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Grain fed (corn fed) beef in London?

fongholio Dec 6, 2012 07:02 AM

I'm looking for a source to buy grain-fed (corn fed) steaks in London. All the beef they have in Tesco, Sainsbury, etc. is grass fed. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.

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    Harters RE: fongholio Dec 6, 2012 07:25 AM

    I'd suggest looking for somewhere that might be serving the ex-pat American community. Grain-fed seems to be something that appeals to Americans (presumably it's what they're used to)

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      brokentelephone RE: fongholio Dec 6, 2012 07:32 AM

      I've heard of a butcher John Wells in Surrey who sells USDA beef, and am under the impression that O'Shea's is the importer for USDA Prime (which he resells to steakhouses).

      Try O'Shea's and see if they'll sell you some (there are a few O'Sheas -- one in Knightsbridge, and another in Selfridges -- they are not the same owners so try both, can't recall which is the one I'd heard about).

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        zuriga1 RE: brokentelephone Dec 6, 2012 09:25 AM

        I think John Wells is still in business. I went to his shop about 5 or 6 years ago, as I was craving an American steak. It was delicious... and very expensive. I think his shop is in Horsley. I'll go Google. Yes, it is and he delivers. I'll have to remember that. There's a train station close by if anyone wants a trip to Surrey.

        There's a huge American community in Cobham but I've never seen grain-fed steaks in the Sainsbury's where they (and I) often do our shopping.

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        DavidT RE: fongholio Dec 6, 2012 11:27 AM

        It looks like the Goodman restaurant in London serves steaks from Nebraska. Can you buy meat from them?


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          brokentelephone RE: DavidT Dec 6, 2012 11:43 AM

          Loads of steakhouses in London sell USDA -- The Palm, The Cut, Goodmans, JW Marriot.

          They probably wouldn't sell you from the restaurant, but perhaps they'd give you the supplier?

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