Restaurant Review: McQueen in Shoreditch, London
Named after Steve McQueen, this restaurant is as cool as the man himself
If you’re looking for a relaxing but vibrant dining spot in central London then you’ll find everything you’re looking for and more at McQueen.
This suave, stylish, refined venue combines the high life of the West End with all things burlesque and theatrical. Having always harboured an interest in the screen hero McQueen, I was eager to soak up the atmosphere generated by the décor and subtle nuances only true fans of the legend would appreciate.
The McQueen menu, wrapped in silver and gold, was simple and easy to understand, yet full of lip-smacking dishes which would leave any reader restless for their food to emanate from the kitchen. Head Chef, Anupam Som has drawn on his American roots to create a largely Stateside-inspired menu with a European touch.
We sampled the goat cheese and seared scallops starters, and both dishes were exceptional in presentation and taste, and left us with a longing for more.
The McQueen American Grill has a selection of the finest beef and lobster, the thick 6oz steak was mouth-watering and perfectly done while the lamb was moist, succulent, packed full of slow-cooked flavour.
These dishes where accompanied by Monterey cheddar mash and creamed spinach, delicious and complementary to the main course. Having no room for dessert we enjoyed wine and cocktails from a comprehensive menu selection, which were all excellent and complimented our meal exquisitely.
McQueen gives many of London’s more established diners more than a run for their money, and will certainly be one of our most frequently visited restaurants in the future.
Address: 55-61 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4AA, UK