Feeling a little second tier as a foodie and a London blogger, I finally made it to MASH for the first time last night. Definitely worth the wait, I enjoyed my special “Menu Relief” dinner of a three courses, including MASH’s signature steak and cheesecake, for £50 with £20 of the proceeds going direct to Comic Relief.
The steak – a dry aged Danish rib eye – was one of the better pieces of beef I’ve had this year. A massive starter course of charcuterie impressed as well and sides of commendable chips and a decent Caesar salad did not dissapoint. The cheesecake was worth saving a bit of room for too.
Adeptly accompanying my food was MASH’s own bespoke and exclusive 2011 “No Bull” Syrah. I loved this appropriately named and fruity Syrah from Charles Smith winery in Washington’s Columbia Valley. In fact, if I hadn’t already published my WOTM for March, this would probably have been my top choice. I’ll certainly keep it in mind and would be glad to slurp it again.
Maybe I’m stating the obvious, but if you’re not going to this “Modern American Steakhouse” (albeit a Danish owned one) for the steak, I don’t know if MASH is worth your time. My dining companion had an alright squid starter and the underwhelming and rather oily bowl of pasta. That said, service was on the ball and a lot friendly than you might expect for Soho. The expansive yet comfy Art Deco spread of a dining room was an utterly gorgeous setting for any meal. And if you are hankering for steak, you could do much worse in considerably less lush venues.
MASH is located at 77 Brewer Street, London W1F 9ZN. Visit the restaurant online at mashsteak.co.uk.
“Menu Relief” was a one-off for MASH, but related specials are on now until the end of March with hundreds of restaurants across the UK taking part. By dining out and donating to Comic Relief, you help people dealing with poverty across the UK and Africa. To find your nearest Menu Relief restaurant go to rednoseday.com/menurelief.
For more about Red Nose Day and Comic Relief visit comicrelief.com.