Forget anything medium grade – head out for a night of succulent slices at these steakhouses in Canberra.
Rare or well done, sirloin or fillet, backyard BBQ or fine dining excellence. Steaks come in many shapes and sizes for anyone’s taste buds, or any occasion. So, to treat yourself and your loved ones to a juicy steak, we’ve rounded up a list of the best steak restaurants in Canberra of 2023.
Australia’s capital city has plenty of delicious dining options for those wanting to bite into a steak from one of the best steakhouses in Canberra!
Black Fire is an award-winning Mediterranean inspired restaurant known for its charcoal grilling style and authentic approach. And, of course, the focus of Black Fire’s menu is unquestionably meat. Grass or grain fed, all steaks are locally sourced and dry aged for a minimum of four weeks before heading to an open fire roasted in a charcoal grill. As for Canberra wine lovers, Black Fire is also home to a decent wine list consisting of mainly Spanish and Australian choices rounds out the experience. Bite into a cut of Mediterranean cuisine at this sensational Canberra steakhouse.
Capitol Bar & Grill
The chic and stylish Capitol Bar & Grill is an Italian-American steakhouse that lives up to the hype. The 10 cuts of steak are all excellent and arrive with piles of frites. They range from the cheapest “I only have a minute steak” to the decadent Double Rib-Eye steak recommended to share between four. A long and varied wine list compliments the meals and, for the spirit enthusiasts, don’t miss the delicious selection of cocktails.
Putting it quite simply, Charcoal is a steak-praising Canberra institution. One of the top places for great steak in Canberra, this steakhouse is the oldest running restaurant in the city, and with the original interiors it serves up plenty of old-school charm alongside excellent steak. The classic menu serves up charcoal-grilled modern cuts, and traditional mains served with timeless sides and sauces. With a menu featuring both nostalgic and updated dishes, along with an impressive wine list, it looks like Charcoal won’t be going anywhere for another 50 years.
Chifley's Bar and Grill
Chifley’s Bar and Grill dining room is classically elegant, set in a newly refurbished glassed-in terrace looking over the Hotel Kurrajong’s gardens. The grill menu includes several cuts of steak served with a range of sides and sauces; the stand out of these is the Beer Battered Onion Rings. As for the bar, the drinks list is long and varied. The whisky bar is an excellent addition, created in honour of the restaurant’s namesake’s favourite drink.
Fondly referred to as ‘The Kingo’ by locals, this warm and rustic venue offers great steak in a casual and timeless pub setting. With 12 steaks to choose from, two different sizes of frites and 14 sauces, diners will find themselves spoilt for choice. Self-proclaimed beer specialists, the on-tap boutique beers, draught beers and ciders are definitely recommended. For the best pub steak in the heart of Canberra, this relaxing venue is well-worth booking a reservation for!
The warm and casual Manuka Steakhouse serves up some serious steak frites. With steak as the star of the menu, meat lovers will not be disappointed here. The special grill menu is substantial, covering six different cuts, five sauces and all the classic sides. The cheap and cheerful drinks menu covers sparkling, red and white wines, beers as well as spirits.
Marble & Grain
Marble & Grain is a modern, European influenced steakhouse with a warm and luxurious interior located in the five-star Avenue Hotel. All six steak cuts are served with red wine jus, duck fat potatoes and a range of extras. Plus, they are all sourced from the restaurants own farm, the Travale. The long list of Australian and European wines and extensive selection of spirits and cocktails is another major selling point for the restaurant. If you’re looking on where to get the best steak in Canberra, roll on over to Marble & Grain for a great experience!
Otis Dining Hall
Otis pairs the easy, laid back vibe of a ‘dining hall’ with the delicious and contemporary French menu of a much more formal restaurant. The Otis Pepper Steak, a 220g aged beef served with delicious brandy jus and silkwood pepper is a house specialty. The drinks menu includes reasonably priced wine with plenty of options, as well as seasonal cocktails. Dine with friends at Oris Dining Hall, one of the best steakhouses in Kingston, Canberra.
RAKU is a modern Japanese restaurant, mixing Japanese with modern Australian dining. With a menu ranging from sushi to robust meat dishes, RAKU is an exciting and unique way to enjoy your steak. The steak options of Scotch Fillet and Wagyu Grain-Fed are grilled to perfection and served with a Japanese twist, with the option of wasabi cream. For drinks, try their renowned Sake Experience or the mandarin-infused Yuzu Sour that’s shaken up with Archie Rose Gin. Take a bite of luxury at RAKU – one of the best steak restaurants in Canberra.
Vincent is sleek and modern with an unusual set up, where the tables integrate into a bar on the perimeter of the restaurant, and the ‘scrabble-tile’ menu on the wall takes pride of place. The focus is as much on the wine as the food, with every delicious dish paired with unconventional wines from around the world. The 8+ grade Wagyu Sirloin is just as unique and flavoursome as it is delicious thanks to the pomegranate jus and the paired heirloom Dutch carrots. One of the top steak restaurants in Canberra worth visiting in 2023!
Prefer to cook your own steak? Read our Top Tips for Cooking Restaurant Quality Steak at Home. Plus, you can even try this Rump Steak and Bacon Pie Recipe by Manu Feildel! For more dining out options, we’ve also found the 10 Best Italian Restaurants in Canberra.