Brand new to Soho, MOO Steakhouse is our new go-to for juicy saliva-inducing Argentinian steak enjoyed in cool, stylish surroundings at 99 Wardour Street.
Not only do they know a thing or two about how the perfect steak should taste, they cook it on a sizzling hot barbecue charcoal grill.
Occupying a prime spot at the former and legendary pub The Intrepid Fox, MOO Steakhouse in Soho is the restaurant’s second site, with MOO Cantina gastropub already a hit in Pimlico.
The glamorous space is an Insta-friendly haven boast art-deco design – beautiful wooden flooring and exposed brick walls, dark green velvet seating, hanging planets and globe cluster chandeliers. Cocktails are mixed up at the mirrored backdrop bar with its high seats if you’d like a pre-dinner drink.
There’s a brilliant amount of light thanks to the gigantic windows which also make it a great place to sit and people watch in the centre of Soho, while the open kitchen makes your mouth water while your food is being cooked – to a meat eater – there really is no better smell is there?
To start, we feasted on flavour filled chargrilled Argentinian chorizo and black pudding served with charcoal sourdough (which is all the rage don’t you know?!). Accompanied by MOO Steakhouse’s famous home made empanadas (we went for beef and 4 cheese), the delicious taste was heightened by a punchy sriracha aioli.
Specialising in prime cuts of Argentinian steaks which are ethically raised and grass-fed, the hand cut steaks range from the rare breed entrana, ribeye, sirloin and the signature MOO MOO which is a combo of the three.
We decided to try the full trio and were recommended a delicious bottle of Argentinian Malbec from Mendoza – bright red in colour, with both cherry and strawberry notes and hints of vanilla, oak and violet. At £25, we felt this was a really good bottle for the price.
Having never eaten an entrana steak before, I was super impressed with the richness and juiciness of the thin cut of meat. It’s the most widely served cut of beef in Argentina and is best cooked hot and fast with salt and butter for optimum taste.
Triple cooked chips went down an absolute treat with the well cooked ribeye (sorry – I do like a well done steak!), while we had the sirloin cooked medium. What was quite incredible and something I’ve not noticed before is the difference in flavour of each. It’s a real experience to eat three different steaks at the same time and I’d definitely recommend going for that signature MOO if you’re visiting.
We finished off with a light and delicious cheesecake along with some beautifully smooth cocktails from MOO Steakhouse’s resident mixologist.
A welcome addition to the Soho restaurant scene, MOO Steakhouse serves up really great quality food in comfortable, modern surroundings and the staff are so friendly and helpful, this could definitely become your new regular, very quickly.
We also hear rumours that the awesome space downstairs may become a bar and club with resident DJ in the coming months, making it yet another reason to visit for drinks before or after dinner.