The round-up: sink your teeth into the Gold Coast’s best steaks
Carnivores, this is for you. Whilst there are plenty of Gold Coast establishments that serve a mean steak, we’ve taken the liberty of rounding up a few of the standouts. Here are some of the Gold Coast’s best steaks that you should absolutely sink your teeth into.
Harry’s Steak Bistro & Bar, Burleigh Heads: If you’re a sucker for a stellar steak, then you’ll want Harry in your circle of friends. Renowned for its take on Parisian steak frites, the Harry’s team sources top-quality cuts, with a shine toward grass-fed and free-range varieties. You’ll also find a weekly steak special, featuring something fancy to treat yo’self – like the massive tomahawk steak, which makes an occasional appearance in the meaty line-up.
Glenelg Public House, Mermaid Beach: Known for specialising in meat, Glenelg boasts an impressive selection of top-end steaks, which are prepared with minimal intervention. The steaks here are next-level, and are served simply, with an array of plant-based sides (the dirty sebago fries are the bomb), sauces, mustards and butter.
Nineteen at The Star, Broadbeach: Nestled on the top floor of luxury hotel The Darling at The Star Gold Coast, this elevated dining establishment boasts a fine selection of delectable steaks, ranging from the 200-gram grass-fed fillet steak to the kitchen’s signature rare slow-roasted prime rib. Keen to step it up? Go for the full-bodied highly marbled wagyu sirlion ‘Kiwami’ for two.
Meat & Co, Broadbeach: It’s all in the name – if you’re a bit of a carnivore, look no further. Meat & Co serves up a selection of premium cuts like Black Onyx rump, Jack’s Creek Wagyu Striploin, and a mammoth 1-kg Cape Grim tomahawk, which all arrive with your choice of chips, salad or roasted potatoes.
Moo Moo Wine Bar & Grill, Broadbeach: Since 2005, this Broadbeach institution has built a long-standing reputation for its premium steaks. The serious steak connoisseurs among us will want to experience Moo Moo’s signature steak – a spice-rubbed one kilogram wagyu rump roast. This fine feast is sealed on the grill and oven roasted, then carved at the table and served with rocket and parmesan salad, duck fat potatoes and a selection of sauces.
Carmody’s Restaurant & Bar, Southport: With a menu that is driven by sustainability and local produce, Carmody’s utilises ethical and organic farmers to offer a range of certified organic steak cuts, alongside its selection of wagyu and kobe varieties. The organic Fig Tree rib fillet with duck fat and sage kipflers is a great vibe.
Kiyomi, Broadbeach: This innovative dining space, well-regarded for bringing intricate flavours of Tokyo to the Gold Coast, incorporates a very sophisticated steak offering into its cutting-edge menu. Here you’ll find steaks that are exclusive to Kiyomi’s kitchen – the David Blackmore full-blood wagyu inside skirt with a koji marinade and Tasmanian wasabi is a true delight, or you can treat yo’self and opt for the striploin cut served with Siberian Blackpearl caviar.
Hurricane’s Grill & Bar, Surfer’s Paradise: When they have a whole section of the menu dedicated to steak, you know you’re in the right place. One such locale is Hurricane’s Grill & Bar, which offers up a selection of grass-fed, grain-fed and specialty steaks, including the 1kg tomahawk challenge.
Beachside Pavilion, Broadbeach: Steak by the seaside? Yes please. Here you’ll find everything from a 500-gram ribeye on the bone from Northern Rivers through to a 300-gram scotch fillet from Greenstone Creek in New Zealand – all prepared under a Mibrasa charcoal oven and served with duck fat potato, broccolini, baby carrot and parsnip.
The Cavill Hotel, Surfers Paradise: If you’re in the market for something delicious (obviously, that’s why you’re reading this) it’s hard to go past The Cavill Hotel’s signature dish, which is the Beef & Bug – an elevated take on the pub classic reef-and-beef but with a Moreton Bay bug and an eye-fillet steak served on creamy truffle mash with rosemary butter.
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