The Iron Lady in Rotterdam is a meat and vegan restaurant located on the Pannekoekstraat in Rotterdam. The restaurant, inspired by the original iron lady Margaret Thatcher, aims to serve exceptional, minimalistic dishes in a warm interior.
At the end of February 2020, The Iron Lady opened its doors in the Pannekoekstraat in Rotterdam. Everything here revolved around the 'flat iron steak': at that time relatively unknown in the Netherlands, yet highly coveted in the UK and the US. Since then, The Iron Lady has continued to innovate and expand its menu to include various vegan options.
The creators of The Iron Lady say they have one mission: to serve the best steak in Rotterdam, affordable for everyone and without frills. They aim to deliver on this promise by offering a minimalist, affordable menu that focuses on doing a few things in the best possible way. Besides the signature dish - the Flat Iron Steak - guests at The Iron Lady can also enjoy a tender Bavette, steak sandwiches and (veggie) burgers as well as varied side dishes, dessert, cocktails, craft beers and wines.
Plant-based meat from a 3D-printer
In April 2022 The Iron Lady went on to become the first in Rotterdam to introduce 3D-printed plant-based meat. The 'Redefine Burger' - as the latest offering on the menu is called - is the result of a collaboration between The Iron Lady and the Israeli start-up Redefine Meat. The Redefine Burger is made up of soya, peas and chickpeas. According to The Iron Lady, the environmental impact of its 3D-printed meat is 95% lower than that of real meat.
Ode to the woman
The Iron Lady is an ode to strong, independent women. The inspiration for the new restaurant is Margaret Thatcher, also known as the Iron Lady. According to the owners, the atmosphere at The Iron Lady will be intimate, with warm tones, soft fabrics and round shapes. It is said to be a cross between a 1920s whisky bar and an English pub.
The Iron Lady will be open for lunch and dinner every day of the week. On Fridays and Saturdays, the kitchen will be open until midnight. The Iron Lady's grand opening is at the end of February 2020. Until then, check out their Instagram profile.