The home of one of the greatest wagyu burgers in the land and the sort of steak that visits you in your dreams is in the depths of Crown Casino. It has all the hallmarks of money. The waiters are as crisply pressed as the linen and their service shines. The tables feel as though they are metres apart and window fronted leather booths offer privacy behind wooden shutters from the passing tourist trade outside.
Unfortunate location aside, Neil Perry’s Rockpool is the opposite of his Sydney seafood based original model - here’s it’s all about the beef. The epic 80+ dish menu sings the highest quality regional produce, be it the simplest plate of mushy peas topped with slow cooked egg, an artichoke stuffed with prawn and polenta or a 400g Cape Grim scotch fillet. So what, it’s $90 for a steak? It’s probably the best steak you’ll ever have.