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Dec 6, 2012 07:02 AM

Grain fed (corn fed) beef in London?

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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  1. 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)

    1. 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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      1. re: brokentelephone

        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.

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

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        1. re: DavidT

          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?