Squires Loft


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Dinner for 6 at Squires Loft on a casual Tuesday night which according to my mate, was the best steakhouse in Melbourne.

First impressions, it was a neat, modest restaurant near the corner of Chapel st and Toorak Rd. I had walked past this strip opposite South Yarra train station many times but had never noticed this restaurant.

We weren’t greeted upon arrival despite being noticed by 3 different wait staff, however we were eventually seated upstairs, my mate Stephen had made a booking in advance. The restaurant was about half full at 7.30pm.

We ordered two plates of pork ribs to share among 6 for entrée. Picture below:

Pork Spare Ribs (500g) marinated in Squires Loft baste then char-grilled

They were absolutely scrumptious. The pork was so tender and the squire sauce was mouth-watering. The sauce had a BBQ type taste. We ended up ordering more bread to soak up the remaining sauce on the plate. Very appealing isn’t it?

I ordered my favorite type of steak, eye fillet with the black pepper sauce and a baked potato. Picture below:

200g Eye Fillet with Black Pepper Sauce

Cooked medium rare

Our table also ordered the Fired Onion and Char-Grilled Vegetables on the side. Pictures below:

Fried Onions

Char-Grilled Vegetables (mushroom, capsicum & zucchini with a pumpkin slice)

There wasn’t much talking during the mains; everybody was busy eating their delectable meals. My steak was juicy and cooked to perfection. I didn’t enjoy the Black Pepper sauce very much, it was a bit on the sour side. I pinched some of my friend’s BBQ sauce, it was much more to my liking. The Char-Grilled veggies were very tasty and delicious. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Fried Onion but it was very popular among the others on the table.

The Bill

The kitchen was in open view, my mate Stephen who is a fellow chef commented on how clean and in good condition it was.

There is a smoking outdoor area on the ground floor out the back.

Overall, this place serves some VERY fine Steak. I will be back!

Service 8/10

Food 10/10

Ambience 10/10