When a yearning for mouth-watering, juicy, medium-rare steak surfaces, nothing gets in your way. Here are 10 of Sydney’s premier steak destinations for your next craving.
A name paying tribute to the 6 Black Cape cattle onboard the First Fleet that went missing, with only a couple of years under their belt, 6HEAD 1788 have changed the steak game in Sydney. Burrowed in the historic Campbells Cove in The Rocks with absolute Harbourfront views, Executive Chef Sean Hall painstakingly assembles his menu registering only the finest cuts of meat paired with your choice of over 250 wines from 6 of the World’s best wine regions. Wait staff that present your meat to you prior to cooking and, paired with the settlement themed, multi-level dining room, 6HEAD has generated a lot of buzz as one of the new kids on the block.
Our tip: The 1kg Dry Aged T-Bone (MB9+)
Address: Campbell’s Stores, Bay 10 & 11, 7/27 Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000
Nestled above the hustle and bustle of Pitt Street in the CBD is one of Sydney’s best kept secret steaks, humbly hiding behind the other eye-catchers on the diverse menu. Offering fine food since 1920, food and beverage Creative Director Sean Connolly has flawlessly combined old school New York steakhouse with modern day vibrant flavours.
Our tip: The 1.5kg Riverine Grain Fed T-Bone ‘bistecca alla fiorentina’
Address: 1/49 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000
After securing a highly sought after location in the new 25 Martin Place complex, Botswana Butchery is bringing life back to Sydney with its ambient and sophisticated dining room coupled with its ample steak selection. The ethos of Botswana Butchery is relaxed dining in a premium atmosphere. Culinary Director Angel Fernandez boasts an extensive resume cooking all over the globe, under celebrity chef Neil Perry and previously at other elite Sydney restaurants such as Catalina and Rockpool, and Rosetta in Melbourne. Angel and his team know steak, with one of the largest selection of cuts on this list.
Our tip: 500g Reserve Angus 4 week dry-aged rib-eye
Address: 25 Martin Pl, Sydney NSW 2000
Expanding to three locations nationwide but the quality persists as one of Sydney’s leading steakhouses. Founder and chief meatologist Peter Zaidan operates Macelleria as both a fresh butcher and dining room. Proudly using 100% grass fed beef from the finest meat distributors from all over Australia, Macelleria is the butcher that cooks for you. Enjoy fine steaks that you personally select!
Our tip: Your choice!
Newtown Address: 73-75 Enmore Rd, Newtown NSW 2042
Bondi Address: g09/180 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach NSW 2026
French-inspired Restaurant Hubert offers an unmatched aura among Sydney dining rooms. A lively combination of live music, endless martini’s, dimmed lighting and damn good steaks are just a few of the reasons Restaurant Hubert reservations are a hot commodity. Head Chef Alexis Besseau’s menu curates a perfect balance of sophisticated french infused dining and licking the plate clean style dining….
Our tip: The Chateaubriand – 500g Collison & Co. eye fillet
Address: 15 Bligh St, Sydney NSW 2000
Introducing the ideal kick off to the perfect Bucks Party. The Gidley has been widely known for its charred and juicy steaks to Sydneysiders for a while now, but it’s the recent unveiling of its private poker room package that has blokes talking and heads turning. An intimate old-school and charming dining room where great steak, generous servings and fine wine meet.
Our tip: Rib-eye on the bone – chargrilled over ironbark and charcoal. Price per 100g.
Address: Basement/161 King St, Sydney NSW 2000
Steersons sleek dining room and long family history play a key role in the attraction of King Street Wharf, and stands to this day as one of Sydney’s preferred steak destinations. A menu and team riddled with knowledge of the highest quality cuts of meat, Steersons is just as much a steak experience as it is a dining one. Steersons menu is customisable, diverse and a more affordable option then most competitors on the list. Don’t let that ‘steer’ you away from the quality of this harbour side gem.
Our tip: Wagyu F1 cross rib-eye 300g
Address: 17 Lime St, Sydney NSW 2000
It’s brave to put an establishment on this list that only boasts one steak on its menu, but that’s exactly what we’re doing. The ‘Bistecca alla Fiorentina’ is the dish that rules the roost here. Cooked to your liking and your weight preference, you can’t go wrong. Nestled under the Sydney CBD and boasting Italian touches and flourishes, the intimate and warm 50-seat dining room proves timeless. Here, a classic negroni is essential.
Our tip: Goes without saying, the ‘Bistecca alla Fiorentina. Price per 100g.
Address: 3 Dalley St, Sydney NSW 2000
Rockpool Bar & Grill
Most notably known for one of Sydney’s most spectacular dining rooms, Rockpool Bar & Grill reservations are a premium for Harbour City residents. Situated in the City Mutual Building, a 1936 art deco masterpiece, the steaks here are cooked over a wood fired grill fuelled by ironbark and compete with the dining room for the overall showstopper. With three locations in Australia, all with an in-house dry-ageing process, the meat quality adds to the already impressive calibre at Rockpool Bar and Grill.
Our tip: Coppertree Farms dry-aged Friesian – 350g scotch fillet.
Address: 66 Hunter St, Sydney NSW 2000
Occupying prime real estate in the Crown development in Barangaroo, Woodcut has been making some serious noise since opening in December 2020. Combining earthy flavours with sensory cooking methods, award-winning Chef Ross Lusted and partner Sunny Lusted have curated one of the ‘crowning’ jewels to Sydney’s dining scene. Authentic, soulful and flavourful. All in the centre of Sydney’s new heartbeat, the buzzing Barangaroo precinct.
Our tip: Rangers Valley Black Angus – Black Market T/Bone 1kg
Address: Crown Sydney, Level 1/1 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo NSW 2000
Black Bar & Grill