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    If you love steak then you've come to the right place. The Steak Appreciation Society website is dedicated to unearthing the best steak from around the world (but mainly from UK because that's where we live). We review restaurants, butchers and websites. We're always keen to hear about new and interesting purveyors of quality beef, so please get in touch if you have something to share.

Beef tasting at the Penny Black

On Thursday 21st November, the SAS gathered for our 8th biannual meeting, for a tasting extravaganza prepared by Wyndam House butchers and The Penny Black restaurant. A fabulous night was had by all, possibly the finest yet. Minutes for the meeting have been published. Beef & Liberty!


The sixth bi-annual Steak Appreciation Society meeting took place on Thursday 11th October at the small but beautifully formed Buen Ayre in Hackney, during which we introduced members #20 and #21. With burgeoning membership, finding a suitable location is becoming increasingly challenging.  The past two meetings have taken place at Hawksmoor Seven Dials and Hawksmoor … Continue reading

Hawksmoor Guildhall

The fifth biannual Steak Appreciation Society (S.A.S) meeting took place last Thursday, the 9th February 2012. Now into its fourth year, S.A.S membership is growing fast and we’re rapidly approaching capacity. Our previous meeting, held at Hawskmoor Seven Dials, was met with mixed opinions as to the quality of steak. The general opinion was that the steak … Continue reading

Pat LaFrieda’s Big App for Meat

As a modern day manual for carnivores of all strips, the new Pat LaFrieda’s Big App for Meat contains detailed information and helpful imagery on over 200 cuts of beef, lamb, pork, veal, chicken, turkey and duck, plus over 50 minutes of video demonstrating classic butcher techniques like how to french a rack of lamb. If … Continue reading

Steak joke

“I went to the butchers the other day and the butcher said ‘I bet you £5 you can’t guess the weight of that meat on the top shelf’. ‘ I’m not gambling!’ I said, ‘The steaks are too high!!!!!!’

Hawksmoor Seven Dials

The fourth biannual Steak Appreciation Society (S.A.S) meeting took place last Thursday, the 6th October 2011. Now into its third year, S.A.S membership is growing as a pace and following the recent ratification of our newest three recruits; it now totals sixteen of the finest carnivores our great nation has produced. The latest meeting took … Continue reading

El Obrero, Argentina

This place definitely makes the shortlist for future SAS meeting venue. Thanks to Uki Goni for bringing it to our attention.

Goodman, Mayfair

The third SAS meeting took place last week at Goodman in Mayfair. With membership growing steadily this was our busiest gathering yet with 11 members in attendance. New arrivals were Simon Fickling, Karim Halwagi and Charles Fraser. Excused were Matthew Howe, Omar Ali and Ross Mair. Excluded permanently was our ex-President Paul Brown who sadly decided he could not … Continue reading

Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecôte

For fifty years Le Relais de Venise have offered a unique dining experience where customers come to enjoy just one dish – a green salad with walnuts dressed with mustard vinaigrette followed by steak frites, served with a secret recipe sauce. When you dine at Le Relais, the only decision you need to make is how … Continue reading

East London Steak Co. Reviewed

Last week I received an email from James at the East London Steak Company asking what I thought of his wares. I responded by telling him that due to a technical glitch I had given up trying to order online. He quickly responded assuring me that any teething problems had been resolved and offering me … Continue reading


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