Australia’s best restaurants for meat-lovers
CAPITOL BAR AND GRILL
QT Canberra, 1 London Circuit, Canberra; (02) 6247 1488 qtcanberra.com.au Open seven days for breakfast, lunch and dinner With its flagrant “dress to impress” appeal, Capitol sets high expectations and doesn’t disappoint. The appointment of Robert Marchetti (of Bondi Icebergs fame) as QT’s creative food director, and a bold design featuring politicians’ faces in neon mirrors or silhouettes, has made this venue a magnet for apparatchiks and gourmands. At the heart of the glitzy setting is the flame grill, with offerings such as 100 per cent Black Angus rib eye sourced from the Darling Downs region, with tarragon Béarnaise sauce, sweet potato, black sesame and lemon, and the popular 400-gram T-bone bistecca Fiorentina – pasture-fed and dry-aged from Cape Grim in Tasmania. Add crisp polenta fingers with whipped herb sour cream or Paris mashed potatoes.