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Empire Steak Is Melbourne's New Steak Sarnie-Dedicated Eatery

They're the most perfect steak sandwiches you've ever seen.
By Imogen Baker
August 16, 2016
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Empire Steak Is Melbourne's New Steak Sarnie-Dedicated Eatery

They're the most perfect steak sandwiches you've ever seen.
By Imogen Baker
August 16, 2016
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Can we just take a moment to say we are loving the new wave of venues that only do one thing and do it super well? It's a delightful trend because, as it turns out, in this crazy modern world we all want less choices — not more. And if your first choice is a fat, juicy steak sandwich, Empire Steak should be your new go-to.

After a short teasing period, the sandwich venue opened on Little Collins Street last week — and it's definitely been worth the wait. As you would expect from a joint that basically just does meat in bread, their menu is simple and features several variations on the steak sarnie. There are vego options too though — just as an FYI for the herbivores out there who want to hang out in a steak restaurant.

Our pick is the Lazy Susan, a char siu-glazed steak between perfect steak-sized bread (white or mulitgrain) with slaw, sesame dressing, coriander and pickled cucumber that looks indecently juicy. We're also intrigued by the Fritz, a sandwich that features steak, shoestring fries, butter lettuce and house sauce. And just to clarify, yes, that's fries in the sandwich. What a world we live in.

They've decked their CBD shop out in cheerful, retro signage emblazoned with a slogan we can really get on board with: "embrace the drip factor". Thanks for the tip.

Empire Steak is open from 10.30am till 9pm Monday to Saturday at 61 Little Collins Street, Melbourne. FOr more info, visit empiresteak.com.au.

Published on August 16, 2016 by Imogen Baker

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