The Bull Steak Expert
The Bull Steak Expert

The Bull Steak Expert

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebullsteakexpert.com/
  • Phone: 02072420708
  • 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
243 reviews since 26 May 2014
Average Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambience4
    Value3.8
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (129)fit for foodies (95)business meals (93)romance (93)pre/post theatre (31)group bookings (27)outstanding value (20)child friendly (6)sunday lunch (5)outdoor eating (3)disabled access (2)brunch (2)good vegetarian options (1)Show More
  • 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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  • 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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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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    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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    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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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    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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    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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  • 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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  • Karen
    Dined on 13/6/2014
    I visited with my two friends that I have travelled to Argentina with. We had empanadas and the chorizo for starters which were all very nice. My friends ordered the rump and me the Sirloin, all medium rare. My friends enjoyed their steaks however my sirloin was more medium than medium rare which was disappointing. Sides and sauces were nice but added on a fair bit more to the price of the meal (along with the wine of course!). An enjoyable meal but I'd rather have my steak as I have ordered it!!
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  • Got the most important thing wrong
    JWindfall
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Went there with my Argentinian wife and her sister and friend. The food was good EXCEPT the steak was not. Ordered the quatro menor (fillet, rump, sirloin,rib eye. Ordered medium rare. Only one came as ordered. Each was cut in two so it should have been obvious to the kitchen before serving. On top of that, other than the rib eye, they were so tough it was disgraceful; I could not be bothered to masticate my way through the very rare fillet which says something. Once pointed out the staff acknowledged and seemed embarrassed, offered to put them back on the grill (please!). We did get a complimentary bottle of wine ( did not even have our first choice!) but no suggestion whatever of adjustment to the bill. Don't waste your time and money.
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  • CEB14
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Delicious food and surprise birthday treat at the end. Friendly staff who really know their stuff on the food they were offering (steak); good service. I would definitely recommend.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Exceptional Food Exemplary Service!
    Gertlush
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The reviews you read are not wrong - This was simply the best steak I have ever eaten and cooked exactly how I asked. The service received was exemplary, the staff were very attentive, my glass was never left empty! Would definitely recommend this restaurant to all foodies.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good meat; not cheap though
    vorecarni
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food is very nice. Everything is several notches up from what you'd expect from a place like this. That said, for a place that is really nothing fancy in terms of setting, the prices are quite steep with several steaks easily exceeding £30.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Argentinian steak
    Swede
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We love Argentinian food and in particular high quality steak. We enjoyed the service, the sides and in particular the Malbec wine, but were a bit disappointed with the quality of the meat. The rib-eye steak we had was rather chewy. At the same time it is not a very expensive place, so you probably get what you pay for.
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  • great steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    we enjoyed a very nice meal, fantastic meat, very friendly service - it was perfect
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  • Unadulterated fabulous steaks
    manar
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Steaks may not be the only thing on the menu, but the authentic Argentine steaks are surely why most are drawn here. And the food does not disappoint. Will be going back.
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  • Really merits the name of Expert!
    2nyman
    Dined on 31/5/2014
    I had the pleasure to test this one out, and I am happy to admit that the food had exceeded my expectations. I have long searched for steak excellence since my experiences in the US. But this is the closest I've gotten in Europe. Great sirloin and perfectly cooked. The atmosphere is not the best and the level of service was declining at the end. To bad as the steak merits better enablers foraging this a truly top notch steak experience. But I will definitely return and recommend this restaurant for real steak lovers!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic taste!
    Veryimpressed
    Dined on 30/5/2014
    I am argentinian myself and I have finally found a restaurant that serves food that tastes like home. The empanadas reminded me of my mum's and the steak was super tasty! Outstanding food and superb service. We went with another couple and they also were very impressed. Definitely we will come back for more! Prepare you wallet because it isn't cheap, but it's all worth it!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't really understand the hype
    KenPoon
    Dined on 29/5/2014
    Ate here as a couple and had a nice enough meal but it definitely wasn't one of the most memorable steaks I have had. Starters were probably the best bit and the sides (chips and salad) were disappointing for the price - for £3.75 a portion I would expect more than just frozen chips. Things were generally pretty salty. Service was very good and the atmosphere was nice, but we wouldn't rush back.
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  • Steak to die for
    Timmydoodles
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    These guys really know what they're talking about with steak. The best I've had anywhere in Europe! It was also my partners birthday and when I booked through open table I sent them a message asking if they could do something silly like put a candle in his steak. Id completely forgotten id asked them to do it but lo and behold out came the steak with a candle in it. Very obliging, happy, attentive staff.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    Supers
    Dined on 22/5/2014
    I visited here with 4 friends and everybody are really satisified with the food and drink. There are many kinds of steaks and sides, sources, extra. You can decide your favorite combination from many choice though it can be expensive. Any steaks are very good quality and really delicious. The wine is also very nice. We drank two kind of red wine and they are fantastic even though I normally prefer white wine.
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  • Consistently excellent
    MarkPVIP
    Dined on 21/5/2014
    My third visit since reading favourable reviews and once again the all round experience was perfect. For me the keys to its charm are the warm welcome one always receives, the high quality steaks served precisely as ordered and the fantastic house wine (red) which offers tremendous value.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The true taste of Argentina
    Herbie
    Dined on 17/5/2014
    Great food, great service and steaks to die for. Great prawn starter and a fabulous whisky ice cream dessert. Good wine list to.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect anniversary
    Cleo
    Dined on 17/5/2014
    Never have I been to a restaurant where the staff have gone out of their way to sneak in pleasant surprise treats knowing that my partner and I were celebrating our anniversary over dinner! Service and food were exceptional and I would definitely recommend this place as one of the finest establishments for steak in London!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    Peter
    Dined on 15/5/2014
    Leave the chips just frozen but go for the sweet potato.
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