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Published August 10th 2011
Alaskan King Crab, served as recommended. Chilled in its shell with mayonnaise.
Kingsley's Steak and Crab House is a haute dining experience, located at Brisbane's premier dining destination, the Eagle Street Pier. Surrounded by several high quality establishments such as Cha Cha Char and Jade Buddha, Kingsley's still shines as a dining experience to be reckoned with.
Located on the upper floor, Kingsley's provides spectacular views of the Brisbane River and the Story Bridge while you dine. It is a premiere place for a romantic evening and the staff are always happy to accommodate special requests, where they can, made in advance.
As the name suggests, people go to Kingsley's for two things; the prime steak cuts, and the delectable crab dishes. Both specialities are are well represented on the menu and no evening would be complete at Kingsley's without sampling both their steak and their crab.
Appetisers such as the Tempura Soft Shelled Crab are perfect for the newcomer to seafood and even those who don't like seafood normally will be able to appreciate the soft, delicate flesh of the crab served with salsa and lemon juice. Fresh and warm sourdough bread is also provided with butter. Be vary careful. This bread is delicious and soft, but it is easy to get caught up and fill up before your mains come.
The steak cuts are chosen well by the chefs and every bite contains enough flavour to satisfy the biggest craving. While a sauce selection is offered (at additional cost) the steak is served with a basic jus that is packed with flavour. The steak itself needs no extra seasoning and the jus is a great way to finish off any remaining bread from the appetisers course.
The crab selection at Kingsley's is similarly spectacular. With the choice of locally sourced mud crabs, Alaskan king crab and soft-shelled crabs there is something for all tastes. Additionally each crab can be prepared as the customer prefers. Whether cooked Singapore style with a sticky tomato, black bean and chilli sauce, a coconut lemon grass and lime sauce or chilled in shell with mayonnaise, the crab meat is soft and delicate as it should be. Even those who are not fans of seafood really should give these delicacies a try.
Main accompaniments are selected from a wide selection on the menu and the only dilemma will be narrowing down the sides you wish to order. Entries such as potato gratin and broccoli with sesame with garlic will make the decision difficult. Two or three choices for each couple is about the right amount.
Couple all this with an extensive Wine list and also cocktails and spirits and you see Kingsley's do everything to ensure your night is complete. If you somehow manage to have room after your courses of crab and steak, the desert menu features some real stars like Pear Crumble and Cheese Platters. Finish off with some port or desert wine and nothing will stop you from leaving with a smile on your face.
Once your dining experience is over, make sure to take advantage of the lovely walkway along the river. At night there are some spectacular views on the river and it will make for a perfect end to a wonderful experience.
For the best access to Kingsley's secure parking can be found at 123 Eagle St (2 entries off Eagle St) with special rates of $5 after 6pm on weeknights and all weekend. Earlier then 6pm on weekdays parking is $20. make sure you request a parking card at Kingsley's to receive these rates. The closest train station in Central Station and is around 15 minutes by foot. The ferry also operates directly in front on Kingsley's and runs to the Treasury Casino and Southbank for a romantic end to the evening.