Going out in London can be a bit pricey, however, STK have created an alternative. A way for ladies to enjoy a great evening out with some of their favourite things. Lipstick and Champagne. We headed over to Strand for not only the three course meal and champagne but the Fashion show from sustainable brand Naeco.
If you haven’t visited STK before think plush interiors, grand chandeliers and a lot of instagrammable moments. From the moment you walk in you are greeted by pleasant staff and a luxury ambience. I was taken to my seat where I was given a glass of Champagne and the menu for ordering. The Thursday night deal includes three courses and a glass of champagne for £30pp, cooked by Head Chef Dimitrios Niarchos and John Stawicki. My companion and I ordered two different starters. She had the Salmon Ceviche which was beautifully presented. However, I chose the Datterini Tomatoes and Burrata Foam accompanied with Basil Leaves, Olive Oil Croutons. It was my first time seeing yellow tomatoes and the medley of food together was a treat.
The Famous STK Steak
Unfortunately for myself I gave up meat a few years back but my guest ordered the famous Steak with French Fries. I was in for a treat with the North Sea Cod Fillet accompanied by potato rosti, peas puree, beer batter pearls and tartare sauce. You can imagine my taste buds were rife with anticipation. STK did not disappoint and the food was unbelievably presented. I remember my first mouthful of the Burrata foam just melting in my mouth. One word, Fabulous!
Whilst I was savouring every mouthful of Cod and sipping Champagne, DJ Dean Scorch started raising the music level. To my surprise I was pleasantly greeted with a Fashion show for male swimwear. Now the evening was really improving, Food, Champagne and Male Models. The male models used the restaurant floor as a catwalk and we were all lucky enough to see the new swimwear designs from the brand.
Sustainable Fashion from Naeco
Naeco is a sustainable swimwear brand, made from recycled PET plastic bottles and Ocean Waste. They are a British brand inspired by elegant British Tailoring and contemporary prints. There themes include, natural wonders, endangered ocean wildlife and Coral Reefs. Not only are they a sustainable brand but they also donate 5% of their profits to Ocean Charities and Organisations. They are saving the Ocean with Reborn fabrics. The Male models are not the only reason to fall in love with this brand.
After a successful catwalk the models stayed to wine and dine the guests. A lot of selfies were taken and then the dessert was brought out. Now I was so stuck for choice but luckily my guest ordered the New York Style Cheesecake (with Strawbeery, Coulis and Honey Kataifi) and I decided to challenge myself with the junk Chalice. It was a Chalice to remember and honestly one I did not struggle to finish. The Junk Chalice is suggested as a sharing dessert and it is obvious why. It is made of so many delights:
- Vanilla and Caramel Pecan Ice Cream
- Boozy Whipped Craem Popcorn
- Salted caramel Brownie
- Caramel Sauce
- Marshmallow and
- Candy Fliss
I was not sure where to start when it was placed in front of me but I knew how to finish it.
A Luxury menu for £30pp
After feeling totally full it was time for me to go home. I was super happy and content after meeting some lovely womena dn learning about another sustainable fashion brand. The food was amazing and so was the company on my table and all for £30pp. A luxury menu at an affordable price STK’s Champagne and Lipstick on a Thursday is one not to be missed.