When a restaurant launch invite popped into my inbox that listed mojitos on tap, you better know I said yes. New restaurants seem to be opening up in Nottingham every other day, and Son of Steak is the latest addition to Trinity Square. After seeing the venue being put together when out on lunch breaks, I was really excited to see what the restaurant had to offer the ever expanding Nottingham food scene.
When we walked through the doors, I knew this was the kind of venue I really like. The decor is primarily wooden, yet thanks to a wall of windows it’s bright and airy inside. There’s a lot of space and plenty of different sizes and types of tables – from intimate booths to tall stools. One thing I really liked was that there was ample space between the tables as well. I really do hate restaurants where you’re seated so close to the next table that it’s awkward!
As soon as we arrived we were brought our first (of many) mojitos to get the night rolling, and we had a good mingle with old and new faces alike before the food began to roll out.
The one thing that let the evening down for me was that the organisation was lacking somewhat. What we thought would be a more intimate launch turned out to be more of a menu sampling. This turned out to be great as we got to sample everything from breakfast to desserts, but it left us a little bit confused to begin with. I will say that the staff reacted incredibly fast in realising that their initial plan wasn’t panning out quite as they wanted. They helped split us into smaller groups and dished up more portions of food to make sure we all got to sample everything. Events are a learning curve, especially for a new venue so well done to the team for reacting quickly!
Son of Steak wants to revolutionise food service, by ‘doing things properly’. With the word steak in your venue name, the one thing you need to get right is your steak. They are aiming to take the focus of steak away from the size and cut and concentrate on the taste.
We got to try several types of steak, but my favourite by far was the Picanha and I’m definitely heading back soon to have a whole portion of it!
There is also a huge range of sides, from chips to garlic mushrooms and beef dripping gravy. As a northern lass and prolific lover of gravy, that gravy was my highlight of the evening. I could honestly drink it! Plus halloumi as a side order? I’m there! All of the sides worked very well with all the varieties of steak, as well as the chicken we sampled.
Despite a bumpy start, we had a fantastic night sampling the menu and having a laugh with some local pals. The staff kept the mojitos rolling and no-one had an empty glass!
If you’re looking to have good a good steak meal without paying through the nose, I’d highly suggest getting down to Son of Steak to try their menu and have many, many mojitos!