What they say:
Unwind and feel the energy at STK, Londons latest female friendly dining experience brought to you from New York operators The ONE Group. Central to the STK experience is the bar; with a wide selection of beers, wines and an eclectic list of cocktails.
STK New York opened in Manhattans Meatpacking District in 2007 to rave reviews and a celebrity driven clientele. Jonathan Segal, British founder of The ONE Group, STKs parent company, explains the roots of the concept and why he chose to open in London; We did a small survey of friends and women said they liked steakhouses but were intimidated by all the dark wood and sombre atmosphere. Also, women dont want a whole cow on their plate. My family have owned and operated leisure businesses in the UK and Jersey for over 40 years and with our experience of the UK we have planned for the first STK outside of the USA to be a homecoming.
What we say:
When we heard that the STK concept was finally coming to London the buzz in the office was electric. Since 2007 celebs like David Beckham, Rhianna and James Franco have flocked to the U.S - from September you'll be able to do the same in Aldwych - and who knows who you'll bump into? The large central cocktail bar lounge is all theatrical lights and smoky mirrors. Plaster cast horns, curvilinear black platform seats and a black gloss and cream palette complete the STK signature look.
Complementing the signature interior are the signature cocktails. The Fresh Cucumber Stiletto is a good summer bet - muddling fresh cucumber with Grey Goose, St. Germain, lime and mint. The Miss Mable, named after the famous British burlesque dancer, offers up a mischievous mixture of Bombay Sapphire, Chambord and lime juice, with a sugar rim. The cocktail list is extensive - just be careful not to poke your date in the eye with the Cucumber Stiletto.