Meat is most definitely having a moment. As StyleNest have previously noted, meat-centred restaurants are popping up all over the capital, with this burgeoning trend showing no sign of slowing down.
New Street Grill is a new venture from the famous D&D restaurant group, owners of other noted London restaurants such as Bluebird Chelsea, Florditia, Coq d’Argent and Quaglinos to name but a few. D&D are at the forefront of London’s quality dining scene, so we were excited to try their newest establishment.
New Street Grill is tucked away on a quiet side street just moments away from the central hub of Liverpool street. As the name suggests, it’s a modern take on the British grill, offering quality food and superb wines.
The venue is sleekly designed, with an urban edge. Think low lighting and exposed lightbulbs mixed with linen tablecloths and leather banquettes; the perfect mix of city slick with an industrial undertone. Staff welcomed us in the most charming manner and service remained friendly, attentive and polite throughout our entire evening.
The menu is well formed, with all the classics you would come to expect from a modern grill. We chose smoked salmon for starter and a classic anchovy salad. At this point, our sommelier, the lovely and thoroughly charming Nicolas Clerc came over and discussed wine choices for this course. As staunch lovers of red wine, Nicolas took this into account and brought us a delightful white rioja, which perfectly matched the salmon starter.
For mains, we went for New Street Grill’s famed West Country Black Angus Beef, which has been grass fed and dry aged for 28 days. We were not disappointed. Succulent and tender, the meat was delicious whilst our sides of triple cooked chips were good enough to have Heston quaking in his boots. Again, our meal was accompanied with delicious red-wine, served by the lovely Nicolas.
Although seriously satisfied from our wonderful meal, we had to sample some of the desserts on offer. A traditional selection of desserts is available and we enjoyed a homemade apple pie and dark chocolate tart. If that wasn’t enough, coffees arrived with melt in your mouth truffles that topped off a fantastic meal.
New Street Grill is not cheap, but the attention to detail and impeccable service you will receive make this a worthy contender for best new grill.
New Street Grill is open noon-10pm Mon-Fri; 5.30-10pm Sat; 11.30am-3.30pm Sun.