There are many different ways to serve a steak. In many British pubs and restaurants, the traditional presentation is to place the steak on a large oval plate, accompanied by a copious amount of thick cut chips, mushrooms, onion rings, and a grilled tomato. Occasionally the tomato is served cold with a side salad, the contrast of the hot and cold vegetables adding variation and texture to the meal.
Often, restaurants offer their steaks with a variety of sauces and accompaniments, pepper sauce, herb butter and blue cheese are often available, and then, of course, there are the house specialities. Since the mid-20th century, speciality steak dishes have increased in popularity, with many tracing their roots back to the United States. Below are three of the most popular.