“The ultimate red-meat treat”; these “mega-popular steak-houses win raves for their “glorious” steak (in “overwhelming” portions), “fabulous” chips, “memorable” cocktails and “super” wine; you pay “premium prices”, though, and – as the group mushrooms – ratings are under all-round pressure.
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For some years, there has been a gap in the UK restaurant market, one that can be summed up in a single word: steakhouse. After all, everyone in the trade tells you that men are obsessed with steak; carnivorism is fashionable; our meat, especially our beef, is some of the best in the world; cooking it is one of our historic strong points; cocktails are all the rage, and steakhouses in their US form are famous for their cocktails; and we used to have nationwide chains of steakhouses, so it's hardly a new or unthinkable idea.
Tracey MacLeod (29th November 2010)
s if it wasn't already hard enough to keep up, in today's Fifty-Things-To-Do-Before culture, a new pressure has emerged. Now you don't just need to own this season's must-have bag – you must also have tried the latest must-eat restaurant dish.