Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse is my favourite place to get a good steak. It's actually the only place I've been to that cooks their steaks the way I've asked them to. It's also child friendly too, providing colour pencils and a colouring in booklet (bonus points).

1st up was the complimentary black bread with butter. If anyone knows a recipe for black bread this good please pass it on, I would love to reproduce this. Best bread ever.

Any steak order comes with either a choice of the soup ,Caesar salad or the house salad. Pictured here is the house salad with honey mustard dressing.
Kids meal - Chicken fingers and chips ($8.95)
You can't tell but it's a very big serving for a child
Baby back pork ribs - I was tossing between ribs or steak all day and finally decided on the ribs (you use to be able to order the combo meal but they don't have it anymore. You could however order the steak meal and then add $13.95 for half a rack or ribs but I wasn't that hungry).
These were fall off the bone delicious! I ate the WHOLE rack, yes indeed. Oh except 1 rib that I reluctantly gave my husband to try

Hubby had the Victoria's Fillet (225g $29.95)
Comes with a choice of either vegies, chips, mashed potato, baked potato, rice, sweet potato or steamed green beans

Victoria's Fillet side angle. Notice the slit, is this how they check whether it's cooked right? I've always cut the middle of my steak at home

And for dessert the Chocolate Thunder ($9.95)
Described as: freshly baked pecan brownie and rich vanilla ice cream topped with hot homemade chocolate sauce and chocolate shavings
I dove into it without taking a photo first!!! So here's the half eaten dessert. Must get this when you's my favourite dessert I think.....oooo that and fried ice cream are eqaul first
The ribs weren't as good as the one's from I'm Angus Steakhouse (best ribs I've ever come across) but I still really liked it and would have it again. I also liked that you get unlimited soft drinks for $4.95.
This isn't a fine dining restuarant, it's just a nice place for the family or get together with friends for a decent hearty (blokey) meal. And it still remains as one of my favourite places to eat because I love the bloomin onion (as a starter) and one of the steaks and then finishing off the meal with the chocolate thunder. But I never order all 3 because that really would tip me over the edge. Now if I got 4 or more people to join me then yeah, all 3 are a must.
North Strathfield (there are other locations)
Level 1, 3 George Street
North Strathfield NSW 2137
Telephone: +61 2 8756 5741
Fax: +61 2 8756 5742


  1. I remember going here in Chicago and wondering how it was actually Australian. Did they have the Bloomin Onion? I heard one year they had trouble getting the larger onions.

  2. I am loving those ribs - they look scrumptious!

  3. I'm also after a really good bread recipe... so if you find one - I'd love to hear it :). That looks like a great meat-filled meal... yum - I'm a fan of pork ribs!

  4. Hi NQN - It's not really very Aussie at all. Very Americanised I thought.
    They sure do have the Bloomin Onion!

    Hey Cakelaw - Those ribs were sooooo good : )

    Hey Anita - Thanks for popping by : ) If I find a good one, I'll let you know

  5. oh those ribs, they look so finger licking good! Its still the morning, but I want to chow into a plate of them right now!

  6. Hey Maria - Hehehehe good! Then my job here is done LOL!

  7. this is a good place for summer as the soft drinks are refillable, haha... have u tried the chicken wings with celery and cheesy dip?

    it also looks like you had your steak without sauce? their mushroom sauce is lovely :)