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The Best Steaks in Manawatū

The Best Steaks in Manawatū

Ordering steak from a restaurant you've never been to before can be a risky business... so we've taken the risk out of the equation so you can get straight to the reward: a nice juicy steak.

So come and get a piece of these top steak meals in Manawatū.


If you're looking for a great steak, look no further than Aberdeen on Broadway Avenue. They have an entire menu centred around steak, and not just any steak; they only serve award-winning AngusPure beef.

With several different cuts on offer, and all your favourite sauces, butters and sides you don't need to compromise on your steak cravings. And if you're craving something else, Aberdeen also have a great non-steak mains selection too.

LOCAL TIP: Ask for a table by the open fireplace for a cosy atmosphere to top your dining experience off nicely.

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Little Savanna Palmerston Manawatū

Little Savanna

Want steak with a South African twist? Little Savanna is popular for a reason, and that reason is a great reputation for tasty food, fantastic service and a warm and welcoming atmosphere. You really can't go wrong!

The team at Little Savanna are also committed to serving the best New Zealand beef. Butchered on-site, basted with an authentic South African recipe and flame-grilled - your steak will be bringing flavour. Choose from a number of different cuts sauces and butters (including the fun Argentinean chimmi churri or Madagascan green peppercorn sauce) or go crazy and order an Espetada (pictured)!

LOCAL TIP: Book ahead! The secret is out with this one...

Navajo Steakhouse

You might have guessed it from the name, but Navajo know how to do steak! With consistently stellar reviews on meals, you're steak dinner is in safe hands here at Navajo Steakhouse. Self-proclaimed as a 'traditional steakhouse with a modern twist', most of their meat is sous-vide which results in a succulent piece of steak that is cooked to perfection!

If you're not in the mood for steak, no problem; they have a great range of non-steak meal options too!

LOCAL TIP: Navajo's portion sizes are on the generous side - if your appetite isn't quite up to the task, take your leftovers home and save yourself a job at lunch time tomorrow!



Navajo Steakhouse Palmerston North, Manawatū
PHOTO CREDIT: Navajo Steakhouse
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The Strong Room

Get out of the city and enjoy some small town hospitality at Feilding's The Strong Room. A favourite amongst locals, The Strong Room has a reputation for good food, warm atmosphere and friendly service - what more could you want?

For steak meals, you have a choice between a 200G Eye Fillet or a 250G Scotch Fillet (make the later a surf and turf and add the prawns!) If you're not feeling "steaky", The Strong Room's menu is, well, 'strong' in other categories too - how good does the Braised Beef Cheek Gnocchi sound? 

LOCAL TIP: The majority of meals can come gluten free so no one misses out on a delicious dinner!

Āpiti Tavern & Eatery

Make an experience out of it and take a drive to Āpiti! This hidden away spot feels like a secret, but those who know of it will take the trip time and time again! Celebrated for it's long and slow BBQ style cooking, the Āpiti Tavern & Eatery knows how to do meat.

The Āpiti Cut Scotch Fillet is always cooked to perfection and packs a punch for flavour too! Go all out and add prawns and scallops in a garlic butter cream sauce.... yum!

LOCAL TIP: Always check their specials board, there's always something new and tantalising to excite your taste buds here!

Manawatu Palmy The Strong Room Fine Dining

We scoured Trip Advisor for great steak reviews to inform this list, but if you think we missed a top spot for steak let us know by sending a message to our  Palmy & Manawatū Facebook or Instagram.

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