56 High St, Mold CH7 1BA

Tel: 01352 759225

Website: juststeak.uk

With neither me or my partner wanting to venture out on Valentine’s Day, we decided to delay our celebrations by two days to try and avoid the excessive two-for-one offers. The restaurant chosen was Just Steak in Mold, a carnivore’s dream.

Our table was booked for 5.30pm on a Wednesday, the only time they had, over a week before we were set to visit (had to be a good sign). A £5 deposit each was needed when booking.

Located on the High Street in Mold, Just Steak seemingly blends in with its surroundings, without knowing what you’re looking for, there is a chance you could perhaps miss it.

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As we arrived, the place was busy, every table full and a waiter quickly greeted us to take a drinks order and with a portion of popcorn to keep us quiet.

With both of us driving, we had to settle for soft drinks rather than a crisp pint or extravagant cocktails on offer (£7 each), the milkshakes did look tempting, but we kept it fairly simple with pints of coke and lemonade.

Now we were onto the main event, the food menu. Where to start?

Starters included, chicken wings, pork ribs, nachos and garlic bread to name a few, but we decided to go for the crispy king prawns in panko breadcrumbs with sweet chilli sauce (£5.95) and the burnt ends - smoked beef brisket bites (£6.95) a mixture of surf and turf to start with, them both being placed in the middle of the table to share.

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The best compliments I can give both of these dishes is that three quarters of them had been wolfed down before I remembered that I was doing a taste test, and was under instruction to take photos of the dishes. Ooops.

They were perfect appetisers - the prawns were gorgeously coated in the breadcrumbs, not too heavy nor too light. While the burnt ends don’t sound too appetising, the slow cooked brisket gaze a smoky flavour that melted in your mouth.

Now time for the mains.

Just Steak is actually not ‘just’ steak, they also do a range of monstrous sounding burgers and BBQ trays.

There are beef burgers, chicken burgers, a combination of both and even a vegetarian burger.

The Leader: The southern bird. A southern fried chicken burger served with the beef dripped chips.The southern bird. A southern fried chicken burger served with the beef dripped chips.

My partner went for the southern fried chicken burger, which was accompanied with some beef-dripping chips (£12.95). It looked good and from seeing her plate 10 minutes later, I can assure you it tasted good.

I went for an 11oz flatiron steak (£21), cooked rare (debatable, but how I like it cooked).

The steaks are served with peppercorn sauce and ‘unlimited’ beef dripping chips - although one portion was enough, there was no offer for a refill from a member of staff.

The steak was superb. Cooked just as a rare steak should be. It was very tender and went well with the chips and peppercorn sauce.

It was seasoned really well and went down an absolute treat.

The Leader: 11oz Flatiron steak, cooked rare, with chips and peppercorn sauce.11oz Flatiron steak, cooked rare, with chips and peppercorn sauce.

We resisted, but there were plenty of sides on offer such as onion rings, mac ‘n’ cheese, and sweet potato fries.

There was no room for puddings and with the options on a scanned menu (possibly changing daily), I will leave that mystery for you to discover on your visit.

Cautious of them needing the table back, we paid up and made our way home.

My only slight nag would be the service could have been better, however that might be me being picky having worked in the industry for nearly five years.

Food very good though and pretty reasonable.

Bill: £56.60 (-£10 deposit) = £46.60