Soulville Steakhouse Chesterfield Review
I love a good steak so one night we hot-footed it down to one of our local restaurants, Soulville Steakhouse in Chesterfield, for a good slab of red meat. The Chesterfield branch opened after a successful five years for the Nottingham branch. The restaurant’s strapline is “Finger Lickin’ Food – Finger Clickin’ Music” which goes some way to describing the experience that you’re in for.
Soulville Steakhouse is themed all around soul music and so Motown tunes are constantly playing on the 1960s Wurlitzer jukebox which I happen to love – especially if it’s a balmy summer’s evening – and you can even choose your own songs. Each table is named after a well-known soul musician and there are pictures around the table of that musician and a biography to read which is nice – I love learning stuff over dinner! We were on Solomon Burke’s table who I actually hadn’t heard of before (ashamedly).
We love America, and Soulville Steakhouse is a bit like stepping back in time to the USA of the 60s and 70s. Inside it’s all exposed brick and mood lighting. The atmosphere is relaxed and the staff are friendly. But now on to the food!
I like my steak really rare (just show it the grill!) and it was cooked to perfection. It was just seared on the outside and pretty much blue in the middle which is exactly how I like it. It’s definitely nice to get something that is really cooked rare, rather than just medium rare. The meat was also great quality – prime British beef cooked to perfection.
There aren’t just steaks on the menu either, you can choose from plenty of other meat dishes like mixed grill and ribs and there’s also pasta and salads, if you want to go a little bit healthier.
Also – the portions at Soulville Steakhouse are absolutely huge. I personally think the portions were a little bit too big but you definitely get your money’s worth with a fillet steak (the most expensive steak on the steakhouse menu) coming in at around £18. I was trying to be good so ordered rice and salad as my sides but the steaks also came with HUGE onion rings so I ended up eating a portion of those. Winning.
Soulville Steakhouse Chesterfield also does a set lunchtime menu of two or three courses from just £7.95, perfect if you’re feeling peckish or meeting friends for lunch.
Find out more about Soulville Steakhouse here.