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Swiss Butter

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I ended up at @swissbutter by chance. If there’s one thing I don’t do, it’s queue for a restaurant, especially if it’s a viral spot, but I was in the area, and the place I originally wanted to try wasn’t an option, so I ended up here.

The concept is straightforward: beef steak (200g filet or rib eye), grilled chicken, or grilled salmon, with bread, French fries, and salad, all served in a bath of buttery mustard sauce, each for £19.

First up, the queue was poorly managed. We were told the wait for two people would be 15 minutes, but it took us 42 minutes to be seated. There are virtual queue apps that could be used to provide a better experience.

Once seated, the restaurant was packed. Large groups were seated awkwardly and uncomfortably in an attempt to accommodate as many people as possible.

We ordered a rib eye and filet medium rare, along with an additional side of chicken each for an extra £6.95.

It took 30 minutes for our (incomplete) food to arrive. The beef filet was softer than the ribeye and had a slightly better flavor, but the “flavor” came from the sauce that the steak was bathed in. The steak itself wasn’t the best quality nor did it have much flavor; however, it was cooked to a perfect medium rare, and you can’t really complain about the price point.

Was it worth the wait? No. Absolutely not. But for the price, it’s not bad. This is a good entry point for many people (students, teens) who have not had steak before.

Personally, I value my time more than money, so I’d rather pay double for a better service experience and better-tasting food.

There were issues with service. Our waitress forgot a drinks order, forgot to bring salt when asked, and forgot to add our additional protein order, so we couldn’t try that.

I requested the service charge be removed, and they asked why. When I told them the shortcomings in service, we were offered complimentary desserts, so we decided to try one of each.

The chocolate molten cake was really good, easily enough to feed two people. I wasn’t a fan of the French toast.

Is it worth the hype? No. Would I go back again? No. But for the location and price, it’s not bad. I’d go once the hype has died down and the service improves. If I factor out the long wait times, then for the location, it’s a decent spot—nothing amazing, but nothing bad either.

All food is halal. Alcohol is served. Beef is sourced from Brazil. Certificates are available. I paid for my meal.

Swiss Butter
5.9 / 10 Halal Food Guy
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Food6.5
Value9
Service3.5
Atmosphere4.5

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