The Bountiful Cow

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Steakhouse

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The Bountiful Cow is one generous beast: a public house devoted to beef. Executive chef Roxy Beaujolais (of Seven Stars and TV fame) serves large steaks and larger burgers at pubby prices, plus cask-conditioned ales and good wines. The young, relaxed ambience features bright décor, cowboy film posters and moo-cow ads. Dine in banquettes, or on Lloyd Loom chairs, at oak tables—either at bar level, or downstairs, with the kitchen entertainingly visible through glass. The menus feature aged steaks and burgers (free toppings if you wish), and other dishes; even some vegetarian ones.
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London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Visited on a Saturday lunchtime as part of a party of 9 friends who rarely manage to get together for a chat. Food was good in taste and quantity. Service was excellent. It was quite downstairs so no rushing us out the door. That had the added advantage of staying there continuing to drink and chat into the evening 😀

OT
London
15 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a true hidden little gem. It’s somewhere between a restaurant and pub with a lively atmosphere, comfortable seating and warm surroundings. The service is attentive without being obtrusive and the manager is incredibly personable and clearly cares about every detail of the restaurant. He has a passion for excellent quality food and wine but he is focussed on keeping the prices reasonable.

The food is second to none. Finally, a restaurant in London that can cook a risotto. The flavour profiles of each dish are well thought out. The execution is excellent, all freshly made from local suppliers. That burger though......just wow. The burger itself is about twice the size of the bun, and it’s no small bun. The burger patty is perfectly cooked, rested and full of flavour. The bacon is so thick it’s more like a gammon steak. Wine list is refreshingly good value. Basically this place has just got it right.

There was a vulgar bunch of people on a table near us which the manager tried to quieten down however they didn’t and he felt so bad he discounted our meal - of course I refused the discount because it was in no way the restaurant’s fault but this just shows how much they care about the diner’s experience.

What a fabulous place. I cannot wait to go back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good time with very good steaks.

H
Warwickshire
12 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A good, friendly bar and restaurant. Burgers and steak were well cooked. Portion sizes generous.

l
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was delicious but we thought a overpriced on the basis that there was very little fresh cooking that took place and we could see the chips and onion rings we ordered came out of catering bags. The bun on the halloumi burger tasted powdery but that may be because it had been previously frozen? The others thought their steaks were excellent.

TP
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot. Kind accommodation for a 1 year old. We spent 5 hours here for a pre Christmas dinner. If you want more privacy, request a table downstairs.

PH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place of the beaten track but we'll worth it. Would def go again next time in London. Good and service amazing. A little tip to make it perfect do homemade onion rings not bagged ones xx

d
Edinburgh
157 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent steak, chips, and wine, with friendly staff and a good atmosphere.

RJ
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely chilled place with very good steaks. Staff were great and the lavatories were clean. Good central location and totally unpretentious. Much better experience than the usual higher-end options.

SM
London
136 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good as ever. I am a regular. The usual prawns & T-Bone with Sauvignon Blanc and Tempranillo. They even found my favourite corner booth seat for me despite evenings being much busier than my usual lunch times.

NB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was cooked to perfection. Staff were very friendly and even brought me out an apple tart with a candle in for my birthday at the end of the meal. Could not recommend it enough

LB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. The big burgers are exactly that. Do it!

t
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Picked this as a pre-theater dinner venue. Restaurant was mostly empty (but it was only 5.30 on a Sat night). Service was impeccable and the food great. Wife had the serloin steak and I had the large burger (which was very large....). Nice cafe style seating in the upstairs bar area and a large basement restaurant. Definitely recommend and will be back at some stage.

ML
London
21 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a last minute booking for a late lunch before going to an exhibition. We went for the 3 course steak deal for £25 that included wine. Great value, amazing steak, good portions and really friendly staff. Cool decor would go again!

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Steak was beautifully cooked - wonderful meal and good price.

RC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good value for money - took the ribeye deal - perfect for a no frills no fuss pleasant weekday evening

KB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was good. Food was tasty but not mind blowing. I had the beef hash which was more like a stew so while good, it wasn’t what I was expecting. But I would return for a business meal again.

d
Edinburgh
157 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not just great steaks at good prices, but exceptionally good value wines, excellent service, and a really nice atmosphere. Excellent place.

MH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A spur of the moment booking - and a new place for us to eat. Pleasantly surprised as I'd not seen the place before and it has a friendly, jolly atmosphere on a saturday evening. We had pate and mozzarella starters which were really tasty and the ribeye which was very good indeed. Cooked to med rare as we like and very tasty! Will come back!

C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Hit the spot perfectly! Good steak (Great steak bites!!) and good beer. Off the beaten track a little, so fairly quiet, but can't complain at all about the food.

AW
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Booked on spur, food was excellent, group very much enjoyed it.

LD
London
9 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good value for money, tasty comfort food. Big burger is huge and super yummy. Decent chips too. Servers were lovely but we waited 5mins to be seated despite booking as they seemed under staffed.

IR
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food very nice especially the steak. I came with a group of 12 people and everyone was very happy with their meals. The plate portion worth the money!!

L
London
64 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good business lunch meal at the bountiful cow, meals are well prepared and enjoyable. Lacked atmosphere downstairs but booking was fairly early for lunch

ME
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing! Took a while to come to us but it was worth it! Noise was a bit high but then we had a rowdy table close by. The service was great and was a great evening all round

DW
Nottingham
5 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked without knowing too much about the area. A pleasant surprise. Lovely little place tucked away. Great food, fair price and excellent service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good service and food. Worth a visit..

JW
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was mostly good - the staff allowed us to order off both the bar menu and the main menu, however one of my friends burgers wasn’t cooked properly. We didn’t send this back as she was full anyway but just a note. Portion sizes were huge,
I don’t think any of us finished our meal! It was nice and chilled and we weren’t rushed.

DM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place. Incredibly friendly and accommodating staff and excellent food.

Well worth a visit!

r
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy to find this little gem last-minute on a Saturday, for our relatively large party of 9. I, personally, come from the Midwest in the United States, in our state there are more cows than people. That being said, I can confidently say that this was probably one of the best steak meals I have had in quite some time. The filet was done to perfection and the sides were excellent! We ordered the mashed potatoes and the sliced potatoes. I made sure to personally thank the chef and staff, they seemed very pleased to hear it! The service was excellent and the ambiance was just what we needed. I was extremely surprised to find it was not very busy on a Saturday evening around 7pm...there is no reason that it should be that way. I hope you'll visit, you won't be disappointed!

RS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Flavour of steak was good but it was served cold. Chips were done to perfection. It was hard to get the servers attention so went ahead and ate the meal. Upon telling them about the steak they did offer a 15% discount however turns out this discount is offered to anyone as it is posted on their website so...

JG
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice place, very quality meat and meal for the price

K
London
28 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We are here last week and although very busy upstairs we were promptly seated downstairs and the service was excellent. The starter sharing platter of meats and cheeses was superb and our main steak meals were all good. I would recommend this for great service food and value.

NS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed the food here. It was nicely cooked and tasty. Staff were very friendly and efficient. Quite noisy but we went on a Friday a week or two leading up to Christmas so expected. Recommended for steak lovers.

S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty steaks. Great wine and ale choices. Friendly service. Top place!

I
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautifully cooked steaks, cooked in the kitchen visible from some of the tables in the downstairs restaurant

S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place. Good beer and outstanding steaks. Never had a bad meal at The Cow. Magic!

F
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Exceptional steak for half the price you pay in one of the famous steakhouses

GB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The atmosphere was nice and the service friendly. A lovely little table downstairs was very nice. The starters were lovely - both the pate and the prawns - and the mains (all steak) were nice, however slightly overcooked. One needed sending back but they were great at cooking a new one. Sides are slightly overpriced but all in all was a nice meal.

AK
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great meal!