London is heaving with delightful little tapas joints. A good thing too, since we love our little nibbles. So we were super chuffed when Zoilo popped up in Marylebone, which is sadly bereft of small plate menus (Donostia’s a notable exception). Even better, this tapas has an argentine twist, which means they’re all about the cows. Steak plates to share? Yes please. If you can get a seat downstairs at the kitchen bar, do. That’s where all the action is, and if watching the theatre of food preparation doesn’t make you hungry, nothing will. A larger party will probably be more comfortable upstairs though, which has a slightly more sophisticated, bar-like vibe. Whatever you do, save room for dessert. The dulce de leche crème brulee with banana ice cream is to die for.
My-oh-my, what a lot of meat! Broadway market may be increasingly chichi, but this endearingly-scruffy little Argentine steakhouse is still keeping it real. The sizzling parilladas heave under the weight of all the different bits of animal shoved on top and grilled to perfection. You can order individual steaks, but the shared mixed grills are much more fun. Go for the house special for a delectable selection of steaks, sausages, morcilla and sweet meats (perfect with a squeeze of lemon). Slather on lashings of the homemade chimchurri sauce and eat yourself silly. Don’t worry, the super-friendly staff are more than happy to pack up any leftovers when you really can’t take any more. Make sure to book ahead and watch out for the odd celeb, since even the beautiful people can’t say no to a good hunk of meat.