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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Steersons King Street Wharf, Sydney

Let's face it. Sydney can be a bit of a meat market. But hey, if we're talking about steak, then who's complaining? The menu at Steersons Steakhouse reads like a matchmaking site for carnivores, providing detail on the origin of each candidate, its breeding credentials, prior diet and minimum weight. Oh if only it was always this easy...

steersons lime street king st wharf
Inside Steersons at King St Wharf

We arrive at Steersons King Street Wharf to find a surprisingly swish dining room, a combination of polished floorboards, heavy linen and wooden chairs that hovers somewhere between fancy and businessmen's club. The menus are bound in cow hide that is impressively soft to the touch.

Most of the diners are men, although a few couples dot the room. The outdoor balcony offers a bit more privacy as well as twinkling views of the harbour and city skyline.

steak at steersons lime street king st wharf
One kilo T-bone (90 day grain fed) $59.50
Nolans Private Selection, Gympie, Queensland

Does size really matter? It does when the words "kilo" and "T-Bone" sit next to each other on the menu.

steak at steersons lime street king st wharf
One kilo T-bone medium rare

The one-kilo T-bone steak is a substantial hunk of meat, seared with grill marks and cooked to medium rare as requested. The meat is juicy and succulent but not as charred or smoky as I would have expected, given the size of the cut.

All steaks come with red wine jus (alternative sauces are an additional cost) and your choice of chips, mashed potato or baked potato. 

chips at steersons lime street king st wharf

steak at steersons lime street king st wharf
400g Riverina rib on bone (pasture fed) $47.50
Havericks dry aged beef (limited) (dry aged for 6-8 weeks)

We also order the 400g Riverina rib on bone, primarily as a flavour comparison of grain-fed versus pasture-fed.

steak at steersons lime street king st wharf
Riverina rib on bone medium rare

It's hard to note a huge difference in flavour between pasture-fed and grain-fed, although the pasture-fed has a slightly firmer resistance, presumably a result of the 6-8 week dry aging process.

steak at steersons lime street king st wharf
T-Bone debris

Is there a ladylike way to pick up a one-kilo T-bone and gnaw on the remnants? I like to think I did so. The best part is the pocket of marrow fat at the base.

banoffee pie dessert at steersons lime street king st wharf
Banoffee pie $14.50
Banana, coffee, caramel, mascarpone cream and chocolate with vanilla ice cream

Finding bananas on a menu these days is like encountering truffles without a surcharge. It makes our dessert order much easier to decide. Banoffee pie has always been a good friend of mine - tart shell, banana, caramel and cream? What's not to love? Especially when there are chocolate shavings on top. The scoop of vanilla ice cream is the only detraction here, incredibly sweet and cloying.

banoffee pie dessert at steersons lime street king st wharf

Fillet mignon or one-kilo T-bone? There's a perfect hunk out there for everyone.

Grab Your Fork and companion dined as guests of King Street Wharf.

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17 Lime Street, King Street Wharf, Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 9295 5060

Opening hours:
Lunch Monday to Sunday 12pm-3pm
Dinner Monday to Sunday 6pm-10.30pm

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13 comments - Add some comment love

posted by Helen (Grab Your Fork) on 10/27/2011 02:15:00 am


  • At 10/27/2011 4:55 am, Blogger joey@forkingaroundsydney said…

    Swish dining room indeed. I love the finished T-bone pic, and I really want a banoffie pie right now.

  • At 10/27/2011 8:05 am, Anonymous Tina @ bitemeshowme said…

    I've been to the Steersons on Bridge St and I thought it was absolutely amazing. I had the fillet mignon and it was to die for. One of the best pieces of meats I've ever had.

  • At 10/27/2011 9:06 am, Anonymous Hannah said…

    T-Bones always make me think of my dad, who always ordered them when we lived in America. For me? BANOFFEE FOREVER. Even though I've still never yet tried one.

  • At 10/27/2011 9:24 am, Anonymous Minh said…

    Filet for me! I love the bone on a T-bone but it's such a pain to eat lol

  • At 10/27/2011 9:57 am, Anonymous john@heneedsfood said…

    Oh my, that's one phallic t-bone you've got there!

  • At 10/27/2011 10:49 am, Anonymous chocolatesuze said…

    oh baby i really want to get my hands on that t-bone! aw banoffee pie you and i will be friends shortly

  • At 10/27/2011 1:15 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Love the scoring on the mash to match the grill pattern on the steak. I really have to try this place out, steaks look great!

  • At 10/27/2011 2:25 pm, Blogger sugarpuffi said…

    zomg 1kg?! did u demolish that yourself?

  • At 10/27/2011 5:44 pm, Anonymous tania@mykitchenstories said…

    The steaks look really good. You must have been very full.

  • At 10/28/2011 10:07 am, Anonymous Hotly Spiced said…

    When we eat meat we tend to eat in moderation but every so often it is great to go to a steakhouse and order the T-Bone. I bet getting through that only to wash it down with banoffe pie must have left you very satisfied.

  • At 10/29/2011 8:19 am, Anonymous Jessi said…

    BANOFFEE PIE - YES, PLEASE. It's my birthday soon, and I'm fortunate to be best friends with a very talented dessert maker. ;)

    Uhm, yeah, if I were go to that steak house (unlikely, since I live in Birmingham, UK, but possible) I don't think I'd be able to go past 1kg of steak! How much of it is actually edible, though?!

  • At 10/30/2011 8:20 pm, Blogger missklicious said…

    Banoffee pie looks awesome!

  • At 11/08/2011 1:37 am, Anonymous divemummy said…

    aaahhh..banoffee pie...yum...and bananas per kilo are now cheaper than steak...yay!


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