The lovely folks at Steam and Rye recently invited me to try their new Hero platter menu. I’ve been to Steam and Rye before and have enjoyed it; it is very much a feel good experience eatery, perfect for groups and fun nights out with friends.
It is a unique dining, bar, live music and dancing experience with a classic Americana theme, this is not the place to go to if you want a quiet drink after work. Inspired by 1940s United States where the grand living of the Great Gatsby met the glamour of the Golden Age of Hollywood, where the Wild West and travelling shows met the young sound of rock’n’roll, Steam and Rye really goes full-throttle with it’s Americana theme.
The new Hero menu is yet another example of how successful it has been in showcasing a taste of Americana in London.
I took Mr WFD along as my guest to help me consume this mighty platter and it’s a perfect sharing platter for 2 people.
When the platter arrived I had an Enrique foodie moment as to be honest I was hungry and at that moment in time I needed a culinary hero.
I do not eat pork so I asked if we could exchange one of the rib dishes for something else and thankfully I was given extra chicken wings. Mr WFD devoured the pulled pork butt burger, he noted the subtle sweetness of the pork and thoroughly enjoyed the sandwich. I really liked the radish and apple slaw, which is surprising because I usually steer clear of coleslaw sides but thankfully this was not smothered in mayonnaise and was a great accompaniment to the smoked corn-fed chicken which had a deep smokey flavour. The skinny fries were moreish and went really well with the succulent BBQ chicken wings. If you love BBQ and you love meat then there’s nothing else left to say really, this is the meal for you.
The Hero platter is every meat lovers dream to be honest and you would be forgiven for singing as you eat because if you can conquer this you can conquer anything!
Make sure you check out the Steam and Rye Hero platter, the more of you that go the better as this is a place to party, sing along as you eat and be consumed by the atmosphere. The service is courteous and friendly and the interior is great fun, you will enjoy it as long as you are ready to have fun!