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Parkers Steakhouse

25 May

Set in a small, dead end lane way in Geelong’s CBD you’d have to be fairly lucky to randomly stumble upon this old blue-stone building (c 1853) which is home to a Geelong institution – Parkers Steakhouse.

Entering the interior you are welcomed with a more modern appeal than the outset would have you believe.  Not far from the entrance is the open kitchen, downstairs diners can enjoy free entertainment simply by watching the kitchen staff flame up the specialty steaks. So, immediately as you walk in the door you are hit with the waft of basted beef sizzling on a hot plate.

A true meat lover should indulge in a mixed meat entree platter which has a tasty selection of many things meat and gets the blood pumping and ready for your next meaty feast.

For mine, the main order is always an 200g medium rare eye fillet and a side of chips. The food menu is relatively small which makes selection easy, however the wine menu is a different matter, so your best bet is to request the bar staff for their suggestions. But beware if the friendly, chatty Canadian is in the house, he’ll have you sipping on a Caesar sooner than you can blink. (personally, I cannot come at them!)

The eye fillet may be small but it is mighty and whilst all the typical steak sauces are on offer, I prefer mine with only the basting that is used in the cooking process, straight from the grill and served (or as they say on ‘Masterchef’) plated up on the sizzle plate. Unfortunately every time I have dined at Parkers the chips have always been a touch overcooked, but who goes to Parkers for the chips anyway!