I love nothing more than discovering new restaurants around Edinburgh. I have a few foodie friends who introduce me to their new discoveries and Steak was one of those.
We went quite early and took advantage of the pre-theatre menu which was £21.50. There aren’t too many choices but I don’t mind being limited as I always end up trying something new and everything we had was really good.
Ham hock terrine with poached hen’s egg and brioche soldiers.
I really liked this dish, the ham was shredded so there was no real jelly content as you’d find in a traditional terrine. As promised the egg was soft poached giving you something to dip your crispy brioche soldiers into.
As you’d expect, the steak was good. The peppercorn sauce had seen a good glug of brandy and was the right amount of peppery, I’m not keen on the very creamy versions.
Pina Colada panna cotta with rum jelly and a pineapple salsa
I had fairly low expectations of dessert, you’re often faced with something frozen or bought in in a steak restaurant. This was made from scratch on site and was very tasty indeed, a nice refreshing end to the meal.
Chocolate tart with banana
My friend had the chocolate tart with banana, there were no grumbles, although that may just have been due to the fact her mouth was full!
We continued our evening in the bar, stopping for a drink first upstairs before venturing to the basement bar, Bar & Skittles. Don’t be fooled as we were and ask how much it is to play skittles. There are no skittles. There is a gaming table though, and darts.
Location: Picardy Place (close to the Playhouse)
Price: Three course pre-theatre menu £21.50 (£5 supplement for steak)
Good for: Steak