The most important thing at a restaurant is Good food. It doesn't matter where it comes from as long as you like it. At Season Kitchen on Stroud Green road, the waiter unashamedly states that they look to get local produce but will happily source it from elsewhere if they feel it right. It is great to help the local economy and people but if the quality is not great then source it from somewhere else and then you are happy and your customers more importantly are too.
The mantra here at Season is to give you quality food when the time is right. Let nature take its course and provide you what it intends to and therefore, Season updates its menu with dishes and treats for that time of year/ or season.
Tuesdays specifically have developed here into their trademarked Cheapsteak night. I was not planning on having steak but seated next to us I saw two amazing pieces of meat and thought, easy decision, I'm having steak.
The normal menu was populated with vegetarian dishes and fish for the main courses and they all looked tasty and seemed right for the night. However, the sight of the meat turned my attention and therefore I stuck to that.
From the steak selection, I veered away from the usual Rib Eye and went for the flat iron. I have only ever had this cut before from The Flat Iron restaurant in London so went for it again. Laura went for the rib eye.
When they came out we were both shocked. My flat iron was not flat at all and was a plumb slab of meat cooked perfectly medium. Our chef had said he preferred his rare, but I was happy with medium.
Both steaks looked amazing. The Rib Eye was tastier and juicer as it should be, but the flat iron more than held its own. To compliment these we ordered a portion of chips and spinach and this was more than enough. Thick cut chips were floury and crunchy and the spinach had the buttery taste and was not over wilted. Delightful.
This restaurant is exactly what Stroud Green needs and what i need. Local and ideal for when on my way back home. It satisfies my hunger, my taste buds and not too bad on the wallet either.
I will be back to try more of their seasonal goodness and with a changing menu i am confident that everything will be tasty.
Season Kitchen, thank you for being you.