Vegetarians avert your eyes, because today we are going to rip into a meaty list—Sydney's best steaks. Whether you like your steak large and hearty with a side of robust chips or mash, or elegantly grilled with a delicate vegetable accompaniment, there is something for every meat-eater on the menu.
Get ready, carnivores, here are our picks for where to get the best steaks in Sydney.
Riley St Garage
Steaks served in a transformed garage—Riley St Garage is the ultimate man cave and we like it. The modern, industrial space offers its take on a 300gm scotch fillet with soy green peppercorns, or take on the challenge of an 800gm dry-aged Riverine rib eye slathered in rich, creamy béarnaise. We recommend the truffle mash on the side for a decedent take on steak and mash.
Swine & Co.
With a bar, deli and restaurant, Swine & Co. has room to accommodate all dining needs. For a real treat, escape to the dining room and choose from the extensive list of steak cuts, to satisfy any meaty craving. Swine and Co. takes the ultimate care in selecting all produce and serves its meals with delicate and flavoursome sides. The hand-cut chips with rosemary salt and aioli are just the icing on the cake (steak).
Woolwich Pier Hotel
The Woolwich Pier Hotel cannot be left off our list of the best steaks in Sydney—they knock it out of the park when it comes to nice, juicy steaks that go perfectly with something from their impressive bar. The grill menu allows you to select the cut of beef you are craving, and serves it up with fries or mash—pub food done well.
With (hands down) the best view in Sydney, Opera Bar is a Sydney favourite when it comes to drinks with a side of the harbour. Steak lovers should also pay a visit, though, because their meat is hard to beat (badoomboomtish!). They offer up a choice of sirloin or T-bone steak with a variety of sides that are all delish.
Four In Hand
Chef, Colin Fassnidge's Four In Hand is a Paddington institution—and for good reason. Pull up a stool at the bar and sit back with char-grilled rump steak with chips and your choice of sauce. The relaxed bar atmosphere is a retreat from the formal dining room and creates the perfect space for a casual dinner and drinks while enjoying one of the best steaks in Sydney.
Palings Kitchen & Bar
Merivale plays host to a range of incredible restaurants and eateries and nestled among this culinary smorgasbord is Palings Kitchen & Bar—an eclectic space with an extensive menu of Modern Australian pub food. Order off the grill the rump steak or fillet with a variety of clean, hearty sides, or come in on a Monday for the 'Daily Roast'—a roasted rib eye with a rich parsley and garlic dressing.
The Oaks Hotel
The Bar and Grill at The Oaks Hotel offers its take on a tried-and-true Sydney pub experience. With a wide selection of fresh steaks from the grill, and extensive choice of sauces and sides, The Oaks Hotel captures the true essence of traditional, hearty pub food and allows diners to choose exactly which cut they wish to enjoy, cooked to their liking.
Rockpool Bar & Grill
With a name synonymous with steak, and Neil Perry's behind the scenes, Rockpool Bar & Grill delivers in every sense. As you would expect, the steak menu is exhaustive—dry-aged Wagyu, grass and grain-fed steak (in every cut imaginable) are on the menu, along with a comprehensive list of side options and sauces. A true steak lovers dream, Rockpool Bar & Grill is renowned for offering the best in fine dining and respect for quality produce so it's really no surprise that some of the best steaks in Sydney can be found here.
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