Kingsleys Australian Steakhouse are experts in the game, having been around for over 20 years. Tucked into a little enclosure in the heart of the CBD, step into Kingsleys and you step into elegance and sophistication, without the hefty price tag.
Kingsleys are well established as a steakhouse, and have been immensely popular with corporate clientele, with their fantastic CBD location. Kingsleys however, is more than corporate lunches. In fact, the elegant decor and ambiance makes this place the ideal destination for romantic dinners or casual get togethers.
The wine selection, is second to none. As the perfect accompaniment to any great meal, but more so steak, Kingsleys have an extensive and impressive selection of wines and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
What better way to start a meal than a cured meat board, featuring jamon serrano, hot sopressa and bresaola, with homemade pickles, remoulade, chutney, and olives. Having travelled across Europe eating our fair share of cured meats, we instantly recognised quality produce. Absolutely delicious and a fabulous start to our lunch.
We then enjoyed seared scallops with summer bean salad, tomato and saffron vinaigrette. The scallops were perfectly cooked, soft and tender on the inside with a nicely seared and brown exterior. The flavours in the saffron vinaigrette went beautifully with the beans and tomatoes.
One of the mains was a Riverina Grass Fed Beef (NSW) eye fillet. It comes with either chips, baked potato, mash or a garden salad. I opted for the mash, which was not only eye catching, but deliciously fluffy and creamy without being too excessive on the butter. Just the right balance.
The eye fillet was cooked to a perfect medium rare, and despite it being a rather lean cut of meat, it was exceedingly tender. It was served with a rich red wine jus, and as delicious as it was, I found that letting the beef speak for itself was far more enjoyable.
The second main, and without a doubt, the star of the show, was the Havericks Dry Aged Beef (NSW). Pasture fed and served on the bone, it retained so much flavour and juices. Just wow. So much incredible flavour in the beef, with a nice amount of delicious melt in your mouth fat. Perfectly charred on the outside and wonderfully pink inside. As good as any cut of meat will ever get. Served with crunchy thick cut chips.
Despite having consumed a large amount of food by this stage, there was no chance of leaving without sampling from their dessert selection. And nothing rounds off a meal quite like a chocolate pudding. Especially one that is served with Grand Marnier ice cream.
The pudding was executed perfectly with a rich, molten centre, which was amazing coupled with the Grand Marnier ice cream. Absolutely perfect.
Kingsleys have to be one of the best steakhouses in town. They source their produce from only the best in the industry, which is evident in the quality of food on offer. Why not head down for a romantic dinner on a quiet Saturday evening? Or perhaps try the $45 entree, main and wine for a great value option during your lunch hour? If you’re looking for a quality steakhouse experience with all the bells and whistles, but without the exorbitant price tag, then look no further.
Kingsleys Australian Steakhouse
29A King Street,
Sydney, NSW 2000
Contributed by Susan, who dined as a guest on behalf of 2 Hungry Guys