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NOT – The Steakhouse, Pineapple Hotel – 706 Main St, Kangaroo Point.

In the competitive meat market of Brisbane, health steakhouse restaurants need to be on their game and unfortunately The Steakhouse at the Piney doesn’t come close to cutting the mustard.

In a carnivorous mood but with an empty fridge we decided to head to the The Steakhouse at The Piney for a steak as opposed to our usual choice of the Breakfast Creek Hotel which is a substantially longer drive from our home.

A fairly new-ish renovation and addition to the historical Pineapple Hotel, The Steakhouse is a fresh, roomy and pleasant area to dine, with your typical cold cabinet display of red meat, cut any which way you like it – with the standard process of lining up to order at the counter and taking a number.

The restaurant was fairly quiet on this occasion and our waitress was super friendly and attentive, making sure we were well hydrated and comfortable throughout our dinner.  Unfortunately, whilst the ambience and staff were nothing to fault, the food at The Steakhouse was a real let down.

To be fair, my Thai beef salad with coriander, bean sprouts, carrot, onion tatsoi, cashews and Thai dressing ($18) was ok – it was reasonable in serving size, and the beef was very tender, cooked to my liking and I was pretty happy with the price.  However, the salad itself was well off the
mark with the dressing very tart and too tangy with a very strong presence of sweet chilli sauce from the bottle and not much else by way of Thai flavours.  I pretty much ate the beef off the top and left the rest for the rabbits.

MM chose the 200g MSA eye fillet described as short loin, classic thick sliced, lean and tender with pepper sauce, chips and salad ($32.00).
Expecting a nicely rounded, thick fillet of juicy beef, MM was presented with a large, thin, messy, who-knows-what-cut of cow, laced with fat, over cooked and chewy.  Unimpressed, MM made the comparison of his meal with a cheap cut of meat from a local supermarket – which he’d be happy to eat if he’d only paid 5 bucks for it.

 

Unable and uninterested in finishing his meal, we wrapped things up pretty quickly at The Steakhouse and headed home to sulk in our state of dissatisfaction.
We’d sooner drive the distance to the Breakfast Creek Hotel, or the Normal Hotel to spend the same, or even more money on an eye fillet and come away very happy, full and satisfied.

 

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  1. That is so obviously not an eye fillet… how bizarre!!?

    Posted by Brisbane Devoured | November 13, 2011, 11:07 pm

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