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Great service, great food.
Angus Steak House
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Angus Steak House
Advantages: staff are friendly and quick
Disadvantages: Tables are really close to one another
Me and mym mum decided to catch Shutter Island on cinema before it exits the screen and the only place I could find it still playing was Vue in Leiecester Square. As it was a Friday, we decided to make and evening of it by going for a meal first.
We got there at about 4pm and had a wonder around Covent garden whilst trying to decide where to go for dinner. By 5.30, we were really hungry and decided to have a look at the Angus Steak house in the Square opposite Vue (there are 2 Angus Steak houses in close proximity of each other but the one on the square looked bigger and better staffed)
The film didn't start until 8.20pm so we had plenty of time to relax and enjoy a meal with a glass of wine.
The prices were quite steep but I've paid alot more for steak so we asked for a table for 2.
The staff were really friendly but the tables were really packed tight to make as much room as possible so we asked to be seated elsewhere (at the time it was empty so we didn't see why we had to be sat right on top of a couple) They happily moved us downstairs which seemed a lot more cosy and the decor was nicer. The tables weren't packed as tightly either.
Our waiter was really friendly and knowledgeable and we never had to wait long for his attention. He searved us really quickly with our wine (we opted for the Chardonnay which was £13.99 for a bottle) and whenever our glasses were running low, he would appear to top them up without us even asking.
We decided to skip starters and head straight for the main. We both ordered the 10oz rump which was £16.95 each. I asked for mine to be well done and was informed it would take around 25 mins to prepare and cook which was fine by me.
Like any good Steak house, the sides come seperate and ranged from £3.50-£4.50. I ordered the fries and my mum had the mashed potatoes. The fries were perfect and really crispy and the mash was really creamy. Not realising that the steak comes with a small portion of side salad (its not stated on the menu) I also ordered a tomato and onion salad and mym mum got a mixed salad and we shared some onion rings (again, cooked to perfection and really crispy)
When it all came out (and it wasn't as long as 25 mins) there was loads! The steaks smelt and tasted great. My well done was still really tender and juicy but with the slight taste of chargrille around the edges and my mums medium rare was greatly enjoyed!
Once we'd finished (and we didn't finish it all) we were well and truely stuffed! No room for deserts unfortunately but they did look really good.
The service was great throughout with our waiter making sure we had everything we needed and wanted and making sure everything was ok with our meal and even though it was really busy by the time we got our meal, all the tables seemed to be getting the same level of service and the staff (of which there were many) all seemed friendly and un-rushed.
When we asked for the bill again, we didn't wait more than a couple of minutes. The total was £64.95 without a service charge which I think was an acceptable amount for great food and great service and a really nice (but cheap) bottle of white wine.
We left with time to spare so we had a little walk around the square to let the food go down. We didn't want to be falling asleep in the cinema!
Looking at other reviews, it seems that maybe there is a staff shortage.
I can only say that we ate relatively early and sat downstairs, we never noticed any staffing issues but maybe if we'd sat upstairs at a later time we would have done. With that in mind, if you decide to go, ask to be seated downstairs and get there before 7!
Summary: great for special occasions or really good steak.