166 Toorak Road,South Yarra, VIC 3141
(03) 9824 0999
Food: Steak, Grilled Meats
(also at Docklands, Albert Park, Robina Town Centre QLD)
Date visited: 21st September 2008
There aren't too many steakhouses in Melbourne that are consistent and manage to deliver when it comes to serving up a good old fashioned, honest steak, cooked well to the temperature that is requested, with all too tempting sides like char-grilled vegetables, thick-cut chips and crispy fried onion slivers - all for a reasonable price that won't hit you in the hip pocket.
Squires Loft Steakhouse offers all this and more in its cosy, two-floored dining space with old-school furnishings of wooden panels, timber furniture and charming picture frames. The menu is straight forward, offering a selection of steak cuts, like rump, porterhouse, eye fillet, rib-eye on the bone, and T-bone, which are all specially flavoured with a signature "Squires Loft" baste when grilled. If the tangy sauce is not enough to satisfy your buds, then there is also the option of ordering a sauce on the side - mushroom, black pepper and Danish blue cheese are my favourites. The large sauce boats that they are served in ensures there is plenty to share with your dining companions.
If you feel a little indecisive, faced with making a choice from so many cuts of meat and side options, the wait staff are extremely helpful, patiently explaining the different characteristics of specific steaks when prompted.
Other grilled dishes like sticky pork spare ribs, lamb loin chops and a juicy chicken breast fillet make an appearance and there is even a vegetarian-friendly meal of mushroom, capsicum and zucchini kebabs with grilled pumpkin and onion rings. To top off the meal, why not finish with a warm sticky date pudding or a hot chocolate fudge cake? There is always room for dessert!
300g Eye Fillet with Chips (back) and Baked Potato (front); Mushroom Sauce; Creamy Garlic Sauce; Garden Salad; Crispy Fried Onions