Review of 'Spur Steak & Grill'

Well, we were off to the O2 to see Jesus Christ Superstar and looking for something to eat. We have tried many that is on offer here and only a few have shone above the others. In this case we decided to give “Spur Steak & Grill” a try as it had a reasonably good looking menu with steak and ribs - Have not had American for some time.

Luckily the place was not very busy but with the matinee letting out a few minutes later this was not to last very long. The interior is quite stereotypical “western American” with a birch canoe hanging from the ceiling, “teepee” lampshades, wood walls, totem poles on the wall, etc. We were shown to a spacious booth near the kitchen which was open to the restaurant and noisy throughout.

The menu is a whose-who of the stereotype of American food - Fried food prevailing. We started with the “Cheesy Nachos” (£5.25 for the “half portion” or starter version) which was quite good topped with guacamole, sour cream and cheese. The sour cream was particularly tasty and as a whole the dish was quite tasty if a bit bland.

It has to be said that the bottomless soft drinks (at £2.35 a bargain!) is a bit of a change from typical English restaurants and we took full advantage of it throughout despite having to help ourselves for most of the time (having been invited to do so). I talk about drinks at this point in the review as we had a very long time to drink while we waited for our mains to arrive around about 20 minutes or so after our nachos. Well, watching the people arriving was also entertaining in it's own way…

For the mains I had the steak and ribs (£17.75) which included two sides - for me the Onion Rings (mild and slightly battered - very stringy) and the Cole Slaw (big hunks of cabbage and other vegetables - very tasty). The ribs had a tasty coating but were quite dry and unsatisfying while the steak was completely different - juicy and full of flavour (though they did manage to mix my companion's and my steak cooking times). Interestingly they asked for what sauce we would have with the steak and I chose the mushroom sauce (quite tasty and full of mushroom pieces) but the steak did not really need it. My companion chose simply the sirloin 6 oz steak (£11.55) with her two sides being a side salad (great selection of veggies with a wonderful blue cheese dressing on the side) and fries (unremarkable).

Service was very pleasant but it did take a very long time for the food to come. The prices were OK and the food not bad as well – So, average all around except for the juicy steaks.

Rating: “Average, but who wants to be average?”

Review Date: 2012-09-22

Cuisine: American/British

Address: The Entertainment District, The O2, North Greenwich SE10 OBB ENGLAND

Public Transport: TUBE North Greenwich

Location: London (England) - Greenwich



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