Heliot Steak House is an award-winning steak restaurant located inside The Hippodrome, in the heart of London’s West End. In addition to the decadent dining to be had, there is also a wealth of entertainment available 24-hours a day. The 180-seat cabaret theatre hosts the best jazz, swing, soul, cabaret and burlesque acts from Wednesday through to Saturday night and the casino offers three floors of gaming with a designated poker deck.
The restaurant is named after one of the first acts to play at the Hippodrome, the tenacious lion tamer Claire Heliot, who was famous worldwide for feeding raw meat to lions on stage and was often described as one of the most thrilling acts ever seen.
The restaurant enjoys a rare view looking out into the casino’s three gaming floors and is a great place to relax and enjoy a meal in a fun environment followed by a show in the 180-seat music and cabaret theatre or a drink in one of the building’s six bars. Head Chef Ioannis Grammenos – named as the world’s first Meatologist – oversees the menu at Heliot Steak House.
All the steaks at Heliot Steak House are USDA Prime 3-year-old grain fed beef of the highest quality. Less than two per cent of all beef from the US receives the Prime designation. After starting with the best beef, the steaks are aged for a minimum of four to six weeks for tenderness and flavour, then the meat is trimmed and seasoned before hitting the flame-grill to be cooked to your liking.
The menu at Heliot Steak House offers a selection of dishes created for each season inspired by classic American cuisine with touches of lighter European ingredients used in the starter dishes, grills and fish main courses.
The highlight of the menu are the signature 28-day aged USDA prime steaks, which are available in nine different classic cuts including fillet and T-bone. Each steak is aged for between four and six weeks to develop tenderness and flavour before being flame-grilled to perfection under the watchful eye of Head Chef Ioannis Grammenos.
Diners can choose from a wide variety of traditional and innovative sauces, including blue cheese butter and spicy peanut butter, and toppings including roasted bone marrow and lobster tail, to complement.
The foie gras comes with apple puree, peach saffron and caramelised hazelnuts. The dish uses the mix of flavours and textures to create a delightful series of tastes supporting the main star the show the decadent foie gras.
Heliot’s grilled octopus with crayfish & charcoal mayonnaise is a dish not to be missed. The plate is enticing to the eye and the mix of the flavours combine well to create a seafood explosion in the mouth
Head Chef Ioannis Grammenos is starting a steak revolution teaching people to cook meat in a series of Meatology masterclasses that will take place throughout the year and which will educate meat lovers on how to cook the perfect steak as well as how to prepare the beef and use all the various cuts.
One of Head Chef Ioannis Grammenos signature dishes his Chateaubriand with crispy soft-shell crab, roast bone marrow and chimichurri sauce is a dish for any discerning steak lover. This dish brings together the land and sea to give you a variety of delectable flavours that will keep you entertained throughout.
For those not wanting to part take in meat Heliot also has seafood options we tried the pan-fried salmon with salsify saffron and Jacquart Champagne sauce.
The dessert menu is presented with a dramatic flair befitting the history of The Hippodrome, which was established in 1900 and has a rich history, playing host to stars such as Harry Houdini, Shirley Bassey, Judy Garland and The Jackson 5. Those with a sweet tooth can opt for the White Russian Cheesecake complete with smoky special effects.
Other opulent creations include the Charlotte – a delicate chocolate mousse served with dulche de leche ice cream & hot chocolate sauce – or the raspberry meringue accompanied by lemon sorbet & candy floss. Each dessert can also be paired with a dessert wine, chosen by the in-house sommelier.
With a range of around-the-clock menus to accompany the 24-hour mix of gaming and entertainment available in the venue, Heliot Steak House caters for all guests’ needs from midday brunch through to midnight steaks. This deliciously different dining destination offers one of the best nights out in London, a winning combination of high-quality steak and top notch entertainment all under one roof.
Heliot Steak House
The Hippodrome Casino, 10-14 Cranbourn Street, London, WC2H 7JH
0207 769 8844