A popular hotspot amongst A-listers, STK is known to serve up some of the best steaks in the city. Both Australian wagyu sirloin and skirt feature on the menu, as well as wagyu beef tartare. And for when you've filled your boots with the marbled meat? There's live music and dancing late into the night.
The 15 Top Spots for Wagyu in London
Whether you're a steak connoisseur, or looking to dip your toe into the world of wagyu, London's restaurants are serving some of the world's finest marbled meat. Imported from Japan, Australia and the Highlands, the beef is graded using numbers and letters (with the highest numbers correlating to the best quality produce). From luxury tacos and sandos, to tender fillet steaks and beastly 1kg feasts - check out our guide to the top London restaurant's serving wagyu here.
With venues on Threadneedle Street and Victoria Street, M Restaurant is known to showcase some of the world's finest cuts of premium meat. The first European eatery to serve grade 10 ++ Kobe beef, diners can sample both Japanese offerings from Hyogo as well as cuts imported all the way from Australia at this stunning spot.
Vintry & Mercer is the luxury hotel located just a short stroll away from St Paul's Cathedral. Offering three different eateries, it's the sultry Japanese restaurant Vintry Izakaya that comes up trumps in the marbled meat department. Head here to feast on wagyu steak sandos topped with tonkatsu sauce and Asian slaw.
Owned by Britain's most famous potty-mouthed chef, Lucky Cat is a Shanghai-inspired Mayfair restaurant. The menu here is made up of a selection of premium small plates, ranging from Burmese crab masala to Szechuan chilli beef and A3 Japanese wagyu.
Offering a unique DIY experience, this hidden Islington gem specialises in all things wagyu. Doing away with the pomp and ceremony of some of West London's flashier spots, Hot Stone comes complete with a welcoming atmosphere, open kitchen and at-the-table cooking. The menu includes A5 Japanese wagyu (the best of the best), served with king prawn, truffle and caviar.
Nobu is no stranger to creating premium dishes (with premium price tags), and their Shoreditch outpost is no different. Serving grade A5 wagyu, diners can choose from a range of preparation techniques, from tacos to tataki or as a straight-up steak.
With restaurants in Mayfair, Canary Wharf and Fitzrovia, Roka is a favourite amongst well-heeled city slickers and visitors to London alike. Relax in elegant contemporary surroundings whilst feasting on the sumptuous premium tasting menu which includes wagyu gunkan and a 100g grade A4 wagyu steak, served with wasabi ponzu sauce and eryngii mushrooms.
One of Fitzrovia's original party spots, Crazy Bear is adorned with rich velvets, modern artwork and gold furnishings. The menu here is as extravagant as the interiors, boasting dishes such as the seabass suzuki, native lobster tails and Australian wagyu beef sirloin, served in a teriyaki sauce.
Handing the reins over to the diners, Hot May is the Knightsbridge restaurant celebrating all things Chinese hot pot cuisine. Using 6-hour broth as a base, the authentic dish can be built using a variety of dipping sauces, meats and seafood. For the ultimate experience, opt to include the Scottish Highland full blood wagyu.
Situated a stone's throw away from Brixton station, The Courtesan is bringing a slice of Chinese opulence to the heart of South London. Boasting live music and performance on the weekend and a menu of Asian-inspired cocktails, the real star of the show here is the wagyu and ribeye bao - served in a fluffy bun with Japanese mayonnaise and crisp lettuce.
From the same team behind Bone Daddies, Flesh & Buns is the Japanese izakaya restaurant with sultry interiors straight out of a Bond film. Their namesake flesh & buns dishes are crammed with salmon teriyaki, crispy piglet belly and wagyu rump steak. Oh, and there's a 'press for pisco' button.
Want to sample this rare meat without the hefty price tag? Head down to Soho spot ICHIBUNS for some seriously luxe burgers. Blending high-quality Angus beef with the wagyu variety - these babies are bursting with flavour and priced at only £13.50, they're a bargain too.
Located 38 floors above the City, Sushi Samba is famed for its panoramic views and striking interiors. Serving up a Japanese-inspired menu of sashimi, seviche and tiradito, wagyu also features heavily across the menu. Whether you're in the mood for some luxe beef gyoza, or the 1kg Kobe beef ishiyaki (priced at a cool £1000), this place is pulling out all the stops.
Combining traditional Chinese and Japanese dishes with a contemporary approach, Mei Ume is one of London's top spots for Asian cuisine. The wok-fried wagyu beef keeps things simple, served with only oyster sauce, ginger and spring onion - letting the marbled meat do all the talking (and trust us, it's got a lot to say).
A mainstay on W1's swanky restaurant scene, Sexy Fish is just about as bougie as they come. Whilst better-known for their uber-fresh sashimi and nigiri, they also happen to offer a selection of prime beef, imported from all over the world. Served as either sirloin or fillet steak, their wagyu is graded A5 and is perfectly paired with one of the many vintage reds sold by the glass.