Craving a big, hearty steak this month? Serious meat lovers will be thrilled to learn that SoHo’s newest steakhouse has just opened on Elgin Street, bringing Hong Kongers a sumptuous taste of the British Isles. Featuring produce from the archipelago off the northwestern coast of Europe, Steak on Elgin is primed to satisfy the cravings of carnivorous Centralites with a menu that champions premium grilled meats: think rack of lamb, tender bone-in ribeye and decadent thick-cut pork chops.
Steak on Elgin is the newest offering from Clayton Ma, who spent the past three years as head chef of private kitchen G7 Private Dining. At his new restaurant, Ma will showcase his signature east-meets-west technique applied to a classic steakhouse experience, drawing from his experience in prestigious kitchens around the world. After graduating from Culinary Institute of America in New York, Ma’s training took him to the Armani Hotel Dubai in the Burj Khalifa, the boutique hotel The Little Nell Montagna in Aspen, Colorado, and finally to Hong Kong with tenures at Nordic fine dining restaurant FINDS and Island Shangri-La Hong Kong. Finding his footing at G7 Private Dining, Ma helmed the Central private kitchen for several years before deciding to venture out on his own.
Decidedly more casual than G7 but with similar refined sensibilities, Steak on Elgin is a culmination of Ma’s varied training to date, with a focus on sustainability at the heart of the menu. To achieve this, Ma has scoured sustainable producers across the British Isles to offer the quality ingredients at Steak on Elgin. Menu categories dive straight into the premium products from the agricultural region, from pristine seafood caught off the coast of Scotland, to pork chops from the UK’s Wicks Manor Farm, and of course, the premium beef selection which highlights 100% grass-fed UK-native beef selections (think dry-aged filet mignon, rib-eye and porterhouse steaks).
The classic steakhouse experience is rounded out with a selection of sumptuous sides: there’s bagna cauda creamed spinach, hand-cut triple cooked fries, classic Yorkshire pudding, “Angel Prawn” crudo, and grilled Spanish octopus boasting a smoky char. For dessert, satisfy your sweet tooth with the tempting Grandma’s Boozy Trifle, or acquaint yourself with a variety of fine European cheeses instead.
A classic steakhouse experience requires a well-curated wine list, and Steak on Elgin’s selection is a deep dive into popular European wine regions: with over 350 bottles that, refreshingly, avoid the usual sky-high restaurant mark-ups. The wine list can be explored at leisure in the handsome dining room, composed of tasteful furnishings in dark leather, smooth wood and marble. With a modern ambience complemented by the traditional steakhouse feel, Steak on Elgin is perfect for an intimate date night, a company dinner, or, if the craving hits, a solo meal of pure primal indulgence.
Steak on Elgin is now open for dinner only from 5pm–1am (last order at 11pm).
Steak on Elgin, 59 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2627 0528