Melbourne

Get Stuck Into the Best Steaks in Melbourne

Crunchy on the outside, juicy in the middle.

Once you’ve eaten the perfect steak, that has been ethically grown and impeccably cooked—crunchy and salty on the outside, juicy and pink on the inside—there’s no going back. 

With a mix of European flavours and Australian produce, Melbourne restaurants really do turn out some of the best steaks ever. 

Here are the best spots for a juicy steak in Melbourne.

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France Soir

South Yarra
France Soir has been a Melbourne institution since 1986, serving up elevated French bistro-style food and service on literal silver platters, white waistcoats and all. If you’re into a nice rich steak, then we all know that the French do it best. Offering multiple different cuts that vary based on seasonal specials, you can have everything from a classic rump steak to a rare veal steak, or rib eye, all with your choice of sauce and sides… and a glass of French Burgundy, of course. 
Book here.

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La Luna Bistro

Carlton North
La Luna is Chef Adrian Richardson’s original eatery, with a cosy neighbourhood vibe and an especially cute street terrace, La Luna serves up some of the best steaks that the inner north has to offer. Their rib eye is house dry-aged, served at 550g and carved to share (or not) and its reputation exceeds its competitors. But beef isn’t the only thing on offer. They do a delicious wrapped pork or lamb shoulder too, as well as a number of other meat-based delights that are offered seasonally. So go grab yourself a spot outside, order up a fat rib-eye and an even fatter red wine, and dine ‘til your heart’s content.
Book here

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Entrecôte

Prahran
Entrecôte is another staple French restaurant in Melbourne’s classic French dining circuit, and they offer up a slightly more modern experience, combining French cuisine with local Australian ingredients. Open from breakfast to dinner, there’s a steak for every occasion. Their Filet de Boeuf is a favourite among locals, a 220g Gippsland eye fillet, with bearnaise, watercress and frites (which you can actually order at any time of the day).
Book here or walk-in.

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Angus & Bon

Prahran
If you can get past the incredible decor of this southside steakhouse, then you know you’re in for a good feast. Set in the old Prahran Post Office building built in 1928, Angus & Bon serves up New York-level service and style and a steak guaranteed to keep you coming back. They love to experiment with wood-fired cooking, constantly turning around fresh wood-grill flavours in everything from salads, to meats, to cocktails. When it comes to steak, you get to select your preferred cut—rib eye (aged 30 days), scotch fillet (aged 30 days), something locally butchered dry-aged and grass-fed for 36-months. Tuck into your chosen cut, with a delicious side of something smoked and fresh and sip on a nice wine and you’ll literally feel like you’re living your best Don Draper fantasy.
Book here.

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San Telmo

Meyers Pl
San Telmo is a beloved Argentinian restaurant tucked within the European end of Melbourne’s CBD, with a menu centres around the Spanish ethos that food is an experience shared between friends, family and lovers… and obviously, steak is involved. Rich with a cellar of Spanish reds and a 2.5 metre Parrilla charcoal grill, San Telmo delivers true to its roots; named after the oldest neighbourhood of Buenos Aires and in our humble opinion, boasts the best steaks in Melbourne’s CBD. They serve a bunch of different cuts, like lamb rump, pasture-fed flank steak and eye fillet, but their 500g rib eye is their most famous cut, which goes for $88, but it’s well worth it.
Book here. They also take walk-ins.

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Bar Margaux

Lonsdale Street, CBD
Imagine this: it’s 11pm and you’ve had a few drinks, but you’re really craving a steak. All restaurants are closed. What do you do? You go to Margaux. Brought to us by the Made in the Shade team (The Everleigh, Heartbreaker, Connie’s Pizza), Margaux is a late-night French bistro, serving food, cocktails and an extensive European wine list ‘til late. They make a great steak, usually a rib eye or eye fillet, with frites and salad. Down in the Margaux basement, sipping on a vino and munching on a steak in the gorgeous interior and funky jams, you’ll thank yourself later.
Book here. You can also just walk-in.

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Melbourne

The Best Sandwiches To Chow Down On In Melbourne

More than just ham and cheese.

Some say sandwiches are really having their moment, but did they ever go out of style? 

A sandwich is one of the world’s most simple culinary pleasures. Whoever first decided that putting stuff between bread means a yum time is a gosh darn genius. Although sandwiches can seem simple to make, there are people out there that have been studying the art of the sandwich and it shows.

The difference between a good sandwich and a shit sandwich is huge. We don’t want you to suffer, so we’ve put a list together of our favourite sandwiches in Melbourne.

Here are the best sandwiches in Melbourne right now.

Hanoi Hannah’s Drip Drop Banh Mi 

Windsor

The Drip Drop Banh Mi is Hanoi Hannah’s new lunch sandwich that is messy in all the right ways. Think white bread roll with a crispy crust and soft centre, laced with pâté and lemongrass satay sauce and a nice juicy hunk of lemongrass chargrilled chicken.

Most importantly, a warm pho-inspired gravy is served on the side to dip, drizzle or drown the sandwich. This mouth-watering sandwich is available from today, July 8, at Hanoi Hannah’s Windsor and Elsternwick locations. It’s crunchy, it’s messy, it’s fragrant and an all round multisensory, hands-on journey. Roll your sleeves up and get to it.

Dine in or take it home.

Photo: @nicos.melbourne

Nico’s Sandwich Deli’s Cubano

Fitzroy

Get your hands around this combo: smoked pork belly, grandma ham, original salad creme, picks, American mustard and cheese. Recommended to be eaten with pickled chilli and hot sauce, this Cubano is downright juicy in the best way. Nico’s Sandwich Deli has a rotating menu that heroes classic flavour combinations with a little twist. You can’t really go wrong, especially if you pair your sandwich of choice with one of their Malted Caramel Shakes. It’s a whole lotta yes.

You can dine in or take away.

Photo: @stansdeli

Specials at Stan’s Deli

Malvern

Every weekend, Stan’s Sandwich Deli put up incredible sandwich specials and honestly, we can’t pick a favourite. One week you might be dazzled by a veal schnitzel bun with tomato and fennel slaw, and the next you’ll get a Jerusalem artichoke toastie with aged parmesan, horseradish mayo and Guindilla peppers. Located in the lush streets of Malvern, Stan’s has a real diner-on-an-American-highway feel to it, but slightly more aesthetically refined, refill filter coffee and all. 

Dine in or take away.

Photo: @kingwilliam_takeaway

King William’s Brigadier

Flinders Lane

This sando pulls rank on the Colonel. From a hole-in-the-wall sandwich deli in Melbourne CBD’s Flinders Lane, comes a soft white roll filled with roast free-range chicken, crispy chicken skin, traybake stuffing, zucchini slaw and their infamous secret gravy. It’s the chicken rolls of all chicken rolls. You’ve never had a chicken sandwich until you’ve had King William’s Brigadier. It’s the perfect combination of juicy chicken breast and crispy chicken skin. Should I keep going? I can.

Only available for pick-up.

Photo: @saulssandwiches

Saul’s Muffuletta

Carnegie

The Italian stallion of sandwiches. Saul’s Sandwiches do some bangin’ bites – pretty much every sandwich they do, they do right. But the Muffuletta is a fan favourite and it’s off the charts. Think stacks of mortadella, artichokes, provolone cheese, salami, pesto, spinach and chilli. It’s an antipasto board in a sandwich and it’s goddamn good. 

You can dine in or takeaway.

Photo: @palette_melbourne

Palette’s Candied Bacon & Cheese

North Melbourne

Palette in North Melbourne is inspired by Korean aesthetics and lifestyle, and they aim to bring different cultures together. Everything about this place is beautiful and delicious (especially the coffee), but we can’t get past their Candied Bacon & Cheese sando. Imagine: scrambled eggs with corn, candied bacon, sliced cheese and chilli jam in toasted brioche. Uhhh. Name a better breakfast sandwich, we’ll wait.

Available to dine in or takeaway.

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