If you are a lover of mouthwatering, cooked-to-perfection meat feasts complete with authentic house-made sauces and inspired by the nation arguably best at meat feasts in the world (South Africans), you’re in luck.
A new restaurant opened in the bustling Broadbeach dining precinct in the last couple of weeks and as you can tell by the name, there are many a tasty meat dish gracing the menu.
Boasting finger-lickin ribs, towering burgers, the finest steaks and flavour-filled chicken wings (to name a few options), Meat & Co is the brainchild of Gav Sandhu and Abii Sharm who are keen to bring quality cuts and brand new flavours to the people.
The newbie can be found on Surf Pde next door to URBAN foodstore and you may sit inside within a sleek, industrial-style setting to peer closely at a mural that helpfully explains from where on a cow each cut of meat is found (who knew), or outside on the street for bulk people watching opportunities.
Obviously the menu is meat heavy with a From the Grill section including ribs (pork, lamb or beef) cooked in a secret basting sauce that is very, very good. There are also chicken options and a selection of steaks that range from Cape Grim Shortcut to Jacks Creek Wagyu Striploin and varying in size and price, but all offering the same exceptional quality.
There are many burgers to choose from and we are quite partial to a Crispy Chicken Burger and also a Fire Burner with all the spicy things. Of course, there are a few beef burgers on offer and a vego one too, if that’s your jam.
A thing called Meat & Co Feasts is actually real and you can get the regular one with a sweet selection of meats. If you’re extra hungry, go for the King’s Feast with additional meats or the Royale Meat & Co Feast if you’ve got a crew.
A couple of seafood dishes are also available if you’re going with a meat-loving crew but aren’t in the mood that day and there’s plenty of tasty salads available too.
Drinks-wise the cocktail menu is also South African-inspired and we recommend the signature Meat & Co barrel aged Old Fashioned, Kisses for Breakfast (always) with vanilla and clove-infused vodka and Rooibos S.S Finest with rooibos tea (South African), scotch whiskey, orange bitters and other tasty things.
If cocktails aren’t your thing (blasphemy), South African ciders and wines are available too.
It’s all just an all round good time filled with meat feasts and the perfect beverage selection to wash it all down. What more could one want?
LOCATION: 4/90 Surf Pde, Broadbeach
HOURS: 12pm until late daily
Words and photos by Kirra Smith