Best steak in Auckland: 5 top picks

Claire Murray | Date posted - 03 Oct 2018
At ResDiary, we’re big meat-eaters and we think there’s nothing worse than a badly cooked steak. That’s why we’ve put together a list of our favourite meat joints for you to sink your teeth into. We’ve bravely trawled through the city to find the best steak in Auckland, making sure our recommendations are top notch (poor us!) so you know you’re in for a good feed. Check out our top five of the best Auckland steakhouses for a moo-rish treat.

The Botswana Butchery

Anywhere with a “From the Butcher’s Block” menu section gets a thumbs up in our book. They have something for everyone, with vegetarian menus and whole roasted lamb shoulders featuring on their comprehensive menu. But you’re not here for that. “Tell us about the best steak in Auckland” you yell. ok. OK! There’s everything from delicious Savannah Angus grass fed ribeye on the bone, to a more refined Scotch Fillet from Queensland and tasty extras of prawns and scallops. Throw in a relaxed atmosphere and a gorgeous wine list and you’ve got a perfect meal.

Jervois Steak House

Calling yourself “Auckland’s best steakhouse” is a bold move in a city filled with meaty treats like this. However, the guys at Jervois Steak House might just have the goods to back it up. The menu starts off as “traditional steakhouse” but they have a few surprises in store with Wagyu beef (said to be the best in the world) and Wakanui, known for it’s distinct marbling, taking priority on the menu. The sides also steal the show and you’ll never be short of something different to pair your steak with. They often book out early, so make sure you reserve your table before heading down.

Marvel Grill

If you’re feeling classy, Marvel Grill is the place to head for some of the best steak in Auckland. Renowned for its bluff oysters in season, it also has a huge menu of meats. Start your beefy evening off with a mixed grill or a meat platter and take yourself down to the “pasture” section of the menu to be overwhelmed by choice. There you can pick anything from standard sirloin to a huge 550gm bone in rib if you’re feeling like you could eat a horse, ahem, cow. Get down on special evenings and they even have events, ranging from Bollywood parties to New Year Celebrations.

Tony’s Wellesley Street

No list of the best steak in Auckland would be complete without Tony’s. An absolute classic, this is a traditional steakhouse that will fulfil all your steak-ey needs, with fish platters and classic pastas thrown in. Tony’s is not fine dining, but the kind of place you tend to feel at home in. The portions are big (with a huge 650gm steak available), the prices are reasonable and previous customers rave about the quality of their meat. Head down, cosy up in one of their classic booths and enjoy some of the best feasts around.

One Tree Grill

Even if these guys didn't have incredible steak, we'd probably include it purely for the pun name. We love a pun name. Thankfully, they do serve some of the best steaks in Auckland so we're good. This chilled out bistro is in Epsom so a little bit out of the city, making it a great place for relaxed dining. Serving up modern-New Zealand food, their Black Angus rib eye on the bone is one of our all-time favourite meats. And there's plenty of other choices if you're going with less voracious meat eaters than yourself. They have a great wine list to wash down your dinner and there's also a great selection of perfect-pour cocktails for an after-dinner tipple.

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