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Cheek - Steak house in Melbourne, Australia


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№ 30 Top rated Restaurant in Melbourne


1/301 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia


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4.70 (170 reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Tuesday: 5 to 11PM
  • Wednesday: 5 to 11PM
  • Thursday: 5 to 11PM
  • Friday: 12 to 3PM, 5 to 11PM
  • Saturday: 5 to 11PM
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: Closed


  • 5Ravyn N. 1 year ago
    Sugar coated donut with smoked beef is the perfect starter. The 600g dry aged rib eye was perfectly cooked (medium rare) and had tons of flavor and the fat melts in your mouth. Bbq duck was great- needs to be served with rice though.

  • 5Damien F. 1 year ago
    2 words, Meat donuts. What a fantastic restaurant. I had the "let us feed you" platter and it is by far the best option. Literally everything amazing they have to serve in one 3 course meal. Can not recommend highly enough.

  • 5Hello. i. 1 year ago
    Expectations were high for Cheek seeing that it is helmed by the geniuses behind Dexter. Happy to say that expectations were not only met but were exceeded by a long shot. Up a flight of staircase and you’ll be greeted with the delicious smell of meat and the cheerful hospitality of the staffs. The iconic meat doughnut has been and still is one of the most amazing dish that I have ever tried. Think a soft fluffy ball, crisped exterior, dusted with sugar and paprika, and filled with meaty and tender beef brisket. Sweet and savoury, rich and bold, this is an epic dish. The dirty wings, which is fried chicken wings coated with chicken salt and accompanied by hot sauce, is pure perfection. Succulent and crunchy pieces of chicken, coupled with the addictive taste of chicken salt and the spicy kick from the hot sauce. The meats here are amazing and needs no introduction. The smoked short rib was melt-in-your-mouth tender, and the striploin steak was incredibly flavoursome. The dry aged BBQ duck was sensational in both taste and texture. No hints of dryness at all, and there was a subtle hint of smokiness that perfectly complements the natural flavour of the duck. Even the simple broccolini was beautifully grilled, and of course, we couldn’t go past the deep and buttery bone marrow mash and gravy. The duck fat caramel sundae with peanuts and raspberry was reminiscence of a peanut butter and jelly concoction – absolutely fantastic in taste. A tad runny otherwise it would be a 10 out of 10. An all-round amazing meal, one that I will definitely be recommending to others and I myself will be returning again very soon.

  • 5B L. 1 year ago
    This place is amazing. They have a sweet & sour cauliflower starter dish and you wonder how could anyone possibly make a vegetable taste good, but these guys have done it!

  • 5Michael J. 1 year ago
    Amazing food, amazing service. Definitely worth a try.

  • 5JY _. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) French fries and cabbage? Cauliflower ~ Very delicious (Original) 프렌치후라이, 배추요리? 콜리플라워~ 매우 맛있음

  • 5Steve R. 1 year ago
    A great restaurant for meat lovers! The service is exception and the menu is well priced! Also complimented with a great wine list matched perfectly to the menu.

  • 5Robert W. 1 year ago
    Excellent food, had the feed me and it was more than enough. Will be back.

  • 5Marg K. 1 year ago
    Loved this place. Super friendly and accommodating staff - nothing was a hassle, even a picky customer (not me!). Food was delicious. Will definitely go back.

  • 5Fromwhereidine . 1 year ago
    Located in the heart of the CBD, this place is one of my go to place for perfect meat cravings. Everything on the menu is so delicious including their cauliflower dish and mash&gravy! Yummmm!

  • 5Chris S. 2 years ago
    We booked a table for two a few days before and were pleasantly surprised to be seated near the window. We got there and headed up to Peaches to have a drink on the rooftop before heading back down to have dinner. Great decor, easygoing ambiance, the staff were great and attentive even as the restaurant got progressively busy throughout the evening. We ordered a bunch of items, the cauliflower was amazing and the strip steak was particularly tasty but to be fair, everything we had was very good! Would definitely return to this place when I am back in town.

  • 5Ben E. 1 year ago
    Wow, wow, wow! That is probably the best meal I’ve had on this entire trip and amazing value as well! On the $60 feed us menu and we were given the doughnuts, the sweet and sour cauliflower (which is one of the most delicious things I’ve ever had!) beef tartare, smoked lamb ribs, New York Strip, bone marrow mash & charred broccolini, couldn’t even finish it all and now can’t move!!! You have to try this place if you’re in or visiting Melbourne, it’s a little hard to find but get in quickly before people are queuing round the block!

  • 5Steffany T. 1 year ago
    Not only is the food amazing the service is impeccable as well. Highly recommended the beef tartare and the smoked beef ribs. Our servers, the two Sams, were amazing. Super friendly and very knowledgeable about the food and drinks. They were very busy but still have time to have a quick chat with us. Highly recommended.

  • 5L P. 1 year ago
    Good food, good wine, good staff. Share plates did the round with a robust selection of pseudo-BBQ treats - wooded cabbage, 16hr brisket, fried chicken and fries with the most amazing seasoning we've tried. Definitely worth a shot.

  • 5G.B. M. 1 year ago
    I actually couldn't fault anything about our night at Cheek. Service, quality, drinks selection, food - all top shelf. I'd recommend you get a group of friends together, turn up hungry and get yourselves the banquet. Heaven. Also remember to check the chefs special, because that's usually excellent.

  • 5J. 1 year ago
    Dude food done right! Everything was on point. Service with a smile, and super helpful with any queries we had about the menu. Food was so bloody good. Couldn't pick a favourite - everything we ate was off-the-charts good. And to top it off, they had an impressive selection of local craft beers on their drinks menu. I'll be back!!

  • 5e. 1 year ago
    Great staff serving great food and booze in a smallish dining room. Recommend getting mains to be shared.

  • 5J. 1 year ago
    Amazing food, amazing service! Killing it!

  • 5Phillip F. 1 year ago
    Had the banquet,was amazing. The cauliflower and short ribs were brilliant

  • 5kon m. 1 year ago
    Wonderful and succulent meat. My new go to place

  • 5r. 1 year ago
    yummy ?

  • 5Rohini J. 2 years ago
    Delicious food, great personal service with a note formal (but only slightly) feel than it's sister Dexter. Bone marrow mash to die for, as always :) Go Swannies!

  • 5DIMITRA S. 2 years ago
    This is a must try. Had an incredible night here and the food was delicious! The edamame was out of this world and everything else was on the same level. Will be back!

  • 5Leila M. 1 year ago
    Extraordinary level of service. Food and drinks all delicious!

  • 5Richard L. 1 year ago
    Fantastic feed with a range of different meat dishes. Don't underestimate the vegetable dishes or the service. It made for a great night out.

  • 5Justin and K. 1 year ago
    Absolutely delicious. Ordered the Feed Me shared plates for $55pp and everything was great. Lots of food & variety for the price. Service was also impeccable. Beautiful spot for a group gathering or romantic date night.

  • 5Pisitvate T. 1 year ago
    loved the steak here, will be back again

  • 5Jed H. 1 year ago
    Heck. It all started with a meat donut.

  • 5Shaun M. 1 year ago
    Had one of the best birthday dinners Ive ever had, thanks for making my 30th dinner a very memorable one!

  • 5Ellie W. 1 year ago
    AMAZING food, the sweet and sour cauliflower was the stuff of dreams!

  • 5Patty B. 1 year ago
    Amazing food and service... great atmosphere and also the peaches rooftop bar after dinner was great too... loving this

  • 5Josh R. 1 year ago
    Fantastic. Dry aged rib eye, short rib and brisket are all very special.

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  • 5Jhilik A. 1 year ago
    Food was amazing, waiter gave great recommendations. I'd eat there every day if I could. My favourites included the cauliflower and broccolini. And the gin selection was the cherry on top.

  • 5Moomba M. 1 year ago
    Food was wonderful, the specials are apways a must try. I would recommend the corn side and pork. Overall the sauce is more on the salty side.

  • 5J. 1 year ago
    Top shelf service, amazing food and awesome drinks list. This place is such an underrated gem.

  • 5Wayne N. 1 year ago
    Nice spot in CBD near the State Library. Good food. Good service. Good wine. Food is a modern Australian type cuisine with Asian influences. They are upstairs from Swanston st. You'll find them halfway up the stairs. All the way up the stairs and you'll be in the bar. Definitely worth a visit.

  • 4M. 9 months ago
    Insta: melbfoodie_mark YT: MelbFoodieMark ** Check them out for more food reviews in Melbourne! - Decided to finally visit CHEEK after hearing great reviews for months! I was craving American style BBQ so I just couldn't wait any longer to dine at this meat-focused venue. Once we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised to find out that their BBQs were all non-traditional and had some sort of asian influences. Although it's not exactly something we expected to have that night, we decided to give it a go . We got 'Smoked Short Ribs' ($65), 'Hot Meat Donut' ($7), 'Josper Grilled Broccolini' ($8), and 'Sweet n' Sour Cauliflower' ($15). My favourites were Smoked Short Ribs and Sweet n' Sour Cauliflower. 'Sweet n' Sour Cauliflower' was lightly battered and smothered in sweet and sour sauce and miso ranch. I didn't expect much of it at first but was blown away after tasting how flavourful it was. I really enjoyed light crispy chewiness from battering and soury savoury kick from miso ranch. It was so addictingly delicious that I wanted to get another one. Their 'Smoked Short Ribs', which was braised for over 16 hours, had this light sweetness with rich fatty taste - absolutely delicious! I could tell that they mainly used Bulgogi Sauce to marinate the meat. It was so soft and tender to the point where the meat was lliterally melting in my mouth. Highly Recommend these two! Hot Meat Donut was interesting at first but it was basically a donut filled with meat. . Overall, it was a decent BBQ experience - but I found it a bit too heavy for me. I really regret not getting their "Mash and Gravy" because looking back, that might have been perfect to balance out the fattiness. Regardless, I really enjoyed my experience here :)

  • 4L. 1 year ago
    Great staff, fit out is cool without being over engineered. Ribs are great and the cauliflower is worth the trip up the stairs. Good spot for an after work bite to eat.

  • 4Jiaqi L. 1 year ago
    Don't hesitate!Go and enjoy!

  • 4Kat M. 1 year ago
    Hot Meat Donut is a must! I was surprised by how tasty it is. The Cauliflower is pretty nice too - crunchy outside and soft inside, but I think it is a little too saucy. The Wagyu Rump is so delicious! The fat:meat ratio was perfect and the garlic made everything better. We also tried the Wagyu Brisket but I wasn't as impressed, mainly because the meat feels a little stringy. For drinks, I got the Starload and I like it :)

  • 4Setareh M. 1 year ago
    Cute spot! Never even noticed it before! pretty good food and there is roof too bar there as well to go after food

  • 4A. 1 year ago
    Good steaks, nice range of beers. We had to wait a fair amount of time for our food to be served, but the staff gave us some freebies to keep us occupied. Relaxed environment, good for a catch up or a date. Can get a little bit loud and crowded. Shares a building with Peaches bar, which is a good bar if you want to kick on after dinner.

Last updated: 2020-08-25