| Mayfair, Belgravia

The original Goodman and perhaps our favourite. When this superlative steak restaurant opened, it was hard to find a decent steak in London. That's all changed now - but Goodman remains a top place to either treat yourself or splash the company credit card at.

Restaurant details

26 Maddox Street, London W1S 1HQ
Nearest tube: 
  • Oxford Circus
Telephone number: 020 7499 3776

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26 Maddox Street, London W1S 1HQ


Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Andy Lynes Metro
Reviewed on April 21, 2009
"'So what don't we like about Goodman?' I ask as we head back to the Tube. The silence speaks volumes." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Mark Bolland ES Magazine Estimated score
Reviewed on March 10, 2009
"My rib-eye steak was huge and tender - the cow probably had its own special masseuse to produce meat this faultless- and the accompanying chips were good." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Jay Rayner Observer Estimated score
Reviewed on March 08, 2009
"It is in no way bad, and if you'd not had better you would think it was what steak was all about." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 5
Will Fulford-Jones Time Out
Reviewed on February 19, 2009
"... to thrive, we suspect Goodman may need to raise its game or lower its prices." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
AA Gill Sunday Times
Reviewed on January 25, 2009
"If what you crave is a good steak at a realistic price, then this is your place." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
David Sexton Evening Standard
Reviewed on January 15, 2009
"Goodman doesn’t look like a flimsy operation. It delivers what it promises. But it’s getting cold out there for everybody now." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Terry Durack Independent
Reviewed by January 11, 2009
"Nothing here is horrible or great, nothing rare or well-done. It's just medium. Sorry, not interested." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Zoe Williams Telegraph
Reviewed on January 06, 2009
"…overall the food is patchy, and the self-congratulatory proselytising ('highest quality’, 'our unconventional approach’, 'exceptional value’) made it taste even more medium-medium." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
"Richard & Peter" Harden's Estimated score
Reviewed on December 15, 2008
"So, all-in-all, a slighly mixed report. But if you want to check the place out for yourself, this handily-sited spot offers very reasonably-priced set lunch menus" READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Jan Moir Are You Ready to Order Estimated score
Reviewed on November 27, 2008
"Overall, I think Goodman will flourish. I think that lots of people will like it. In some respects, it’s rather like a comfortably appointed, grown up burger bar, but there is nothing wrong with that." READ REVIEW