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10 of the Best Steak Restaurants in Brisbane’s CBD

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How do you like your steak cooked? These 10 Brisbane steakhouses are more than just well done when it comes to steak.

In search of the best steak in Brisbane, we’ve sat down with our Brisbane-based Hunter and Bligh members to find exactly that. So whether you like your steak cooked rare, medium or even well done, we’ve found 10 of the best steak restaurants in Brisbane’s CBD.

The Breakfast Creek Hotel
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The Breakfast Creek Hotel

This over 125-year-old pub is an icon in Brisbane’s pub scene especially with their open air beer garden and Spanish Garden steakhouse – just some of the reasons of why it’s one of the best steak restaurants in Brisbane. Sourcing their produce from south-east Queensland, guests to The Breakfast Creek Hotel will be spoilt for choice with their 11 steak cuts to choose from – and don’t forget their range of sauces and sides too! And to help top off your Brekky Creek experience, their expansive wine, beer and 400-strong rum list is well worth the taste too.

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2 Kingsford Smith Dr, Albion, QLD 4010
Moo Moo The Wine Bar and Grill
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Moo Moo The Wine Bar and Grill

Moo Moo The Wine Bar and Grill is a sleek and modern Brisbane steakhouse featuring open kitchen displays of their meat dry ageing cabinets for all diners to see. This is on brand for the rest of the dining experience, with an incredibly extensive steak menu ranging from the classic Moo Moo staple, the Signature in house 50-day dry aged Beef. And to pair with your quest to find the best steak and Brisbane-based steakhouse experience, Moo Moo The Wine Bar and Grill is also home to an equally satisfying wine list with over 900 drops by the bottle to select from.

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39 Edward St, Brisbane City, QLD 4000
Black Hide Steakhouse
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Black Hide Steakhouse

Self proclaimed as one of the best steak restaurants in Brisbane, one visit to Black Hide Steakhouse will certainly prove why. With an inviting space centred around the specialty open kitchen, here at Black Hide they definitely know a thing or two about high-intensity and high-speed steak cooking. Naturally, of course, meat is the star of the show with 12 cuts of steak available to try. Expertly cooked, served with perfectly crisp potatoes and a range of sauces to choose from; could we ask for anything better?

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36 Caxton St, Brisbane City, QLD 4000
Cha Cha Char
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Cha Cha Char

Cha Cha Char is an award-winning steak restaurant in Brisbane’s CBD. With a warm atmosphere accented by leather and wooden clad decor; the real star of the show is their extensive steak menu that features over 10 cuts of pasture- and grain-fed beef that are cooked to perfection over a wood fired grill. With something for everyone, regardless of your budget, Cha Cha Char’s menu is sure to please all meat eaters. Plus, we mustn’t forget their 23-page drinks menu assuring guests are spoilt for choice with wines and cocktails that are perfect to accompany your steak.

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Shop 5/1 Eagle St, Brisbane City, QLD 4000
The Boatshed
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The Boatshed

Sitting along the Brisbane River, The Boatshed Restaurant is an elegant and scenic way to enjoy one of best steak restaurants in Brisbane’s CBD. The menu is long and varied, with a choice of 15 steaks to choose from – some dry-aged for 40 days in The Boatshed’s meat cellar. And if you like to do things a little differently, The Boatshed allows guests to choose from seven ‘steak toppers’, including prawns and oysters which can be added for a more decadent meal. Of course for the Brisbane whisky lovers out there, The Boatshed’s dedicated whisky bar is well worth a visit too.

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543 Coronation Dr, Toowong, QLD 4064
Alchemy Restaurant
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Alchemy Restaurant

Alchemy Restaurant Brisbane provides some of the best waterfront dining experiences Brisbane has to offer. Stepping inside this Brisbane steakhouse, guests will be greeted with a warm and sophisticated indoor-outdoor venue that overlooks the Story Bridge. Complimenting a gastronomic selection of classic and contemporary, Alchemy features a range of wagyu, dry-aged and pasture-fed cuts that pairs exquisitely with their long list of Australian, New Zealand and European wine options.

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175 Eagle St, Brisbane City, QLD 4000
Port Office Hotel
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Port Office Hotel

After a refurbishment in 2017, the Port Office Hotel has been transformed to a modern and elegant gastro pub with a timeless French feel. The grill menu serves up delicious classic fillet, sirloin and wagyu cuts served with specific sides and your choice of sauce, with amazing thin cut frites. Port’s drinks menu is a stand out, with 24 beers on tap, Australian and European wines and 16 cocktails inspired by different parts of the world. If you’re looking for one of Brisbane’s best restaurants to enjoy a steak, this is it.

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40 Edward St, Brisbane City, QLD 4000
Vintaged Bar + Grill
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Vintaged Bar + Grill

Don’t let the sleek, glamorous setting of Brisbane’s Vintaged Bar + Grill fool you; the food is humble, hearty and delicious. The grain- and grass-fed cuts are delicious, served with house made sides and sauces that are just as equally exquisite. Of course the pièce de résistance is the centre-staged 1000 strong wine collection that’s encased in these marvellous glass cabinets that surely hosts a wine for every Brisbanites taste.

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Level 6/190 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City, QLD 4000
Walter's Steakhouse and Wine Bar
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Walter's Steakhouse and Wine Bar

Warm and cosy to say the least, Walter’s Steakhouse and Wine Bar is adorned with red-leather booths featuring luxe marble topped tables. For your visit we’d recommend the 300g Day Dry Age New York Strip ($60) that pairs seamlessly with Walter’s Prawn Cocktail ($24) and the Dry Aged Beef Tartare ($21) which is served with cornichons, eschallots, mustard and cured egg yolk.

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219 Alice St, Brisbane City, QLD 4000
Kingsleys Brisbane
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Kingsleys Brisbane

Less than a minute walk from Eagle Street Pier, Kingsleys Brisbane serves up nothing but the best for their guests. And thanks to their array of locally sourced produce, laidback environment and waterfront views, it makes it all well worth the visit. With 10 options of steak cuts to choose from, your meal will be cooked to perfection and served with a side of frites and house made smoky tomato sauce. To finish your visit off on a sweet note, be sure to try the Kingsleys Signature S’Mores ($16) – an orgasmic layer of smoked bitter chocolate cremeux, marshmallow fluff and Graham’s wafer.

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71 Eagle St, Brisbane City, QLD 4000

Looking for a sweet way to finish off your steakhouse visit? Why not try licking your way through some of Brisbane’s Best Gelato’s? Or for a splash of luxury, get cosy in one Queensland’s 8 Most Luxurious Seaside Hotel Stays.

This article was first published on November 15 2018. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on 05 October 2020.
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