when the fab folk over at barclaycard freedom rewards got in touch before christmas, asking if there was an independent retailer i'd like to support during this crazy period, i didn't have to think very hard. i work just off of carnaby street in london's west end, and there are some uhhhmazing independent eateries in the area - we're literally spoiled for choice. but, mere moments from the office's glass doors, tucked away in between a sweaty betty and a random korean bar, lies the epitome of steak heaven; flat iron soho.
when i was introduced to flat iron last year through their chuck tuesday promo (free steak, not even a lie), our love affair began. since that day, i haven't stopped thinking about going back. my friends were in the same boat. so, when barclaycard gave me the opportunity to spend a gift card there - and take some of my work mates along for a delicious steak dinner, well... it was a christmas miracle!
except - we planned to go for christmas eve lunch. then there was a storm, and we didn't make it to work. so we had to reschedule, and weren't able to even make it back in til the 2nd of jan! we literally waited a whole year for this steak! well, let me tell you this; it was totally worth it. delicious dripping cooked chips, medium rare sirloin, creamy peppercorn sauce, all washed down with a fizzy rose lemonade... om!
have you been to flat iron? next time you're in london, do yourself a favour and pop in - charlie and the team are super friendly, and the service is almost as good as the meat.
*written in collaboration with brand*