Steak in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

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This lovely brasserie builds on the extensive experience of its founders (of Hawksmoor fame), who always put the quality of their ingredients centre stage. You can therefore expect succulent dry-aged steaks from Ginger Pig beef, slow-cooked ribs, fried chicken and terrific Sunday roasts. The atmosphere is cosy, inviting and relaxed, and staff are chummy. Vegetarians and vegans are well catered for.

There are good-value set meals at lunchtime and early evening on weekdays (two/three courses for £15/18), and it's BYO beer on Mondays and BYO wine on Tuesdays.