Thursday 10 May 2018

Steak Night at Longhorns Barbecue Smokehouse, Newcastle - New Menu Review

Any foodie will tell you that indulging in a good quality steak is one of life's greatest joys, they will probably also tell you that well prepared delicious steak isn't the easiest thing to find on a menu. I can count on one hand places in Newcastle that serve up steaks that pass my quality test! So when I heard that Longhorns Barbecue Smokehouse in Newcastle now have steaks on the menu I felt it my duty to investigate.

I get many questions on social media from locals and visitors to Newcastle wanting to know the best places to dine, and recommendations for restaurants that do a good steak pops up frequently, so I've decided I probably need to do some proper investigating to discover the very best steak in Newcastle!

Get nervous Longhorns, I'm a difficult lady to impress when it comes to steak night!

Steak Night at Longhorns Barbecue Smokehouse, Newcastle - New Menu Review

If you're a resident of Newcastle and have never been to Longhorns, where have you been? Bringing a taste of Texas to the Toon they serve up delicious British meats (locally sourced in Northumberland where possible) rubbed in their own special blend of spices before being slow smoked over a hickory for up to 24 hours (has anyone else started dribbling slightly?)  All of their sauces and slaws are made fresh in house and they provide the folks of Newcastle with damn good scran!

I've visited a fair few times and enjoyed fully loaded meat boards, burgers bursting with barbecued meats and, my absolute obsession, Pit Beans which I have to order with every meal because they're just so damn good! So as you can see I'm a bit of a longtime fan of Longhorns and very excited at the idea of steaks appearing on the new menu.

Steak at Longhorns Barbecue Smokehouse, Newcastle - New Menu Review

Steaks at Longhorns are 21 day dry-aged for supreme quality and a full flavour. Tomahawk, Sirloin and Rib Eye are all on the new menu so there'll definitely be a cut to take your fancy! Although I was very tempted to give the 16oz Tomahawk (£24.99) a go I knew it'd be far too big for me so instead opted for the 10oz Sirloin (£14.99).

All the steaks are served on a board completely covered in food so I definitely advise turning up hungry and rolling up your sleeves. I couldn't believe my eyes when my food turned up, alongside my Sirloin I had a grilled tomato and mushroom, fries, sweet potato fries (yes you read that right, two portions of fries!) and crispy onion rings.

Steaks come with a choice of a classic peppercorn sauce or, if you fancy something a little different, a jack cheese sauce. I love cheese but I can't say I've ever thought to try it with steak so I was very intrigued and couldn't help but order it. I covered my steak in a very greedy thick layer of cheese sauce and wow it was good! The perfect accompaniment to the steak and even better when I decided to dip my fries in it too.

Steak at Longhorns Barbecue Smokehouse, Newcastle

I'd asked for my steak to be served rare (I just can't eat steak any other way!) and was so happy when my knife slid through it effortlessly to reveal the delicious pink meat. The chef came out a few moments after my food had arrived to check I was happy with how my meat was cooked and, with a mouth stuffed full of meat and carbs, I gave him a very happy thumbs up before continuing my way through my mountain of food.

Now may be a good time to confess that despite having enough food to feed most of Newcastle I couldn't resist ordering a portion of Pit Beans (£4.00) on the side. I certainly didn't need them but I really did have to order them.  If you haven't tried Longhorn's Pit Beans I recommend you pay them a visit just to try a pot for yourselves because they're out of this world. House beans with maple syrup, ranch bacon and bbq ends they are rich and smoky and I'm desperate to get my hands on the recipe so I can enjoy them with everything at home!

Pit Beans at Longhorns Barbecue Smokehouse, Newcastle

If Steaks aren't your thing then the old favourites are still all on the menu alongside some very tasty looking newbies, I definitely want to try the "Hot Dawg" on my next visit and the "Mac and Cheese' has my name on it. My dining buddy went for another menu newbie, the Honey Glazed Ribs n Wings Sharer (£9.00) a platter of low and slow ribs glazed in honey, finished on the grill and served with slaw. I have to admit I didn't pay much attention to what she was doing because I was too busy making moon eyes at my steak but judging by the amount of sticky sauce covering her hands, the grin on her face and the empty plate, I'd say she enjoyed her food!

Longhorns Barbecue Smokehouse, Newcastle
Unfortunately the steak at Longhorns defeated me! I gave it a good go but I just couldn't get through all of that food, it's not often I leave food on my plate but this time there was just no way I could finish my meal.

Steak night at Longhorns was a huge success and I can't wait to go back and try out some more of their new menu.

Let's open up the debate, how do you have your steak served?

I received a complimentary meal for two in exchange for this honest review. 


  1. You can't beat a good steak can you! I fancy one for dinner now x

    1. You definitely can't! I love to have one as a weekend treat!

  2. When I ate steak (and let's face it from the age of 4 till about 20 it was all I'd eat!) it had to be cooked medium rare! I couldn't eat it any other way! My Dad likes his blue!! Katie x

    1. I used to order mine medium but now I have to have it as rare as they can serve it!

  3. wow! and on behalf of my steak-loving husband, WOW!
    This looks like our kinda place and that platter just makes my mouth water!


    1. HA HA!!!!!! It's a great place for date night that's for sure ... I'm yet to meet a husband who does't love steak!


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