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The Bull Steak Expert

#138 of 17,559 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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54 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4PD, England
+44 20 7242 0708
12:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Oslo, Norway
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292 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have strong ties to Argentinian cuisine, so when looking for a restaurant, one of the dishes I wanted was corn empanadas. This restaurant had them on the menu, and other dishes I wanted to revisit, so the choice was easy. We had decided to eat at a quiet time of day, which enhanced the meal for us. We received... More 

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santa Ursula
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on trip advisor to find a nice restaurant close to where I was. Found this one - excellent reviews. Nice cosy atmosphere with candles around the restaurant. Staff very helpful and a nice touch from the chef with a little on the house starter - small slices of rump steak on a small slice of bread. Cooked with garlic... More 

Thank kubula
Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst in London we went on trip advisor and found this restaurant tucked away in Holborn. You are greated with attentive staff and felt welcome from the moment you enter. I asked the owner what she would recommend which was the Brocheta, four piece of top grade steak. Cooked medium rare it was superb and very filling. We wanted to... More 

1 Thank MikeandLiza2015
Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a top quality restaurant for a South American steak. The choice on the menu is very good and the finished article was absolutely delicious. The dessert menu was equally as impressive. There is a very good wine list and the service matched the quality of the food. I would definitely recommend and would return next time I am... More 

3 Thank Crofton138
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this place. Staff were friendly, service was high. Steaks delicious. Wine list was ok too. Would go back.

3 Thank Stevie D
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98 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice small restaurant in Holborn. Very warm and relaxed atmosphere, excellent service. Very good meat: I had a nice Chorizo sausage to start and delicious a T-bone steak (bife de costilla) for the main course, all accompanied with a good bottle of Malbec. A little more expensive that what expected. All in all a good experience to recommend.

3 Thank Roberto L
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240 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We order 1.2 kg meat 4 pieces oh boy did we get full. Average prices, the staff was great. The bartender was good because the usually don't serve cocktails. The only thing I can complain about is, the melted cheese it was to small if you compare to other Argentinian restaurants.

3 Thank Nana P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

A fantastic evening with the husband. Food was fantastic. Service fantastic. Steak please....couldn't fault it. Delicious. Delicious!

2 Thank Helen W
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This is a small unassuming establishment from the outside but the steaks compare to anywhere in London. I eat out regularly for business and I was pleased to find this gem hidden very close to my office. The restaurant is small with tables split between upstairs and downstairs. It has the feel of a family run style eatery although the... More 

3 Thank adam r
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great steak! We had the 4 cuts of steak to share and all of them were cooked beautifully and full of flavour. Fantastic attentive service with a smile. We ordered two sides - sweet potato fries and spinach - which were a bit small and also heavily heavily garlic'd so beware! It's an expensive place but it's worth it for... More 

2 Thank cat89Hampshire

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$51
Steakhouse, Argentinian, South American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4PD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
  • Neighbourhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7242 0708

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Staying in Holborn

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Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit practically any taste or budget. With major attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House as well as popular areas such as Covent Garden and Soho all just a short walk away, Holborn is a smart base from which to explore London.
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