Born and bred in Brisbane, I'm a food enthusiast who will venture anywhere in search of a delectable bite. From market stalls to three-hatted restaurants, my taste buds don't discriminate!
Published June 29th 2013
A new steakhouse cuts through Brisbane's food scene
Having opened on 1 June 2013, Cut Steakhouse & Tapas Restaurant is one of the newest additions to Brisbane's culinary landscape and is located on Caxton Street opposite Gambaro's.
Our table of 4 steak enthusiasts arrived on opening night with much anticipation, armed with the knowledge that the steaks at Cut are exclusively supplied by Stanbroke Beef (a much respected beef breeder and producer in the Lockyer Valley).
Of course being the opening night (and also the night of a Reds game!), we expected and experienced a few teething issues. However once our steaks arrived, all was forgotten. The 4 of us ordered either the Wagyu sirloin or rib fillet (which are complemented by royal blue roast potatoes and your choice of sauce) and we also shared sides of beer battered onion rings and steamed seasonal vegetables with olive oil and lemon.
While the sides were nothing to rave about, the Wagyu was simply impeccable; melt-in-your-mouth delectable. There was actually no need for any sauce or extra seasoning – which in my opinion, is the benchmark for a great steak. The steaks were so tender that they could be cut effortlessly with a table knife, and although their marble score was "only" 5 , I would go as far as to say that Stanbroke's Wagyu is comparable to the famous David Blackmore 9 Wagyu from Neil Perry's Rockpool Bar & Grill restaurants. At a very reasonable $59.90 for 300g, the sirloin and rib fillets are almost half the price of a 200g rib-eye at Rockpool. Perhaps it comes as no surprise that the executive chef of Cut, Luke McEwan, actually hails from Rockpool Bar & Grill himself!
Wagyu sirloin with roast royal blue potatoes
We finished off the night with an array of desserts – the Mississippi mudcake, apple and raisin crumble and creme catalan. The standout was surprisingly the moreish crumble which came with velvety smooth macadamia ice-cream.
Apple and raisin crumble dessert - the surprising favourite
With a few tweaks, Cut is well on its way to the top of the steak game in Brisbane and should be a mandatory destination for any steak enthusiast.
Tip: The restaurant is owned by the Gambaro Hospitality Group, so patrons are able to access Gambaro's car park.