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The Bull Steak Expert
The Bull Steak Expert

The Bull Steak Expert Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebullsteakexpert.com
  • Phone: 0207 242 0708
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Argentinean, Steakhouse, South American
  • 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 0207 242 0708

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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Diner Reviews
  • "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??"
    dined on 23/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 14/08/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 13/08/2014
  • "...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"
    dined on 13/08/2014
  • "As long and you like your meat and Malbec, you can't do better than this"
    dined on 12/08/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our first visit. Would recommend highly"
    dined on 07/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 06/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 05/08/2014
  • "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"
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "A great alternative to Gaucho with a great range of excellent and succulent steaks. Good wine list too! I will be back"
    dined on 25/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 21/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 10/07/2014
  • "Excellent steak, absolutely delicious and tasty... great sides, very good service!"
    dined on 04/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 01/07/2014
  • "Exceeded our expectations. The steak was fantastic, a really excellent meal. Will definitely go back!"
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 24/06/2014
  • "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!!"
    dined on 13/06/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 11/06/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 10/06/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "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. "
    dined on 06/06/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 06/06/2014
  • "we enjoyed a very nice meal, fantastic meat, very friendly service - it was perfect"
    dined on 05/06/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 04/06/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 30/05/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 29/05/2014
  • "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. "
    dined on 24/05/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 22/05/2014
  • "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. "
    dined on 21/05/2014
  • "Great food, great service and steaks to die for. Great prawn starter and a fabulous whisky ice cream dessert. Good wine list to."
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "Leave the chips just frozen but go for the sweet potato. "
    dined on 15/05/2014
  • "Very good experience: food, courtesy... they speak also in italian."
    dined on 14/05/2014
  • "I visited this restaurant with high hopes but was disappointed. The general feel was more of a cafe than a restaurant due to the small size and closeness of the tables, intimate conversation was not really possible. The starters the sausage platter and the Chorizo were not hot, in fact they were barely warm so therefore tasted quite greasy. The steak was well cooked and tasted good but it was overpriced. I think had the starter been sizzling hot the overall experience would have been much better."
    dined on 13/05/2014
  • "As the title suggests, I went for a meal here for my Girlfriends birthday and were presented with possibly the best meal we’ve ever eaten, certainly the best steak I’ve had. If you’re after a good steak house, this is the place!!! The price was as expected in London."
    dined on 10/05/2014