Melbourne is one of the world's most popular visitor destinations, with a packed international events calendar, diverse culture and entertainment and a stretching coastline to explore. The European architecture, laid-back vibe, diverse crowd and generally 'arty' atmosphere results in a cosmopolitan, colourful experience for visitors, who often report that they instantly feel at home. The locals are also obsessed with great food – so if you're looking for steakhouses in Melbourne, you're in luck! Australians love meat and Melbourne boasts great steakhouses across its varied dining hotspots.
Federation Square in the city centre is a focal point for bars, restaurants, cafes and of course some incredible Melbourne steakhouses. It’s got a prime position too, being located alongside the Yarra River, which means the venues tend to have terrace and rooftop dining. Grab a seat with a view and you'll have entertainment to last the evening! Southbank is also a key spot, home to the city's Arts Precinct and the National Gallery of Victoria. Other notable areas for dining include Lygon Street, which was the first to adopt al fresco dining, Brunswick Street – home of the cool Melbourne crowd, and the bustling Chapel Street that boasts nearly 1000 restaurants, bars, cafes and shops, making it a great place for quality Melbourne steakhouses.
When you dine in one of Melbourne's steakhouses, you’re guaranteed to be well looked after. Expect to be always be asked which type and cut of steak you want, and how you prefer to have it cooked. Rump steak is rich and tender and is best cooked medium rare to medium. It will usually come served with the bone, which adds to the flavour and helps to keep the steak tender during cooking. Sirloin steak is beautifully marbled with fat, so you can enjoy it any way that you like. Fillet steak is low in fat and best cooked rare – in fact, some diners at the steakhouses in Melbourne will even choose to eat it blue! Fillet steak lovers may want to treat themselves to the luxurious Chateaubriand steak – a thick, tenderloin fillet cut, which often comes served with a rich wine sauce. If you are new to steak, ask your server for advice on the best way to have it cooked.
Everyone heads to Melbourne's steakhouses for the main bovine event – but you'll be delighted at the variety of accompanying dishes on the menu too. These will include sides such as fries or jacket potatoes, salads or fresh steamed vegetables, homemade slaw and an incredible array of sauces, from blue cheese to mustard. If you’re dining at one of the steakhouses in Melbourne, make sure you arrive hungry as the portions can be generous! And if you have room at the end of your meal, there will be desserts to enjoy as well. Something light and tasty such as sorbet can be very refreshing – but if you are going all-out in one of the American-style Melbourne steakhouses, then why not try a slice of cheesecake or chocolate brownie! (Just mentally promise yourself a trip to the gym the following day...)
Remember that Quandoo can help you to find and choose the best Melbourne steakhouses in the city with a detailed array of honest reviews from our community of fellow diners. Our community has raved about Oko on Jasper Hotel, located on Elizabeth Street, Sonley Stonegrill & Bar in Blackburn and Prime House in the CBD. Leave your review too, so that other diners can benefit from your experiences. And if you are planning to dine when the city is particularly busy, make sure you reserve your chosen Melbourne steakhouse in advance with Quandoo. So avoid the queue and guarantee your table on the go with the Quandoo app, or from home.
Melbourne is home to some of the world’s best restaurants, in fact, it’s home to the best restaurant in Australia. So it comes as no surprise then, that the quality of the meat on offer in the steakhouses in Melbourne is of supremely high quality. Think grass-fed and organic – you can honestly notice the difference. And to go along with such quality meat, you’ll also find a plethora of steakhouses in Melbourne with wine lists to rival any of the bars in the city. So for a perfect and special meal, select your preferred steakhouse in Melbourne with Quandoo, choose your cut and bottle of red and settle in for a night you’ll truly remember.