Being housed within the Hippodrome Casino may not sound like the ideal venue for a high end restaurant but Heliot Steak House certainly comes highly recommended – being judged the “Best Steak Restaurant in London” by the customers of Bookatable last year.
The 150 seater restaurant is located inside the casino in Leicester Square, perched on the balcony overlooking the main room in the casino, perfect for a pot of people watching. The Hippodrome itself has become a premiere entertainment destination with drinking, dining, live entertainment and gaming all under one roof.
We recently visited the restaurant to sample their dinner menu, which was created by Head Chef Ioannis Grammenos and his team.
We were sat down at an ordered a gin and tonic to get us settled, the place has a very comprehensive section of drinks available.
The menu is small but features plenty of classic dishes for you to choose from.
With starters I opted for the smoked salmon (£8), which comes with green apple, mint salad and sour cream, the fish was delicious and perfectly accompanied by the mint salad and sour cream.
As the name suggests the restaurant’s real strength is its steaks, boasting USDA prime steaks, all aged for between four and six weeks to develop tenderness and flavour, less than 2% receives the USDA certification.
The steak menu is split up into 3 sections depending on size small (200g), medium 250-350g) and large (500-650g) each with different varieties of cuts. I opted for the medium rib eye (£20) – ordered medium rare. with a lobster tail on top (£8) and a side of triple cooked chips (£3). The steak was well cooked, with a brown outer and pink centre with a Chimichurri to accompany, the lobster tail added a luxurious touch and the chips were a highlight, crispy and delicious.
Though quite full after the steak we decided to give the dessert menu a try – we went for the chocolate torte (£6.50) made from dark chocolate it was very rich but not sickly, a sweet ending to an enjoyable meal.
Heliot Steak House was surprisingly good, don’t be deterred by its tourist trap location for inside you will find a very good restaurant and at a good price point. So pay them a visit.
Heliot Steak House
The Hippodrome casino,
14 Cranbourn St,
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