Flat Iron preps for Cambridge opening

Flat Iron is preparing to launch a restaurant in the heart of Cambridge in July.

The restaurant, with a seating capacity of 120, offers a concise menu centered around its renowned 'Flat Iron' steak. The steak is sourced from the feather blade, known for its flavour, tenderness, and juiciness when expertly butchered. The main course is complemented by a selection of sides, including beef dripping chips, creamed spinach, truffled macaroni cheese, and crispy bone marrow garlic mash.

In addition to the core menu, the Cambridge restaurant will feature a rotating board of specials. These specials may include dishes such as Scottish bavette, Flat Iron sirloin, and an upcoming burger that has yet to be unveiled. Notably, the burger will showcase beef sourced from Flat Iron's own herd located in Thirsk, Yorkshire.

A curated selection of wines will make up the drinks list, including Flat Iron’s own brand of Malbec, specially blended by the Flat Iron team using grapes grown in the Limoux area of the Languedoc in southern France. In addition to the wine offerings, the drinks list includes a range of draft beers and Flat Iron’s signature cocktails.

The two-floor restaurant is housed in a Victorian building close to Market Square, Great St Mary’s Church, and a number of college buildings. The restaurant interiors have been sympathetically designed by Clare Nash and Applied Studio, who have stripped the building back to its original beauty.

Speaking of the opening, Flat Iron’s head of beef, Fred Smith, says: 'Our passion has always been to source and serve the highest quality beef possible. Through our focus on secondary cuts, we’re able to make great steak available to everyone. We can’t wait to do this in Cambridge and welcome new guests to the Flat Iron family.'