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Published April 26th 2015
Blooming good tucker at the Outback
The first time we ate at The Outback Steakhouse was when we were living in the USA over 15 years ago. It was an Australian themed restaurant in America, that we loved to dine at as it always had freshly cooked vegetables served with their signature steaks. It had menu items such as the 'Rockhampton rib eye' and 'Chocolate thunder from down under'. It was when we first was introduced to the 'Blooming onion', which the Americans thought was a speciality of Australia! Basically it is a whole onion cut into the shape of a blooming flower, battered and then deep fried.
So when the restaurant opened here in Aspley, my husband and I had to go back and check it out. We choose to go here for lunch last Sunday after our son's football game. A great place for a big feed for a hungry footballer.
The decor and interior is simple with a slight Australian feel with wooden floorboards and a collection of didgeridoos. The booth sitting layout provides a comfortable and private dining experience. We were greeted by friendly staff who provided great service and was very attentive throughout the meal.
We bypassed the entree and missed out on trying their signature dish of the 'Blooming onion' and went straight to the main meals. I ordered the 'Grilled prawn caesar' salad which was tasty and fresh, just what I love for lunch.
My son had the 'Blooming burger' which was a beef burger topped with petals from the blooming onion with chips on the side. He also had one of their chocolate milkshakes. He devoured the lot, but he is a growing boy!
Their dessert menu looked good along with their selection of drinks and cocktails. The menu actually has a lot to offer as the restaurant is also opened for dinner 7 nights. They have a varied selection of steak dishes, pasta and combination of steak and seafood dishes to choose from. Something for everyone's taste.
So for a blooming good feed and time, the Outback Steakhouse is one to try.