Last week Russell and I went in search of succulent steak - and we found it.
Upon enetering, the new Orange Elephant steak restaurant on Fulham Road presented exposed brickwork, wood floors, pewter table tops and a framed theatre kitchen in full view ready to searve us seared steak - a reather impressive entrance.
The resturant has no menu, and instead invites guests to come for one thing and one thing only – delicious 12oz sirloin steak served with a special house sauce, a side salad and portion of hand cut chips for a very reasonable £20.
The veggies amongst you will be pleased to hear the restaurant also serves a pretty addictive truffle Mac n’ Cheese, and the serious meat eaters will be able to share a huge 1.3kg Tomahawk steak, served on the bone and packed with a sweet and rich flavour, for £80.
Named after the breed of South Devonshire cow from which the delicious steaks are sourced, Orange Elephants are the largest of the native British cattle, with their nickname deriving from their wide faces, big ears and rust coloured coats.
The steak is carefully sourced from independent British farms and has been aged for minimum of 32 days. Cooked on the innovative Big Green Egg barbeque's which uses charcoal fuel and is capable of generating an intense controlled heat, the cooking technique sears the meat while roasting and smoking at the same time.
We found this gives the steak a very unique flavour, unlike anything we've eaten before, with crisp charred edges, a smokey aftertaste and that all-important juicy flavour.
Paired with a good bottle of red, this was Thursday night perfection. Would we return? Absolutely, we just wish it was closer to home.