Nothing quite soothes a Queenslander quite like a perfectly cooked steak and lucky for us, Brisbane is home to some might fine steak restaurants. If you’ve been dreaming of unleashing your inner T-Rex and going all steak crazy on Brisbane, you’re in luck! We’ve brought together this list to help you find out who makes Brisbane’s best steaks.
The historic Normal Hotel has been around since 1889 and survived fire and flood to continue serving up top-notch steaks to hungry Brisbanites. Their meaty menu includes a melt-in-your-mouth 300g eye fillet from our own South East Queensland backyard, served with salad or coleslaw, Idaho potato with Norman’s iconic bacon sauce and one of those fluffy little bread rolls to sop up all the sauce.
New kid on the block, Les Bubbles, are serving up heavenly steak frites from their super-cool Valley location. Their signature dish is seared to a perfect medium-rare, served with a soft leaf salad and bottomless frites. Yep, you read that right, bottomless fries! Your perfect steak is finished off with your choice of three sauces, including green peppercorn and cognac.
The Breakfast Creek Hotel
Having a steak at The Breaky Creek Hotel is pretty much a rite of passage in Brisbane, so it’s no wonder they taste so dang good. You can either chow down your steak in the Beer Garden or get settled in the Spanish Garden Steakhouse. Here you’ll find their menu of famous char grilled steaks, including a Darling Downs wagyu striploin and 60 day dry aged rib eye on the bone. Delicious.
Black Hide Steakhouse
As far as awards go, being named Australia’s Best Steak Restaurant is pretty much one of the best ones you can get. So it’s not surprising then that Black Hide serve up amazing steaks. They work exclusively with Stanbroke Beef to get the very best quality beef on Brisbane plates, which includes delectable wagyu cuts like eye fillet, rib eye and sirloin. For a big hunger, try the Tomahawk, a 1.2kg Angus cut.
The Morrison Hotel
Another Brisbane steak institution, The Morrison Hotel has been a go-to for great steaks time and time again. Their steak menu includes a succulent eye fillet wrapped in bacon, the Graziers T-Bone and a dry aged rib eye on the bone. They keep things simple and traditional, serving up their perfectly cooked steaks with salad and chips or potato, with your choice of sauce.
Vintaged Bar + Grill
Hidden inside the Hilton Hotel on Elizabeth Street, Vintaged Bar + Grill have a steak menu to make your mouth water. If you’re feeling particularly peckish, tackle the 2kg Tomahawk steak. For a more manageable meal, try their 300g sirloin or 250g angus rump point cut.
Ribs and Rumps
As the name suggests, Ribs and Rumps specialise in meat. If you’re looking to avoid vegans for a while, hiding out here is a good option for you. Settle into your seat and unleash your inner cave-man on their 250g Pinnacle Rump, Royal T-Bone or spiced 100kg Grainge Angus Rump, dry rubbed and flame grilled to your liking.
Kingsley’s Steak & Crabhouse
Not only do you get an amazing view from Kingsley’s, you also get exceptional steak on your plate. This place is all about the perfect Kingsley’s Cuts, including a 120 day grain fed New York striploin, pasture fed rib on the bone and a 500 day grain fed wagyu rib-eye with a 7-8 marble score. In short, the meat here is sensational and better still, can be served up with soft shell crab, beer battered prawns and Moreton Bay Bugs, should you choose.
If you’re a vegetarian and are reading this absolutely horrified, you should know that Nikuya Japanese Restaurant in the Valley have your meat-free needs covered with a delicious vegetarian option. They serve up a very tasty tofu steak with a miso dipping sauce that will satisfy your dinner cravings, while your meat-munching pals dive into some BBQ Wagyu Beef.
Image credit: thrillist.com