Restaurant in the UK: Miller & Carter

miller and carter

Steak. We love steak. Even after a lovely dinner when both of us are absolutely full, one of us will turn to the other and say, “you know what? I could eat a steak.” And we are usually not even joking, because we could always eat a steak. That’s how much we love it.

And when we do eat a steak we usually go to Miller & Carter. It’s a chain with locations all over the UK and I can only comment on the one in Harlow. That one is close enough to our house so we can walk, which gives my girlfriend the opportunity to have one of their cocktails. (Hint: they are delicious.)

Miller & Carter promises premium-graded beef that is sourced from British farms. The meat is matured for at least 30 days and hand-prepared by their butchers. And it’s usually pretty damn delicious. The service is always friendly and attentive and the steak comes cooked exactly the way you order it.

Miller and Carter

As a starter we usually take their ‘duo of duck parfait’ which comes with chutney and toasted ciabatta bread. But they also have ‘baked cheddar mushrooms’ and ‘chargrilled chicken wings’ on the menu and I recommend both those starters highly.

As a main me and the girlfriend usually share the Chateaubriand 16OZ with fries and steak sauce. But we can also recommend the 8OZ fillet. The meat is tender and melts in your mouth like butter. Exactly as it should. They also offer burgers, seafood and salads amongst other things. But why would you go to a steakhouse and not eat steak?

Miller and Carter

From the drinks menu I can recommend the ‘after eight-thirty’ which you should only take if you like mint and both the ‘strawberry daiquiri’ and the ‘chocolate martini’.

By then we are usually so full that we don’t order any desserts.

Miller and Carter

The only thing I don’t really understand about this restaurant is the lettuce wedge that comes with your steak. It’s literally that: a wedge. Of iceberg lettuce. Drowned in a sauce of your choice. Is it a palate cleanser? (Probably not with the sauce.) Is it a desperate attempt to feed the guests at least some sort of vitamins? I’m not sure. I just know it’s usually between my starter and my steak and it isn’t helping my hunger.


  • Country: England
  • Weather: It’s a restaurant…
  • Budget: $$
  • For further information: Official site

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