Eat Here: Heliot Steak House, Leicester SquareBy Adam Hassanali
Heliot Steak House, nestled within the Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square, is a destination restaurant and late-night bar dining experience. Boasting globally sourced USDA prime steaks and an extensive wine list featuring over 120 options, Heliot Steak House has firmly established itself as the go-to restaurant in the West End.
Heliot Steak House: The Lowdown
Stepping into the lavish interiors of Heliot Steak House is akin to entering a luxurious Vegas casino, infused with the glamorous ambiance of the 1930s.
At the helm of Heliot Steak House are General Manager and Head of Wine, Salvatore Russo, and Executive Chef and renowned Meatologist, Ioannis Grammenos. Their passion, knowledge, and expertise in wine and meat have created a culinary experience that has established Heliot Steak House’s reputation.
Heliot Steak House: The Food
Specialising in award-winning USDA prime-grade steaks, Heliot Steak House ensures that all cuts are humanely certified, and free of GMOs and antibiotics. The menu features a range of cuts from around the world, including Nebraska, Argentina, Great Britain, and Japan. Each cut of the highest quality beef is aged for a minimum of four to six weeks to enhance tenderness and flavour. From classic steaks, such as Fillet, Sirloin, Rib Eye, and Dry Aged Rib on the Bone, to steaks like Argentinian Ribeye and the gold-winning Japanese Wagyu Steak Sirloin, meat lovers have a wide selection to choose from. Additionally, the menu offers juicy British steaks and a popular tasting board featuring three steaks from different countries for those seeking a variety of meats and cuts.
Executive Chef Ioannis Grammenos, with his Greek heritage as inspiration, craft starters such as the grilled octopus with roast baby potatoes and tarama to goat’s cheese lollipops with lemon curd.
Heliot Steak House doesn’t solely focus on beef; it also delivers exceptional dishes like the New Zealand lumina lamb rack with Pptta and raita or the roast baby chicken and grilled sweet potato with yogurt Sauce. Seafood enthusiasts can tuck into sustainably sourced salmon with orange sauce or grilled calamari with harissa oil, sourced from English fishermen.
To complement the food, Heliot Steak House offers a comprehensive wine list curated by Italian sommelier Salvatore Russo. With a selection of over 60 globally sourced red wines, 25 white wines, two rosés, sweet wine, fortified wine, Champagne, and sparkling wine, you’re spoiled for choice. The extensive drinks menu also features an array of spirits, beers, ciders, soft drinks, and enticing signature cocktails.
Hippodrome Casino, Cranbourn St, Leicester Square, London WC2H 7JH
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