Brisbane's best steaks
Photography: Courtesy of Cha Cha Char and Alfred & Constance
A flavoursome Rangers Valley bavette? Or how about a 400-day grain-fed wagyu flat-iron from Darling Downs? Pull up a chair at Vintaged Bar & Grill (Hilton Brisbane, 190 Elizabeth St, Brisbane, 07 3231 3265).
Cha Cha Char (Shop 3, Eagle Street Pier, 1 Eagle St, Brisbane, 07 3211 9944) is the grazier's first choice when visiting town. Steaks come with the steer's provenance and diet listed, plus an eclectic range of accompaniments - try buttery Black Angus rib-eye and lardo, or Mayura wagyu sirloin with cumin-beetroot salad.
Alfred & Constance (130 Constance St, Fortitude Valley, 07 3251 6500) is focused on the pleasures of the pasture. Border Range beef makes the cut here, with fillet and beef-on-the-bone both enjoying the Josper coal-grill treatment.
Or go retro at the 124-year-old Breakfast Creek Hotel (2 Kingsford Smith Dr, Breakfast Creek, 07 3262 5988) with a choice of a dozen different cuts, all showcasing Queensland-raised beefy goodness.