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7 Venues for All the Meat Lovers Out There


Sometimes all you are craving is the comfort of a perfectly cooked piece of meat…whether it be a medium-rare Scotch fillet, a juicy Wagyu beef burger or succulent slow-cooked lamb shanks!

There is no doubting the satisfaction of devouring your favourite piece of meat – here are seven venues where you can find your ideal meat meal:

Every Flavour Tells a Story

Head down Doig Street in Cleveland to find a heritage built on exquisite food, exceptional service and a stylish ambience at The French Table. This Brisbane fine dining destination delivers simple, elegant, modern French-inspired cuisine in plush surroundings of blue velvet chairs, clothed tables, gilt mirrors and glowing chandelier lighting.
 
7 Venues for All the Meat Lovers Out There

Every flavour tells a story from entrées of Wagyu beef tartare, dressed with sun-dried tomatoes, anchovies, shallots, tabasco, Worcestershire sauce and bone marrow to mains of pistachio-crumbed lamb rack, with red cabbage purée, roasted cauliflower, baby carrots and red wine sauce.

Intoxicating Aromas

Step into an ambient and bustling mood and intoxicating aromas at Wild Ginger on Owen Street in Huskisson. Located on the beautiful South Coast of NSW, this Asian fusion restaurant and wine bar exudes stylish charm with potted greenery, a stacked stone counter and an abundance of natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows.
 
7 Venues for All the Meat Lovers Out There

On balmy days sit alfresco and watch the world pass by while enjoying a Smooth Operator cocktail and starters such as slow-roasted lamb betel leaf with master stock, minted peas and fried kimchi; moving on to mains of braised beef cheeks, green curry and coconut cream.

Hong Kong-style Fare with Flair

Bringing the delights of a Hong Kong dai pai dong to the streets of Sydney, head to Chan Kun Kee on Walker Street in Rhodes to appease cravings for Chinese fare with flair. A well-established Hong Kong open-air food stall for more than 40 years, Chan Kun Kee has expanded its reach to these shores, delivering hometown delicacies for all to enjoy from sizzling stir-fries, fried noodles and rice to seafood, hotpots and much more.
 
7 Venues for All the Meat Lovers Out There
Photo credit: Jonathan Ng.

Delve into the likes of satay beef with vermicelli in a clay pot, or tender beef chow fun, with a side of steamed rice; perhaps stir-fried beef short ribs hit the mark, best enjoyed with rice and stir-fried seasonal vegetables with garlic.

Pasta, Pizza and Much More

For authentic Italian run by Canberra stalwart Carlo Tosolini, look no further than Molto Italian at the Kingston Foreshore. This seaside trattoria boasts modern interiors of high ceilings, dark wooden table settings and an open kitchen and bar, alongside a wood-fired pizza oven. Best enjoyed with family and friends, Molto’s menu reads like a romance where hand-cut pasta and extensive stuzzichini choices beckon to be shared.

7 Venues for All the Meat Lovers Out There
 
Beef carpaccio, fried capers, arugula, Parmigiano Reggiano and balsamic glaze is the ideal way to start a memorable meal; while hearty mains such as slow-cooked lamb shank with creamy polenta, poached pear and red wine sauce are sure to tempt meat lovers.

Wood-fired Pizza for Meat Lovers

Those seeking the best wood-fired pizza in Warragul head down Queen Street to find Pellegrino Pizza. As tantalising aromas waft from the pizza oven, take your seat in a bright and breezy vibe where a full glass frontage lets in an abundance of natural light and potted greenery adds a softening touch, to peruse an extensive pizza menu.
 
7 Venues for All the Meat Lovers Out There

Start with housemade fresh garlic focaccia bread and mozzarella, before picking up a slice of pizza topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella and hot salami, or the Handsome with salami, prosciutto, mushrooms and onions on a tomato base.

Street Food Love Affair

It’s a street food love affair for Melbourne diners at MasalaJo on Victoria Street in North Melbourne. This Indian fusion restaurant has a minimalistic vibe of polished concrete, blond wood and a bicycle on the wall, along with white subway tiles and a counter covered in posters.
 
7 Venues for All the Meat Lovers Out There

Join a lively local crowd over plates such as spicy taters to start, then chow down on a Scorcher Burger – double Wagyu patty, double American cheese, double crispy bacon, lettuce, red onion, pickled chilli, creeper and signature sauce, on a toasted brioche bun.

Every Bite is Special

Feel special with every bite at District North Kitchen on McKenzie Place in Palmerston. Be warned, this is not your average burger restaurant – find a rustic vibe of well-worn brick with red tables beckoning to join family and friends for a chow down on everyone’s favourite ribs, brisket, chicken and fresh seafood.
 
7 Venues for All the Meat Lovers Out There

Tacos such as slow-cooked beef brisket are sure to hit the mark, served with coleslaw, corn bean salsa, cilantro and onion; or wrap your hands around a Triple Trouble burger, with triple beef patties, bacon, caramelised onion, cheese, house sauce, rum BBQ sauce and pickles.

Featured Locations

Italian    $$$$$

Molto Italian

For authentic Italian run by Canberra stalwart Carlo Tosolini, look no further than Molto Italian at the Kingston Foreshore. This seaside trattoria boasts modern interiors of high ceilings, dark wo...

Fusion    $$$$$

MasalaJo

It’s a street food love affair for Melbourne diners at MasalaJo on Victoria Street in North Melbourne. This Indian fusion restaurant has a minimalistic vibe of polished concrete, blond wood and a b...

French    $$$$$

The French Table

Head down Doig Street in Cleveland to find a heritage built on exquisite food, exceptional service and a stylish ambience at The French Table. This Brisbane fine dining destination delivers simple,...

Modern Australian    $$$$$

District North Kitchen

Feel special with every bite at District North Kitchen on McKenzie Place in Palmerston. Be warned, this is not your average burger restaurant – find a rustic vibe of well-worn brick with red tables...

Asian    $$$$$

Wild Ginger Huskisson

Step into an ambient and bustling mood and intoxicating aromas at Wild Ginger on Owen Street in Huskisson. Located on the beautiful South Coast of NSW, this Asian fusion restaurant and wine bar exu...

Pizza    $$$$$

Pellegrino Pizza

Those seeking the best wood-fired pizza in Warragul head down Queen Street to find Pellegrino Pizza. As tantalising aromas waft from the pizza oven, take your seat in a bright and breezy vibe where...

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