Will drive 49 minutes for steak…. Well to Bakehouse Steakhouse in Ipswich anyway – it’s totes worth it.
My friend Bolliwood, who used to live in Ipswich had heard rumors about a great steak restaurant there. So we drove from Brisbane to check out Bakehouse Steakhouse and see what the fuss was about.
It was stunning inside. From the moment we walked through the adorable candy-pink door and I saw the ‘press for champagne’ bell – I knew we were in a good place. The interior design is beautiful. The candy pink theme continues inside with a stunning European-looking bar (it’s the arches that do it) to a cute dessert station all captured in a beautiful old brick building with a lovely courtyard outside. Even the bathrooms were cute with brass taps.
I was very tempted by the wine and cocktail menus…. however I am attempting to cut back post-holiday season so it was sparkling water for me. The Aperol was calling my name from those beautiful arch shelves in the bar too… anywho I resisted.
I would normally go for an eye fillet but instead decided on trying something different – the rib fillet on recommendation from the team there. All steaks come with salad and limitless chips – yup, limitless! I went with medium rare even though my preference is rare because by then I trusted the team’s suggestions. We also ordered the truffle mash (how could you not, really??) and some greens. Because we are healthy. Or at least pretending to be.
The steaks came out quickly and were beautiful and tender. Delicious and definitely worth the 49minute drive. Add to that the creamy and flavorsome truffle mash and we were happy as can be.
We will be back for sure and checking out more of the area. I hear there are fantastic donuts at the bakery…