We check out where in Brisbane you can get you hands… or mouth… on Brisbane’s best steaks.
Any meat lover will tell you that a good steak is just as much about the produce as it is the way you cook it.
This new craft butcher in New Farm doesn’t look like any normal butcher shop. In fact, it looks more like a jewellery store–with glass cabinets and no counter.
Their standard of beef has only ever been available in restaurants… until now. Do yourself a favour and pop in for a browse, as the butchers are more than happy to give steak preparation advice or answer any questions.
11/85 Merthyr Road, New Farm
While there are plenty of newcomers in steak, there is one original that remains a Brisbane favourite.
Cha Cha Char in Eagle Street is one of the city’s first genuine steakhouses and also the first to bring Wagyu to the plate in Brisbane.
One of the secrets to Char’s 21-year reign lies in owner John Kilroy, who has been instrumental in identifying the taste, texture and the beef-judging guidelines that are now used when tasting and judging meat.
Seared Wagyu Tataki with wakame, black garlic mayo, salmon roe and fresh wasabi
5/1 Eagle Street, Brisbane
Black Hide by Gambaro on Caxton Street recently won best steak in Australia, but it’s their new offering within the Treasury Brisbane that’s causing quite the sizzle.
The stunning interior design within the heritage setting has you feeling like you’ve stepped into another world, or at the very least, New York or Paris.
We particularly love the meat cleaver door handles – very clever!
The Wagyu Marble Score 5+ Rump Cap 250gm.
Level 1 Treasury Casino Building
Steakhouses started in New York in the late nineteenth century and Walter’s Steakhouse–on the corner of Edward and Alice Streets–pays homage to these roots, bringing the big apple to our very own river city.
With lots of subtle floral designs throughout the bar and restaurant, it’s a nod to Walter’s location across the road from the Botanical Gardens. In fact, the restaurant was named after Sir Walter Hill, the first Gardens’ first curator.
Walter’s Porterhouse Shared Steak, 270-day grain-fed pure Angus, marble score of 3, dry aged and cut in house
2 Edward Street, Brisbane