The Bull Steak Expert

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Argentinian
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"
What 751 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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CatherineG
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant. The service was excellent, the food delicious and the wine was great.

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HelenOB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Average decor and ambiance. Lovely service.

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JonathanW
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant. Brilliant steak and knowledgeable staff. A real favourite.

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haitchyc
London
35 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Can never fault the steak here. The steak lived up to my memories of being extremely succulent, tender and flavourful and is definitely my favourite steak restaurant in town. Took some friends who'd never been before and everyone commented on how good they thought the steak was too. The wine on offer is also good, or at least the malbec is! Sides wise, the humitas is always a good choice, though the sweet potato fries were a bit of a disappointment being a bit tasteless and limp.

Usually the service is very good here, but perhaps they were busy and so not up to par this visit as we didn't have anyone explain the cuts this time, our sauces were forgotten, the sides took a long time to arrive and some sides came out half an hour after the rest.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place and I love their steak. Staff are always nice too.

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Mark2020
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

We were disappointed. The food was very expensive for what we got and whilst the prawns looked great they tasted of cleaning fluid. The music was intermittent and the ambience was flat. The waiter was friendly but the waitress really didn’t seem like she wanted to be there. As we were celebrating our son’s yearly check up following brain surgery at GOSH, we were left quite let down by the experience.

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StuartP
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best steak I have had in London. I have eaten here several times and would recommend it to anyone who appreciates good food

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Barummartin
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous fillet steak. One of the best I ever had great wine recommendation. Attentive service. Not cheap but worth the money.

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RachelM
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Lovely steak. Too hot in restaurant. Would’ve liked to have been seated upstairs. The downstairs room lacked ambience.

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vipKBreview
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

BSE is a really nice boutique Argentinian steakhouse and food is definitely up there with the Hawksmoor and Goodmans and much more affordable. Only downside I would say is no real option apart from Steak. For meat eaters, wonderful.

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BenS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was slow and disorganised despite the place being quiet when we arrived. The food was good but very expensive compared to other steak places of a similar standard.

Nothing about it was exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food at the Bull is always excellent - one of the best steaks I’ve had. Service is always also really friendly

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Skarven
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A small restaurant with excellent steaks. Recommended to all meat lovers!

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StephenP
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were very good. We had a great time but it was not a cheap evening. Would thoroughly recommend as long as you understand beforehand that if you add wine into the equation the price goes up very quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve visited once before a few years ago, the service and the food were once again brilliant. The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff is second to none. Then comes the food which is amazing and melts in your mouth. This visit was on a Monday but the restaurant was still busy and had a good atmosphere, last time I visited I sat downstairs which was a little more intimate the upstairs just felt a bit exposed, but this is a tiny detail and I thoroughly recommend The Bull and will definitely return

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AlexS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Whole experience excellent as ever - food impeccable, service friendly, no rushing you to get out but food delivered in a good time. Always a hit.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening

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OliviaP
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautifully cooled steak. The staff were very friendly and the food was really nice. I would definitely visit again!

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AskeL
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

One of the best resturants i have ever visited. The food was simply superb, my steak was red as i ordered but still melted on my tongue like butter. The only downside for me was that the tip was included on my cheque.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a business lunch and the whole experience was fantastic, the steaks are amazing and the staff were very friendly. We’ll definitely be returning in the new year.

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JonH
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent choice of steaks and wine. Staff were friendly and the service efficient

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vipRichardE
London
14 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Our booking wasn’t recognised at the restaurant. Had to come back 30 mins later.

Food immense

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Dave
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very busy place. I was expecting more by this restaurant. Service was very slow, although the waiter tried to catch up. The steak were nice (but my friend found his steak bit chewy) but you have to pay extra for sauce and the chips and the steak came with three salad leaves. No choice of cheaper house wine. The food does not justify the high price and there are so many better restaurant around.

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londonlady2
London
40 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Really excellent steaks - downstairs being refurbished so squashed upstairs

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vipmuncheb
London
32 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our first visit. Meal booked for 5pm so restaurant was quiet at this time. We shared the Sausage Platter to start. A great selection of different flavours, succulent and very tasty. We then had a ribeye steak and a burger made with a combination of four cuts of meat. Both were perfectly cooked, served with fries although other side orders are available. We enjoyed an excellent Malbec wine. No room for dessert on this occasion.

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AnnaT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal steak! Will 100% go back. Very nice helpful staff.

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KatieO
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit expensive, but food was amazing and service excellent.

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vipKBreview
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s the first time I went back to BSE for a while. I’m guessing they chose the name as a joke, as BSE is mad cow disease.
Last time I went they had jacked up the prices after such good reviews, but I was pleased they have now settled back to a reasonable level which really makes it an excellent value choice for dinner. While the food is as good as Hawksmoor, the ambience is very different. Upstairs is nicer than down, but it’s a small intimate restaurant which may not suit everyone. For me, I love it.

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Nayana
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience. They were short staffed that evening however they really tried hard to service us well. Thank you.
Wish they were able to accommodate my earlier request of a table at the window as we were celebrating a special birthday!

Amazing steaks and wine! Will visit them again for sure.
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Beacon26
London
24 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous meal with great service and wonderful food

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CBRPR
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was buff, I back it.
It was buff, I back it.
It was buff, I back it.

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EmmaS
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most amazing meal here for the second time this year. Their steak is exquisite and the staff so helpful. It’s a lovely place for a quiet meal where you can talk and enjoy amazing food. We will be back again!

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Naomi
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice little reaturant away from the main road. Great steak and wine.

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SteveB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great little steak restaurant tucked away on a Holborn back street, away from the main West End drag. Fantastic steak and tasty Argentine starters. Wine list a bit pricey and the restaurant itself isn't as plush as it could be, but neither really detracted from the overall experience. Probably a 4.5 out of 5 to be honest.

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Blueocean
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice and small recent restaurant, kind service and great meat. What a pity that there were clients shouting ( may be having drunk too much ?) sit close to us. Size of the restaurant room can’t adress such issue.

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NaushadP
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The carpaccio wasn't well seasoned and a bit leathery. The steaks were tasty but a bit tough

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Andez
London
24 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Great steak
Great wine
What more can I say?!

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AnastasiaH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Came for a business lunch, really enjoyed everything and would now like to come back for a proper dinner. Everything was delicious!

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vipVirginiaP
London
216 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The Bull Steak Expert is a really nice place to visit for a classic, good meal. It's classic beyond words, from the food choices to the layout and design. Whilst you won't be finding groundbreaking or innovative cuisine or flavour combinations, you will get tasty quality steaks, and desserts so traditional they come served with vanilla ice cream. A good place to go for a decent steak - but it does feel slightly (a lot) out of sync with London's exception cutting edge food scene.

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Chris
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Bull Steak Expert continues to provide top quality steaks . Service is friendly and attentive. Will certainly be back for more.

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