Eleven Australian Eateries Have Been Named on the World's 101 Best Steak Restaurants List for 2024

Sydney and Melbourne are officially home to Australia's best steak restaurants — with the Harbour City's Margaret coming in third.
Sarah Ward
Published on May 20, 2024

More than a tenth of the best steak joints around the planet are located in Australia. That's one of the big pieces of news from 2024's iteration of the World's 101 Best Steak Restaurants. Aussie eateries might be well-represented in general, but the annual ranking's sights are firmly set on just two Down Under cities: Sydney and Melbourne.

If you live elsewhere in the country, you might disagree, but the New South Wales and Victorian capitals are now officially the Australian spots to hit for a top-notch slice of beef. Sydney took care of six places on the list, while Melbourne notched up five. Only Sydney's eateries made the top ten, however — including Neil Perry's Margaret topping the local entries by coming in third in the world.

the ornate dining room at the rockpool bar and grill - home to the best steak in sydney

Buenos Aires' Parrilla Don Julio seared itself into the number-one position, while Bodega El Capricho in Jiménez de Jamuz in Spain came in second. Following Margaret, Cote in New York placed fourth and Carcasse in Koksijde sits in fifth.

The other Sydney venue in the ten best of the best? Rockpool Bar and Grill, which was ranked eighth globally. On either side, it's joined by I due Cippi in Saturnia in Italy in sixth, Laia Erretegia in Hondarribia in Spain in seventh, then AG in Stockholm in ninth and Cut at 45 Park Lane in London in tenth position.

Victor Churchill butcher and restaurant - home to some of the best steak in Melbourne.

Melbourne's first recognition came via Victor Churchill, which is knocking on the door of the top ten by sitting in 11th place. It also took out a second position in the top 20 with Steer Dining Room in 17th spot.

From there, Sydney also notched up 24th place via The Gidley, 45th thanks to Bistecca, 71st with Porteño and 89th via Kingsleys. Melbourne's other showings span Entrecote at 86th, Gimlet at Cavendish House at 94th and Grill Americano at 98th.

If you've checked out our picks for the best steak restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne, plenty of the above should sound familiar — Porteño, Bistecca, Rockpool Bar and Grill, Kingsleys and The Gidley all made the Concrete Playground cut, too, as did Steer Dining Room, Entrecote, Gimlet at Cavendish House, Grill Americano and Victor Churchill.

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steak at Kingsleys Woolloomooloo - one of the best steaks in sydney

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a busy dining room full of guests and staff at Gimlet at Cavandish House - one of the best restaurants in Melbourne

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Grill Americano steak - one of the best steaks in Melbourne

For the full rundown of the World's 101 Best Steak Restaurants for 2024, head to the list's website.

Top image: Nikki To

Published on May 20, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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