The Bull Steak Expert
The Bull Steak Expert

The Bull Steak Expert

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebullsteakexpert.com/
  • Phone: 020 7242 0708
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Dinner:
    Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, South American, Argentinean
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Veron
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: On our cosy yet elegant 2 floors level restaurant we are able to accommodate up to 50 people,with an intimate yet vibrant atmosphere.
  • Private Party Contact: Ruth 02072420708

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Bull Steak Expert
The Bull Steak Expert is a boutique restaurant created to celebrate 5 decades of passion & inner talent for the art of grilling from the Master Griller Daniel Veron.
Set on 2 floors on the charming Red Lion Street in Holborn, we offer a cosy & relaxed atmosphere with warm & attentive service. With the finest ingredients cooked on our own custom made grill you can enjoy our authentic Argentine cuisine.
To compliment we have tailored a very special selection of great wines from The New & Old World.
"The Bull Steak Expert,an experience to remember"
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The Bull Steak Expert reviews from OpenTable diners
223 reviews since 22 November 2013
Average Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambience3.9
    Value3.7
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (110)business meals (87)romance (82)fit for foodies (82)pre/post theatre (28)group bookings (26)outstanding value (21)sunday lunch (6)child friendly (3)brunch (2)outdoor eating (2)disabled access (1)Show More
  • Steak eater's paradise?
    Cubbybuthappy
    Dined on 12/11/2014
    Steak cooked almost to perfection. Surprisingly large portions. Pleasant, if not a little cramped dining room. Not the most sophisticated dining experience, but nonetheless wonderful. Not for the faint hearted.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak and lovely Malbec
    loz21
    Dined on 29/10/2014
    Fantastic quality food and wine. Great service too with knowledgable staff who evidently have a pride in the restaurant. We had the Lomo steaks which had great texture and flavour. We arrived at 7 but the place was full by 7.30 even on a Wednesday so book ahead. Thank you for a lovely evening.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • One of the best steaks ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    Booked the table after searching for local restaurants in Holborn. We had a warm and friendly greeting on arrival, Restaurant is cosy with good atmosphere, staff were attentive but not pushy with an excellent knowledge of the menu. We each had different steaks, and everyone of us said it was the best steak we have ever had (and I have had a few) Would definitely recommend, not the cheapest but one of the best
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  • very good steak
    Marki
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    It's definitely THE place for steak lovers! Fish/sea food options are just fine but the meat here is excellent! A smart place with very good service. We'll certainly be back.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Excellent
    Bekemor
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    From beginning to end the experience was outstanding. Food was delicious, service was excellent and atmosphere was inviting. Got good recommendations on dessert and wine from staff. Had a memorable evening here.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food to die for!
    Andy
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We ate at this restaurant for my birthday and the food is amazing! I am still dreaming about it! The service is also excellent and the atmosphere was fantastic. Highly recommended.
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  • Better cuts around in city
    LG40
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Now that there are so many steak restaurants to choose from this one ranked low for me, especially as the price is quite high compared to those with higher quality cuts of meat. Goodmans, hawksmoor and buenos aires are all better than this place.
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  • Superb
    GMac
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Possibly the best steak I've ever eaten, which says it all really!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent steak!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Superb steak and decent value. Great atmosphere too
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  • AG99
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Small venue - off the beaten track abit, but good service, great food - my Husband said it was one of the best steaks he'd had in a long time!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Epicurien
    Dined on 15/9/2014
    Excellent as always! This one of my go-to steak restaurants in London - personally I find the steak, wine and overall dining experience much better than the likes of Gaucho and Hawksmoor, and cheaper too!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food/bad ambience
    GavD
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    My wife and I visited for an Anniversary dinner. We were quite disappointed when we walked in as the restaurant was very basic. We were expecting a bit more for the average price of a meal here. The service was informal but very friendly. The steak was excellent. There was a great selection of cuts and they were cooked to perfection. The sides however were quite boring. We had chips (that may have been frozen, it was hard to tell) and spinach. The wine list was on the expensive side with the average bottle costing around £50. For the basic ambience of the restaurant the wine prices felt expensive. Our bill came to £135 for 2 steaks, 2 sides and a bottle of wine. It was certainly on the more expensive side for the type of restaurant.
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  • Awesome food!
    Seba
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Great restaurant - food was great and service matched the quality of the steaks. Gem of a place.
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  • Bull Steak for proper steaks!
    MattBVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Top quality steaks, food and service. Good wine list too! A great alternative to Gaucho
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  • Lovely!
    FionaVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Steaks are amazing but it is pricey! Has to be an occasional treat
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  • A gem of a restaurant.
    sb44ins
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    My husband declared the ribeye as the best ever. Lovely server. Small and intimate. Loved it all including superb flan.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do it, do it soon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Immaculate, probably the best starter/main/dessert combination I've ever had. Not cheap, but it is outstanding. Even the side dishes, which can often be a let down, were great. King prawns were huge and delicious, the steak (rare) was cooked to melt-in-the-mouth perfection. Chips were chunky, mushrooms delicious and pepper sauce spot on. Then, to finish, sticky toffee pudding. Service was somehow attentive and subtle, decor understated and classy. Apart from that, I didn't like the place! Have you booked yet, have you??
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Laura
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    Went for a birthday dinner, which was great - great food and a really nice atmosphere. Very attentive staff and the waitress was great. Would definitely recommend it.
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    romance, special occasions
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  • steak lovers delight
    lunchinglady
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    Small intimate setting, we were warmly welcomed and sat upstairs. My friend ordered sirloin (350gram) and I ordered rump steak (300gram). Both perfectly cooked and deliciously tender. Worth trying the humitas side dish - sweetcorn and mozzarella baked in corn husk. Great malbec wine at around £7 a glass, which balanced the meat a treat. We sidestepped starters to have room for our steak which I think is a wise choice. The restaurant brought a birthday plate of dulce de leche beautifully decorated for my friend which was lovely. Staff knowledgeable but friendly, so definitely ask them for advice on anything. Not cheap at £113 for 2 but my friend, a steak lover, was impressed, as I was too.
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  • Great food, service & atmosphere
    Mike
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    Me and a colleague went traditional for dinner at this small, high quality Argentinian steak house, fixed price 3 course dinner menu at £37.50/person. Great calimari followed by superb ribeye steak with humitas (corn and cheese in a corn husk - delicious!) and then a nice light passion fruit mousse all accompanied with a bottle of Argentinian beer as a thirst quencher and a soft and fruity Malbec from Patagonia (wide selection of rare and unusual South American wines). Service was attentive, correct and quick. We were pretty early in the evening so they were looking to turn over the table but that's understandable as the place is intimate. £150 for 2 including service and £50 for the great wine. Recommended!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, good vibe good service
    BurgerBob
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    ...And most importantly; delicious steak! Staff were attentive, but almost invisible - in a good way. A small, atmospheric space, not too quiet, not too noisy. Good for business or romance - anytime you want a private talk
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All meat
    Pete
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    As long and you like your meat and Malbec, you can't do better than this
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  • Best Steak Ever!
    LucySD
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Been here twice now and this is simply the best steak we've ever had! Truly outstanding food and very good service. A real treat (though for special occasions as you'll spend a minimum of £50 person!). Definitely worth a visit!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Outstanding Food and Service
    LucieB
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The restaurant has subtle lighting and a cosy atmosphere. The waiting staff were knowledgeable, friendly and efficient and the food was outstanding, the steak was like butter! It is reasonably expensive but still very much worth the price. Highly recommended to all!
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • David
    steaklover
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Second time being here and the food is just excellent. Some of the best steaks I have had in London. The service is also impeccable, with the waiters making the utmost effort to ensure you pick the best cut for you.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Great business lunch
    doogie
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Really enjoyed our first visit. Would recommend highly
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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  • Burgers
    conventfoodie
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Went there with a friend to try the burgers which were very highly recommended in the toptable newsletter. I was a bit unlucky with mine as it came with a big piece of fat but my friends was very good. Apart from that everything was ok. It wont make it to my top list burger but very tasty
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  • Delicious and Wonderful Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    WOW!!!!!! The food and service was absolutely amazing. I have absolutely recommended this restaurant to everyone i have spoken to after the meal. One of the best steaks ive eaten in London and the service was outstanding.
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    business meals, group bookings, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak ever
    Kirky
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Intrigued by the high reviews, we tried it out. Initially found it a bit cozy, but soon got into the atmosphere, excellent house red and the taste of the steak and sides and background music. The steak was perfect, streets ahead of anything I've ever had anywhere and I have had a lot of good steaks in my 48 years! Medium rare, charred on the outside just right, perfect bleed, temperature and taste. The others had 'medium' and 'medium well done' and were equally impressed. Sides were very tasty and well cooked. Sweets (of which I only had a taster of) tasted gorgeous. Even the coffee was faultless! The bill stings a bit, but well worth saving for and I'd say a fair price for an expertly cooked meal. I Will return one day.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic value, great Steaks
    KBreviewVIP
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    The steaks here are as good as any in London, including Goodmans or Gaucho. It has a much smaller and intimate authentic feel about the place rather than the Chain feel about a lot of the big steak places. Superb wine list, and well-guided by the sommelier/waiter. Service can seem a little indifferent, but this place seserves the excellent reviews and is superb value
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bull Steak for proper steaks!
    MattBVIP
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    A great alternative to Gaucho with a great range of excellent and succulent steaks. Good wine list too! I will be back
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 21/7/2014
    Simply wonderful - best steak ever - excellent wine available and assistance on what to drink and eat. I am looking forward to working my way through their menu. But not really a restaurant for vegitarians. We started at lunchtime and were almost around for dinner.
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  • good but dear
    alex
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    Great food, charming service. Basement seating is so so. However the bill was a bit excessive.
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  • Wow, Perfect.
    TheTedster
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    Was taken here for a belated birthday treat. What a meal. Huge perfect steaks cooked to perfection and service to compliment it with knowledgeable servers. I will be back and hope this restaurant does well.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where to begin...
    amyloututu
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    A small unassuming restaurant off a main street in Holborn that produces some of the best Argentine steak I've sampled. And I've been to Argentina! The waiter was fantastic, his knowledge and passion for the food was inspiring. The food was phenomenal, I can wholeheartedly recommend the beef carpaccio and my partner had chorizo which was lovely. The steak was sublime, I had rump that was honestly one of the tastiest steaks ever and my partner had the fillet which was as soft as butter! Additionally the mal bec selection was second to none in any wine bar or restaurant that I've experienced in this country. A bit pricey but honestly worth every penny. All in all a special experience that I would recommend to all.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious meat
    LauLVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Excellent steak, absolutely delicious and tasty... great sides, very good service!
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  • Fantastic
    cnb70
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Wow they really are steak experts. My husband and I had the rib eye, I had rare and my husband medium rare and they were cooked to perfection. I have never had steaks as juicy. For starters I had the steak tartare (£11.50) which was fantastic and my husband had the sausage selection (£15) which he thoroughly enjoyed. On the pricey side but for somewhere special I would definatley recommend.
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  • Best Steak in London
    Fairyhammer
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    Exceeded our expectations. The steak was fantastic, a really excellent meal. Will definitely go back!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently brilliant
    Adam
    Dined on 24/6/2014
    My umpteenth visit to this restaurant. The usual great service and I now stick with their 600g tira de ancho (spiral cut rib-eye), spinach and humitas. Their steak is still the best I have had anywhere.
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  • Greatest Steak in the UK
    Bill
    Dined on 21/6/2014
    We are generally big steak eaters but have struggled to find really good, aged steaks in the UK. This was really great.
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