Steak of the Art is a Bristol based company, and they've been doing the food festival circuit as well as running their Bristol restaurant, and I was pleased that they've opened a Cardiff branch. The interior impressed me, with its '60s style booths stacked on top of each other, a giant dalek, and a sporting-themed booth. We sat under some light-up horses' legs.
I had the rump steak (£14) with salad. My companion also had the rump steak, but served with sweet potato fries (£1 extra) and a helping of pulled pork (£2). As you would expect, the steak was cooked perfectly. The secret to cooking such perfect steaks is that they boil them in vac-packs before searing them in the pan to finish. My salad of rocket, shaved parmesan and cherry tomatoes was very nice, but although my companion like the sweet potato fries, she found the pulled pork to be over-seasoned, commenting "all I can taste is salt", and it was a very small helping.
For dessert, I just had a coffee, and my companion had a chocolate mousse (£5) which she enjoyed very much. Alongside the dessert selections on the menu were written suggested cocktails to accompany them, all of the overly-sweet variety, loaded with syrups. We gave them a miss.
A sneaky loo snap, to show you the blue glowing sinks and hoof prints on the floor, as well as my outfit!
Our bill came to £43, including a glass of house white wine and a diet coke too. We agreed that our respective menfolk would have found the portions on the small side and not felt it was value for money.
As a novely I think this place will do well, and there were lots of families there on our Sunday daytime visit. I'm not sure that I'd personally go back, as I feel there are places that offer much better value for money, especially on a hungry day.
This was an undercover visit - Steak of the Art didn't know I was doing a review, and I paid full price.