Miller & Carter – Muswell Hill, London
There are so many new restaurants opening in London every week, that you would need a lifetime to try them all. Obviously, some are more worthy of your time and money than others, and this is why reviews are so useful nowadays. You know I am quite the gourmand. This is how I have actually started this blog, called back in the day Eileen Cuisine, as an outlet for recipes tried in my kitchen. I still cook, but now I dedicate my time writing restaurant reviews too, because living in London is such a blessing to my taste buds.
Last week I was offered a complimentary meal at the famous Miller & Carter steakhouse, who opened a new restaurant in Muswell Hill. The location is breathtaking, as you would expect from an old church, reconditioned and decorated in a magnificent way. As you walk in, there is this sense of elegance and sophistication that surrounds the place, a mix between modern and traditional décor. The floating lights scattered across the high ceiling give this majestic vibe to the entire restaurant, creating an intimate atmosphere, despite the impressive size of the location.
The restaurant is divided into the main sitting area with lovely booths, as well as the bar area for drinks and snacks. The top floor is beautifully decorated with burgundy booths and leather chairs, and what I really appreciate is that the owner kept the original features of the church such as the stained glass windows, the arches, and some of the old stones, but added quirky elements to actually feel like you’re in a proper steakhouse.
We were quite full by the time we finished our mains, but we had to order desserts. The Miller’s chocolate hazelnut bomb looked good on paper, and even more beautiful on the plate. An indulgently rich chocolate & hazelnut ganache encased in a nutty chocolate shell and served with praline ice cream, zesty orange curd and raspberry sugar tuille. It sounds pompous, but this dessert has it all: splendour, that wow factor, and a divine taste. Definitely the right way to finish an amazing lunch.
With a reputation to maintain, Miller & Carter is on top of its game. The restaurant on Muswell Hill is not only beautiful and magnificent, it also delivers one of the best steak in London, whether your preferred cut is ribeye, fillet, sirloin, it’ll be as flavoursome and tender as the master butcher intended. Unlike many other steakhouses, at Miller & Carter you receive a full steak experience at a reasonable price. If your party is not keen on steaks, then they are in for a treat too, as the restaurant is looking after all tastes, equally satisfied by the fish and vegetarian dishes. The cellar is brimming with elegant wines to match your meal, as well as champagnes, cocktails and other tipples. This is the perfect restaurant to organize events or any special occasions. So, do you want to have the Miller & Carter experience? Head over to my Instagram page, as I have a little competition for you. Win a gift card to spend at Miller & Carter, because you deserve the best.