They have new chef Andrea Corsi in the kitchen, so enjoy your steak with a million dollar view at Manly Pavilion. With spring on its way, it’s the perfect time to sit on the balcony and enjoy a perfectly cooked Grilled Rib Eye or some of the other delicious meat feasts on the menu.
Simply want a chilled out afternoon of good wine, warm sun and epic snacks? The Antipasto platter at Manly Pavilion comes with house made chicken pâté that will change your life.
Sydney's best steakhouse has a new venue in the slick Barangaroo food precinct and it has its very own premium whiskey room.
And although we're totally here for the red meat... for the first time, The Meat & Wine Co will introduce a wide range of seafood items, including, a bold and generous Crustacean Platter accompanied by a selection of white wines to enhance the experience.
These guys use white charcoal to impart the best flavours this traditional cooking method can offer. There're so many meats to choose from but our pick is the Bourbon-Brined Kurobuta Pork Chop.
East Side Grill
Our favourite thing about Eastside Grill is their Chef's Table dinner series on the first Wednesday of each month. Exec Chef Stanley Wong and Head Chef Angie Ford curate a one-off menu of innovative dishes championing a different theme... like grass-fed
They also do a Chef's Table night dedicated to duck and pinot - the seared Grimaud duck breast is divine.
We hear the building that houses this chic French eatery used to be a brothel back in Fortitude Valley's seedy underbelly days. Plus they have unlimited frites. Heaven.
Perfect central location to get a classic bloody steak. They offer every cut under the sun - even the old-school T-Bone (500g!).
What better way to celebrate Australia Day with our fave meat of all - lamb! Ribs and Burgers' slow cooked lamb shoulder burger melts in your mouth and is finished with a rocket salad, freshly minted cucumbers and a smooth cream cheese sauce.
Ribs and Burgers
The South African steakhouse reigns when it comes to quality cuts of meat and juicy ribs. All six Aussie locations are nice and luxe plus staff are particularly knowledgeable when it comes to matching that very important red wine with your meal (Ahem the Wagyu Rib-Eye with "green peppercorn" sauce goes swell with the Luigi Bosca Malbec $74) But we’re here for the ribs! The lamb half rack option is entirely rich, char-grilled with a lemon, herb and mustard marinade and served with crunchy chips. Beef and pork ribs are slow-cooked in barbeque sauce then finished on a flaming hot char-grill. The showstopper is the beef short rib slow-cooked for 8 hours in a house smoked spice blend. Divine.
Meat & Wine Co.
The meat options on the menu are overwhelming but start off with something a little different with the crumbed lamb ribs with bush pepper mayo ($14.) When it comes to the main there’s a rack of lamb ribs option but if you want to mix it up the slow braised beef ribs with grilled onion chutney and a radicchio salad is a winner. Wash it all down with a flagon of the smoked margarita. Yes, even the cocktails come smoked!
Hunter & Barrel
For when you want a casual but paramount rib experience go straight for the pork baby back ribs at Ribs and Burgers. A perfect combination of that sticky, sweet and smoky taste you want from pork ribs. Match these bad boys with Little Creatures Rogers Beer – the roasted toffee and caramel malt flavours, light citrus hop notes and gentle bitterness perfectly match the caramelisation of the basting on the ribs. They also do pretty impressive beef and lamb ribs all for under $30.50
Ribs & Burgers
These guys are so serious about barbecue they shipped in an authentic southern smoker from Tennessee! Prepare yourself for one of the best beef short rib scenarios in town. LP’s use local woods to smoke their meat and you can tell. Order the creamy mashed potato with gravy as a side and some cold cut meats to start.
This has got to be the good ol’ knees up of meat eating. Friday nights, Saturday and Sundays from midday the folks at the inner-west favourite (um, it used to be a tit*y bar) show off their American-style ‘low and slow’ smoking skills. Barbecue bits (sold by weight) include melt-in-your mouth lamb ribs, chewy pork ribs with honey Jack Daniels, black treacle and American mustard, and tender beef short ribs. Apart from the outdoor smoker The Oxford Tav has weird and wonderful menu items like battered cheese with parmie topping on a hot dog or ceviche and prawn crackers with salted jalapeños. This place is magical.
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A seaside setup of American smokehouse meets Latin American bites. Head chefs Chris Hogarth and Patrick Friesen have made sure rib lovers are looked after at this slick Merivale venue. Look out over Manly wharf as you get your chops around the Suffolk lamb ribs with Papi’s BBQ sauce. Need an out-of-this-world side to go with your meat? Try the roast cauliflower with romesco, parmesan and brown butter crumbs – it’s a head above the rest.
It’s all about bang for ya buck at this Surry Hills dive-bar style haunt. American BBQ is available Tuesday-Friday from 6pm and all day on the weekends. Choose from six types of premium-smoked meats and add any side for $5 each – great choice for students. The beef ribs are dinosaur sized and Surly’s also do mean pork spare ribs. There’s nothing like getting the meat sweats on for a bargain price!
OK this place is a pizza joint but the locals in Newtown and Enmore come here for the ribs! You get a rack of American pork ribs, potato wedges, one corncob, and BBQ or sweet chili sauce for just $18. It’s a great option for a late-night bite after a gig at the Enmore theatre – the arrangement is no frills but the atmosphere is always buzzing.
In the heart of Potts Point you’ll find a pink neon door that leads through to a kooky night out to remember laced with Asian inspired funky food items and bubble tea cocktails. The informal menu isn’t exactly saturated with rib options but the Jow’s sweet & sour lamb ribs need a special mention. Yes, the meat falls off the bone (it always should!) but the special tangy sauce with a hint of lime and coriander keeps you wanting more. The lamb ribs are always a must at Mrs. Gs!
A Sydney institution where you can get succulent ribs with a big ol’ serving of chips on the side. There's a little something for everyone here some burgers, seafood platters, steaks galore and lamb cutlets. Operating out of the city’s tourist hubs like Bondi and Darling Harbour Hurricanes will give you a bib and make sure you leave corpulent.