Flat Iron - steaks, well done!

So, Flat Iron is one of those places I walked past, saw the queue and jotted down on my list of 'go to' places to then find it always seemed to crop up in conversation, and my desire to go burnt stronger.

Us girls like a reason to celebrate and Miss K hadn't had her girls celebration yet for her engagement. So, Thursday last week we popped into Soho and knew exactly where to head. Arriving just in time for us to be able to pop our names on the door we grabbed the table buzzer and zoomed downstairs for 2-4-1 happy hour cocktails in their quaint little bar. 

Upstairs decor is relaxed and follows the trend of reclaimed and upcycled. We had what I thought was one of the nicer tables (due to it being round) for the four of us. My only gripe was that it was right by the loo. Which, when people are queuing behind you whilst eating it's ever so slightly cramped. 

 The menu is simple. For a steak restaurant one may expect a mixture of cuts etc. Well, here at Flat Iron they serve one type called, you guessed it 'The Flat Iron' recommended to be served med-rare for £10. On our visit they also had an onglet for £15 which I sampled below. 

Beef dripping popcorn was ever so scrummy. We ate the lot within seconds and were swiftly brought another. Which again disappeared within rapid time.

The two cuts on offer were sampled.

The Flat Iron by Miss E and Miss C and the onglet by your truly and Miss K. 

Flat Iron
Onglet or 'Hanger Steak'
My onglet was incredibly tender I don't think I really needed the gimmicky cleaver knives that were on the table, and had a wonderful butter-rich flavour to it. Cooked to perfection (rare) with a decent and not over-powered charring to it. I'm not the biggest fan of red meat but this may have converted me. 

I had mine with 'Fred's' sauce. Which was a tomato based chilli sauce.  Giving a decent kick to it it was enjoyable but, I have had better. 

Between the four of us we ordered all the sides....

A very, very good aubergine dish. Creamed spinach, extra salad which came with pecans and blue cheese and a yummy dressing and some expertly done chips - crispy on the outside and super fluffy within.

 There's only two puddings on the menu a chocolaty thing and this...mother of all simple, naughty, delicious puddings. Salted caramel mousse! OH-MY-DAYS...

We had two and I think I basically scraped the cup clean with my finger afterwards. It was amazing...really, light and fluffy but full of flavour. We were told to add more salt on top to being out the caramel more and it certainly did. 

Flat Iron may be one of my most enjoyable places I've been to recently of the 'no reservations' trend that has emerged which, (usually) infuriates me. That said, they do a mean steak, fantastic sides and a great drink menu. We came out spending approx £30 per person including service and (plenty of) booze - bargain!

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