As delicious as the steak was (and a pretty decent size at that) it is important not to overlook the sides. The baked aubergine was deliciously cheesy and totally moreish. I really liked that they offered a few different vegetable side dishes and didn’t just assume that everyone wanted chips. Having this option made it a really nice decent sized tasty meal without it having to be a stuff yourself silly occasion. Chips were of course on the menu though and, purely for blog purposes, I did pinch one of my sister’s to try. Cooked in dripping they had a definite roast dinner taste to them which was divine.
I wasn’t aware that pudding was even on the cards at Flat Iron so when the waitress asked us if we’d like dessert we all answered with confused blank looks. She then explained that there was only one option which was a chocolate and salted caramel mousse. We decided to share one just to see what it was like. The waitress brought up an empty cup and what looked like a big industrial squirty cream can and dished our mousse up from this at the table. It was creamy and smooth and came with a small dish of salt to adjust the salted caramel to your own taste which was a thoughtful touch. I enjoyed the dessert and it was a nice sweet end to our meal but the novelty of the way it was presented to us was perhaps the most memorable part of the dish as the flavour wasn’t anything new or outstanding, just a nice chocolate mousse.
Flat Iron may be a bit of a novelty but there’s no denying that even though the grub you get may be simple, it’s done very well and at an extremely reasonable price (£10 for the steak and salad, £1 for a sauce and sides £2.50-£3.50). It may not become a regular because I don’t exactly want to eat steak all the time but I’ll be heading back as it’s one of these places you want to take people to so you can see someone else enjoying the novelties that so delighted you the first time round.