Invited to the opening of the Danish restaurant Mash in Soho’s Brewer Street. Soho has recently got a new lease of life with the opening of several new trendy restaurants. This is one of them.
Situated in a basement, it is worth visiting if only for the original and amazing Art Deco décor. I presume it used to be part of the Regent Palace Hotel.
The look is very much of a modern New York-style steakhouse with lots of red and black. The special reason or perhaps its uniqueness is that the owners are Danish, and apparently this will make a difference to the atmosphere and service.
A big, and welcoming bar forms the first part of the enormous space. Two show cases, presumably refrigerated have different cuts of steak on display, and divide the bar area from the main restaurant. Seats, it can take 370 covers, are in booths.
Although the name MASH is supposed to stand for Modern American Steak House there is also a choice of meat from Denmark, Uruguay, and Australia. What about Scottish beef? Isn’t it supposed to be the best?
Prices start from £25 for an American steak with fries and go up to a Porterhouse at £95.00. The latter is fortunately for two to three sharing!
A small selection of alternatives include guinea fowl, rack of lamb and the inevitable burger. There are also three fish dishes although vegetarians don’t seem to be catered for and will have a problem!
Most starters come in at £10.00 as do desserts and cheese.
As befitting a large space given over to the bar area, cocktails feature on the drinks menu. A plus point is that there are quite a few wines by the glass. If steak doesn’t rock your boat, you can still drop in for a drink.
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