Looking for a place to sink your teeth into some of Brisbane’s best steaks?
We red-blooded Queenslanders know a thing or two about a fine cut of beef and it shows from the array of Brisbane’s restaurants serving the finest of quality steaks.
With almost every suburb in the River City hosting an amazing steakhouse, you’re almost too spoiled for choice. So we’ve done the hard work for you. Whether you love your meat on the rare side or are a medium-well steak eater, here’s our pick of Brisbane's top 5 restaurants to have a steak…
1. Moo Moo The Wine Bar and Grill, Edward Street
With a dry ageing beef display, charcoal grill and walk-in wine cellar, Moo Moo The Wine Bar and Grill is a personal favourite of the Peaky Barber’s team.
Opening on the 4th of June 2010 and hosting multiple elegant dining rooms, Moo Moo’s offers a full-service experience from the moment you enter. Located in the historic Port Office Building, everything from the menu down to the interior exudes an effortless “old Hollywood” ambience.
Since 2010, it has quickly become one of the favourite steak restaurants cooking the best steak in Brisbane and arguably, one of Australia’s best steak restaurants. Hence, why it is at the top of our list.
For the real steak connoisseurs, Moo Moo’s menu ranges from the finest cuts of Kobe wagyu and grain-fed beef to dry-aged Angus.
Their steaks paired with exclusive specials and a carefully curated wine list by owner Steven Adams and Head Sommelier Mark Ganga, your dining experience is in safe hands.
“Moo Moo The Wine Bar and Grill is the best steak restaurant in Brisbane CBD for many reasons but the most important is its extensive steak menu”’
“Their wine list is extensive and there is always something on the drinks menu to please”
Address: Port Office Building, 39 Edward St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: 1300 07 07 10
Hours: Lunch: Mon – Sat 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dinner: Mon – Sat 5:30 pm – late
2. Black Hide Steakhouse, Caxton Street
We know it’s hard to look past a reliable favourite… so, we introduce you to Black Hide Steakhouse.
If you haven’t been here already, Black Hide has been crowned both Queensland’s Best Steak Restaurant and Restaurant of the Year.
With these awards, it’s no surprise that this restaurant is renowned for showcasing some of the finest steaks that Brisbane has to offer.
With beef from Australia’s most esteemed beef breeder & producer, Stanbroke Beef, Black Hide’s menu mimics that of a true steak fanatic's dream. Black Hide offers a range of prime Angus, Wagyu and organic steak cuts, all with unique marbling, tenderness and flavour.
Once you decide on your chosen cut for the night, you have it cooked to your liking using the exceptional high-intensity, high-speed cooking method of the authentic Montague Broiler Grill. This powerful broiler's infrared heat soars to up to 982ºC. Hectic, we know.
Beyond the steak, this restaurant continues to set itself apart with a harmonious balance between intimate and relaxed dining, perfect for a date night or a catch-up with your mates. And trust me, you will be looking for any occasion to visit.
“Every aspect was perfect, welcoming staff, knowledgeable and helpful waiters, superior service, food cooked to perfection”
“...the steak was impeccable. Words can’t describe what my taste buds felt”
Address: 36 Caxton St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: (07) 3369 9500
Hours: Lunch: Tuesday – Friday from 11:30 am
Dinner: Tuesday – Saturday from 5:30 pm
3. Walter’s Steakhouse, Alice Street
Walter’s brings a quality of steak that is nothing short of exceptional to downtown Brisbane.
Walter’s Steakhouse offers an extensive selection of Australian grain-fed beef cuts, all dry-aged and prepared in-house. From New York Strip and eye fillet, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
If Walter’s Steakhouse's timeless charm and effortless New York-style vibe are what you're looking for, celebrating any special occasion is a breeze. Their private dining rooms are able to host larger groups, accommodating up to 55 guests between two rooms.
For a more relaxed night, you can’t pass by their house special for two - Signature Porterhouse, Prime Australian Grain Fed Beef, Dry Aged and Cut In-House. Let me assure you, you will not be disappointed. This dish alone is enough to put Walter’s Steakhouse on the list of the best steaks in Brisbane.
“One of the best steaks in Brisbane. The signature T-bone steak was so juicy and cooked so perfectly. It's like chewing into butter.”
“The settings are very nice, the decor is lovely, and the atmosphere is vibrant and energetic.”
Address: 219 Alice St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: (07) 3012 8640
Hours: Tue – Sat 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
4. SK Steak & Oyster, Fortitude Valley
From owners of the well-known Hellenika, SK Steak and Oyster hosts a full upmarket dining experience. SK is the place to be for a long lunch and a few too many martinis, oh and don’t let me forget about the steak!
On top of their signature SK meals, their expansive steak menu boasts a wide range of eye fillets, prime ribs and chateaubriand, to a one-kilo sirloin that has been dry-aged for 35 days.
All of these cuts are cooked and grilled over two kinds of ironbark, releasing a subtle applewood flavour you just can’t beat. Between SK’s exclusive grain-fed beef supplier ‘Stockyard Beef’ and their grilling methods alone, you will leave nothing short of amazed.
“Absolutely worth the hype in my opinion. Service, food, ambience and drinks were all outstanding…the steaks are cooked to perfection”
“One of my absolute favourite restaurants in Brisbane! It’s consistently amazing every time we go. It's unmatched in both its atmosphere and menu!”
Address: G.12 The Calile Hotel, 48 James St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Phone: (07) 3252 1857
Hours: Lunch: Thu – Fri 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dinner: Tue – Saturday 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
5. Blackbird Bar and Grill, Eagle Street
With breathtaking riverside views of the Story Bridge and the menu of a carnivore's dream, I welcome you to Blackbird.
This restaurant was named Australia’s Best Steak Restaurant in 2016, so clearly we had to put it on our best steaks in Brisbane list.
Blackbird’s signature experience is brought to you through their decadent Gatsby-style decor and
armed with seasoned professionals, this restaurant delivers everything you know and love about a steakhouse.
With everything from mouth-watering Aberdeen Angus beef grilled to perfection, to the finest quality wagyu, their variety of cuts on offer are sure to impress. Once you make your tough decision, your steak of choice is then cooked on an Inferno wood-fired grill. This major piece of equipment grills the steak to perfection with aromatic woods and an open flame. Now, who doesn’t love a good flame-grilled steak?
“...the food was sensational. For main course I ordered steak which has to be the most tender melt in the mouth steak I have had in... Well almost forever!”
“The wagyu was especially flavoursome and tender. The view overlooking the bridge is pretty special at night and service here is always attentive.”
Address: Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: (07) 3229 1200
Hours: Wed – Thu 12:00 pm – 10:30 pm, Fri – Sat 12:00 pm – 3:00 am, Sun 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Want to Cook up a Steak at Home? The Butcher Shoppe, Cannon Hill
Alternatively, if you are willing to take matters into your own hands and have a cook-up of your own, we recommend visiting The Butcher Shoppe, Cannon Hill.
Recently ranked as the runner-up for the Courier Mail’s Best Butchers of Brisbane competition, The Butcher Shoppe is family-owned. They have, quite understandably, prided themselves on their exceptional customer service.
From the regular cuts of meat to dry-age beef and a selection of spices, rubs and sauces you’ll be set to go on your steak-perfecting journey.
You can also shop online as they offer daily home delivery!
Hot Tip: Ask the butcher for a whole cut, whether that be a rib fillet, rump or short ribs. They will then ask if it is whole or sliced (however thick or thin you like). This will save you money in the long run, and you can do exactly what you like with it! If you’re lucky, some butchers even offer to store it for you.
Thanks for reading. Peaky Barbers is a Brisbane barbershop with an eye for detail, consistency and precision. For more local stories and hair styling tips from the Peaky Barbers team, check out our latest article.