If you don’t already know, Saucer has finally joined me here in Sydney since last week! To celebrate this occasion, I decided to bring him to a bistro that serves really cheap and good steaks at The Ranch Bistro. On normal days, steaks here would cost around $28 and above, but on Wednesdays, there is a special promotion for steaks that cost from $10 onwards. We arrived around 6.30pm on Wednesday to find the place more than half full. The way to order is to queue up at the counter and order, after which a pager will be given to us. In fact, it’s the same way as how you would order at Snowflake.
On the other side of the counter is the bar, where drinks can be ordered and brought to your table. Saucer tried the Fat Yak Pale Ale that he saw someone else drinking, and ended up liking it. We later bought a 6-bottle pack home from the liquor shop next door. I wanted to have Lemon, Lime and Bitters but forgot the name of it so I could only manage to describe something like Lime and Soda to the bartender, which was what I was given.
Fat Yak Pale Ale
The Boomerang works as a pager, and I think it’s aptly named so, because by definition, a Boomerang that has been thrown out must return to its owner. In this case, we’re given the pager at the counter, and once it started beeping, it meant our order was ready and we’d have to return the pager.
Both of us ordered the same Rump Steaks, done medium rare. The steak was served with a side of chips and salad, with an optional sauce. Even though our mushroom sauce was charged $2.50, I thought it was well worth it because it’s thick, creamy and full of flavour. My steak was done medium rare, just like how I expected it to be – pink and moist but without any sight of blood. From the outside, the steak had a nice, charred layer that was extremely aromatic. We both agreed that the steaks here had stronger flavour compared to the ones we had in Malaysia, so if you love beef, you’d love it here.
250g Rump Steak (AUD$10)
Medium rare doneness
Apart from the $10 rump steak, they also serve $15 Scotch fillet steak and $20 T-bone steak on Wednesday, both of which would have been sold at almost 50% more on normal days. After our nice experience with the rump steaks, we’re looking forward to return and try the Scotch fillet and T-bone some time in the future! The Ranch Bistro provides a comfortable and casual environment perfect for a dinner after a working day, where you can talk and laugh without anyone staring at you.
Dining environment at The Ranch Bistro
The Ranch Bistro
Cnr Epping & Herring Rds
Eastwood, NSW 2122,
Tel No.: 02 9887 2411
Opening Hours: Mon – Thurs (11.00am – 3.00pm & 5pm – 9.00pm)
Fri – Sat (11.00am – 9.30pm)
Sun (11.00am – 8.30pm)