Sydney Favourite Firedoor Just Came in Third in the World's 101 Best Steak Restaurants for 2022

Firedoor was one of seven Australian spots to make the list — and one New Zealand eatery made the cut, too.
Ben Hansen
Published on April 21, 2022

Australia is no stranger to boasting venues on worldwide best bar and restaurant lists. In 2021, four local favourites were named among the 50 best in the world, while two Melbourne spots landed on the longlist for the best restaurants across the globe.

Now, another beloved eatery Down Under can now claim to be among the upper echelon of its respective field, with Sydney's Firedoor making an appearance in the top ten of the World's 101 Best Steak Restaurants rankings for 2022. The renowned Surry Hills spot took out third place, being beaten out by Buenos Aires' Parrilla Don Julio at number two and London's Hawksmoor in first.

Anyone with a trip to the US planned for the near future should take note, with Keens in New York and Gibsons Italia in Chicago rounding out the top five. Cut in Beverly Hills came sixth, while Bavette's Steak House in Las Vegas was named in seventh place. And, while Carcasse in Koksijde in Belgium sits in eighth spot and El Capricho in Spain's Jiménez de Jamuz ranked ninth, Nick and Stef's Steakhouse in Los Angeles wrapped up the top ten.

Other Australian steak houses could be found further down the list. Narrowly missing the top ten, Rockpool Bar and Grill came in at number 12, while fellow Sydney spots Chophouse and Kingsleys clocked in at numbers 17 and 34 respectively.


Still on the local front, while Sydney dominated the top half of the list with four entries, those Harbour City spots weren't the only local venues to make an appearance. Three Melbourne restaurants also placed — Butcher & Vine (#77), Macelleria (#90) and Entrecote (#97). And across the ditch, Auckland's Jervois Steak House popped up at number 65 on the list.

Firedoor is the creation of British-born chef Lennox Hastie, who possesses a string of Michelin stars. All the meats on the restaurant's menu are wood-fired and paired with seasonal and locally sourced produce.

Reservations at the inner-city spot are notoriously hard to score, opening three months in advance and often snatched up quickly after they become available. If you want to secure a table, you'll have to head online at midday on the first Wednesday of each month.

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

Top image: Nikki To

Published on April 21, 2022 by Ben Hansen
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