Although it's nice going for a meal up London sometimes it's nice to visit the local restaurants. I noticed that Cabrera had opened in Lee Green and saw it was a steak house. How nice would it be to have a good local steak house?!
My mum recently got a new job so thought this was a perfect excuse to go out to eat. The person I spoke to on the phone booking was lovely and polite. However, tables were booking up fast.
On arrival we were greeted quickly and show to our seats. Restaurant itself was small. Around ten tables. However, the decor was nice and considering the bad weather outside it was warm inside,
For starters we decided to get the mixed platter. This included chorizo, empanadas, bread and olives. The empanasas were nice. Basically reminded me of a pasty. I would of preferred if the chorizo was cut up instead of whole. Everything was nice but think £12.50 was a bit on the pricey side considering.
For mains we went for the 200g sirloin steak (£12.90) and for sides we went for creamed spinach (£3.50) and triple cooked chips (£4). Hmmm I have very mixed feelings about this main. The positives were that the steak was cooked perfectly, was the perfect size and tasted amazing. Unfortunately that's the only good thing I enjoyed. I was annoyed that you couldn't pick a sauce to go with the steak. They gave us chimichurri and pevre salsa. I didn't like it. I would of preferred a peppercorn sauce! Now the sides were the biggest let down. The chips were not triple cooked. There were hard. Not light and fluffy how the should be. And the creamy spinach.. Well this was bland and watery. I compared this to the one I got in Flat Iron and it just didn't compare at all.
We skipped dessert because we were at the right amount of full. Satisfied but pleasant. I hate when you eat to much and then you just feel sick and it ruins the whole evening!
I enjoyed my night but I wouldn't come back to Cabrera. There's other steak houses near me that are better. The little mistakes could be due to how new Cabrera is and I may try it again in the year to see if anything has improved but for now I will be spending my money elsewhere.