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Moo Cantina Cobb St.

© Rob Greig
City

‘The best steaks in the city,’ the website reckons. With a shopfront hardly bigger than a cow’s backside, it’s no wonder that Moo! talks itself up so forcefully. The grand claims might also be influenced by this bar-restaurant’s Square Mile location, where a little brashness fits right in. Inside, it looks the part; compact and characterful (thanks to chatty staff), the venue does everything you want of a good steakhouse. The decor of brick, wood and leather might almost be used as a visual guide to steak cooking times. The punchy menu offers just three steak cuts (all served with either fries or salad). A handful of other mains include sausages and Italian-inspired breaded steaks. Among the five lomitos (sandwiches) is the bells-and-whistles ‘potro’. Ham, mozzarella, egg and salad snuggling up to Argentinian rump inside a ciabatta should be worthy of multiple exclamation marks, but the steak disappointed a little. The sausage and roasted pepper filling of the restaurant’s ‘famous’ choripán sandwich was much better, and deserved its mouthy tag; empanadas were excellent value.

Moo! also offers breakfast (heavy on the meat and cheese, no fruit in sight), making the most of the City location.

Venue name: Moo Cantina Cobb St.
Contact:
Address: 4 Cobb Street
London
E1 7LB
Opening hours: Breakfast served 8-11am Mon-Thur. Dinner served 5-11pm Mon-Thur, Sat. Meals served 8am-11pm Fri; noon-5pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Aldgate or Aldgate East tube or Liverpool Street tube/rail
Price: Main courses £5-£18

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Brandon

I was disappointed with this restaurant. I had a steak sandwich and was not impressed by the quality of the meat or the sandwich in general. I would not recommend.

SJG444

Great steaks ruined by slow service and the rudest waitress I have ever experienced. Will not go back.

vlbvlb

Two of us went to Moo! the evening of Sep. 21, 2011. We both had different versions of the very tasty and hearty Lomito Completo. Highly recommended especially if you're hungry and seeking good value. The atmosphere is unique and cozy. Last, the warm, friendly service alone is worth a visit and is a rarity in London. Moo! is an unpretentious standout in the London restaurant scene and worth checking out.

Lxs

overheard @MooGrill: in a few weeks (mid/late April 2011) they might be opening once again for brunch! recommended Argentinean "hangover recovery spa" for your Saturday mornings... Food is tasty & service very friendly. In early March 2011 I had my first Moo! experience: a (3pm) week-day working lunch. I returned this evening with my wife for another "Lomito Completo" (take-away). I recommend staying-in, as the ambiance and decor is relaxing and fun... and you will be warmly received!