​​​​​​​Lucie Loves... Food // Mate date at Heliot Steak House, London


A Friday night with friends in London’s Soho, is always a good way to kick off the weekend. 

After a few productive drinks at Thirst bar, with Roz and Marcos, spent planning the itinerary for our upcoming road trip in California. Roz and I then went for dinner at Heliot Steak House, located in the Hippodrome Casino.


On arrival at the Hippodrome, Roz and I were greeted by one of their friendly doorman, who asked us both for ID. How flattering! It’s worth noting that you need to be 18+ to gain entry, and will need to bring ID – especially if you look much younger than your age.

Not being regular casino goers, Roz and I were slightly taken aback at how casual everyone looked. With this first impression in mind, we really didn’t know what to expect when it came to the standard of the food, if judging by the assorted clientele.


We made out way up to the Heliot Steak House reception desk and were greeted by a host, who invited us to take a seat at the bar while they got our table ready.

Heliot Steak House allows diners to overlook the rest of the Hippodrome. The impressive ceiling soars overhead and the adjacent balconies bustle with other Friday night revelers. 


Roz and I were handed a couple of menus and offered a cocktail to get started. I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to cocktails, and again, I didn’t want to get my hopes up… 

But, surprisingly, they were good. Roz went for the Gin Lane and I – a whisky lover – opted for a Gentlemen’s Julip.


We ordered a bottle of Berry Bros. & Rudd Good Ordinary Claret wine to go with our steaks, as recommended by our very accommodating waiter, Fabio.


Being a steak restaurant we thought it best to stick with what they say they are good at… Steak.

From the menu, I opted for the fillet steak and Roz chose the rib eye. We ordered a selection of rather indulgent sides to accompany them: lobster tail, sautéed spinach, millionaire’s mac & cheese (served with poached duck egg and black truffle), and a portion of triple cooked chips. MMM! 


We literally could not move by the time we’d finished! But, still, being the greedy pigs we are… we ordered pudding anyway! Because, after all, it would be rude not to test them out too.


Roz chose the baked Alaska and I went for the raspberry millefeuille. My oh my! They were so good. In fact, I think I ate mine and then proceeded to finish off what Roz couldn’t. 


With bellies full of the most extravagant comfort food a girl could wish for, we strolled off into the night. Happy. And didn’t eat again for a week…

The quality of the food and the service definitely exceeded our expectations. If you’re looking for somewhere nice to eat on a night out in Soho, give Heliot a try. You won’t be disappointed. Oh! And ask for Fabio,

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Photography © Lucie Kerley

Thank you to Red Kite PR for the invitation to review, and to the team at Heliot Steak House for a great evening.