Field Grill House is Fields New Venture and Here is my Review
I am a massive fan of the original Field restaurant that has been open for a couple of years now in Southside, Edinburgh so when I seen that they were opening a new place in Stockbridge it jumped to the top of my ‘to try’ list.
Their new place, Field Grill House, has taken over the space that has been Buffalo Grill for many years and for the steak lovers out there that were sad to see Buffalo Grill close its doors in Stockbridge, you well be glad to know that the new field venture is a grill bar and steak is still the star of the show.
The interiors have had a freshen up and the walls have the same style of large animal canvas prints as the original field which is a really nice touch. We were booked for a 8.15 table two Saturdays ago which I think was the second Saturday they had been open and the place was pretty much fully booked when we arrived.
We were shown to our table and handed the menus and immediately served with a glass of mint water. We started by musing the wine menu, which has a great amount of choice and a good price range starting from £18 a bottle. We decided on a bottle of Corbieres and then moved on to checking out the food menu (which I had already drooled over online).
For starters we decided on the goats cheese panna cotta for me and Dave went for the scallops and pork belly. We both had to go for the 60 day steak to avoid major food jealousy with sides of buttered greens and chips.
Once we had ordered we were offered some beautiful thinly sliced homemade bread that was slightly warm and butter that was the perfect spreadable consistency, it is these small attention to detail that can make all the difference to the overall experience and really shows these guys know what they are doing.
There was a pretty steady stream of people coming through the door trying to get a table but having to be turned away due to no room.
Our starters arrived to the table with beautiful plating and style. Dave’s scallops were a lovely golden colour on the outside and cooked pretty perfectly. There was an element of piccalilli on his plate which added a nice element of acidity and savoury to an overall quite sweet eating dish. The pork belly was lovely and soft.
My goats cheese panna cotta came with little slices of fresh apple, a walnut crumb, micro coriander leaves and a drizzle which from the men I can only guess it was the truffled honey but ate more like a plum or fig drizzle with a lightly spiced note which was lovely. The beignet was delicious and added a great crisp texture to the dish. The goats cheese panna cotta was inspired, I absolutely loved it (and have totally used is as inspiration to a dish that I will share in a couple of days).
For the mains I had gone for a herb butter whilst Dave went for the peppercorn sauce. The steaks arrived with the sauce in a separate jug and the herb butter on top of the steak. There was way too much of the butter and after letting a little melt I removed the rest from the plate. The buttered greens were lovely flavour and well seasoned but the chips were a little disappointing for me personally and would have preferred a crisper outer and a more fluffy inner. We found then slightly soggy and borderline greasy. Dave’s peppercorn sauce was awesome.
Now for the 60 day aged steak which is of course the main event. The steaks were both cooked perfectly with a good amount of char on the outside and blushing inside. The meat was full of flavour and really did melt in your mouth. For a sirloin steak out was certainly superior to any I have ever eaten before. The negative however is it is almost to rich to eat. We both finished the whole thing but there was absolutely no chance of fitting in a pudding or even a coffee and the only option left was to get the bill and our plans of going for a cocktail after were replaced with a taxi to the train station and home for a belly rub.
Overall we really enjoyed the new field grill venture and will certainly go back again, just for a standard aged steak next time though so I could hopefully fit in a pudding which also sounded amazing.
The staff are great and have the balance spot on for attentiveness and giving you your own time and space. Our bill was initially missing the bottle of wine from it which we let them know and they were all extremely grateful.
Our bill for 2 starters, 2 steaks, 3 sides and a bottle of wine came to just over £90.
I hope the new venture goes amazing for the field team and I wish them the best of luck.
Food 9/10 (would be a 10 if it wasn’t for the chips)
Would I go back – absolutely