The Waterline wins Best Beef Signature Dish for Beef 2015


Executive Chef, Matt Smith, and General Manager Kylie Smith today proudly accepted awards in three categories of the Tourism and Events Queensland Beef 2015 Restaurant Awards.

Most significantly, The Waterline Restaurant backed up their success in Beef 2012 by again winning the Best Beef Signature Dish award.

“we entered our signature miso cured Banana Station grass fed MSA beef tataki, black garlic, crispy leek, soy pearls, and smoky ponzu because it is a dish that is all about the beef” says Matt.  ”the accompaniments are designed to enhance the inherent flavour of the grass fed beef, and it is served rare, which is the best way to appreciate good beef.”

Feedback from the judges was great to hear, they loved the flavour, and the presentation and that is is a unique way to present beef on a menu.

In addition to this major award, The Waterline also won awards in the categories of Best Steak and Best Burger, effectively scooping the pool in the Restaurant Awards.

More about our entries

Beef Signature Dish – Winner


our signature miso cured Banana Station grass fed MSA beef tataki , black garlic , crispy leek, soy pearls , smoky ponzu  (available as an entree on our evening menu)


This dish is all about the beef, the delicate texture, the grass fed flavor, handled carefully, cooked briefly, and served with a selection of delicate accompaniments that enhance the inherent characteristics of the beef.

This dish embodies our signature cuisine, our culinary vision and our mission to use the best quality local ingredients  as the stars of the menu by maintaining the inherent flavor and presenting them in a manner that will indulge, nourish the palate and satisfy the senses.


Best Steak – Highly Commended

sous vide cooked Banana Station pasture fed eye fillet , trio of local shellfish, pommes anna, spring greens , duck fat béarnaise  (available as a main on our evening menu)








Not a traditional technique for cooking steak, sous vide cooking enhances the flavour, maximises tenderness and holds the juices, for the perfect steak.

Complimented with a trio of fresh local seafood, this is the quintessential dining experience for those looking for the best steak in Central Queensland.

Best Beef Burger – Silver Award

Steak Sandwich- Banana Station pasture fed MSA rib eye, hass avocado, market tomatoes, smoked cheddar, kaiserfleisch bacon, balsamic onion marmalade, rocket and black garlic aioli   (available for lunch 7 days)


A hero of our lunch menu, and a meal our regulars keep coming back for, this is the ultimate steak burger: tender, flavourful grass fed beef and the perfect mix of accompaniments, bon appetite.



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