Cuisine – Steaks
Food- 4/5 Service – 4/5 Ambience- 5/5 Value- 4/5
I have been checking out my local dining scene lately, so to start 2018 off, it was only proper I visited a steakhouse for dinner to start my year right. CAU Steakhouse is fairly local- a short 30 mins drive to Wimbledon.
CAU Steakhouse is an Argentine steak & grill restaurant with 3 locations in London( Wimbledon, Kingston and Blackheath). I have actually never heard of this place till I was looking for places to go and this popped up. It had really good reviews plus the menu was diverse enough, ok so they have churros and Dulce de leche milkshakes but this won’t skew my review in any way or form.
The Wimbledon branch is based in Wimbledon village, right on the high street and quite easy to spot. Décor is modern with a romantic ambience. It wasn’t busy so we had our choice of seats and we were seated quickly. I was super ready for a full 3-course meal so for starters we had the spicy beef and chorizo & cream cheese empanadas. I liked the later more than the spicy beef. Something about the seasoning of the beef I didn’t like.
For mains, of course, I had to go with steak, I had the medallions medium well with chimichurri sauce and fries. My restaurant buddy had the bacon & cheese burger with sweet potato fries. I think my steak was nice although I wish it had a little bit more seasoning just a pinch more. my steak also came more medium than medium well- I didn’t mind this but I don’t know if the medium well temp is not popular as there have been a few times where my medium well steak came more medium instead and this has happened in quite a few places (I may just go back to having my steak well done tbh). The chips were nice and crispy and the burger was good too.
Remember when I said they had churros, so for dessert, it was an obvious choice. Now I can’t remember if I had churros when I was living in Spain but these ones were slightly salty just a little bit but with the accompanying Dulce de leche sauce it was really nice.
Nice décor, good variety on the menu with budget-friendly prices. I did enjoy my food and experience there although I didn’t appreciate the slight wait at the end for the bill but overall it was a fab experience.
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I will have more restaurant reviews this year so stay tuned! I am also working on a food guide, you wouldn’t want to miss that!
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