The Gold Coast's Best Steaks

By Oliver Pfeiffer - 30 Jan 2016

For red meat lovers there’s nothing quite like dining out and gorging on a juicy steak, which goes oh-so-splendidly with a bottle of red.

The other great thing about eating steak is how satisfied you feel at the end of your meal. One things for sure—you aren’t gonna feel hungry afterwards! So whether you favour Black Angus or Wagyu beef or your preferred cut is sirloin, porterhouse, rib eye or tenderloin, rest assured there is a healthy abundance of competing restaurants ready to take your order on the Gold Coast.

From the well-known and established steakhouses, to the less imposing, more tucked away joints that are waiting to be discovered, we take a look at who serves the best steaks on the Gold Coast.

Moo Moo

“A RARE steak restaurant WELL DONE” claims Moo Moo in Broadbeach. And who would argue with a multi-award winning restaurant firmly recognised as the place to go for some of the best steaks on the Gold Coast. Pleasingly, the menu tells you everything you need to know about your beef before you make your choice, including its breed, age, size, and diet. Moo Moo are understandably proud of listing Master Kobe Beef on their menu—a succulent and luxurious beef that’s exclusive to their restaurant. But it’s “The Moo Moo Signature Dish”—oven-roasted Spice Rubbed 1 kilo Rump Roast delightfully carved at your table that got us excited.

Where: Broadbeach on the Park, 2685 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach

Black Angus Bar and Grill

Black Angus Bar and Grill, a luxuriously relaxing Sanctuary Cove haunt on the marina prides itself on its grain-fed Black Angus beef and award-wining premium Wagyu beef. However, it’s their “Hot Rock Concept” that we find particularly neat! Your steak is served to you on a hot volcanic stone surface (material chosen specifically for its high heat retention), which sears and slow cooks your beef at your table as you eat, masterfully retaining a beautiful tenderness and full flavour. Talk about raising the steaks!

Where: The Promenade, Sanctuary Cove

Tribeca NYC

Served big, mean, and juicy: Americans don’t mess about with their steaks and this cool-as-hell New York-style restaurant on Chevron Island is reflective of that reassuring non-nonsense mentality. “The Steak” offers a 250 gram BBQ New York Bourbon rib fillet that is accompanied by house slaw and roasted spuds, while “The Coney Island Grill” is the same but topped with grilled prawns instead. Serving steaks for dinner Wednesday through Sunday, Tribeca NYC certainly has it where it counts.

Where: 58 Thomas Drive, Chevron Island

Best Steaks Gold Coast

The Glenelg Public House

The Glenelg Public House opened its doors in September last year and has quickly established a reputation for steak superiority. They have six deliciously descripted steaks to choose from—including a 200 gram Rangers Valley Black Onyx, which is served simply with lemon and a choice of four sauces (three pepper, mixed mushrooms, herb, or smoky tomato) and a 300 gram Greenstone Creek Rib Fillet and a 300 gram Wagyu cross Rump Cap. But try their 1 kilo Black Angus T-Bone for two to experience what a mammoth real steak should taste like! What’s more, Glenelg’s fit-out is super slick and totally worthy if you’re looking to impress your date.

Where: Cnr Gleneig Ave, 2460 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach

Garden Kitchen and Bar

As part of their impressive $345-million renovation, Jupiters opened this third restaurant that “blurs the lines between indoors and out, inviting guests to experience an eclectic mix of contemporary furnishings, cascading greenery, and a generous dining area bathed in natural light.” But enough about the impressive décor at Garden Kitchen and Bar, what about the bloody steak? Well their lunchtime served 400 gram char-grilled pasture fed rib eye, served with smashed potatoes and red wine jus is fulfilling enough to satisfy the sternest of steak enthusiasts.

Where: Jupiters Hotel and Casino, Broadbeach Island, Broadbeach

The Institution Gastro Ale House

If the “World’s #1 (250 gram Sirloin) Steak” at The Institution Gastro Ale House, which combines 75% Wagyu and 25% Angus and comes served with smoked mash, sautéed mushrooms and truffle jus, isn’t one of the best steaks on the Gold Coast, we might as well turn vegetarian! There’s also the equally delectable, slightly smaller prospect of a 220 gram eye fillet that comes with potato gratin, onion and garlic puree, sautéed veg and your choice of mushroom, pepper or red wine jus sauces. Now, combine that with a great draught ale and smashingly knowledgeable service and you can’t ask for much more, can you?

Where: Hilton Building, Level 1, 313 Surfers Paradise Boulevard


Photo Credit: Edmond Tsang and Hayley Williamson for Metropolist

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