What they say:
Having left his role as the director of L'Atelier des Chef, Tom McNeile has now opened a steakhouse in Balham, proving to London's culinary circles that succulent cuts of beef need not cost an arm and a leg. Focusing primarily on picanha and bavette steaks - that cost between £12 and £14 - the team of chefs perfectly grill and season each cut, before serving it alongside a selection of side dishes and freshly made sauces. Rounded off by an array of reasonably priced fine wines and carefully crafted house cocktails, Arlo's promises its diners full stomachs and beaming smiles.
What we say:
Long gone are the days of only eating steak on a special occasion. Based on Ramden Road in South London, Arlo's has a refreshingly simple mantra, opening up great cuts and delicious flavours to every Londoner. The steaks will of course take care of themselves but it's the combination of these cuts with the inventive sides and sauces that's really got us excited. Think caramelised spiced pineapple, chimmichurri sauce and jalapeno mash. It'll be really interesting to see whether the affordable steaks match up to their ribeye and fillet rivals. Either way, keep an ear and an eye out for the name Arlo's.