After a long day at a Conference we finally made it to Leicester’s famous Toro’s Steakhouse.
We were well received and seated immediately. Although the Steakhouse was packed to the rafters, with diners. Toro’s has a relaxed almost casual atmosphere with painted pictures of the various steak cuts and a guide to the Steak cooking colour guide.
Looking at the pictures of medium cooked steaks with its glorious pink interior, I was mildly optimistic.
Chicken wings served with Toro’s Marinated sauce.. Cooked well to the bone with a spicy zesty glaze. I took issues with the size of the wings.. All the wings were the cheaper wingettes with wing tips and not the larger more expensive drumette.
To the main attraction: Steaks
We ordered 6 steaks. A mixture of T-Bone, Sirloin and Rump steaks. (£11-£14 each steak)
Even though I had orthodox and conservative Gujarati diners with me, we requested that the steaks were cooked medium.. The steaks were served on a cast iron sizzling platter with chips and either pasta or rice.
One of the T-Bones had a slight pink tinge to it. Although it was quite thin and very grainy with chewy bits of gristle.
The pasta and chips sides were bog-standard ordinary. The rice was a soggy, lumpy conglomeration of poor quality broken rice and vegetables. We had requested some of our steaks to be topped with jalapenos and melted cheese!! Unfortunately, our steaks were served with neither!! Our helpful waitress realised this immediately and bowls of each topping were promptly sent to our table, although the damage was done!!
The quality of the Beef served at Toro’s is not premium (What would you expect at this low price point). The cooking of the steaks was inconsistent and this was ultimately demonstrated in the dining experience.
Overall, I left Leicester with a sense of injustice of overcooked steaks and insufficient sides. I think a remedial visit to Cona, Bradford is now due!
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