Breakfast Creek Hotel

With 12 cuts of prime Queensland beef and 400 varieties of rum, The Breakfast Creek Hotel still has the goods, even after 130 years.
Mimi Hyll
Published on July 01, 2023
Updated on August 18, 2023


A place that has been serving up steaks, schnitzels and pub grub to the good people of Brisbane for over 130 years, The Breakfast Creek Hotel is the carnivore's ultimate destination.

With ten cuts of premium quality beef sourced predominantly from south-east Queensland, you'd be a mad cow to order anything but. Whether it's a grass-fed rib eye fillet medium-rare with jacket-potato and slaw , a 1kg tomahawk done medium with salad and chips, the Wagyu rump cooked to recommendation served with the lot or even an eye fillet steak done well, the guys on the grill can do it all — but you will be heavily judged for ordering a well done steak. And we whole heartedly believe you deserve such shaming.

At The Breakfast Creek Hotel, it's pretty much 'pimp my steak', and you're in the driver's seat. Choose your cut, your sides, your sauce (mushroom, pepper or classic gravy for the win) and even add fresh seafood for a bit of surf and turf action. Whatever your choices of customisations, the end result is pretty much guaranteed to be a winner.

However, if the waft of sizzling steaks really doesn't get the mouth watering, the menu still offers up some pretty delicious combos. For seafood lovers, the bounty is plentiful, with options like the king prawn and chorizo spaghetti, miso glazed snapper or oysters with a champagne dressing. Failing that, no one can go past a good chicken Caesar salad or a lemon and thyme fillet of kangaroo.

It's all served in the Brekkie Creek's famed openair beer garden, where the vibe is totally Queensland, which is to say that it goes perfectly with an icy cold pint or a fruity cider on a balmy evening. If that's not to your taste, its wine list is pretty decent, or you can select from the collection of rum at the Substation No.41 Rum Bar. And when we say collection, we mean collection. Like a 400-varieties-strong kind of collection.

This historic pub is still at the top of its steak-cooked-to-pink-perfection game. As they say, if it ain't broke...

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