SteaX Brasserie

Vauxhall

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American themed steakhouse fusion with Japanese kitchen.

Venue name: SteaX Brasserie
Contact:
Address: 3 St. George Wharf
London
SW8 2LE
Price: £26 to £40

Average User Rating

3.6 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:17
  • 4 star:2
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:9
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Steve B
6 of 6 found helpful

Wonderful restaurant in an amazing area, just on the riverside in Vauxhall. Very friendly team and great steaks! Try their coktails...

Ivetta D
6 of 6 found helpful

Lovely time - great service - great food. We enjoyed being by the river

David C
6 of 6 found helpful

I've been to other restaurants and their service was alright, but at Steax and the City the food quality was amazing and the service was amazing overall it was a great experience.

Paul B
6 of 6 found helpful

Wow, this is a true Steak House. Brilliant. They do an happy hour every day between 04.00 and 07.00PM... The terrace on the river side is fantastic. The team is very friendly. Nothing to say, i recommand this place

Greg P
6 of 6 found helpful

This restaurant is just amazing. I go there each friday, the steaks are wonderful, the service is really great.If you go there, ask a table on the river side.... And the bill is friendly... To try !!!

Jonathan C
6 of 6 found helpful

We have been here with friends three times since August and had great food. The steaks are excellent quality and perfectly cooked.  Also the chips are properly cooked through.  The price is also reasonable for food of this quality.  It is hard to find a such a wide choice of steak that is this good anywhere in London. The seafood (oysters and suid) were excellent too.


The service has always been extremely helpful and friendly. I am genuinely quite surprised to read of other people's experience and I wonder if the owners have taken notice of people's feedback on here and made positive changes.  So my advice would be to give it a go now because I think any issues they had have been solved. 

Simon T
5 of 5 found helpful

On their new menu, they have a Goulash... WOW !!! This is my favourite restaurant in London. If you go on Friday or Saturday, it could be better for you book a table... They are so busy.

Gary
6 of 7 found helpful

Like a submarine appearing out of no where, Steax in the City has pulled the same trick. I have stumbled across it from my walks through St Georges Wharf each day as I head to the gym (Ok each day is probably wishful thinking then anything else!). It caught my eye because the restaurant signage from a certain angle appears as SEX, but really it says StEaX... Anyway - you probably have to see it to know what I mean. So after closer scrutiny and confirming that some adult shop had not randomly opened in St Georges Wharf, I realized that it was the next best thing... A Modern American Steak House (MASH - which I believe this one is related to MASH in Soho). After tough gym session on Friday night, we decided to give it a go and take on some real natural protein as opposed to the usual powdery shake. Perhaps it was the first few weeks and the fact that no one really knows it's there apart from the locals meant that it was pretty quiet. It could also be the NYE hangover, but we were seated immediately. On first impressions, it a place that I would probably dress up for because everything is feels and looks really fancy. But being a local restaurant, I got by in t-shirt and jeans even though there were plenty of tie wearing restauranteurs, but I am sure that the dim lights help with that. The place has a full bar and the first menu that we got was a cocktail list, but we were keen for the protein so we requested the dinner menu straight away. The dinner menu had a good range of starters and salads, a range of fish choices, a burger and of course a range of steak cuts from Sirloins to Australian Wagyu beef. Each cut of steak was a priced at the minimum 100g and you got to chose the weight you wanted. The prices for the steak were comparable with Goodmans and from memory, probably a little higher than Gauchos (which I don't rate). My approach to trying new restaurants is to try something cheap and basic and see how they do with it and if they do that well, I go back for more. So I picked the Steak Cheese Burger whilst the GF (who doesn't go with my approach) picked the Sirloin (200g medium rare).. The steaks come with hand cut, double cooked chips as a standard and we also ordered the avocado salad and some bread for starters. The bread for £3 was nice but nothing to write about, the salad portion was small but extremely tasty and perfectly plated. As for the mains - my burger was excellent and couldn't fault it. I liked the fact that the burger had more than just cheese, but also had a heirloom or beef tomato (whatever it was, it was big and not some Tesco tomato) in it with red onion. In terms of the Sirloin ... it was delicious. I only got one bite, but it was the melt in your mouth kind of steak that was perfectly cooked (as requested) both in the middle and outside of the steak. It had natural flavors with no need for anything else. The cut was lean and there certainly weren't any left over chewy bits. So overall, the experience was on the more pricey end for a local restaurant, but I can certainly see this one being one that people would travel for and definitely a good alternative to a protein shake...

Antony A
4 of 4 found helpful

I have been her many times and is just getting better and better!!!!! Loving the new menu.

Alan A
4 of 4 found helpful

Fantastic, very nice evening. Nice position in central London. Nothing to say, just pleasure.

Rosy T
4 of 4 found helpful

I went their with my friends for a birthday party. Lovely restaurant and great ambiance. We'll come back, sure! Qiet expensive but very good.

Philip B
3 of 3 found helpful

We were invited by some old friends to this wonderful restaurant and we really enjoyed the evening.I had the best steak in my life absolutly wonderful and we will be back very soon.

Alessio V
3 of 3 found helpful

Went here for my birthday as a treat. I can thoroughly recommend it. The tiger prawn tempura was delicious, as we're the ribeye on the bone, yum! Good value for money and equally good as MASH—this is better value though and has a friendlier atmosphere.

Suzi C
3 of 3 found helpful

Very nice restaurant. Second time I have been there. Had the fillet steak on both occasions and it's very good. Best thing about the restaurant is the spicy beef sauce. I'd definitely keep going back to the restaurant.

Graham L

If you like your steak pallid and smothered in an unctuous 'herb butter' reminiscent of an Iceland Mini Kiev filling; then this is the steakhouse for you!

One of the disinterested staff members will show you to your table on arrival, where you will promptly be ignored for at least thirty minutes with only the cramped chairs and ostentatious decor on which to feast.  Don't expect a smile though, presumably they have some of the 'herb butter' on their teeth and don't wish to embarrass themselves.

Having visited twice, the staff have a magnificent record of being rude on both occasions whilst making a complete hash of our order on the second visit.  Latterly accusing my fellow diners of not being clear with their orders.  A cardinal sin.

The surf and turf I ordered from the set price lunch menu on my second visit arrived tepid and after about 40 minutes, which was a surprise considering there were only 4 other diners.  The 'surf' consisted of a hollowed out lobster shell, which had been half filled with what appeared to be macerated crab stick & mayonnaise sandwich filling and the 'turf' was a spectacularly lacklustre Sirloin, painfully thin, shamefully grey and smothered in the aforementioned 'herb butter'.  In the interests of fairness, the chips were actually rather pleasant.


The menu and website both herald the use of 'finest' ingredients, but don't be fooled, this is cash n' carry's finest wearing a disguise that even a footballer's wife would deem overly gaudy.  The number of spelling mistakes on the menu give an insight to the attention to detail here.


A mural of Al Pacino adorns the wall in the main dining room, to complete the parodical feel to this sham of a restaurant.

I'm off to brush my teeth.

Mike F

Very busy restaurant, nice service, nice place. Not too expensive. Better if you book before you go.

Peter V

Living locally I am pleased that this restaurant has now feeling at ease with itself. The staff seems more settled and the service has therefore improved, the menu has been adjusted along with prices and portion size and all is well. Our T-bone steaks were beautiful and the wine list very good. Rapidly becoming a regular haunt for us.

William B
1 of 7 found helpful

I have done work for Steax and the City and have yet to be paid. The CEO Danny is not of good character and I would advise against all doing business with him for credit in the future.

Den C
1 of 7 found helpful

We wanted so much to love this place, but it was an expensive and unpleasant experience from the start: from the mice running up and down the terrace, the unavailable items on the menu and the wine list, to the unacceptable amount of time to get the food. They even had ran out of bread. The staff was just standing there and ignoreing us. The bearnaise was cold and solid. To add insult to injury, they still put on the bill the starter they ran out of.

A real shame, especially at £45 a head.

Bebbie W
1 of 7 found helpful

Well where do I start.  Ordered two steaks, both with chips.  The chips, which were about a handful had been re-fried and were dry, and as for the steak, it was a very poor standard..My partner refused to eat it, which is a shock in itself.   Be aware that they have two weights for their steak... 100g & 200g.. we only found this out when our bill came.. which was 54.95,  for 2 x steak & Chips, a pint of Peroni, and a lemonade. Turns out we had a 200g steak each, which confused me, as on the menu it said it was just over £11, we got charged and extra £10 each for that crap bit of steak, hence the reason we didn't bother ordering another drink.  The waiter service was crap as well.  It was a beautiful sunny day so we sat on the terrace..3 guys just stood staring at us the whole time... inside of the restaurant is very nicely decorated, BUT..don't let your eyes deceive you.. next time I get a boat back to Vauxhall and I'm feeling peckish, I'll stick to the Riverside. I'll give them one star because they really don't deserve more.

Matthew
1 of 7 found helpful

Described as an "American themed steakhouse fusion with Japanese kitchen", although there wasn't much Japanese about it apart from a couple of the starters. One being a misspelt "Miso Soup" (they called it "Misu"), which in Japanese would be ミス meaning "Miss/Fail/Lose", which amusingly enough is precisely what they did. First came the drinks orders, for which we tried a couple of their classic cocktails, which were quite pleasant, but priced a bit above-average at £9 each. We ordered the "Edamame" for a light starter, and yet for some reason the waiter felt a need to bring a knife and fork for it. Now it's been a while since I lived in Japan, but I'm pretty sure they are of little use for extracting edamame beans. Furthermore, when it came to bringing us the food, the waiter did get a bit lost and had to ask us if these were our starters after having a bit of a wander round looking for someone who looked like they were waiting for a starter. On to the main course, the steaks themselves were actually very good, as you'd hope from a "steax" restaurant, but sadly it's not usual to dine on steaks alone, and the chips that accompanied the steak tasted like badly cooked "McCain Oven Fries". The "Asparagus with chilli" as a side was also pretty bland and tasteless. Following the perceived debacle earlier, we decided to skip dessert, despite still feeling hungry and both unsatisfied and dissatisfied, and promptly headed home to cook something else to make up for it. The meal came to an average of £38.25 each, with all diners only having 1 drink each, and including the 12.5% service charge. Note: They do not take American Express! I really wanted to like this restaurant, especially being in such a convenient location. Sadly the only positive experiences were that the décor was nice and modern, with slight Lady Gaga-esque chandeliers, and some (but for some reason, not all) of the staff were very nicely turned out in an elegant suit and tie. Unfortunately, the plain-clothed waitress we had serving us didn't seem all that attentive either, so I can't praise the service either. A very disappointing night.

Clive K
0 of 6 found helpful

Ghastly place. 

Great location but service the worst ever. 

Was served a bottle of white wine which was warm and ended up arguing with the management for 20 minutes before deciding to leave. 

Was charged for the wine and crisps which never arrived.  

Avoid at all costs!

mini_Natalie
0 of 6 found helpful

Interior and the location is amazing. But that's all. 


This restaurant's foods are not worth to spend money on. Moreover the staffs inside were trying to avoid customers when they were busy. I had to wait 30 min for one table for two person. And they were annoyed when the restaurants are filled with customers.

A F
0 of 6 found helpful

Noisy, smelly, rude, out of the way.

The noise from drunken louts shouting all evening is unbearable. The stink emanating from the kitchen suggests deep fry oil has not been changed in months, rude staff on the phone. Nothing around other than residential buildings. Not exactly an area for going out. Avoid at all cost.

Danny S
0 of 6 found helpful

Hi everyone,

Before you choose to go eat there, please pay attention all around the area.

I have been there couple of times as I know one of the staff who work there and the food is not that great, service is ok and most of them keep standing like bodyguard.. Most of the chefs are always on their mobile phones...

No sign to the rest room which is found upstairs, had to ask someone

Food and drinks was good but not extravaganza and a bit expensive, compare to the 2 other restaurants on the side( aqua&waterside)

The only thing which we really found nice was the hazelnut brownies, my gf loved it ..(she said it tasted better before,when we first came couple of month ago)

Except from some mice problem, and some unprofessional chef working there which I saw with my own eyes, I adore the interior decor, so one star

Real shame