City A.M. favourite High Timber has several things to recommend it. One: its Thames-side views. Two: its wonderful South African wine collection, presided over by the exuberant Neleen Strauss. Three: its steak. These are juicy, chargrilled slabs, served with terrific sauces on wooden boards with sides of onion rings and roast tomatoes. Perfect with a big red.
THE DOOR, 33 CORNHILL, EC3V 3ND
Now with a restaurant in the City as well as Gloucester Road, Square Milers looking for a great piece of red meat have a new option. This is also an oyster bar: we recommend starting with half a dozen and a glass of champagne before heading inside for a fillet of something Scottish or American.
GOODMAN, MADDOX STREET (MAYFAIR), OLD JEWRY (CTIY) AND SOON CANARY WHARF
Considered by connoisseurs to be the home of the best beef in London, this Russian-owned success story is set to open in Canary Wharf soon too, as the City’s love affair for vast hanging rooms and dusky, masculine interiors continues apace. Good burgers, chicken and fish, too.