There’s something impressively bloody-minded about Popeseye. Not only does it refuse to serve anything but steak and chips, but it does so in a determinedly unshowy dining room where the decor – including scarlet candles, paper tablecloths and artworks depicting massed ranks of cows – feels like a throwback to the 1970s. The restaurant seems to pride itself on being ‘no frills’, and extends this policy to payment: cards are not accepted.
The only non-beef item is a fairly half-hearted salad of mixed leaves and tomato chunks. Everything, then, rides on the quality of the grass-fed, 28-day-hung Aberdeen Angus steaks. Three cuts (sirloin, fillet and ‘Popeseye’, aka rump) are offered in sizes ranging from 6oz to 30oz, and are accompanied by a great platter of condiments including four types of mustard. And they’re of a high quality – in fact the fillet is very nice – but not of such a sublime standard, in the face of strong competition, to elevate this place above the level of quirky neighbourhood bistro.
At one time Popeseye might have been a destination restaurant (and old reviews on its website bear witness to this), but it no longer merits a special trip.
|Venue name:||Popeseye Steak House||Contact:|
108 Blythe Road
|Opening hours:||Dinner served 7-10.30pm Mon-Sat|
|Transport:||Tube: Kensington (Olympia) tube/rail|
|Price:||Main courses £9.95-£55.95|
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To me it is simply the best staeakhouse on earth. And believe me, I have been to quite a few. The quality of the Aberdin Angus beef cannot be beaten. And the home made puddings are rather legendary. All my friends who have visited the restaurant absolutely love it.
Never had bad service here nor a bad steak - the happiest place on earth. Not cheap, but top-notch steak and in appropriate sizes, too. The best steak I have ever had. Incredibly reasonable wine list as well. Would heartily recommend to all.