Beef & Brew, Duke of York, Haggerston

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CR
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

Four of us ate here on Friday night. The service started well, but by the end of the night it felt like we had been totally forgotten about. Some wines had sold out, on an already fairly limited menu.
Starters were great, but the steak we had for main was chewy and lacked flavour - we had the sirloin and the special chateaubriand. No one checked on our food so no opportunity to put right.
Ambience however was great, great music. Such a shame the steaks were lacking. Won’t be back for food, will probably be back for drinks.

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PC
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, nice atmosphere, good service............................. Am I at 50 yet?

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AI
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good selection of drinks and great service. Would recommend and will definitely be going again.

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JJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice visit again.
Food is superb and they have good vine list too.
Wide range of beers and also have cider in the selection, very good !
Service was excellent again. I have to say that the restaurant was busy ( Thursday eve ) and only ONE person ( Ruth I believe, and she did well ) was looking after all tables, and one person behind the bar?
This has to be looked into as our food even came before our cocktails.
Despite this, we’ll be back as overall experience has always been really nice.
Maybe we pay a visit next time at the weekend for Six nations.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Came for my boyfriends birthday and wasn’t disappointed.
We shared starters, the sausage rolls were particularly nice !
Our steaks were cooked perfectly and we loved the broccoli.
The service was excellent !

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DP
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Simply wonderful steaks. Tender, succulent, full of flavour yet at modest prices. The sides are all inventive and complement the mains. A great venue

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SM
London
20 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is an unapologetic meat restaurant and in fact to be more specific it is steak or burgers. However the quality of the beef is superb above average for most pubs. The sides were also good. It also specialises in beers but I don't drink beer. The staff were good and attentive. It is a good addition to the neighbourhood.

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JJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent visit again. Food was as great as always, we like our meat prepared well and they exceed our expectations.
Fantastic value too and great vines.
Friendly staff.

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HR
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a really great lunch at Beef & Brew on Sunday. We were a group of 6 adults and one toddler, and I was a little worried beforehand as we had 3 vegetarians in the group, but everyone thought the food was really delicious, there were lots of vegetarian options, and for the meat eaters the roast dinner was excellent! I have to also say the service was really great, super friendly and helpful - we all had a really lovely afternoon.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food excellent, we had nice beef Sunday roast. Beef are tender and vegetable are beautifully grilled.
I would go back again

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C
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very attentive and friendly staff we had the Sunday lunch and it was delicious looking forward to going back again

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SG
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Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting London from the US and wanted a traditional Sunday Roast lunch. We read about Beef and Brew on Londonist and were very happy. Two of us had the beef roast and the kids had burgers. The food was absolutely delicious! The Yorkshire pudding was yummy and the roast was cooked to perfection. The burgers were delightful! We loved the cool vibe and the waitstaff were very friendly and accommodating! Highly recommend!

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!! Excellent steak and fabulous sides! Service is also very nice and friendly.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited early on a Friday evening and had their £10 deal that you can get between 6pm and 7pm. Steak and chips and burger and chips for £20! Excellent value and great quality tasty food. Very good beer selection as well.

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M
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great flank steak and fries. Loved the £10 deal and the delicious carafe of wine

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EB
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Highly recommend - the £10 deal is great for steak and chips.

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CM
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, think pub outside good food inside.
Food interesting and good flavours. Great cuts of steak at reasonable prices.
Helpful service with a smile

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RD
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing starters and food quality was great, would certainly come back.

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening, with great beer and food. The steaks were both cooked to perfection with a great variety of sides to choose from.

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NB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A nice little laid-back restaurant, our servers were friendly and chatty, and all the food was great. We had a 300g hanger steak that was delicious, and a sirloin that was lovely and moist, really well cooked. Prices are reasonable, definitely one to recommend.

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CM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice dinner, good steak, decent sides, great dessert. Will be back, thanks.

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CM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great meal. The starters were excellent, both the brisket nuggets and the squid, and we shared a wing rib from the specials board and a sort of gravy covered not-quite-poutine. Most satisfying! The selection of beers was really interesting, and the service was friendly. Overall a lovely time, would recommend.

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NG
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The ambience and style of Beef & Brew is excellent - upscale casual that feels a bit fancy but is still comfortable. Everything else was unfortunately a let down. The starters sounded fantastic - we went for the brisket jam bites and the miso roasted aubergine - but they were under-seasoned and underwhelming. Breading and deep frying brisket doesn't really do anything to enhance it, especially when it was as poorly cooked as this one.
The main event - the steak, was cooked rare exactly to our taste, though it was a lot less meat than we were expecting. They must weigh and charge for the bone. It was well seasoned and tasty, but nothing exceptional.
We had a bottle of merlot with it, which was simple and a good pairing.
Our server was very pleasant, but completely overworked as she was taking care of the entire full restaurant by herself.
Overall it was a decent meal, but I wouldn't bother returning. I'm not sure how it got listed as one of the best steak places in London.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

This was my usual go away pub. I loved the steak and the service. They have just recently changed the name and admin. Service last Sunday was not great. I booked the table in advance and anyway I had to wait like 15 min to get a booked table. The meat was overdone and when I claimed they seem to have a different method for cooking meat on Sundays than on the other days of the week. They messed up as I ordered a medium well steak and came a well done.

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TB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Amazing skirt steak cut and cooked beautifully, delicious broccoli, outstanding beefy croquettes, well kept beer. Friendly service but The owner greeted us oddly - is booked for 6 people, and he made an ish of us bringing 7. The web wouldn’t allow us to book for 7, but I had sent an email.

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AV
London
40 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great steak, great wine and delicious sides! Menu was simple but more than adequate. The steak was cooked to perfection!

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P
London
84 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always good for meat, but overall there is a smarter vibe since it's name change (only a few weeks ago I think).

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F
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good menu. Excellent steaks. Side dishes interesting. Very friendly service with good suggestions. A good addition to the locality.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place! Food was excellent (chateau brian and burger) and service was perfect!! Will come back again very soon!

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OT
London
24 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and very good value

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SS
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Excited to try this restaurant, but couldn't help but be a little disappointed. Midweek booking for dinner and it was quiet when we entered, we were quickly welcomed and shown to our seat.

The waiters were all helpful and the food was very good with the steak being of above average quality and the sides (whilst a little expensive for veg) were all delicious. We had the chips, cheese and gravey; the brocolli and the aubergine. For two of us this was a bit of an overkill and two sides would have been more than fine.

I was a bit disappointed that one of the main offerings from their menu the Galician steak was not available, nor the ribeye. We were offered alternatives but if you liked the fattier cuts of meat you would have been (like us) disappointed.

As for the beer, for a place that has the word "brew" in its name I found the beer list a bit lacklustre. I had presumed (apparently wrongly so) that this would be a place to try new and different beers. Sadly of the 10 or so on the menu (draft and bottled) most were ones I commonly see around.

All in, whilst everything was beyond good it wasnt necessarily worth the £40 a head for a main and one beer each. I would say if you are in the area it would be good to visit, but I wouldn't head there especially.

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MP
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unbelievable value and great service - can't wait to go again!

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LF
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent steaks and burgers, good wine + craft beer selection, super friendly service, quiet and welcoming atmosphere and fair prices. As a plus, if you drive there in the weekend, you can park almost in front of it at street level for free.

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GD
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were an absolute delight and the food was outstanding for a very reasonable price. Great drinks menu will highly recommend beef & brew to friends and family

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TC
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good quality steak, amazing value. We got the £10 hangar steak + fries deal (between 17:30-19:00) - absolute steal. Good beer selection here and the staff were very friendly and attentive. We live round the corner and will defo be back on the reg!

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H
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The original Beef & Brew had been recommended to me by a foodie friend and when I spotted a 50% offer at their new restaurant for Haggerston I figured it would be the ideal time to check it out for myself.

The atmosphere at the restaurant was very relaxed, located where it is on a quiet corner of Hackney. The steaks we had were fine and the accompanying sauces weren't bad. We ordered a number of vegetable sides which again were fine but not particularly noteworthy with the exception of the charred broccoli with garlic & olive which was.

The service was excellent and we were well looked after all all times. Would I go again? I'm not sure, perhaps I'd come back to try the Sunday Roast if I did.

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EL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Came here with a 50% voucher - sat outside. Attentive, pleasant staff. Starters were incredible, had the squid, sardines and brisket nuggets. Then had the rump roast for main with chips in cheese and gravy. Roast potatos were not as crispy as i would have liked but otherwise it was great. Sardines were the stand out dish. Would return.

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LS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Really great food, though the potatoes were a bit lacking, needed to be crunchier! Gravy could have been a bit more flavoursome bu the beef was amazing and generous portion! Good cocktail list and wine selection. Staff were very attentive but could have communicated a little better as we were asked the same thing by different staff on a few occasions.

Would definitely come back!

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R
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really great Sunday roast! Chilled cool vibe, dogs in the pub downstairs, friendly service, beautiful light room, cold beers.... what more do you need. Thanks guys!

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HH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved eating at Beef and Brew! The steaks were cooked to perfection (I had the mouthwatering chateaubriand), and the sausage rolls and sides we ordered (gnocchi, mushrooms, aubergine, sweet potato and chips/gravy with beer cheese) were all equally delicious. The food combined with the casual atmosphere and lovely staff made for a perfect night out with friends.

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