Tappit Hen, the latest wine bar and restaurant from Davy’s situated in the heart of the City, has announced a new weekly Steak Night. Every Wednesday evening, meat lovers can choose from a selection of fresh cuts provided by the celebrated butcher and royal warrant holder, Donald Russell.
We popped along and found a very buzzy upmarket pub-vibe packed with city boys (it’s a stone’s throw from Bank station). The set menu is a pretty boozy affair, doing away with a traditional starter and kicking off with a complimentary aperitif – a glass of prosecco, beer or G&T. After that, all you’ll have to do is choose your cut. There’s everything from 28-day ribeye to a 350g sirloin on the bone and lots in between. Aside from that there’s a small sharing section where you can choose from either a 600g ‘Club Sirloin’ which has been aged for 28 days, or the 500g 21-day aged Chateaubriand that we opted for. Cooked to a perfect medium-rare, it’s sliced and served with a shock of watercress. A bowl of salty fries, token salad and selection of sauces completed the spread. We can vouch for the peppercorn sauce, béarnaise & chimichurri.
To complement the meaty main, a bottle of Davy’s Claret Bordeaux, priced at a very reasonable £20, is on offer. Far superior to many house reds we’ve tried of late, with just a touch of oak – it’s a classic blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc.
It seems only fitting that we’d round our evening off with a glass of port – the building was once the UK cellars of Port house, Sandeman, who we recently had the pleasure of visiting in Porto. In fact, the name itself, The Tappit Hen, is taken from a traditional 2.1 litre Port bottle. A history lesson AND a steak all in one night. What more could you want from a Wednesday?