Outback Steakhouse

The largest steakhouse chain (with more than 1,000 locations spanning 22 countries) has opened it's 2nd outlet for Singapore at Orchard Gateway! Its first flagship store is located at Millenia Walk ever since 2000. 
*This was an invited Media Tasting :)
This casual diner actually serves American food in American portions, even though it was named after the Australian Outback. 

Perched on the mall's 4th floor, diners get to enjoy a wide perspective of the bustling Orchard Road and the lively Emerald Hill. This 150-seater is spiffed in a warm palette with contemporary wood furnishing. 

A bar is incorporated as well, with a 7-seater counter, where patrons can watch the dexterous cocktail preparation using fresh fruits. 


In line with Outback’s commitment to freshness, each and every fruit-forward cocktail is made using fresh fruits and juices. The cocktail menu has dedicated sections for Martinis, Margaritas and Mojitos. 

Strawberry Basil Lemonade ($13.90)

 Absolut® Citron Vodka mixed with fresh strawberries and basil with house-made lemonade before topping with Sprite.

My favourite among the 3 cocktails I tried! The lemonade brightens up the drink and adds a welcoming tang. Enjoyed the soft strawberry chunks too! Pick this for a refreshing hit :)

*Note: Picture above is the sampling size and not the actual size :)

Watermelon Margarita ($14.90)

Fresh watermelon chunks mixed with Jose Cuervo Silver Tequila and citrus juices.

I was surprised to see this served in a sugar-rimmed chilled glass rather than the usual salt. The drink was light but surely tasty.

 Apple Mojito ($12.90)

Bacardi Silver rum with diced red apples, limes, mint.

Order this if you prefer a strong, invigorating drink and likes mint. This was a little too sweet for my liking and reminds me vaguely of toothpaste :/


Spinach Artichoke Dip ($13.90)

Freshly fried corn tortilla chips dipped in an indulgent creamy melange of spinach, artichokes, Monterey Jack and Parmesan cheeses.

Spinach and cheese, both my favorite food and I have always fancy their pairing. Outback's rendition of this classic appetizer did not let me down as the dip was creamy, cheesy and packed with healthy vegetables; you may also get some cheese chunks that were not completely melted :) Absolutely amazing when eaten with hot chips. 

Typhoon Bloom ($14.90)

My jaw dropped when this came, definitely an eye-catching dish :)

Hand-cut onion rings stacked into a behemoth cyclone-like structure, served with the signature Bloom sauce. I wonder how they prepared this! 

Lightly battered, the onion rings are packed with delicious flavor with a crunch. Due to the thin outer crust, you get to taste the sweetness of the soft onions which are not masked by the unique flavour of the batter. I really like the crunchy bits which were surprisingly flavorful and not overtly greasy. 

The Bloom sauce is slightly pungent and spicy. I preferred eating my onion rings without it!

Other interesting appetisers include succulent morsels of Crispy Fried Mushrooms ($13.90) and Crab Cakes ($15.90) that are plump with 100% lump crab meat. The worldwide bestsellers are the Kookaburra Wings ($9.90/half, $14.90/full) paired with Blue Cheese dressing, and golden-hued Crispy Calamari ($13.90) are also now available together as an Appetizer Duo ($16.90) platter.


 *All main courses can be supplemented with a cup of the Soup of the Day or the Signature Side Salad (choice of House Salad or Caesar Salad) for just $4.90. 

Tilpia with Pure Lump Crab Meat ($27.90)

A thick Tilapia fillet crowned with crab stuffing, sautéed mushrooms, and another generous handful of lump crab meat before it is finished with house-made lemon butter Chablis sauce. Served with seasonal vegetables.

I heard pretty good reviews about this and was excited to try!

For someone who do not usually like seafood, this was my favourite main that night :P
The marinate was slightly sweet and i like the luscious, buttery aftertaste from the Chablis sauce. The crispy exterior was nice but unfortunately it was partially burnt and those parts surely do not taste pleasant. 

Alice Springs Chicken ($25.90)

Flame-grilled chicken breast dressed with sautéed mushrooms, crispy bacon strips, melted Monterey Jack and Cheddar, house-made honey mustard sauce, and plied with Aussie Fries.

Sweet potato fries instead of Aussie fries was served for us to try. It was doubtlessly addictive!

The chicken itself however, was on the dry side and wasn't as moist as I expected! Flavour-wise was lovely and the combination with mushrooms, bacon and cheeses were delightful :-)

Baby Back Ribs (half $19.90, full $32.90)

Fork-tender Baby Back Ribs were smoked and flame-grilled, then laced with a tangy house-made BBQ sauce and accompanied by Aussie fries.

This slab of ribs is truly value for money! Do order to share unless you are very hungry. Pretty thick layer of meat that was tender and falls off the bone easily, the sauce was sweet and reminds me of the ones at Cafe Cartel?

Get messy and eat with your hands ;) 

New York Strip ($36.90)

A 10oz thick-cut Strip steak seasoned with a secret blend of 17 spices. The most flavourful steak available. 

Before each juicy, delicious steak is delivered to you, it is hand-selected, aged just right, inspected and trimmed. Then expertly seasoned and seared over a red hot grill to seal in its bold flavous. All steaks are cooked to order.  

This piece of goodness was indeed moist, tender and incredibly juicy! A delectable dish that is sure to please beef-lovers. 

You can choose how well you prefer your steak to be done:

Rare - Cool red center
Medium Rare - Warm red center
Medium - Warm pink center with a touch of red
Medium Well - Warm brown/pink center
Well done - Hot brown center, no pink

Other premium steak choices include the Outback Special ($27.90/6oz, $29.90/8oz, $31.90/10oz), and the juicy and most tender Victoria’s Fillet ($37.90/8oz). 

Diners who relish a beautifully-marbled steak can opt for the Ribeye ($37.90) which is a steal for a princely 10oz portion! The steak lover's steak.


All steak orders come with two sides, from an extensive list of nine that includes favourites like:

Corn on the Cob
Mashed Potatoes
Baked Potato
Aussie Fries
Rice Pilaf
Sweet Potato Fries
Loaded Baked Potato 
Sweet Baked Potato

 This creamy mashed potato is one of the most popular side dishes :) 

Potatoes skin are mixed together which provided an earthy taste and contrast in textures. 

My favourite side dish, is this Baked Sweet Potato with house-made honey butter and cinnamon sugar!

It was delightfully sweet, enhanced with the fragrance of cinnamon and the honey butter further adds on to the creaminess. I thought this sweet side dish is a great accompaniment to the savoury mains :) 


 Remember to keep space for desserts!

Chocolate Thunder from Down Under ($14.90)

An extra generous Pecan brownie topped with rich vanilla ice-cream, drizzled with warm chocolate sauce and finished with chocolate shavings and whipped cream.

The chocolate brownie was moist and spongy, rather than dense like the usual brownie. Which is good as it soaks up the ice cream and warm chocolate sauce, making it a decadent and satisfying treat to end off your meal :) Did not fancy the whipped cream on top though!

Carrot Cake ($9.90)
Pecans, coconut, vanilla cream cheese icing.

Deliciously moist layers of carrot cake with coconut and pecans. The cake was sufficiently spiced but the sweet vanilla cream cheese icing tasted somewhat buttery to me? 

Had an absolutely satisfying and comforting meal at Outback Steakhouse! Hearty, flavorful food at wallet-pleasing prices, it is definitely a place i would return :) 

*Thank you Chenzye and Outback Steakhouse for the kind invite!


Outback Steakhouse

#04-01 Orchardgateway, 277 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858

9 Raffles Blvd, #01-114 Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596


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