Knowing when eating at The Meat Co that you are dining in its only restaurant in the country makes it feel extra special.

The place has a touch of James Bond meets posh airport lounge about it; customers can enjoy a drink at the ground floor bar before stepping into the swanky lift to the restaurant floor, where wine bottles are stacked to the ceiling and the immaculate kitchen is a centre piece in what looks like a big glass box.

As the name suggests, The Meat Co boasts a menu filled with steaks, ribs, burgers and meaty delights.

The starter sharing platter features calamari with a light crust paired with a tamely spiced sweet chilli sauce, while a blue cheese delight accompanies the chicken wings.

The plate's highlight has to be the ribs. Sometimes ribs can be sticky, gloopy, messy and greasy. These have been marinaded and vacuum packed to seal in the flavour, then finished off on the grill. The meat is so tender it falls off the bone when you poke it with your fork and the dish is so popular it can be ordered as a main.

Steaks are the speciality at the restaurant and highly recommended was the fillet - it melted in your mouth like butter.

Diners can choose from sauces including peppercorn, bernaise and garlic butter to enjoy alongside the meat as well as thick cut chips and sides including seasonal veg and asparagus.

The menu also offers the choice of kangaroo. It was slightly chewy but accompanied with a delightful jus and a packed potato gratin - crispy on the outside, soft and creamy on the inside.

Both the food menu and the wine list are lengthy, but staff are on hand to match customers' tastes to their choices.

For the sweeter tooth, Canadian Ice Wine can be sipped alongside dessert.

A real sweet treat after the meal is an improvement on the moist sticky toffee pudding - malva pudding.

Diners can sense a true taste of South Africa by choosing Nelson Mandela's favourite dessert.

It's spongy caramelised texture is made with apricot jam and served with vanilla ice cream, plus £1 of the profits go to the Nelson Mandela's Children's Fund.

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