Goodman in the City is one of the best places to enjoy a good, high quality steak that has been carefully aged and cooked over charcoal to give it that distinct smokey flavour. It is carnivore heaven in a modern industrial setting with high ceilings, exposed pipework, dark wood and black & white pictures on the the walls. Goodman has two more venues in London – one being in Mayfair and the other in Canary Wharf which are well worth a visit as well!
The bar area close to the entrance invites a pre-meal cocktail before indulging into a serious meat eating frenzy.
Our meal started with the obligatory bread basket that included a very tasty crispy bread, topped with fennel and sesame seeds.
We skipped starters – even though they sounded fabulous – and went straight for the meat (which is all I can think of when I visit a steak house). Goodman prides itself with offering the highest quality of meat from corn fed USDA Angus Beef to Irish grass fed meat.
We both went for a rib eye, cooked medium/rare which was absolutely fantastic, tender and flavourful. The meat was well rested with the juices well retained.
Side dishes included a bowl of creamy earthy spinach that complimented the steak well.
The bowl of light sweet corn was a good choice as well.
And in my opinion, there always has to be chunky french fries with steak!
There was not much room for dessert except one scoop of very nice ice cream. To me Goodman is all about the meat which can be viewed at the back of the restaurant where it is aged in their very own glass-walled dry-ageing room.
The service at Goodman is always impeccible with waiters that are passionate about their food. They happily come to the table with a plater full of meat to walk you through the ordering process of choosing the right cut for you.