The people’s sandwich. It might be lonesome to think of a pub with no beer, but a pub with no steak sandwich would come a close second. These are just a few of our favourites from around Perth.
In the short time since opening at the end of 2020, Seven Sins has been making big waves. As one of the finalists of AHA WA’s annual steak sandwich competition, the newbie was pitted against some of Perth’s most established steak sandwich spots, and more than held its own. Served with tomato chutney, aioli and onion jam, it’s a classic worth heading to the Hills for.
1 Soldiers Road, Roleystone
Another competition finalist, Brewvino‘s contender is about all things WA. Rose Mallee scotch fillet is the star of the show, but paired with the house made ciabatta, the smoked beef fat aioli, the house made mustard, La Delizia Latticini mozzarella, pork fat potatoes, house made barbecue sauce? The crispy chicken skin?! We’re honestly overcome.
75 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah
Karalee on Preston
This Como tavern has been feeding locals since 1975, but the Karalee’s steak sandwich is thoroughly keeping up with the times. This WA’s Best Steak Sandwich Winner (2014, 2017, and 2019, thank you very much) features a char grilled steak, crispy maple bacon, pepper jack cheese, caramelised onions and their home made barbecue sauce. One of the juiciest sangas in town!
25 Preston Street, Como
The Picabar steak sandwich and pint lunch special is an enduring favourite that pairs well with the quality people watching its courtyard provides. When it comes to steak sandwiches, sometimes you just want something straightforward, reliable and oh so tasty: scotch fillet, aioli, bacon, onion jam, cheddar, with a side of fries. And just $25 with a pint? That’s hard to pass up.
51 James Street, Northbridge
Mary Street Bakery
We’ve already talked about the under appreciated goodness of the Mary Street steak sanga. The bakery’s signature bread, toasted to crispy perfection filled with slices of succulent steak – made all the more juicy by their tangy mojo sauce, caramelised onion, cheese and mayo. We can eat this any time of the day.
Shop 1& 2, Empire Village, City Beach
507 Beaufort Street, Highgate
272 Railway Parade, West Leederville
Shop 3/5 Shenton Road, Claremont
Super chill neighbourhood spot Percy Flint is one of the newer spots on this list, but they’ve managed to get tongues wagging about their steak sandwich. A classic with a twist, this sandwich is on a super duper toasty Turkish roll, generously filled with steak, rocket, cheddar and caramelised onions, and finished off with a fried egg and chips. Simple but done right!
211 South Terrace, South Fremantle
The Local Hotel
South Freo spot (and across the road neighbour of Percy Flint) is the Local Hotel. This also very chill, very Freo hotel is offering up some of the best pub grub around, and you can’t go past their steak sandwich. Think bacon chutney, apple slaw, fried onions and a chipotle aioli. And if you’re lunching with your vego friends, the Local has plenty of tempting veg-friendly options.
282 South Terrace, South Fremantle
Our Ruby Girl
We’ve already talked about how much we love Our Ruby Girl, with its epically-stocked providore, zero waste ethos and Equal Opportunity Employment program… but that won’t stop us! This super charming, community-minded cafe has had a pretty tough run of it, with not only lockdowns and having their generator and now coffee van both stolen – but that hasn’t stopped them from dishing up a steak sanga worth its weight in gold. A toasted baguette is loaded up with chipotle barbecue brisket steak, cabbage remoulade, house pickles and Swiss cheese, alongside hand cut chips and preserved lemon aioli. A subtle twist to a classic!
2/61 Ley Street, Como
Blasta Brewing has an absolute classic steak sandwich on offer. A succulent steak is joined by lettuce, tomato, aioli and Swiss cheese on a Turkish roll – and for that special Blasta touch? Onions caramelised in their hazy Blastaweizen, of course.
84-88 Goodwood Parade, Burswood
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