|Monday - Sunday||12:00 - 00:00|
|Budget||Great Value (£15 - £30)|
|Nearest Station||Kentish Town|
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Kentish Town: 1 Minute Walk
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout
The restaurant is dedicated to offering a dining experience for all: affordable & quality steaks, with plentiful beer. Focussing on provenance, but using better value cuts, the menu shies away from loins, ribs & fillets, instead embracing rumps, flat irons & onglets. The drinks’ list is beer focussed, showcasing the best of the British brewing scene, whilst Head Chef Jessica Simmons also uses beer in a number of her recipes, inspired by her time setting up the kitchen at London Fields Brewery.
Alongside their steaks, the menu offers a range of beef dishes. Rare roasted rump caps are used in a salad with roasted and pickled carrots; salt brisket is served in a classic dish with leeks & mustard cream, whilst also forming the base of brisket jam nuggets; short-rib is the filling in a gravy soaked and cheese covered classic “French Dip” bun. For those not in the mood for beef there is Crispy Fried Chicken and some vegetarian fare from the healthy to the indulgent. Sides and small plates range from the classic to the innovative, including Duck Hearts with Devilled Mayo, Lemonade Soaked Aubergine Chips and Gnocchi ‘n’ Cheese with Jalepenos, a spin on the classic mac ‘n’ cheese.
And then there’s the beer! Craft ales will be sourced from local brewers with Fourpure Pils & a house beer available on draft. There will be beer and food pairing options, whilst beer flights will offer the chance to sample a range of brews from across the country. There will also be a range of wines and cocktails on offer. Beef & Brew is the brainchild of Jessica Simmons and Daniel Nathan. Jess has a huge amount of experience in the restaurant business, having worked as a chef for Angela Hartnett at both Murano and the Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room.
Dan says: “Jess and I share a love of quality, unpretentious food and Beef & Brew will reflect that. The most important thing is that we’ll have a classically trained chef, dedicating herself to the simple & indulgent.”
Cheese and wine. Strawberries and cream. Steak and beer. Classic combinations, right? When it comes to the latter, Beef & Brew certainly think so. Affordable cuts are the order of the day with rumps, flat irons and onglet on the menu, salt brisket and ribs of course, alongside some dreamy sounding sides (lemonade soaked aubergine chips, say what?!) and a hefty local lager and ale selection. There’s wine and cocktails too but follow their example and order the beef and brew pairings because these guys definitely know what’s good.