Among London’s steak aficionados Goodman is known as one, if not the, best steakhouse(s) in London. Many friendships and relationships have been sorely tested with one camp pledging alliance to Goodman and the other to Hawksmoor. “Make love not war”, I say and “The more the better”!
Off late the battleground has moved from steaks to seafood and burgers, with the Goodman franchise opening their much lauded Burger & Lobster chain of restaurants and Hawksmoor responding in kind by expanding their menu to include burgers, lobster and hotdogs (for instance see my latest review on Hawksmoor and review on Burger & Lobster Farringdon).
It just so happens that I have a serious burger gluttonous fetish and it is these burgers that instigated our latest visit to Goodman City. Correction, that and our gluttonous fetish for steak…and lobster…and…oh well, you get the idea
This time we decided to try the following dishes during our visit to Goodman City:
- Pork belly, slow cooked and pan fried with apple purée (8/10)
- Tomatoes with Stilton cheese (7.5/10)
- Goodman rib-eye (9/10)
- Goodman burger with cheddar and bacon (8.5/10)
- Lobster Mac&Cheese (6/10)
- Josper roasted corn (8/10)
- Truffle chips (7.5/10)
After this visit to Goodman City the jury is still out as to whether I prefer Goodman over Hawksmoor. Generally the starters and side dishes at Hawksmoor are slightly better whereas Goodman pips by a narrow margin when it comes to the main dishes.
The overall bill at Goodman City came to £110 (incl. service charge, 2 mocktails and 1 bottle of water).
Overall rating for Goodman City: 8/10
(The overall rating is based on personal taste, opinion of ambiance and price)