When we hear “Outback Steakhouse”, we think about big portions of steak, ribs and lamb chops. It is what I call ‘Australian concept, American portions’. After all, it is the largest steakhouse chain in the world, with more than 1000 branches around the world.

Outback Steakhouse finally opened its second restaurant in Singapore at Orchard Gateway. What took it so long? (You can access it from either Gateway to Level 1, or a direct link from 313@Somerset.)

Let’s start with the steaks. They are after all the signature of the restaurant.

The 4 types available are the Outback Special (6oz $27.90, 8oz $29.90, 10oz $31.90), New York Strip ($36.90), Ribeye ($37.90) and Victoria’s Filler ($37.90).

All the steaks are actually first dry-aged for a minimum of 21 days, then delivered un-carved to the restaurant in loins, subsequently cut and cooked to order in the kitchen.

We had both the Outback Special, an Australian sirloin steak and New York Strip, a 10oz longish thick-cut Strip steak – both are seasoned with a secret blend of 17 spices. The vote went unanimously to the Australian cut, thicker in breath and lean, but still tender and juicy.

One thing to note, the portions are big and hearty. Getting friends to share can be a good idea.

The steak orders come with two sides, from an extensive list of nine that includes favourites such as Corn on the Cob, Mashed Potatoes, Baked Potato, Aussie Fries, Rice Pilaf, Sweet Potato Fries.

My recommendation? The new Sweet Baked Potato topped with honey butter and cinnamon sugar, which is refreshing sweet and salty at the same time.

There are onion rings, but this is The Onion Ring like no other. Our starter arrived with stacks of deep fried crispy rings stacked circularly up, surrounding a dish of signature creamy and zesty Bloom sauce in the middle.

Ah, the Typhoon Bloom ($14.00), looking like a cyclonic starter, and very addictive as you peel layers and layers off the sides. Surprisingly not too oily, and doesn’t leave stains on the fingers.

I actually liked all three appetizers served, including the Tortilla chips in Spinach Artichoke Dip ($13.90) and Kookabura Wings (half $9.90, full $19.90) with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks.

If you are not in the mood for beef, I would recommend the Tilpia with Pure Lump Crab Meat ($27.90), lighter in portion and still favourful. We liked that there are surprises within the fish, finding crab stuffing in zingy lemon butter Chablis sauce as we ‘dug’ further in.

We all ‘complained’ that we need to go on diet, and visit the gym, and then went “Ohhhhhh…..” at the Alice Springs Chicken ($25.90). Ok, okay. Flame-grilled chicken breast? Topped with crispy bacon? Plus sautéed mushrooms? Both Monterey Jack cheese and Parmesan cheese? AND Aussie fries.

We were sold.

In actual fact, the very first thing I ordered in Outback was the dessert. “Chocolate Thunder please.” They knew.

Save some space for this. The Chocolate Thunder from Down Under ($14.90) has fresh-baked rich pecan brownie, topped with vanilla ice-cream, and poured over with warm chocolate sauce. Guaranteed an instagram-hit, and something that would send you on a sugar high.

Outback Steakhouse
#04-01 orchardgateway, 277 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858 (Somerset MRT), Tel: +65 6702 6842
http://outback-sea.com/
https://www.facebook.com/OutbackSG
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10:30pm (Daily)

Other branch:
Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Blvd, #01-114, Singapore 039596
Opening Hours: Daily: 11.30am – 10.30pm Daily

Outback Steakhouse Giveaway
DanielFoodDiary.com will be giving away 2 x $50 vouchers for you to enjoy dining at Outback Steakhouse! All you need to do is to
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Step 3: COMMENT below on your favourite dish from Outback Steakhouse and why.
(Results will be announced 31 July.)

*This entry is brought to you by Outback Steakhouse *

154 COMMENTS

  1. I am not a meat eater so I go for the Tilpia with Pure Lump Crab Meat cos the fish is nicely seasoned and Crab meat is yummy.

  2. I love their steak with an extra side order of sauteed mushrooms as they left a big impression on me 2 years back at Millenium Walk 🙂 thick and juicy, well rested and doneness nicely executed. One of the steakhouse i would recommend to my fellow foodies, especially steak foodies! 😀 would love to try the Onion rings tho!! They look sooo good. Thanks Daniel!

  3. My favourite dish from Outback Steakhouse would definitely be ‘The Outback Special Steak’! Such a thick, juicy and simply delicious piece of steak that is well-seasoned! It’s just screaming to me…. ‘EAT ME NOW!!!’ YummY! =)

  4. Tilpia with Pure Lump Crab Meat- I am a seafood fan! I love my fish and my crab !! Give them to me anytime !!! Yay ~~

  5. Liked & Shared 🙂 . I would really like to try the new Sweet Baked Potato topped with honey butter and cinnamon sugar. Why? Because you said so!!! It definitely has to be good then plus I have always like the combi of sweet and salty where I can have the best of both worlds! <3

  6. The Outback Special! I had it once and went back to eat it again! The steak was cooked to perfection. Tender and melts in my mouth. Heavenly!

  7. Chocolate Thunder from Down Under! I didn't know that the Outback Steakhouse offers such delicious desserts! I cannot wait to try!

  8. I would like to try the Tilpia with Pure Lump Crab meat as it is a new combination of fish and crab meat which I never tried it before.

  9. Liked & shared! ^~^ I would really like to try the chocolate thunder from down under!! MAJOR FAN OF DESSERTS. I can eat desserts everyday & still crave for it!! Chocolate thunder from down under would be a huge treat for me!!

  10. Liked & Shared!
    Only one dish? 🙁
    I’d have to go with the Tilapia with pure lump crab meat, looks so tender and moist!
    Fingers crossed I’d win then I’d bring the family over to feast on that chocolatey lava-ey goodness ^^
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway Daniel!

  11. My favourite dish from Outback Steakhouse is Chocolate Thunder from Down Under!
    The combination of chocolate and ice-cream in a hot and cold mixture mostly never fail to work!
    It is sinfully glorious, not only an eye candy, but a candy to the tongue too – the perfect finish that I am looking for.

  12. Liked and Shared! I would like to try the Tilpia with Pure Lump Crab Meat because it is not only tasty but value for money!

  13. I Love Ribeye especially the ones from Outback. Tender and Juicy!!! These are the words to describe the Yummyness !

  14. Love LOVE LOVE their onion rings! Not just packing with great flavour, but thumbs up for innovative presentation as well! Makes eating them more fun 😉

  15. Both my partner and I are steak lovers, and I would absolutely love to head down to Outback Steakhouse for that sexy piece of Australian sirloin steak (Outback Special).

    It would be a delight to win the vouchers and head down for dinner during our anniversary in the month of August!

  16. Liked and shared! 😀 Would really like to try Alice Springs Chicken! It's like all the good and yummy food in one dish!

  17. Liked and shared! so far i've tried their sirloin steak and i would have to say that it was a hearty cut that was very flavorful. I'll definitely bring Clara Pun to try the Chocolate Thunder from Down Under after looking at this post!!!

  18. Oh my! Now is 12.03am midnight…. And your post even made me hungrier!! Huhuhu

    So yeah anyway, I really love the Onion Ring from Outback Steakhouse!! From
    Just looking the photo, it tells me how it tastes already!! Ahh no I’m hungry huhuhu

    As like what you said, Outback Steakhouse’s onion rings, is not like the other The Onion Ring! Outback Steakhouse’s starter arrived with stacks of deep fried crispy rings stacked circularly up, surrounding a dish of signature creamy and zesty Bloom sauce in the middle!

  19. The photos are already whetting my appetite! Me and my hubby are steak lovers and I just love the Outback Special – always satisfies me and my partner’s hungry tummy!

  20. OMG ! Love the food from Outback! They are so so yummylicious that I wish I could order everything from the menu! But there's one dish I love best is the Australian Sirloin steak. Mm Mm……thinking of it makes me want to drool ! It's so tender and juicy. Just the way I like it! Every bite of it makes me feel like I'm in heaven! It's simply irresistible!! Hope to be the lucky one!

  21. Liked and shared! Chocolate Thunder from Down Under would be my favourite dish! A taste of it would send me right to chocolate heaven! Perfect for chocoholics like me! 😛

  22. I would like to try the Alice Springs Chicken! I've always like flame-grilled chicken, plus all the side dishes are simply delicious! Liked & Shared!!

  23. Got to be Typhoon Bloom! Done perfect and this would really blow you away! Wonder if I can get my hands on the secret recipe? 😀 Liked and Shared.

  24. I would start with the Classic Blue Cheese Wedge Salad. Then have the Ribeye, yum! For dessert I would have the Carrot Cake!!!

  25. My favourite would be the Grilled Fish with their Rice Pilaf! Love the sauce that was on the fish (Tandoori) and the mushrooms that complemented it perfectly.

  26. My favourite dish is Alice Springs Chicken. This is the first time I see a flame-grilled chicken dish topped with crispy bacon, it must be really delicious!

  27. I would love to try the Chocolate Thunder from Down Under, because it has everything a chocolate and dessert lover like me could ever desire!

  28. Liked & shared. I would like to try the Typhoon Bloom since you mentioned that it is not oily. Eating good and eating healthy is the key to belly happiness!

  29. We would love to try the Outback Special, with Corn on the Cob and Mashed Potatoes, as this is 1 of their signature dishes.
    My hubby and son would love to savour the tender juicy steaks!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. I love the Chocolate Thunder from Down Under because it's chocolatey, delicious, and so so satisfying! nom nom nom

  31. I like the new Sweet Baked Potato and would try this item if I win the vouchers. The using of toppings like honey butter and cinnamon sugar are very new and creative to me. And I always like to try new food 🙂

  32. It has to be Typhoon Bloom! The idea of coiling the onion rings that resemble a cyclone is so creative and interesting. I have tired onions rings in singular pieces but not in this formation. Moreover, the chef intelligently places the sauce on the centre of the onions rings, which made it more easier to dip. I am confident that this appetizing dish will certainly add a zesty punch and send my taste buds to a full bloom!!!

  33. I Love Alice Springs Chicken ! This look damn delicious! It is so tender and with the sauce is perfectly nicely match! The fries also look very appealing!

  34. My 1st experience for Outback Steakhouse was in the US, where I ordered a Porterhouse Steak and it was so awesome. Although Singapore, does not have it, but I would like to try out their Toowoomba Topped Sirloin instead. 🙂

  35. My favourite dish is the Sweet Baked Potato topped with honey butter and cinnamon sugar. I love to eat sweet potatoes, and when the sweet and salty flavours are present in a dish, I love it even more! <3

  36. The Kookabura Wings are really delicious. The blue cheese dressing is just perfect and celery sticks are refreshing.

  37. The Chocolate Thunder I felt is quite special – can’t go wrong with chocolate sauce over rich pecan brownie with vanilla ice cream. I can’t think of anywhere else these 3 elements come together.

  38. My favorite dish is the baby back ribs. When I was younger, my dad would take my siblings and me to Outback once a week for dinner and I always ordered them!

  39. My favourite dish from Outback Steakhouse is Kookabura Wings because I am a hard-core Wings lover and every time will always order this dish without fail because the wings are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside which trickle my tastebuds combined with their wing-tastic flavours which are marinated & absorbed fully with the spices and sauce ! <3 Daniel's Food Diary

  40. My favourite dish from Outback Steakhouse is Kookabura Wings because I am a hard-core Wings lover and every time will always order this dish without fail because the wings are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside which trickle my tastebuds combined with their wing-tastic flavours which are marinated & absorbed fully with the spices and sauce ! <3

  41. My favourites would be Outback Special and Tortilla chips in Spinach Artichoke Dip, the food looks attractive with fresh ingredients used, suitable for carnivores like me. Spinach Artichoke Dip looks special, will like to try it too. : )

  42. My favorite will be The Chocolate Thunder from Down Under, no matter how full I am, I will always have a dessert after my dinner….

  43. I love the Ribeye steak which is so juicy and fresh especially when it is medium rare with the tenderness in every bite, it brings me to higher level of taste and enjoyment! Appreciate the effort put in by the chef and the management! I hope to win to bring my family there to try the great food!

  44. i am very interested in the Typhoon Bloom! i have tried countless onion rings at other places but all taste like frozen stuffs. 🙁

    The presentation of the onion rings are very unique and definitely looks delicious! i would love to try the Typhoon Bloom @ Outback! Of course, i would also love to savour the tender,juicy steak too!

  45. My favourite dish from Outback Steakhouse is the kookaburra Wings because I love to explore the different flavours and tenderness of wings. This wing, gives its tenderness and juiciness that provides its strong aroma taste that could never resist you from eating! Its meat is tender inside, and crispy and crunchy on the outside. The wings are so delicious that everyone will never have enough of it, till it's last piece, fight for the wings ! I would like to bring my family and share this awesome meals with my dearest family members ! Im sure they will like it as they are wings fans too ! <3

  46. My favourite dish from Outback Steakhouse is the kookaburra Wings because I love to explore the different flavours and tenderness of wings. This wing, gives its tenderness and juiciness that provides its strong aroma taste that could never resist you from eating! Its meat is tender inside, and crispy and crunchy on the outside. The wings are so delicious that everyone will never have enough of it, till it’s last piece, fight for the wings ! I would like to bring my family and share this awesome meals with my dearest family members ! Im sure they will like it as they are wings fans too ! <3

  47. My favourite at Outback Steakhouse is definitely the tender and juicy Outback Special Australian Sirlon Steak. It's serving is big and also served with two side. Waiting for my next romantic dinner at Outback soon.

  48. Honestly ice never eaten outback in Sg before, but been once in KL :p
    Always wanted to try their fried onion, juicy ribs & steak! Hope I can give my tummy a nice treat!

  49. Liked and shared. My favourite dish from Outback Steakhouse Singapore is definitely the baby ribs paired with their house speciality soup Baked Potato Soup….yummy! Burp!

  50. Liked and shared!! My favorite dish is probably Alice Springs Chicken. Topped up with the lovely combination of the melted cheesy with crispy bacon. The cheesiness and the crisps are just the bomb. When you eat it, your mouth is sure to explode with flavors. sautéed mushrooms? (Y) (Y) Definitely my type of dish. Although… may if I win the voucher, when I go there to dine, I would probably want to try their other variety of dishes. Everything ont he menu looks so yummilicious! I just want to try out everything! 😀

  51. I would love to try the Chocolate Thunder from Down Under! I rmb having a chocolate dessert from outback steakhouse awhile back and I was so impressed with it. Moreover, I love ending my meal on a sweet note! 🙂

  52. Always been a great fan of steak and chocolate desserts!!! I would really wish to try the Australian sirloin steak and Chocolate Thunder. THEY LOOK LIKE THE PERFECT MATCH!!!! The Alice Springs Chicken looks superb too!!!!

  53. Always been a great fan of steak and chocolate desserts!!! I would really wish to try the Australian sirloin steak and Chocolate Thunder. THEY LOOK LIKE THE PERFECT MATCH!!!! The Alice Springs Chicken looks superb too!!!!

  54. My favourite dish from Outback Steakhouse is the kookaburra Wings because I love to explore the different flavours and tenderness of wings. This wing, gives its tenderness and juiciness that provides its strong aroma taste that could never resist you from eating! Its meat is tender inside, and crispy and crunchy on the outside.

  55. Always been a great fan of steak and chocolate desserts!!! I would really wish to try the Australian sirloin steak and Chocolate Thunder. THEY LOOK LIKE THE PERFECT MATCH!!!! The Alice Springs Chicken looks superb too!!!!

  56. Alice Springs Chicken!! The name of the dish makes me feel like the owner has a farm which he/she grow up in and probably rear animals or grow vegetables for a living. This makes the dish sound so heartening delicious! 🙂

  57. The Kookabura Wings are really delicious. The blue cheese dressing is just perfect and celery sticks are refreshing.

  58. Of course Outback Steakhouse has brilliant food and service, but I think best service which has real value is Outback Customer satisfactions survey and you can try it !

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