We arrived a little late for our 19:30 booking (by about 5 minutes or so) thanks to a taxi driver that had no idea and the place was pretty busy. Very pub like, fairly laid back and informal we felt at home immediately. As a family we enjoyed the casual vibe and my dad felt at home in his shorts!
Our waitress was warm and friendly and knew her stuff from her cows to the specials and the fish! We ordered 15 oysters to begin with followed by the charcuterie plate and then explained my mum was going to refrain from a main dish and effectively try a bit of everyone else's. She was very embracing of this, had a little joke with my mum and called her the "child with the spare plate" and we were still made to feel welcome. We appreciated this hospitality.
Steve went for a NY strip steak - 400g O'Connor (VIC) 100% pasture fed select British breeds NY strip steak to be precise described to us as a popular man choice!
I went for the 250g Security Foods (QLD) 300 day grain fed Wagyu rump and Dad opted for 250g Sher Wagyu (VIC) 450 day grain fed Wagyu X Holstein rostbiff. All steaks came with chips and salad.
Everything on the plate was delicious. The steaks were so tender and amazing that three steaks could taste so different and also differ in texture. My personal favourite was Dad's Holstein rostbiff as it had this sweetness to it. Mum's favourite was mine which I did like but preferred the texture of Dad's. Mine had a slightly flabby texture in the mouth. Having said that, if I was served any of the three, there would be no complaints.
All three steaks were cooked perfectly, red and rare inside the chargrilled crust but obviously rested perfectly as there was no blood seepage. The chips were crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The salad was fresh and zingy with a sweet and vinegary dressing. The peppercorn and bearnaise sauces were flavoursome without being over powering.
We were very satisfied with our meals and felt that it was very good value too. Definitely a hit and one to rival the ever so pricey Rockpool. I know for sure we'll be back for steak.