The Best Steak in Melbourne
Australia raises some of the world’s best beef. Victorian farmer David Blackmore brought Wagyu here in 1989 and now counts Thomas Keller (The French Laundry, USA) and other high-profile international chefs as customers. Then there’s South Australia’s Mayura Station, Tasmania’s Cape Grim, Victoria’s O’Connor Beef and many other world-class cattle farms employing ethical, sustainable practices.
And while beef has fallen out of favour in recent years, there are still plenty of spots to find a good grilled steak in Melbourne. At these top diners, you can usually choose your preferred breed, feed (grain or grass), cut, ageing time, condiments and, of course, how you’d like it cooked (no more than medium, please). Whether it’s French steak frites at Entrecote or Argentinian cuts cooked on the parilla at San Telmo, here’s where to find Melbourne’s best.