Moo Moo’s has long been a dining destination for meat lovers. It’s our most celebrated ‘steakhouse’ with plenty of choice for steak-lovers and something for everyone.
There are traditional steakhouses, and then there are restaurants that specialize in premium steak. Moo Moo’s falls very much into the latter category; nothing traditional about it except for their quality!
Boasting a top location, Moo Moo overlooks Broadbeach’s Victoria Park, opposite Jupiters Casino and the Gold Coast Convention Centre. Since its opening in 2005, Moo Moo has collected numerous awards including Gold Coast Restaurant of the Year and Queensland’s Best Steak Restaurant for several years. 2020 has topped it off with Moo Moo placed #2 in Best Steak Restaurant in Australia – Fine Dining (RCA) and #29 in the 50 Best Steakhouses in the World (Big 7 Travel, USA). High achievements indeed.
“Style and tastes change… so it is important more than ever to keep relevant and stay ahead of the pack,” says Steve Adams, who co-owns the Broadbeach restaurant with partner Autumn. It’s the approach he has taken with the venue, menu and mode of service, the company launching its ‘Moo Moo To You’ catering service in 2018 bringing a full kitchen and service to events and wedding venues.
Moo Moo’s cutting-edge Broadbeach venue features natural stone and slate overlooked by impressive pendant lighting. There’s a huge open-face stainless steel kitchen and a floor to ceiling custom-made dry ageing cabinet showing off the meat you will be ordering.
Fifty regulars, by invitation, have their own engraved steak knives, displayed in a cabinet just inside the front door and presented to their table when they dine. It’s just one of the luxe touches which rewards the loyalty of customers and defines Moo Moo’s dining experience as the epitome of ‘chic meets absolute luxury’, the opposite of steakhouses of old.
Just as upmarket are the clientele. From movie stars to business people, and socialites to everyday Gold Coasters, the restaurant’s spectacular zinc-topped Moobar is one of the Gold Coast’s hottest venues to enjoy cocktails or wine from an award-winning list. With a vertical wine room backing the bar, a list boasting 850 wines and a smart 50-strong cocktail list, this is an upmarket venue for the hip and sophisticated; just the place to ‘see and be seen’ on a pivotal corner of the hottest eating area in town.
The reputation of a steak restaurant always depends on the quality of its steak. Sourcing the best steak from all over Australia and Japan, the Moo Moo range of 23 steaks is outlined in a boxed steak menu including the careful documentation of heritage by region and family farms, breed (a mix of Wagyu and Angus), feeding methods (Dry Aged, Pasture Fed, All Natural, and Grain Fed), size and age of the cut you’re consuming.
One of the customer favourites is the Moo Moo Signature Dish, a spice-rubbed kilo of Wagyu Rump Cap sealed on the char grill then oven roasted; Elon Musk’s choice on the night he dined!
Almost theatrically, the meat is carved at our table and served with a rocket and parmesan salad glazed with fig vincotta, fried new season potatoes and a trio of delicious sauces. This is ‘steak with swank’, a grand, hugely generous cut that would be great to share between three or even four diners.
On our latest visit, we share entrees of Calamari Fritti and Hervey Bay Scallops in a Café de Paris butter, followed by a Darling Downs Wagyu Rump Cap MB 8, succulent and tender with a great rich flavour, with a pear, rocket and fig vincotto salad to share.
Constantly tweeking both the menu and venue, Steve says considerable effort is made to cater to all comers and their tastes. The latest addition to the menu is a definite specialty item: Wagyu ribs covered in rendered Wagyu fat, the flavour and richness infusing into the meat itself as it cooks.
That dish may not be to everyone’s taste, but there are many more choices on the menu other than steak. You can begin with a Charcuterie board of Jamon Iberico and Wagyu Bresaola before proceeding to fresh oysters or fish, Kingfish crudo, Gnocchi of Buffalo Ricotta, Free range Chicken Scallopine or Bang Bang Duck. There are even vegetarian options marked and, of course, desserts.
That may be, you tell me, but steak is the star. Yes, and rightly so. Even though Australia is a coastal nation, we love our steak, preferably washed down with a cooling ale or a wine! Moo Moo’s is a restaurant which boasts quality to be savoured and enjoyed; a place that has ‘put the sexy back into steak’. So, why not try the best of their best?
2685 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach Ph: 07 5539 9952
Open: Mon – Sun 11.30am – 12.30am
NOTE: Good Food Gold Coast dined as guests of Moo Moo The Wine Bar + Grill.