Planning the perfect steak dinner involves devoting adequate time to your side dishes too. Served with a simple salad, a steak can be a lean, nutritious supper, while adding pools of sauce and mountains of fries makes the whole thing much more decadent.
A great steak is not just about timing and technique. It's about understanding what each individual cut offers, it's about finding the best piece and it's about serving it with style. Thankfully, these Perth restaurants have done the hard work for you…
113 St Georges Terrace
The Trustee Bar and Bistro can be found on the central St George's Terrace in the Majestic WA Trustee Building – right in the heart of Perth's CBD. Open since 2012, this award-winning venue has cemented itself as one of Perth's favourites, with locals loving the eclectic style and varied seating options.
The downstairs bistro bustles with warmth and vibrancy and is the ideal hangout for a long leisurely lunch or an intimate dinner. Upstairs is a lighter, brighter bistro that offers a more relaxed environment. It's here where you'll also find the exciting new Angel's Cut Rum Bar, which stocks over 300 rums, bespoke cocktails and moreish snack food. There's even a lush garden bar!
But aside from all this, The Trustee is a winner simply for their Grill, which serves up a choice of free range pork cutlet, aged black angus sirloin or chateaubriand steak for two.
Pier 1, Barrack St Jetty
Food, wine, service and location combine to create one of Perth's finest seafood restaurants. Halo offers fresh and clean contemporary dining, knowledgeable and attentive staff, and a wine list that showcases a selection of both Australian and international producers. Set overlooking the picturesque Swan River, locals flock to Halo for their mouthwatering seafood. But Halo shouldn't be dismissed if you're a lover of steak. While the menu is ever changing, there's usually a great steak on offer. Or, you'll love the Chef's signature Beef Tartare dish, served with sourdough crumbs and cooked in chicken fat and a yolk puree. There's also a tasty Oxtail & Smoked Bone Marrow, served with celeriac and liquorice fermented onions.
131 St George's Terrace
Back on St George's Terrace, The Heritage is part of Brookfield Place, a skyscraper that houses some of the finest food in the city. Framed by the historic facade and dramatic high ceilings, The Heritage features pewter bar tops handmade in Paris and Italian marble floors. This setting, combined with a European-dominant wine list, excellent service and a delicious all-day a la carte menu makes The Heritage well worth a visit. Based on the cafes of Europe, the menu is approachable and comforting and features a choice of sirloin with sticky glazed beef cheek or a mouthwatering piece of rib-eye with Paris butter, grilled lemon and chips.
2/22 Eastbrook Terrace, East Perth
If you enjoy a great steak then you'll delight in De Cribs' New York Strip with pepper sauce, crunchy fries and coleslaw, but if you're a lover of ribs then you'll really love this this place! De Cribs specialises in serving premium quality Australian ribs and has cooking them down to a fine art. Their sauces include honey, original and spicy and when finished with their spectacular New York Raspberry Cheesecake, you'll question ever eating at home again.
76 Angelo St, South Perth
A respite from the daily grind and hustle and bustle of the city, Globe Coffee House, Restaurant & Patisserie is a quiet, cosy place to meet friends, hang out and have a bite to eat. Its distinct Parisian vibe offers instant relaxation and flair and the coffee and patisserie smells that leak out the door make it impossible to walk by unnoticed. Home to a range of baguettes, sandwiches, paninis and cakes, Globe also serves up a very tasty Rib Eye, cooked to your liking and served with creamy garlic prawns and chips. If you're after something a bit lighter, then why not try the yummy Thai Beef Salad, featuring marinated beef strips, Spanish onions, red pepper, coriander, basil, mixed lettuce, cucumber, chilli and a great Thai dressing.
138 Barrack St
If you're after a good old fashioned steak and chips, you can't go past the Scotch Fillet at Bar 138 on Barrack. Cooked to your liking and served with beer battered chips and a side salad, you can choose a gravy or a mushroom or pepper sauce to accompany it. Got time before you eat? Then why not check out Happy Hour at the expansive bar, every day between 5 and 6pm.
Looking for a steak in another city? Check out our guide to the best steaks in Sydney here, and keep an eye on the blog for more cities soon to come!