STEAK – making the cut

Nusrat Ghani
MEATY: STEAK restaurant and [inset] Dr James Salisbury

Steak is one of the most popular foods worldwide, eaten in many different countries and in lots of different cuts and styles.

It is a meat people love and crave and usually what you might choose to eat when celebrating a special occasion.

You can eat on its own, with a sauce or just simply seasoned. It’s the meat that belongs to a steakhouse – as there is no such thing as a chicken-house or fish-house! Steak is the king of the meats…

We eat steak, not because it’s fashionable, nor because it is cheap, as it isn’t really any of those things. We eat steak, simply because it tastes so good.

Whether you like it blue, rare, medium, or well-done, the mouth-watering taste when the first warm bite touches your lips, and the feeling that you have when indulging in it, that is the reason we eat it steak.


“During the American Civil War, Dr James Salisbury created the Salisbury Steak and suggested that we should eat at least three of these meat portions every day”


So, where was steak invented?

Well, the word steak is from the middle of the 15th century and originates from Scandinavia, which is where steak itself is thought to originate from. However, it is likely different cuts of steak became popular at different times.

During the American Civil War, a doctor, James Salisbury, created the Salisbury Steak, made from a blend of ground beef and other ingredients, usually served with gravy.

Dr Salisbury suggested that we should eat at least three of these meat portions every day.

Steak has so many ways it can be cooked and such a variety of cuts, we couldn’t pinpoint when the first steak was served.

But now, in 2021, steak has never been so popular. We can’t get enough of the juicy beef and indulging in it with friends, family and colleagues.

At STEAK Tunbridge Wells we take care of the hard work and ensure you will have a steak that is crisp on the outside and soft and juicy on the inside.

STEAK is open Wednesday-Sunday

Call 01892 552 592 to book

Or visit:

17 Chapel Place, Tunbridge Wells TN1 1YQ

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