7 Places for Splendid Steaks

Scotch beef is some of the best in the world, but until recently there was a dearth of places using that ingredient to best advantage. Here are some of the city’s best purveyors of beefy delights.20140615_214006

Blackwood’s
The unchallenged king of Edinburgh steak places, Blackwood’s is spectacular. Using Highland Drovers beef to best advantage with their Josper grill. It’s the only place where I’d order fillet steak as their fillet has all the flavour of ribeye married with the silky texture of fillet.
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Chez Jules
Still home to the best steak frites in the city, Chez Jules also offers an excellent lunchtime skirt steak and a very decent steak tartare. The value on offer is hugely impressive making this a really tempting spot for regular visits.
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Earthy
You might more readily associate Earthy with bread and veg goodness, but their meaty delights are just as strong. Locally sourced beef is cooked to exacting standards to very good effect.
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Field Grill House
A newcomer to the carnivore scene, Field Grill House brings all the charm of their first restaurant to a more meat-centric menu. Sourced from local butcher Shaw’s, their steaks are of really pleasing quality.
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L’Escargot Bleu
Their steak tartare, made to your exact specification at the table, is as much a great piece of theatre as it is a phenomenally good dish. They often showcase specials of the more unusual cuts of beef, so can be considered a true carnivore’s paradise.
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Twenty Princes Street
Another place giving full vent to their Josper grill, Twenty Princes Street offers a great range of meaty treats, with their lunchtime steak sandwich a particular strength. Their signature city centre location makes their offering very compelling.
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Wildfire
With an atmosphere quite unlike you’d expect from a conventional steakhouse, Wildfire has a very broad appeal. Their steaks are very good and their approach understated and welcoming, making it one of the better places for steak in he city.
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