Some restaurants aim to impress. They're big and beautiful and you pretty much know from when you step inside that you're going to have an excellent experience there. M, near Bank station, is one of these. To start with it's vast, split into two by a staircase that seems to float down the middle of the room. The tables are nicely spread apart and there's a bar with cosy seating at the top of the stairs. I was invited to come and try the food a couple of weeks ago, so took Moosh with me for a feast.

We ate in the grill area of the restaurant - there's two areas - the raw and the grill, though dishes cross over between the two. We started with a cocktail, obviously - a passion chilli martini that was almost better than the version they do at Shoreditch House, which is one of my favourite drinks.

Then we had some nibbles.... puffed beef, caviar and goat's cheese, and venison salami. All absolutely delicious and clearly cooked/made from scratch on site. A particular highlight was the salami which was rich, and flavoured with juniper and pepper.

For starters we shared tuna with jalapeno and pickled ginger, which was so simple, but the most beautiful fresh fish, and delicious with the thin slices of jalapeno.

We also had grilled octopus, fennel, smoked tomato and seaweed. It was so good, the octopus had such depth of flavour from the smokiness and went excellently with the tomato and fennel. I could've eaten a mains portion of this.  

The third dish we shared was the least exciting. To be honest, it was a little bland and one I wouldn't order again. It was salmon with caviar, capers and cucumber in the form of a soup, which really didn't taste of much to me.

But M isn't about starters. It's about steak. They have six steak options, from six countries - USA, Argentina, France, South Africa, Japan and Australia - and each's steak is their top quality beef. The meat isn't cheap, but I think it's worth it. We tried the USDA prime steak from Creekstone Farms in Kansas (£49 for 250g). It was soft, meaty and probably one of the best steaks I've tried, especially with the chips and bone marrow sauce. We also tried a nibble of the Kobe beef grade 10* / A5 from Japan and the Blackmore Wagyu Grade 9** from Australia, both of which are considerably more than the USDA prime steak, but also even more tasty. And I'm not sure how many restaurants you can get this in, so if you do want to try it, then M is the place to do so. The sides of spinach, and baby gem, capers and buttermilk were excellent. I adore capers with anything and they went so well with the buttery baby gem.

For once we also had pudding. Moosh went for banana split with hot chocolate sauce which she loved, and I had the berry platter of blueberry meringue, strawberry puree and basil sorbet, which though not very seasonal, was all sorts of sweety goodness!

M is a real treat restaurant - take a date there and I'm sure they'll be impressed! Not only is the food wonderful, but the service was top notch - our waitress Magda was a superstar. They're also opening a new site in Victoria imminently which I can't wait to check out.
 M Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


  1. I've had both steak and raw from M and the steak side is hands down the winner when it comes to taste. Am glad you enjoyed, it's a beautiful restaurant! Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea's Passions

    1. Ah glad we chose the right side then! I really loved it, such delicious food.

      Rosie xx


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