Black and Blue – Borough Market – London
There are excellent steak restaurants in London. A current favourite is the swanky chain ‘Gaucho’. Have had some great meals there especially at the riverside branch at Canary Wharf. I was there with friends a little too early to have dinner so we decided to take the exhilarating Thames Clipper back to London Bridge to see them off. By the time we got there we were starving and our appetite for steak need satisfying.
After much aimless wandering we found ourselves at Borough Market and grabbed a table at Black and Blue, an outpost of this mini chain. The space it self was impressive but we chose to sit outside and enjoy the last few hours of sunshine. Oddly there were no cocktails available so my pre-steak Bloody Mary had to go amiss but we settled on an amazingly generous glass of prosecco each.
We skipped starters and headed straight for the main – Ribeye 280g for £20. It arrived looking promising with a nice dollop of bernaise salad on the side and an odd unasked for salad which was a mix of Waldorf and Caesar salad brought to us seperately. Steaks were ok but the accompaniments were terrible. The salad was bitter with a nasty oily dressing, I would have rather they provided a grilled tomato or portobello mushroom.
The chips were woeful. They were obviously frozen and were completely tasteless. I think J D Wetherspoons would have been ashamed to serve them.
The food was functional and filled a gap but no more. Disappointing.