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    The most epic steak fail!!

    El Toro restaurant in Hammersmith...A little review for you

    Hot wings were ordered - missing the hot flavouring, they were too plain for mine and Viks liking.

    Steak was ordered with a peppercorn sauce...well the sauce didn't arrive until I finished my steak, and it was a mushroom sauce..I thought, I'm not wasting that, so I downed it, burnt my tongue (which still hurts now) and ended up looking special as I licked a bottle as it was the only thing that was cold.

    Vikpaws steak looked like it has been chainsawed straight from a live cow and was massively undercooked for how he ordered it, he asked for it to be sent back, only to get it back as if it has been thrown on the cooking slate for a further 1 second each side.

    I think everyone was disappointed as it promised so much, yet gave so little.

    The company and the jokes were nothing short of fantastic, but just the food was the let down.

    I hope the rest of the crew add they're opinions.

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    VikPaw you didn't order the Blue Steak by mistake did you - lol?

    I prefer my steak's Medium Rare with Peppercorn Sauce

    Wont be going there for one though..

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    Vik's mistake was that he swapped with me the steak they bought him first. It was a nice steak and nice and rare how I like it. The steak he then had to send back to be recooked was a bit mush but as ours had steaken so long to come out and everyone else had nearly finished he would still be there now waiting for the correctly cooked steak.

    The desperados were good though.

    Ben

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    I normally go to The Old Red Lion in Wellham nr market harborough

    The Old Red Lion Pub in Welham

    More of there Pubs around the country

    Choose your King Henry's Tavern

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    The sirloin I had was nicely cooked - but exceedingly dry. Just bad meat.

    Was funny the comments coming from Vik though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I had the 'handmade burger'. If 'hand made burger' actually came from a 'Burgertron 2000' then it would be accurate.
    Robots have hands too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I had the 'handmade burger'. If 'hand made burger' actually came from a 'Burgertron 2000' then it would be accurate. Dry bun, dehydrated burger and fries that, whilst cooked, were neither tasty or seemingly fully cooked. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for, and it was cheap. But it was cheap as in nasty.
    So you went to McDonalds then DB?

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    Went here for steak last Monday and had brilliant steak - I'd guess it's a bit far from Hammersmith and you can't get there with an Oyster card but if you're in the area, it's worth checking out :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by srochford View Post
    Went here for steak last Monday and had brilliant steak - I'd guess it's a bit far from Hammersmith and you can't get there with an Oyster card but if you're in the area, it's worth checking out :-)
    Previous years we've gone to Black and Blue, which is usually excellent.

    However I gather the SmoothWallers had a bit of an awful time this year - so might be best avoided if its going downhill.....

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    El Toro was a bit of a let down unfortunately - even with my mammoth platter of meat . If anyone's looking for an excellent steak restaurant in central London I can definitely recommend Goodman Steak Restaurant Mayfair City London A bit on the expensive side, but some of the best steak I've ever had the pleasure of eating, cooked to perfection

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    I felt so sick after my food. Was convinced i was gonna hurl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    Previous years we've gone to Black and Blue, which is usually excellent.

    However I gather the SmoothWallers had a bit of an awful time this year - so might be best avoided if its going downhill.....
    Some thought it was OK.. I didn't - service was even worse than usual (and you usually put up with their s--t for great steak) and I ordered a rare rib-eye, which was one of the worst bits of meat i've eaten in a LONG time. We all thought the fries they served with them had changed - RobF suggested to the waitress that this may be because the old ones were hand cut chips, and these are out of a freezer bag - went down badly!

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    The other thing about el toro is that the nice desperados beer we had is french and not mexican as you may think with the style of food.

    Ben

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    Just a bump as a reminder not to go there again for the next BETT show!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Just a bump as a reminder not to go there again for the next BETT show!
    It's been a year since we were there maybe its improved......

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