Is Wild West in Southall a potential rival to Steakout?
By Shahid QaziHALAL STATUS Fully Halal
We weren’t holding out much hope with the cornily named Wild West; but needed to know how this place, as a ‘Steakhouse & Grill’, would compare against its nearest competition Steakout.
Admittedly our visit as half-a-dozen was from last year, so I’m going to try and collate everyone’s thoughts as best I can.
I have to though, we were quite impressed by the inside. With its huge extractor fans above and large comfy orange seats, this place at least looked like a steak joint.
We weren’t expecting such huge chicken wings, if I’m being honest. Just looked so good coming out all generously coated in a good fiery sauce; and being really nicely grilled meant that it was soft and moist with a crispy skin too.
So this was very Steakout, with the chicken wings, again being done really well, cooked in an iron pan on a bed of caramalised onions.
And yeah, onion rings, no doubt cooked from frozen, and garlic bread were plonked on top – both average at best if I’m being honest.
But this did come with a generous platter of Wild West rice, which is just seasoned, and plenty of salad, which made for a good meal.
Have to say that the beef patty in this busy-looking burger was one of the weirdest I’ve ever seen! Honestly, they look like lamb kebab burgers. But at least they are handmade.
It actually turned out to be a herb-filled patty, which is understandable when the quality of the meat is nothing more than average (but what do you expect with such low prices, right?).
The quality of the Turkey bacon was good though, with loads of salad packed full in there.
What was impressive was the cross-section which shows a medium burger, though one which lacked in sauce.
So this wasn’t too dissimilar to the Ameriacana which I found to be a little better thanks to the Turkey bacon and less of that ordinary patty.
And just to mention that it costs a huge 2-quid more for that extra patty.
And so we got down to business with this T -Bone steak for less than £15, lol! Now you may at first say, “Damn boy that’s a bargain!”
That is, of course, until it turns out something similar to what you’d find down the road in Steakout.
Annoyingly, the onions in this case weren’t even bloody caramalised, probably because the damn hot plate plate wasn’t very hot – what’s the point?
To make things worse, a mixture of watery chunks of mushroom and sauce were poured all over!
And with no side within mouth-shout, a seriously forgettable experience!
And so we ended up being forced to order potato wedges which were straight from the packet onto our table, no doubt
These shakes were a redeeming somewhat. Although they turned out with good flavour, some of us thought they could have been thicker. But they were full to brim.
In conclusion then, not bad for Southall. They are actually trying, bless em! The burgers weren’t exactly groundbreaking; but they don’t break the bank either.
Next time I’ll try the chicken options, as the wings, along with a shake and chicken burger, were good. That might just be the winning combo.
27 King St, Southall, London UB2 4DG.
T: +44 (0)20 8574 4222 | W: wildwestgrill.com
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11:00-00:00