Beefy London restaurant chain, Black and Blue, recently rolled out a Fitzrovian addition to its portfolio of outlets. Hallmarks of this latest B and B include spacious outdoor seating, large slabs of meat at good-value prices and pretty decent service (if you've been to any of the handful of other Black and Blues, you can expect the same from this one).
Londonist was there upon invitation and were pleased enough with our filling lunch. Starters of crispy chicken tenders with barbecue sauce and butterfly prawns in crisp breadcrumbs (£6 each) were perhaps more gauche than Gaucho but nevertheless tasty and served with speed, while 600 grams of bone in forerib cote de boeuf (£30 with ample chips and a particularly — and surprisingly — nice house salad and some béarnaise and peppercorn sauces) hit the spot even for two full grown, breakfast-skipping men. Six quid seemed a lot for a chocolate brownie, but it was massive and came with an equally generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. We took a gander at the lengthy and fairly well-rounded wine list (which could do with a few more bottles under the £20 price point in all honesty) but, there for an early lunch on a workday, we opted for soft drinks.
The new(ish) Black and Blue is located at 37 Berners Street (at Mortimer Street), W1T 3NB. Visit the restaurant's webpage for details.