The steaks have never been higher!
Posted on September 9th, 2019
A perfectly cooked steak can be a (medium) rare thing and something that locals and visitors to our renowned ‘beef capital’ truly treasure.
Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast plays host to a whole herd of venues complementing our classic favourites. From paddock to plate, beef is undoubtably a big deal in our neck of the woods, and carnivores are going to have a fine time delving into the region’s meat-eating scene.
It’s certainly a given that our beef powerhouse, with its large population of cattle grazing on lush properties throughout the Tropic of Capricorn, is producing some of the finest meals in the world.
Not only do we have great steak restaurants dotted across Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast, our love of red meat flows through the entry points of Rockhampton with six fibreglass bulls standing guard over the city and representing the cattle breeds farmed in the region.
Rest assured that when you #visitcapricorn, you are not only going to experience a surprisingly diverse culinary landscape with plenty to tempt every taste, you are by no ‘mis-steak’ going to get some of the most succulent beef that has ever touched your tastebuds.
Grab your steak knife and get ready to dig in to just a few of our favourite beef bonanzas…
Meat me at The Waterline Restaurant – Capricorn Coast
Winner of the 2018 Queensland Tourism Restaurant of the year, The Waterline Restaurant in Rosslyn Bay, Yeppoon offers the ultimate waterfront dining experience. Their menu showcases the best local beef from ‘Banana Station’ Beef and their signature Banana Station beef tataki will have your mouth watering! Located right on the coast where the reef meets the beef, The Waterline Restaurant is proud to serve the exclusive grass-fed beef to their guests. But don’t just stop at the steak…they also have an exceptional range of hand selected craft beefs and boutique wines to compliment your experience.
Meat me at the Keppel Bay Sailing Club – Capricorn Coast
Offering the perfect dining experience with a permanently stunning backdrop of the Keppel Islands and Yeppoon Main Beach, the Keppel Bay Sailing Club is perfect for the whole family. With regular live music adding to the atmosphere, the Clubhouse features a bistro style restaurant with full table service, a carefully prepared a la carte menu to suit all tastes and daily specials to tantalise your taste buds. Tempt yourself with T-bone Tuesday, or boogie on over for a Brangus Dinner to celebrate award winning local beef.
Meat me at the Great Western Hotel – Rockhampton
Not only does this iconic hotel in Rockhampton deliver sensational steaks, it serves them up with a side of live rodeo action in the onsite arena! Since 1862, the Great Western Hotel has been one of the go-to places for a great night out and a good night’s sleep. This iconic hotel is renowned for bringing amazing events into town, from rodeos to headline music acts, and there is never a dull moment. The steaks at the Great Western Hotel have been voted the Best Pub Steaks by judges at Beef Week 2015, so drop in and get a rump, rib fillet, t-bone, eye fillet or porterhouse sent to your table.
Meat me at VUE Wine Bar & Restaurant – Capricorn Coast
To style things up a notch, book a table at Vue Wine Bar and Restaurant on the beachfront in the heart of Yeppoon. Ushering a relaxing and contemporary setting right on the picturesque Capricorn Coast, VUE will transform it’s guests to a world with every expectation exceeded. Their chef, creating everything in house and pioneering for the future of modern Australian cuisine serves up innovative, gourmet culinary delights. Using the finest local and seasonal produce, meals are prepared in a stylish yet simple manner that will have your senses in euphoria. Order an Aperitivo from the cocktail list, pluck your perfect drop from the wine wall, and don’t go past the award winning rib fillet or tournedos of eye fillet!
Meat me at Beaches Restaurant – Capricorn Coast
With a menu designed to use naturally grown, chemical free produce from their nearby organic permaculture farm, High Valley Dawn, as well as locally sourced, ethical and sustainable seafood and meat wherever possible, Beaches Restaurant is located just metres from the sands of Kemp Beach and Keppel Bay Marina in Yeppoon. Serving up the best premium beef in the region, this award winning restaurant celebrates their love of food every Sunday with a Mario’s Sizzling Parrilla.
Meat me at Henderson Park Farm Retreat – Barmoya
Your full beef-capital experience starts with the Henderson Park Farm Retreat! Stay where the cattle play. Henderson Park is a 5th generation, family owned commercial beef cattle property that also offers a secluded accommodation and function venue. Providing an authentic country retreat experience, set on the banks of Hedlow Creek, Henderson Park overlooks a massive floodplain from which rise volcanic plugs. Just a 30 minute drive north of Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast, and a short 10 minute drive off the A1 highway, this little piece of paradise welcomes you. With grazing and fattening of cattle being the principle activity of the farm, those currently calling it home include Brahman, Brangus and Droughtmaster. Henderson Park provides BBQ dinner hampers for their guests. Recharge your batteries with a BBQ steak and glass of wine, beside a campfire under millions of stars.
Some travel for art, some travel to experience natural beauty, some sport, music, culture and history. Then, of course there are those who travel for the simple love of a mighty good steak. Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast challenges all beef enthusiasts to jump on board our beef trail and experience our Capital’s identity. Your taste buds will thank you!
To find out more about our paddock to plate dining experiences, as well as foodie markets, cosmopolitan restaurants, microbreweries, gin distilleries, laneway bars, country pubs and more, visit www.visitcapricorn.com.au.