Tomahawk Steakhouse, Darlington

I feel like if you were to imagine an ideal food scale, steak would most definitely make it to top-tier. However, if you're that person who goes getting it cooked to resemble (and taste) like a leather boot then I'm afraid you've lost me. Medium rare all the way.

As we’re all very aware, the Eat Out To Help Out scheme is officially underway. So, that now means for me that the scales will begin to rise again and the number in my bank account will fall fairly rapidly. Hey ho, food is love and food is life.

It has to be said that you can’t beat a good steak. Steak can often be pretty expensive, so I chose to save a visit to Tomahawk Steakhouse for when the chance of 50% off was a thing.

Because it’s obviously super popular, when it came to booking a table there was only 8.15pm left on the day I chose to go, which is a lot later than I’d normally have an evening meal but since I was so keen to try this place out it seemed like a fair compromise. 

My boyfriend and I arrived a little early so we sat outside to enjoy a drink while we waited. I’ve had a real thing (actually, more like an obsession) with margarita cocktails lately, so the Passionfruit & Chilli Margarita sounded absolutely delicious. That was going straight in my basket!

We didn’t have long to wait until we were seated and our order was taken by a really lovely waitress. As it was 8.15pm and we were ready to chew the legs of the tables, we went for starters as well as mains. Don’t judge.


The menu had a great selection of starters and mains – I was really impressed. I chose hoisin duck wraps to begin with as it’s something I hadn’t had for ages and really enjoy. When I think of duck wraps I instantly think of Buffet King in the Metrocentre in Gateshead – one of my guilty pleasures in life. Oh, how I miss it.

Back to the duck… it was delish and  came out of the kitchen super fast which I was very relieved about. I’m an avid hater of cucumber so I tossed that aside but ate the rest.

For main I chose ribeye steak as it’s actually a cut I’d never tried before. The price included a choice of two sides as well and there was plenty to choose from, such as french fries, mushrooms and tomatoes, mac ‘n’ cheese, beef dripping chips, salad, and loads more. I opted for the mushrooms and tomatoes and sweet potato wedges in a honey sauce with sesame seeds.

Being completely honest, the meal was average. My steak was cooked to perfection but I can honestly say I’ve had much nicer steaks from Aldi for £3.50. There was just nothing special about it! I’m most definitely not a fussy eater (in fact, quite the opposite, I’m a full-time foodie) but it just didn’t impress me all that much. 

The service was exceptional though. Our waitress told us it was her second shift since they had reopened. She was so bubbly, chatty, and super attentive throughout our entire meal. She definitely made our experience an enjoyable one.


I’d eat here again but I think on return I’d order something different. I will say, the sharing meat platters that were zooming out of the kitchen looked fantastic and seem to be incredibly popular. Maybe I chose wrong? Either way, I had a lovely date night and if nothing else that margarita saved the day…

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    October 4, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Margaritas! So pleased I shared my love for them with you!


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