Tori Holcomb finds there is more than enough meat to satisfy her cravings at Roxie
When I was asked to do a review of Roxie – the restaurant of all things meat – in Putney, I jumped at the chance. Both my husband and I are massive steak fans and we were keen to try a restaurant that specialized in our favourite dish. Roxie did not disappoint.
Their website says that they are meat lovers and when they discovered how hard it was to find delicious, affordable steaks, their passion found a purpose. Well, this is certainly what they deliver: extremely tasty, good quality steaks, without a high price tag.
Rather than going in the evening, we decided to try the restaurant at Sunday lunchtime, with my parents, whilst our toddler slept soundly in his pushchair. On arrival, we were greeted by friendly staff, who took us to a lovely table by their large windowed front. The décor, with its wooden paneled walls and copper lamps, certainly gave you that instant rustic feel of a classic steakhouse.
For starters I selected the grilled boerewors (£5.50), whilst my father and husband went for the Thai beef salad (£7.50) and the grilled salt and pepper calamari (£6). I love my meat and the Boerewors were the perfect opening act, served with a delicious side sauce of chimichurri. My father and husband also thoroughly enjoyed theirs. The Thai beef salad came with a warning that it was spicy, which it definitely was, but that was exactly what my father was looking for.
For main, everyone unsurprisingly went for steak, apart from my father who chose the baby back pork ribs served with coleslaw (£14). I went for the flat iron cut (£12), which is something I haven’t tried before and it absolutely melted in the mouth, despite being cooked well done as I’m currently five months pregnant. My husband and mother both opted for rump (£13) cooked medium rare and were happy with their choice. My father certainly didn’t suffer from food envy as he was delighted with the classic sweet sticky BBQ taste of his ribs.
Finally, despite feeling rather full, we couldn’t resist sharing a couple of desserts and opted for the baked vanilla cheesecake (£5) and the apple and cinnamon crumble with ice cream (£5.50). Both absolute classics that satisfied our sweet craving perfectly.
Tel: 0208 704 5326
136 Upper Richmond Road, Putney, SW15 2SP