Looking for the best steak restaurants in Hobart?
Whether you like it smothered in peppercorn sauce or sizzlingly rare, there’s nothing better than to celebrate a special occasion than with a succulent steak. And in Hobart, we have our fair share of them!
To help you find the perfect spot for your meat fix, we asked all the locals where to find the best steak in the city. Here are the results: the top eight steak restaurants in Hobart.
Roaring Grill is a warm and modern restaurant that takes pride in its protein-heavy menu, with a focus on steaks and other meat dishes. The beef is sourced from the Cape Grim region and the grass-fed wagyu hails from Robbins Island. All steaks are aged for a minimum of 30 days, marinated in Roaring Grill’s unique glaze and served with Tasmanian Champ potatoes. And, to top it all off, the wine list is mainly Australian, available by the glass or bottle.
Ball & Chain Grill
Ball & Chain Grill is a modern steakhouse that focuses on practicing traditional cooking methods. Located in an old sandstone warehouse, the restaurant has a large sample of meat and steak all cooked over a big charcoal fire. Steak is their speciality and each cut is carefully selected and aged. The menu offers some twists on the classics – we recommend trying the Carpetbag Steak, where a cut of your choice is stuffed with oyster meat. Their extensive drinks menu is sure to compliment your steak of choice.
The Astor Grill
The Astor Grill is an award winning Hobart establishment which first opened its doors back in 1982. Little has changed since its opening, retaining classic formal decor and the great nine-strong steak menu offering variety. Astor uses fresh and locally sourced ingredients. The Steak Astor ($43.50) is the house speciality – a 220g Cape Grim grass-fed eye-fillet that’s stuffed with stilton and glazed in blue cheese sauce. The wine menu is constantly changing but always excellent.
Rockwall Bar & Grill
Found within walking distance of the CBD, Rockwall Bar + Grill is an elegant glass-enclosed restaurant with multiple dining spaces, each with its own feel and personality. The impressive grill menu has varied cuts served with frites, the vegetable of the day and your choice of sauce. The Barassi Steak – the pride of the menu and Rockwall’s signature dish – an eye-fillet pocketed with blue cheese that was named after the AFL legend Ron Barassi. Local Tasmanian wines feature heavily alongside European wines.
Frank is a modern and vibrant Argentinian restaurant with gorgeous waterfront views and a menu designed for sharing. The Etrana inside skirt steak to share is a standout from their excellent grill menu, served rare and smokey with traditional chimichurri sauce and salsa picante. The cocktails are excellent and the wine list has plenty of variety between Australian and South American winemakers.
Landscape Restaurant & Grill
The first in-house restaurant of the five-star Henry Jones Art Hotel deserves to be visited by hotel guests and non-guests alike. The sleek restaurant prides itself on serving elegant classics, with a well curated wine list and expert sommelier on hand. The steaks are cooked over an asado grill and served with delicious duck-fat roasted frites. Between the delicious food and excellently recommended wine list, this is a very well rounded dining experience.
Once known as Beef and Seafood Grill, Birdsong is the perfect restaurant for a more casual and friendly setting that serves great steak. Here, they’re known for fresh ingredient and Cape Grim steak, offering both a Scotch (300g) and Eye Fillet (250g) cut – both of which can be elevated with a decadent Tasmanian scallop cream. A decent wine line rounds out the dining perfectly.
Aloft is a beautiful and diverse space, where you can enjoy your meal overlooking the stunning waterfront or at the bar observing the busy kitchen. The menu is focused on modern Australian dishes with Asian influences. If you’re stuck on what to order, we’d recommend the Cape Grim short rib – their specialty – which is sure to tantalise your tastebuds. The Asian inspired food is paired beautifully with local wines.
After more dining ideas around Hobart? Check out the 8 most unusual bars in Hobart or our favourite Australian oyster bars and gin bars – both of which can be found in Tasmania. Alternatively, if you’re here on holiday, make sure to give a read to our ultimate Hobart travel guide for all the best tips and tricks.