16.3.11

Kingsleys Steak & Crabhouse

I've always wanted to try Kingsleys Steak & Crabhouse (North Quarter, 125 Bunda St, Civic 1300 546 475) but, for some bizarre reason, i never got to try it until i was formely invited by them last week. Perhaps the thought that "It's always there and i can try it anytime i want" was the reason why i did not put Kingsleys Steak & Crabhouse at the top of my 'to-try list'.
Kingsleys features a rustic decor with dark wooden chairs and tables which, to my opinion, are a perfect fit for a steakhouse; the addition of a few funny cow or crab-related humour on the walls adds that nice little extar touch to the restaurant. Their menu is not extensive but enough to leave you spoiled for choices, from steaks to seafood and an array of tantalizing entrees and sides; they also have a comprehensive drinks menu.
We started off the night with some Lemon, Lime & Bitters and an Alaskan King Crab Leg - with mayonnaise and lemon to share. The crab meat was succulent with a delicate and sweet flavour, definitely worth getting my own next time =P
For mains, we decided to sample some of the steaks that Kingsleys had to offer. We ordered the Rib Eye - 120 day grain fed, Riverine Premium Beef, marble score 2+ and the Wagyu Rib Eye - 350 day grain fed, marble score 6-7, Oakleigh Ranch (QLD), all served with a sauce and chips/potato mash. To accompany our mains, we got a Tomato, Bocconcini & Basil salad.
For the rib eye, i chose a mushroom sauce to go with it together with some chips. The steak had some marbling and was deliciously juicy and tender. The chips came out pipping hot and i just couldn't get enough of those!
As for the Wagyu Rib Eye, a Bearnaise sauce and potato mash were chosen to accompany it. Although the wagyu was a bit burnt on one side, the marbling was nice and definitely more evident than in the Riverine Rib Eye and the steak was equally tender. The potato mash was okay and quite a lot for a side.
The Tomato, Bocconcini & Basil salad was simple but refreshing. The tomatoes were tasty and sweet, especially the green ones, and it is one of my favorite combos that can never go wrong. It was a good side to go with the mains.
I personally liked the Riverine Rib Eye more than the Wagyu Rib Eye (not taking into consideration the burnt bit) maybe because i prefer my steak to be more on the lean side. I am not saying that i dislike Wagyu, on the contrary, i love Wagyu but i prefer to have it in smaller portions as opposed to a whole 400g wagyu steak. A bit too much for my petite-self...
After our mains, we decided to only order a Key Lime Pie to share because we couldn't fit another dessert in *i heard that their Creme Brulee is not bad either. The pie had a smooth and creamy texture and it wasn't overly sweet; the key lime taste was refreshing and the dessert was a perfect way to finish off our meal at Kingsleys.
The dinner at Kingsleys was lovely and the service was great. The staff is knowledgeable and diligent; the food overall was good and i will certainly come back to try other things from their menu.

Thanks Sarah, Marcus and the Canberra Kingsleys Steak & Crabhouse team for their awesome hospitality!

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Fiona said...

I'm still yet to try them... Would love a good piece of steak!

susan said...

yeah i haven't been to the Canberra one yet either. I have been to the one in Sydney a couple of times though. Yum I love steak!

Anna Johnston said...

Ahhh yes, the Kingsleys :) We're super big fans of their lunchtime menus, we've always had an awesome time there too.

Yuki said...

@Fiona: you should!!
@susan: You should try the canberra one and see if there is any difference =)
@Anna Johnston: i've been eyeing their lunch menu too! haven't had the time to go and try it!! *loooks at the burger =)

The InTolerant Chef said...

Glad you enjoyed it, we went there a while back though and had a terrible experience. Food was forgotten, sauce left off the oysters, steak was sent completely wrong.....
what a bad night I guess!

Kim said...

Great blog; happy I found you!

this looks great and must be so yummy!

Samantha said...

A great addition to my collection. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait ti try this especially for my family.

Jem Jems Food Blog said...

Hi Yuki, wow as I keep reading your blog I see we have been to so many of the same places. I relly enjoyed reading this post, great phots too. Love Jem
p.s Heres my review:)hope you like it.
http://jemjemsfood.blogspot.com/search/label/Restaurant%20review

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