There’s a lot to making a perfect steak that you probably don’t know. No, we’re not criticising you, we don’t know either. Which is why when it comes to planning a big steak night in, we turn to these meal kits instead. From steak and wine pairings, to bottled cocktails and feasts with everything from Galicion blond steak and half an octopus in pequillo puree, this guide has everything you’ll need to satisfy those meat cravings wherever you are in the UK.
THE MEAT KITS
Blacklock is a place that knows the importance of excellent steak. It also knows the importance of getting that steak into your mouth - wherever you are in the UK. That’s right, they’re delivering everything from 55-day-aged beef rump steaks with beef dripping chips, and a Sunday roast with all the trimmings, to their signature ‘all in’ box which includes a selection of beef, lamb, and pork chops, with some ‘chop sauce’, chips, salad, white chocolate cheesecake, and toothpicks. All you have to do is follow the instructions, and leave enough space for the cheesecake. Order yours here.
The fact that we can rewatch this iconic scene from Come Dine With Me, and still desperately want to order a Hawksmoor at Home kit should tell you all you need to know about the meat at this steakhouse. Their meal kits change regularly with things like a sirloin box which includes two British sirloin steaks, complete with peppercorn sauce, chips, purple sprouting broccoli, instructions, and a dry martini for two. Check out their website for more kits, including Sunday roasts, and prime rib.
Smoked halal meat specialists, and specialist meat eater (you), sound like a pretty great combination. Charred are delivering a range of smoked meats including smoked brisket, smoked lamb shoulder, and a whole spatchcock smoked chicken. And the best part? They come pre-cooked, smoked, and with a choice of things like charred hispi cabbage, roast potatoes, and corn bread. Order here for delivery across the UK.
St. John Bar And Restaurant
St. John’s new at home menu is the meal kit equivalent of Glastonbury tickets, or, you know, toilet paper in March 2020. This nose-to-tail restaurant is a meat fanatics dream, and it has a changing menu with things like roast bone marrow, braised duck leg, and eccles cake. Keep an eye on their Instagram, set an alarm for their next drop, and order here.
How does a monthly subscription with everything from smoked duck, and pastrami, to joojeh, and a Kentucky mutton shoulder sound? This halal Texas-style barbecue restaurant is delivering these boxes on the last Thursday of every month - so if you’re the kind of person who has an itching for a bbq every time the rain pauses, you’ll want in. And if the only thing you’re able to commit to at the moment is Married At First Sight Australia, that’s okay too, because you can get things like beef ribs, brisket, and spare ribs with their one-off meat boxes. Check out their online shop and order here for nationwide delivery.
This Knightsbridge steak spot is delivering boxes of drum roll please... steaks. You’ve got choices between things like ‘sharing plates’ which is essentially a box with four different cuts of steak, peppercorn steak spice, barbecue sauce, and recipe cards, as well as halal steak dinners for two which includes enough for a three course meal of burrata, ribeye and sirloin steak, and hispi cabbage. They’re offering free nationwide delivery, and you can order here.
We’re pretty sure Quality Chop House know what they’re doing when they release a ‘steak night’ meal kit that includes their house sourdough, a slab of beef, and the confit potatoes that have been the single most difficult thing to socially distance ourselves from. They’re teasing. And we’re okay with it. Because they’re delivering it, with a choice of additional wine pairing, nationwide. Sounds too good to be true? See for yourself here.
When you want to ‘make a night of it’ - and we mean make such a night of it that you momentarily forget that you’re sat in the same spot that you cried over the fact that you’d run out of sweetener this morning - The Full Goodman Experience might just be the meal kit for you. Why? Because you can start it with a ‘tipple’ in the form of a bottled maple old fashioned, followed by a three-course meal of ribeye steak, Argentinian prawns in chilli shiso dressing, mac and cheese, two cheesecakes, and a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon. If all that isn’t enough to cheer you up, we suggest deep diving into a Netflix series until you forget your name. Until then, order here to anywhere in the UK.
The reason we’re into Lurra so much is because it’s a nice place to sit, and their Galician blond steak is worth the trip. The reason we’re very into Lurra’s at Home Box, is because you get that excellent aged steak, alongside jamón ibérico, marinated anchovies, padron peppers, half an octopus with pequillo puree, grilled courgettes, potatoes with chorizo and aioli, and basque cheesecake. Which means, if you tidy up a little, and decorate your table with a plant or tea light, then you’ve got the whole Lurra experience, without the trip. They deliver Fridays and Saturdays within an eight-mile radius of their Marylebone spot, or if you’re further out (AKA anywhere in the UK), they’re delivering every Saturday. Order here.
This Marylebone spot is all about releasing your inner beast, which our flatmates would argue is something we’ve been doing for a while now anyway. If you’re into some seafood action with your steak, the Beast surf and turf box is the one for you. It comes complete with Norwegian king crab leg, three different cuts of steak, and their signature truffle sauce. The steak boxes start at £130 for a three-course meal for two, and can be delivered across the UK. Order here.
Home to the Beyoncé of brisket buns, this Southern barbecue spot in Shoreditch is delivering meat by the pound. Choose between things like a whole beef brisket, charred pork belly rib, and a feasting box for eight people. They’ve even got things like smoked cod’s roe, and jacket potato with mustard rarebit to have on the side, as well as sticky toffee pudding to finish off with. Order here for nationwide delivery every Friday.