I spent a lovely afternoon with The Babe and a good friend of ours "lunching" at STEAK Edinburgh, a...you guessed it...steak restaurant on Picardy Place, right across from The Playhouse. I've been before with friends for dinner a few times over the past couple of years and have always been happy with the food. When I noticed on Twitter that they were promoting their new lunch deal (2 courses for £9.95) I made a mental note to try it out.
The set lunch menu is good, it has a decent selection and includes a rump steak with frites and sauce that would normally set you back at least £10. The Babe isn't quiet old enough to order her own dishes, yet (only a matter of time), but if she were I could have special ordered her a smaller portion of something on the lunch menu. I had brought her lunch with us and she happily sat in the highchair munching away while the adults caught up. The mirrors, candles and busy staff walking back and forth was more than enough to keep her entertained.
I started with a lovely salad of romain lettuce, apples, walnuts and blue cheese. I make a similar salad for special meals at home and I love the combination of the walnuts and cheese so it was pretty much perfect in my eyes. The portion was really good as well and there was plenty of cheese too...Siiiiigh, I am still drooling over it a week later. My pal had the spicy lentil soup. Also a good serving and perfectly warming for the miserable weather that day.
I've been to STEAK a few times in the past and have, on those occasions, had steak with frites so I decided to try something different this time around. The Fish and Chips and Mushy Peas practically jumped off the menu at me so that is what I went with. It was great. I wasn't sure what to explect, having only had steak before. The portion size was small, without being dinky. The fish was lovely and crisp on the outside, the chips were just right too, and the smear of mushy peas was fab. I wish there had been a couple more chips, and a thicker smear of mushy peas...only because I shared some with The Babe and...well...I can sometimes be a resentful sharer (I'm working on it, and obviously don't mind sharing with her...cause I lover her).
Only one pudding on offer, which is not included in the set menu price (an extra £3.50) and joy of joys on Friday it was a Peach Crisp with ice cream. PERFECTION. Sikly smooth peach compote topped with a crunchy crisp hazelnutty crumbly topping and killer vanilla ice cream. It was served in a rather larger tumbler, which was just the rught size for a greedy guts like me. The Babe thoroughly enjoyed the compote too and showed off her new lip smacking trick...yum yum smack smack.
My pal and I were really happy with our meal. She said that it would be a great place to go if you worked near by, althougth if you are pressed for time I would mention it to the servers. Our service was...not slow...but relaxed. We weren't in a rush so it didn't matter to us, it was nice to enjoy the food, the atmosphere and the company with out feeling like we needed to hurry up so the servers could flip the table.
Lunch is served 12-2:30
Check out the menu here