locally sourced South African food with a modern and stylish twist, including Biltong, Boerewors Sausage, South African Samosas, Mini Surf and turf, Pap en Vleis and a wonderful array of South African desserts.
Sheebeen’s best seller is the Sirloin Steak, served medium rare with extra monkey gland sauce (a sweet and spicy sauce with a whole host of flavours – featuring chopped onion, garlic and smoked paprika, with a combination of mango chutney, chilli, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and port).
All steaks are seasoned with a signature steak rub and served with homemade chunky chips, a grilled Portobello mushroom, onion rings and salad.
For more information visit https://www.shebeenbar.co.uk/
Map of Edinburgh’s Best Steak Restaurants
We’ll be announcing more of Edinburgh’s Best Steak restaurants as we discover them: