Le Relaise de Venise – L’Entrecôte – Canary Wharf, London

After a long week of hard work, Thomas, James and I went for some post work drinks in The Wharf (As I work there now and they are my only friends that work there too). We sipped our drinks in the sun on the square and watched the Wimbledon Men’s Semi-Finals, which was showing on a huge screen on the square.

When we were done sipping, we decided we were extremely hungry after this very long day at work, and Thomas recommended we go to L’Entrecote.

I had heard about the legend of L’Entrecote and its steak-frites-ONLY ways. This restaurant shows that the new age pop ups without menus – are not so “new age” – in fact, L’Entrecote have been serving JUST steak and french fries for the past 50 years.

They have a couple of restaurants in London – we went to the one in Canary Wharf as we were already in the area (I believe they also have one in Marylebone, The City, Paris and New York). We were seated straight away and the waitress explained to us (in a French accent), “We only have steak here – You can choose for it to be done blue, rare, medium… well done… etc”. Of course I ordered mine blue.

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First they brought us a leafy salad, with a french dressing and walnuts. It was a nice refreshing start to the meal.

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Then came the star of the meal; the steak. It came with a “secret sauce” on top, which was delicious and had a pesto-like flavour to it, and a large portion of french fries on the side. They just bring two thirds of the steak to start with so that they can bring the other third of the steak to you warm afterwards.

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My steak was cooked just how I like – still moo-ing. It was not tough or chewy what-so-ever, in fact it was very soft and tender.

When this portion of steak and fries was done, they came over with the second portion for each of us. I did not finish my first portion of fries, so I just accepted the steak and very happily finished it off. The boys, of course, devoured it – fries and all.

We also shared a bottle of red wine between the three of us and the menu came to £28 each.

We left with very happy bellies. Excellent choice, Thomas!

http://www.relaisdevenise.com/

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