Bentley's Steak House
The owners of this bustling family business, opened in 2014, pride themselves on the quality of their steaks and burgers. The meat is hung and aged on-site for 28 days and cut by Bentley’s expert butchers. Unusually for a steakhouse, there is also plenty on the menu for vegetarians to enjoy, and the drinks selection is equally varied and all-encompassing.
The compact frontage opens into a surprisingly spacious interior, attractively designed with bare brick walls, black leather benches and sleek wooden flooring. The welcome is friendly and the service fast and efficient, making a visit to Bentley’s a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
You might start your meal with a cocktail from the concise but varied list, which ranges from Mojitos and Daiquiris to more unusual tipples such as Creamy Dream (vodka, Baileys, amaretto, Tia Maria, milk and cream) and Boo Boo (Malibu, Archers, cranberry juice and pineapple juice).
Appetisers include the likes of Tennessee chicken strips with Bentley’s own bourbon glaze, calamari with homemade tartare sauce, and hummus with pitta bread and a salad garnish. For a convivial first course, opt for a sharing dish of nachos or the magnificent Bentley’s Platter of ribs, chicken wings, cheesy garlic bread and mozzarella cheese sticks with Tennessee and barbecue dips.
The steaks are all charcoal-grilled to preference, and the homemade steak burgers are equally delicious, served in a pretzel bun with salad garnish and hand-cut chips. The daring or ravenous might want to attempt the Empire Steak Burger – a tower of six burger patties topped with bacon, cheese and onion rings. The foot-long hotdogs are also good for a challenge.
Specials such as Carolina chicken and grilled salmon are as popular as the steaks, and the likes of macaroni cheese and vegetable burgers are hits with diners avoiding meat. The dessert menu is treacherously tempting too, with the likes of homemade crumble, chocolate and raspberry cheesecake, and sundaes.
A set three-course meal for two plus a bottle of wine is available for £49.95 and there is a weekly changing two-course lunch menu for only £7.95, served from Thursday to Saturday. With such quality, value and variety, Bentley’s Steak House is a restaurant not to be missed.