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The 9 Best Steak Restaurants in Adelaide of 2021

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Are you in search of the best steaks in Adelaide? You’ve come to the right place!

To help you on your search of some of the best steaks in Adelaide, we’ve found the nine best meat restaurants and steakhouses that are a must visit in 2021!

From Australian meat restaurants to Argentinian grills and Danish-themed steakhouses, these nine best steak restaurants in Adelaide are sure to flat-iron-out your search of the best steakhouses in South Australia’s coastal capital.

Coal Cellar + Grill
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Coal Cellar + Grill

Forget fine dining, Adelaide’s famed steak restaurant, Coal Cellar + Grill, is bound to appease everyone’s tastebuds. The classy interior featuring timber, leather, marble and exposed pillars creates an elegant yet laidback atmosphere. Highlighting the best of South Australian produce; each of their steaks are cooked on their charcoal grill and served with a delectable side of parsnip puree and crisps. For your visit we recommend the 260g Mayura Station Wagyu Rump ($48) and ending with the Flourless Chocolate Nemesis ($16) served with espresso cremeaux and hazelnut caramel popcorn.

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233 Victoria Square, Adelaide, SA 5000
Gaucho's Argentinian Restaurant
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Gaucho's Argentinian Restaurant

First opening in 1985, for the past 35 years Gaucho’s Argentinian Restaurant has since been a popular destination for some of the best steak in Adelaide. The warm, relaxed feel of the restaurant extends to the food, of which the main focus is the charcoal grilled meat fired up in the open kitchen. With an extensive wine list, visitors are guaranteed a pairing like no other – especially with the unique and charismatic South American-inspired sides. For a one-of-a-kind steakhouse experience in Adelaide, this is it.

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91 Gouger St, Adelaide, SA 5000
Cork & Cleaver
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Cork & Cleaver

Just 10 minutes south-west of the CBD, for the past 40 years Cork & Cleaver has since been famed as one of the best steak restaurants in Adelaide. The decor is easily described as a charismatic combination of cosy and old-school, Cork & Cleaver’s menu is far from that thanks to their extensive grill selection with a variation of sauces and sides to pick for your cut. Focusing well beyond just beef, thanks to Cork & Cleaver you can also try chicken, lamb and finish that are all cooked on the grill. Whilst you’re here, be sure to also check out their cocktail menu. Cheers!

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2 Bevington Rd, Glenunga, SA 5064
A Hereford Beefstouw
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A Hereford Beefstouw

For a collaboration like no other, meet A Hereford Beefstouw. This Danish-themed steakhouse in Adelaide is an absolute favourite; and, between the excellent steak and chic design, it’s easy to see why. The steak menu is incredibly extensive, offering the likes of the grass-fed, dry-aged and and ‘extreme beef’, all served with wonderfully crisp frites and your choice of sauce – ensuring that every meat eater is sure to leave satisfied. Better yet, for your visit, why not pair your meal with one of the wines Hereford’s sourced from Australia’s best winemakers?

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143 Hutt St, Adelaide, SA 5000
La Boca Bar and Grill Adelaide
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La Boca Bar and Grill Adelaide

This colourful and casual Argentinian joint is warm and friendly, marketed as the only restaurant to slow cook on a traditional asador (fire pit), which leaves their extensive selection of steak cuts available delicious and tender. Hailed as one of the best meat restaurants in Adelaide, for your visit to La Boca Bar and Grill Adelaide, we recommend the Signature Fire Grill ($89) that’s complete with free-range pork, lamb asador, skirt steak, traditional pork sausage, saltbush lamb sausage and chicken – now that’s what we call variety!

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Stamford Plaza, 150 North Tce, Adelaide, SA 5000
Angus & Co.
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Angus & Co.

With four venues across South Australia (Kent Town, North Adelaide, Port Pirie and Tanunda), Angus & Co. is famed for being one of the best steak restaurants in Adelaide. Described as fun, casual and a refreshing modern twist, Angus’ warm and rustic decor lets visitors know that their meals are the focus. With plenty to choose from, we’d recommend the five-hour slow cooked 250g Angus Scotch ($39), a side of House-Made Slaw ($9) and Onion Rings ($12). If there’s room (there always is), Angus & Co.’s Sticky Date Pudding ($12) is simply irresistible.

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Various Locations
The Little Hunter
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The Little Hunter

The Little Hunter is Adelaide’s best steak restaurant and ale bar that takes both its meat and beer very seriously. The restaurant’s setting suits this beautifully, with its huge barn space full of exposed wood and brick. As for the steak, it is equally delicious and affordable, with grain fed black angus rump and rib-eye taking centre stage with paired classic, thick cut fries. Finally, for the tipplers, the long beer list is a standout, with plenty of wine also available.

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25 Victoria St, Adelaide, SA 5000
Sosta Argentinian Kitchen
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Sosta Argentinian Kitchen

Sosta is an Adelaide-based Argentinian restaurant thanks to their old-school South American charm with plenty of dark wood, timber and crisp white linen tablecloths highlighting their extensive selection of meat. The steak selection is equally impressive, all of which is cooked on a wood fire grill served with a range of delicious and unique homemade sauces such as Hongos, made with field mushrooms, porcini, truffle, rosemary and beef glaze. A must visit in 2021.

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291 Rundle St, Adelaide, SA 5000
Delicatessen Kitchen & Bar
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Delicatessen Kitchen & Bar

Meet Adelaide’s Delicatessen Kitchen & Bar – a contemporary French Bistro, fitted out with an elegant black and white decor. The menu is hearty, with staples of French cuisine and amazing sandwiches. The stand out however is the delicious, classically made steak and chips. Their meat is perfectly cooked, while the hand-cut frites are crispy and superb. As for the wine menu, it changes frequently with Australian and French varieties always on offer. If you’re in search of some of the best steak in Adelaide, Delicatessen Kitchen & Bar should be on your list.

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12 Waymouth St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Why not finish your steakhouse experience with an ice-cold craft beer at one of the top 10 places to drink beer in Adelaide. Looking for something else? Things are about to get saucy with Adelaide’s eight best Italian restaurants of 2021.

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This article was first published on November 26 2018. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on March 08 2021.
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