Review // Rusty Cutter Beefeater

I love a good steak so I was chuffed to be invited along to the newly-refurbished Rusty Cutter Beefeater in Bedhampton. On a rainy Saturday afternoon, I popped down the A3 to experience it for myself.
Beefeater cow logo

Luckily for me and my terrible ability to follow my sat nav directions, the Rusty Cutter was really easy to find as it's just a few hundred metres off the A3. When we arrived, we were warmly welcomed and seated in a comfortable booth next to the window.
Beefeater decor
Beefeater menu
After checking out the menu, I settled on the baked camembert starter. The cheese came sprinkled with garlic and served with four slices of warm, soft bread. I honestly couldn't get enough of the camembert- it was so creamy that I didn't want it to end!

Whole baked Camembert Beefeater
Since Beefeater is all about steak, it felt only right that I order a main from this section of the menu. After much deliberation on the type of steak to get (Sirloin? Flat iron? Fillet?), I finally decided on the 10oz rump, cooked rare. It was deliciously juicy and tender, and every bit as bloody as I like it! The steaks come with unlimited chips, which you customise to suit your own tastes. Mine were plain skinny fries, but you can also have chunky chips or top them off with spicy seasoning.
Beefeater rump steak
For dessert, I chose the chocolate and honeycomb sundae which was packed full with yummy brownie and honeycomb bites. The perfect way to end my meal!
Beefeater Chocolate and Honeycomb Sundae
 Of course a restaurant isn't all about the food. The mood and ethos makes a huge difference and the Rusty Cutter had a great, relaxing atmosphere. I loved the quirky elements of humour, with cow puns galore and cute faux taxidermy. 
Review Rusty Cutter Beefeater
In fact, the decor was gorgeous- very modern but with subtle nods to the history of Beefeater, such as this display of 1974 Beefeater plates. 
1974 Beefeater Plates
Everywhere I looked, I could see tongue-in-cheek elements of humour. I think my favourite was this huge cow labelled with cheeky renamings of beef cuts.
Beefeater cow puns
Every member of staff I encountered was polite and helpful, making sure we were ok at every possible opportunity. It really makes a difference having such great- and fast!- service, and made the whole restaurant feel warm and friendly.
Beefeater Bedhampton
I had a great time at the Rusty Cutter. I definitely recommend it to anybody in the area and will certainly be returning! 
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4 comments:

  1. There was a beefeater right next to a hotel I was staying in down in Kent not so long ago & it was fab! The food was amazing :-) It didn't have the quirky interior however that this one does - I love the plates display.
    Claire.x
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  2. We always pop to our local beefeater for a treat. Such good value for money and never had a bad meal. Look at that steak!
    Sophie
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  3. I'm usually a massive fan of a Beefeater (we always used to go when I was a child!) but when I went in one a few years ago I was disappointed and haven't been back since. This has made me want to go again!!

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  4. I do like a good Beefeater meal and love their new branding (I assume it's new, I've only seen it in one restaurant so far) with the cool cow stuff x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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