THE SPIRIT OF DOWN UNDER AT ORCHARD GATEWAY
Outback Steakhouse opens in the new Orchard Gateway, the restaurant overlooks the Somerset end of Orchard road that is currently on track for a strong revival. Outback Steakhouse in Singapore serves one of the best steaks around – all steaks at Outback Steakhouse are dry-aged for a minimum of 21 days. The steak selection boasts Australian and USDA-cuts marinated with Outback’s secret 17-spices seasoning blend and expertly seared over a red-hot grill to seal in the bold flavours.
The Outback Steakhouse slow-roasted Seasoned and Seared Prime Rib ($37.90/10oz, $39.90/12oz) is hand-carved upon order and served with the classic au jus. Premium steak choices include the Outback Special ($27.90/6oz, $29.90/8oz, and $31.90/10oz), thick-cut New York Strip ($36.90/10oz), and the juicy Victoria’s Fillet($37.90/8oz). Diners who relish a beautifully-marbled steak can opt for the Ribeye($37.90) which is a steal for a princely 10oz portion!
Outback Steakhouse is more than just a steakhouse – they also serve a good repertoire of restaurant standards – appetizers, salads, burgers, ribs and roasted chicken.
You could pique your appetite with their new, tempting appetiser, the Spinach Artichoke Dip ($13.90) with freshly fried corn tortilla chips for an indulging creamy melange of spinach and artichokes in Monterey Jack and Parmesan cheeses. Perhaps you could go for two of my personal favorites, the unlikely combination of Baked Sweet Potato with Honey Butter and Cinnamon Sugar, my words will not do justice – you just have to try this side dish, and the Honey Rye with soft butter (do not let its simple appearance fool you!).
Salads are a hearty affair at Outback Steakhouse – have your pick, from the Aussie Chicken Salad ($19.90) to the Caesar Salad ($19.90 with flame-grilled chicken, $19.90 with grilled shrimp, and $22.90 with sliced sirloin).
Now, for those who have inadvertently skipped breakfast and are craving for a hefty lunch – we recommend two of Outback Steakhouse’s favorites: the fork-tender Baby Back Ribs ($19.90/half, $32.90/full) laced with a tangy house-made BBQ sauce and accompanied by Aussie fries.
For those who prefer the healthier choice of white meat, plump for the famous Alice Springs Chicken ($25.90) flame-grilled chicken breast dressed with sautéed mushrooms, crispy bacon strips, melted Monterey Jack and Cheddar, house-made honey mustard sauce, and plied with Aussie Fries.
And, if fish is your preference, go for the sumptuous Tilapia with Pure Lump Crab Meat ($27.90) – a thick tilapia fillet crowned with crab stuffing, sautéed mushrooms, and another generous handful of lump crab meat, finished with house-made lemon butter Chablis sauce.
The Outback Steakhouse bartender offers a good selection of cocktails. We tried the unforgettable Strawberry Basil Lemonade ($13.90) which mixes fresh strawberries and basil with house-made lemonade and Absolut® Citron Vodka – we craved for more. Just don’t look too alcohol-kissed by the time you head back to the office.
On those evenings with the family, the little ones can choose from five popular options that are prepared in kid-friendly portions: the crispy Kid’s Chicken Fingers ($9.90), Kid’s Fish and Chips ($9.90), Kid’s Fettucine with Marinara sauce ($9.90), Kid’s Ribs ($11.90), and Kid’s Burger ($12.90) of ground beef patty with American cheese. Children under the age of twelve will also receive a free soda with every order of a Kid’s Menu item.
So head on over to Outback Steakhouse for a good hearty meal!
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DETAILS: Outback Steakhouse is at #04-01 Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858. For reservation, please call +65 6702 6842. Operating hours 11:30am - 10:30pm.