The Bull Steak Expert

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Argentinean
The Bull Steak Expert is a boutique restaurant created to celebrate 5 decades of passion & inner talent for the art of grilling from the Master Griller Daniel Veron.
Set on 2 floors on the charming Red Lion Street in Holborn, we offer a cosy & relaxed atmosphere with warm & attentive service.
With the finest ingredients cooked on our own custom made grill you can enjoy our authentic Argentine cuisine.
To compliment we have tailored a very special selection of great wines from The New & Old World.
"The Bull Steak Expert,an experience to remember"
What 725 People Are Saying
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KO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit expensive, but food was amazing and service excellent.

KB
London
44 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s the first time I went back to BSE for a while. I’m guessing they chose the name as a joke, as BSE is mad cow disease.
Last time I went they had jacked up the prices after such good reviews, but I was pleased they have now settled back to a reasonable level which really makes it an excellent value choice for dinner. While the food is as good as Hawksmoor, the ambience is very different. Upstairs is nicer than down, but it’s a small intimate restaurant which may not suit everyone. For me, I love it.

NS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience. They were short staffed that evening however they really tried hard to service us well. Thank you.
Wish they were able to accommodate my earlier request of a table at the window as we were celebrating a special birthday!

Amazing steaks and wine! Will visit them again for sure.
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B
London
24 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous meal with great service and wonderful food

CB
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was buff, I back it.
It was buff, I back it.
It was buff, I back it.

ES
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most amazing meal here for the second time this year. Their steak is exquisite and the staff so helpful. It’s a lovely place for a quiet meal where you can talk and enjoy amazing food. We will be back again!

N
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice little reaturant away from the main road. Great steak and wine.

SB
London
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great little steak restaurant tucked away on a Holborn back street, away from the main West End drag. Fantastic steak and tasty Argentine starters. Wine list a bit pricey and the restaurant itself isn't as plush as it could be, but neither really detracted from the overall experience. Probably a 4.5 out of 5 to be honest.

B
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice and small recent restaurant, kind service and great meat. What a pity that there were clients shouting ( may be having drunk too much ?) sit close to us. Size of the restaurant room can’t adress such issue.

NP
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The carpaccio wasn't well seasoned and a bit leathery. The steaks were tasty but a bit tough

A
London
24 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Great steak
Great wine
What more can I say?!

AH
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Came for a business lunch, really enjoyed everything and would now like to come back for a proper dinner. Everything was delicious!

VP
London
215 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The Bull Steak Expert is a really nice place to visit for a classic, good meal. It's classic beyond words, from the food choices to the layout and design. Whilst you won't be finding groundbreaking or innovative cuisine or flavour combinations, you will get tasty quality steaks, and desserts so traditional they come served with vanilla ice cream. A good place to go for a decent steak - but it does feel slightly (a lot) out of sync with London's exception cutting edge food scene.

C
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Bull Steak Expert continues to provide top quality steaks . Service is friendly and attentive. Will certainly be back for more.

L
London
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always an excellent steak with good wine

IB
London
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent. Room a little crowded with tables too close together for my liking.
Service was friendly and very attentive. Also recommendations were welcome and worthwhile.
Would return.

KF
Surrey
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good again very good very good very good very good very good very good

JS
London
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, lovely atmosphere. Second time visiting and will definitely be back.

JE
London
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The steak was excellent (had the ribeye). We were a bit disappointed with the sides, we ordered seasonal vegetables and some chips to share. The chips came in a small galvanised pot that fit maybe a dozen (nice) chips in. The vegetables were a few strips of pepper, a couple of strips of courgette and 1 asparagus spear. Felt a bit shortchanged with that.

That said, the steak was great, the service was nice and the beer was cold.

We did get a kebab on the way home

s
London
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tremendous staff, they could not have been more helpful and the food was fabulous

SR
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Very noisy, we went in at 8pm and some people had been in there since 3 and were very loud and drunk. Staff were friendly enough but with limited English. The steaks themselves were very nice , wine was very expensive. Service charge was added to the bill which I disagree with I’d rather leave my own tip at my discretion. Overall disappointing considering how expensive it is

C
London
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They undoubtedly are experts and they know what they talk about!
Taste is succulent, cooking time spot on. Don't forget to go for a starter!
Nice list of Argentinian wines to go with it.
Not cheap but you get great quality meat.

OT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect deliciously cooked in every way and the wine was perfect too.

KS
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice restaurant where the stakes were top class and the service fantastic. I would highly recommend this place and it won't break the bank.

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best places for steak in central London. Quality of meat is really high. Just bear in mind it is not the cheapest of places.

FB
London
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was amazing one of steaks ever had Malbec wine excellent also
Can’t wait to return

M
London
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best steaks I have ever tried in my life. My favourite in London. Not any worse than what they serve in Argentina. Highly recommend.

S
London
11 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

MI
London
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, the quality of the meat is exceptional. The way is cooked gives an excellent taste.
The supervisor is a Argentinian woman, positive and proud of her restaurant.
The range of wines from Argentina are also wide and quality wise very good.
A little expensive..

LJ
Wales
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak ever, very good service and atmosphere .

SP
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a lunch meeting. Good quality food and great value.

B
Stuttgart Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Kurzfristige Reservierung war kein Problem. Toller und sympathischer Service, super Fleischqualität; der Lobster war ein Tacken zu trocken-kann mal passieren. Alles in allem würden wir wieder hingehen.

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C
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a return visit and was just as enjoyable as on previous occasions-

L
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

London weekend getaway with my love.

RC
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thought we could escape the noise by going downstairs but a group of 4 at a nearby table made things difficult. Overall, food and service excellent - free beef/bread for starters was lovely.

ND
London
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and a pleasant atmosphere. The desserts (a cheesecake and sticky toffee pudding,) were average but the starters and mains were great. The 12.5% service charge was a little steep considering we were a party of two. More than happy to tip at the Bull Steak but felt this amount was disproportionate.

AB
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We had rather disappointing experience due to lack of service, worst steak tar tar that was blended and we happened to have drink added twice on the bill, which was unacceptable. They have taken the service charge off though to be fair.

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

First class meat understated ambiance homly feeling

S
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Everything was perfect. The service was friendly and efficient. The food was simply exceptional. Thanks for a really great evening.

LJ
London
42 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

An old favourite that is never disappointing
If you want a quick and satisfying business lunch then there aren't many better