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The 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 124 years.
By Mimi Hyll
October 30, 2014
By Mimi Hyll
October 30, 2014

A place that has been serving up steaks, schnitzels and pub grub to the good people of Brisbane for over 124 years, The Breakfast Creek Hotel is the carnivore's ultimate destination.

With 12 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 ($39) medium-rare with jacket-potato and slaw , a porterhouse ($39) done medium with salad and chips, the Wagyu striploin ($41) cooked to recommendation served with the lot or even a rump steak done well ($33), the guys on the grill can do it all.

At Brekkie Creek 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, then the 'Substation Menu' offers up some pretty delicious combos. For seafood lovers the bounty is plentiful, with options like a bucket of prawns ($25), beer-battered flathead ($26) or a king prawn and avocado salad ($25). Failing that, no one can go past a good chicken parmigiana ($29) or twice cooked pork belly ($29).

It's all served in the Brekkie Creek's iconic open air 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, their wine list is pretty decent, or you can select from the collection of rum at their Substation No.41 Rum Bar. And when we say collection, we mean collection. Like a 400-varieties-strong kind of collection. With rum sourced from all over the world, it's also home to one of only six bottles of Havana Club Maximo in Australia.

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

Image: via photopin cc.

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