Buenos Aires – Purley
A visit to Buenos Aires, the Argentine steakhouse, is like going on a journey through Argentina itself. Owners Cristian and Linda Barrionuevo sell a culinary adventure, not just food – though the food more than deserves its stellar reputation. The whole family is involved in the running of the stunning Buenos Aires restaurants, which explains why the standard of everything, from the service and presentation to the sourcing of ingredients, is so high; Cristian and Linda want diners to truly experience a taste of the Argentina that they love. The popularity of the Buenos Aires brand means that there are now seven restaurants in the UK, with exciting plans to open a branch in Linda’s native Sweden. Buenos Aires’ story started in Purley, where diners flock to try arguably the finest fillet steak in Surrey. A visit isn’t complete without a top tipple from the cocktail list – we love the Tupungato, which combines malbec with apple purée, strawberry and grape.