We visited Zoilo for dinner on Friday. We wanted to try somewhere new and we have recently discovered the Marylebone (close to Oxford Street for those unfamiliar with the area) food scene (we know it’s not that new but we didn’t really know about it before now). Marylebone village (as it’s called) is home to a large variety of different restaurants which we will be sampling one restaurant at a time! So keep an eye out for more blog posts focussing on food from this area!
Back to Zoilo – we selected this particular restaurant because we felt like having steak and our Google searches tended to point in Zoilo’s direction! The restaurant itself feels quite romantic with dark walls and dimmed lights. This would be a good restaurant for a date night or special occasion.
For starters we ordered the Provoleta which was a baked Provolone cheese, almonds and oregano honey. We weren’t really sure what to expect but as soon as we saw the dish we were instantly grateful that we had ordered it! It was delicious! The texture of the cheese is slightly like halloumi but the consistency is like a mozzarella in terms of the elasticity of the cheese.
We also had the spinach and goats cheese, raisins and pine nuts and the classic beef, grilled peppers, spring onions and olives empanadas. Empanadas are an Argentinian (and South American) speciality which consist of a fried pastry outer crust combined with a delicious filling. Despite being extremely delicious, we think that just ordering two of these was the right decision. Although, we were tempted to order two more, they are quite heavy and had we eaten two more it would have been difficult to enjoy our mains – the steak!
(Food photos as taken by us)
For our main we ordered the sirloin steak with a side. The steak was perfectly tender and succulent. We had the steak with some chimichurri (a condiment made from finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, oregano and red wine vinegar) which was a welcomed change from having traditional peppercorn sauce or béarnaise sauce with steak.
We were very pleased with our Zoilo experience and would recommend this restaurant to you if you are a fan of steak and want to try some traditional Argentinian cooking.
As always, please leave your comments below if you have visited Zoilo or if there are restaurants in London that you would like us to try!
Thanks for reading 🙂
The Bill: £65 (two starters, one steak to share, one side, and two diet cokes)
Food Value for Money: 70/100
Another visit soon? Yes
Overall Rating: 7/10
Reservation required: No
Number of visits to date: 1