Silk & Grain

4.5
190 reviews
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Steakhouse
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  • Business Meals
  • Lunch
  • Group Bookings
Located in the heart of the city, Silk & Grain is an independently run steak restaurant serving a top quality 35 day aged Scottish steak.
All our steak is supplied by J. Gilmour, an independent family run butchers based in Scotland.
Our wine list is specially designed to complement the food variety on our menu and boasts wines from all over the world.
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PL
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

There was a very long wait from ordering the food to it arriving.

Fish and Chips starter, Fish part was very small and the potato fondants were cold.

The waitress did not seem to be interested in working at all, with some unacceptable comments being made. She may have been upset that we were asked three times before the party were ready to order, but we were having a chat and a drink before we were ready to order.

We were unable to order deserts due to the time it had taken for the main course to arrive, and told that the table had to be free at 1500hrs for another booking, at 1450hrs we were given the desert menu and told we needed to order in the next minute or we would not have time!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic, no faults to be found. The service was 5 star with attentive waiters. The menu is slightly pricey but worth the overall experience.

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very impressive establishment. The wait staff offered to combine meals to save us money. The wine selection matched our wine conusuer's pallet which improved the meal. I will be back.

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BF
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Met up with a friend who like his steak and a nice bottle of Bordeaux, steak was very good but the wine list was very limited compared with other steak houses, Hawksmoor definitely wins there. Staff were very friendly and helpful and it was a good place to catch up and chat. Bar downstairs was good and busy.

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GW
Essex
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening, great service and even better food. Went with my girlfriend and we were both equally impressed. Drinks are a reasonably priced and the steak was well worth the money.

Definitely going to go back!

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M
London
37 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steaks, prompt and attentive service for a business lunch.

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PW
London
17 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great and the place was relatively quiet as it was a Tuesday. Would definitely recommend

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r
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a lovely meal and thought the service was great. Started with cocktails and used the BYOB Friday deal which meant the value was great. Ribeye Steaks were superb.

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KG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived late on a Friday night, after being sent away from another nearby restaurant after being refused service due because of an allergy. Our waitress was incredibly kind, reassuring and thorough with passing on the allergy notice to the kitchen. The steak and chicken we ordered was outstanding and it completely made our evening. Will be returning soon!

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

Excellent - Serloin steak was out of this world !!!

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CL
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really lovely restaurant and the waitress was brilliant

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J
London
10 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and good food. We didn't have loads of time and the staff promised that we didn't need to worry. They were absolutely right and the food came quick as a flash. It was super tasty and filling too.
Will go there again for a lunch. Very convenient from Bank and Monument station.
It was quite quiet when we were there and that means the noise was very low. This might be different to when it is super busy but we didn't experience any issues with ambient noise.

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V
London
53 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Steak was really good. Fries and creamed spinach were a little overly salty.
The place got busy as we starting our main and services became a little slow and noisy level was a little discomfort.....

Waiter forgot to take the overly salty creamed spinach off the bill, but it's not surprising as the place just become really busy.

I would went back for another quick steak dinner but maybe not for a date for try to have a conversation/ celebration.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great waitress and food

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T
London
12 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great steaks in a restaurant with a great ambience. Handy for Bank.

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NB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a very good lunch at S&G, restaurant was pleasingly busy but not noisy and the service was first rate. Food was quick and well cooked, and based on the empty plates that went back, my clients agreed.

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H
London
12 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent for business lunch, quiet yet nice levels of atmosphere from bar, steak was top notch, being very fussy about a perfectly cooked steak it was cooked to perfection, the horseradish sauce was a unique and wonderful sauce option. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Only downside the loos were a bit of a trek but perfectly clean and the quality you’d expect from a premier restaurant. Would definitely recommend and visit here again.

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CL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Definately not value for money. There are so many better restaurants that I would rather have gone to. I should have known it would have been more of a spot for business meals then for a date being in the city. The service was outstanding so pity about the rest.

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D
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was not my first time in Silk and Grain but every dinner there is different and always great plesure

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H
London
12 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Went for a proper lunch with wine and meat. This is a great venue for such an occasion. The restaurant above the bar is small, but has a nice atmosphere. We started quite late and so most other tables were finishing but the service was excellent throughout and there was no hint that we should leave even when there was a shift change in the staff. The steak was very good and well cooked. I found the pepper sauce a little too creamy for my taste but all in all the whole experience was a good one and I would definitely go back. Prices were reasonable for the City and there are wine selections that mean you can enjoy good wine without rationing it and that is rare.

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T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed my lunch in Silk & Grain the staff were really friendly and polite, the steak is one of the best I had.

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W
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and server (Christina) were excellent.

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l
London
32 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good steak and cocktails and very friendly staff. It was quite empty but it was a Tuesday evening

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M
Yorkshire
19 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff and lovely and relaxed surroundings. Chateau briand was excellent, as were the sides, and well-priced for the quality. Would definitely return.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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GA
London
95 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent service and good food and fine wine and a popular bar made us return to Silk and Grain and we will do so again.

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C
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked this restaurant on a whim for my friends birthday as we were going to be in the area and I love steak. This has to be by far the best steak I have ever had. It was cooked to perfection, flavours and all. The mash potato was extremely creamy and I will definitely be going again.
The service was excellent and the staff were very friendly and welcoming.
Great location for transport links and great value for money.
defo worth a trip.

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OT
London
28 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was impeccable. We ordered express menu which doesn't mean they'd usher us out in a hurry :) We shared some sides etc which was confusing but the service staff was so genuinely nice and patient and made sure to accommodate our request. Food was great and plentiful, cocktails interesting, as for dessert, I had food envy for salted caramel fondant my friend ordered. It was Friday night so quite noisy as the restaurant was above the bar with open ceiling.

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GA
London
93 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent location near Bank Station and quiet area upstairs for block booking. Good food and friendly service with just one guest served late for scallops but otherwise 9 out of 10

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U
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place with a good selection of food. Not far from Bank Station. I loved the chairs in the restaurant so comfortable.

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JS
London
195 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were four work colleagues who came for a 'celebration', but also a 'business meeting' dinner. We had three courses each and were very well looked after by waitress Christina. The food was very nice and there was nothing to complain about. However, there was nothing very remarkable about it either. Although the restaurant upstairs was quiet, there was still loads of noise from the downstairs bar that was heaving with people. That said, the atmosphere was lovely and I would go back. Not a place to talk or for romance though!

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AL
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Here as a guest of a potential client, and was very impressed. Good friendly service, equally good food and drink and a good ambience helped the business meal go well. Will definitely be back! A hidden gem in the City of London!

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r
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was pretty good all round and came fairly quickly, price was in line with other restaurants in the city but not especially great value. Waitress serving us was a little surly despite our relaxed demeanour.

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely steakhouse on Cornhill, really enjoyed the food and the service was really good and welcoming.
Will definitely be using Silk & Grain for my business lunches.

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BD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant on Cornhill, good quality food and pleasant ambiance.

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N
Surrey
30 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Very buzzy bar as well.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great attention, steak, beer, and environment. The rump steak was particularly good.

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5
London
76 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

After a long day, it was a great meal. Quiet but it was a Monday. Top notch rack of lamb!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2017
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Very slow service

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LB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff were really friendly and helpful. Service was great. Great atmosphere.

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