Looking for a steak that’s a cut above? Tender, juicy and cooked to perfection? Here’s 10 Brisbane restaurants that specialise in doing just that and doing it well.
1-Black Hide Steakhouse Restaurant
Current reigning steakhouse champion in Brisbane, Black Hide showcases an extensive selection of steak cuts from high quality beef breeder and producer Stanbroke Beef.
There’s an extensive selection of Angus, Wagyu and organic steak cuts all cooked on a specially imported Montague Broiler Grill. I’m still dreaming about the steak I ate here.
38 Caxton Street, Brisbane.
2-Vintaged Bar + Grill
Just behind the expansive grill gleams the pink Himalayan rock salt walled, dry aged meat cabinet with an impressive array of fine beef cuts for your pleasure.
Vintaged does steak well with a variety of cuts and sizes to choose from. I recommend a side order of the decadent potato puree which is much more than just mash.
Queen Street Mall, 190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane.
3-Moo Moo The Wine Bar + Grill
Located in the historic Port Office Building adjacent to the Stamford Plaza, award winning Moo Moo oozes meaty goodness with a dry ageing beef hanging cabinet, charcoal grill and walk-in wine cellar.
Enjoy a drink at the bar before dinner and venture out onto the balcony to catch the view.
39 Edward St, Brisbane.
4-Spanish Garden Steakhouse, Breakfast Creek Hotel
Beloved by Brisbanites for its steak since 1968, this retro-styled restaurant allows you to choose your own steak from the chilled cabinet and watch it char grilled in the open kitchen.
It comes with an Idaho potato, bacon sauce, coleslaw, slices of tomato and a bread roll – always.
2 Kingsford Smith Dr, Albion.
Self-claimed as Brisbane’s worst vegetarian restaurant, the Norman Hotel sources its steak from fellow Queensland family-owned brand Diamantina Beef which is reared in the wide, open plains and fed on natural grass, then grain.
Want to learn how to cook steak like a pro? Line up for their Mastersteak BBQ cooking class.
102 Ipswich Rd, Woolloongabba.
6-Cha Cha Char
One of the first steak restaurants in Brisbane to define their menu with beef breeds, Cha Cha Char is an upmarket dining experience.
You’ll find more than ten different cuts of high quality pasture and grain fed beef on the menu, which can all be cooked to perfection on the wood-fired grill. Great views of the Brisbane River await just outside the door.
1 Eagle Street, Brisbane.
7-Belevedere Bar & Grill
Plenty to pick from on the steaks from the grill menu with pasture or grain fed options and wagyu from nearby Leyburn. Splash out with a traditional Chateaubriand for two and enjoy the riverside setting at Belevedere Bar & Grill.
39 Hercules Street, Portside Wharf, Hamilton.
8-LiveFire Steak Bar
Peek through the kitchen’s glass window to see the fire live in action at LiveFire where the menu definitely speaks to your inner carnivore.
If you like it low and slow the hickory-smoked house cuts will take your attention, otherwise watch the bespoke open fire char-grill work its steak magic.
30aa Stanley Plaza Parklands, South Brisbane.
9-BlackBird Bar and Grill
Beef at Black Bird is cooked on an Inferno wood-fired grill and arrives with Blackbird’s own coleslaw and a selection of home-made mustards.
Choose from Nolan’s Private Selection, Kobe Cuisine Wagyu sirloin or flat iron Rangers Valley Black Angus. Enjoy a pre or post dinner drink in the riverside terrace bar.
Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane.
10-Deery’s Smokehouse, Story Bridge Hotel
One glance at the menu and you’ll see that Deery’s take their steak very seriously.
Start with a sirloin with smashed peas and semolina gnocchi or go right to the top with a 1.2kg Black Onyx full blood 100 percent Black Angus Beef steak surrounded by oh-so creamy potatoes.
200 Main Street, Kangaroo Point.