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How to fit seven steaks onto one plate

Maelinar 4 March 2006 10

This morning I had the pleasure of dining in Canberra’s newest suburb, Queanbeyan. For those who still think Queanbeyan is NSW, it doesn’t really matter as the interstate drive is worth this feed.

The place being the Central Cafe in Queanbeyan, I’d been hearing rumours about their ‘mixed grill’ for over a year now, and since I was in the area, decided to head in to check it out.

There were more animals on that plate than Noah managed to fit on his boat.

That’s right, no less than SEVEN steak sized portions of meat, and then there were sausages and bacon to boot as well. You would think that those items would have taken up most of the plate, but the combination was then enhanced by the other half a plate filled with chips and vegetables, the lot drizzled with a quite scrumptious gravy.

Overall, not too dusty for the just over $20 it cost for the platter, which will probably feed my wife and I through till Monday (we took a doggy bag).

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10 Responses to How to fit seven steaks onto one plate
Danman Danman 1:20 pm 11 Aug 08


Go get em tiger… Roar….

Mælinar - *spoiler alert* I've seen S04E13 Mælinar - *spoiler alert* I've seen S04E13 1:04 pm 11 Aug 08

@lenny – 2 and a bit years later, I’ve gone down between 5-10 kg since that post.

time has told…

the sheriff the sheriff 4:49 pm 06 Mar 06

while the few times i had been there were pleasant a few of my friends have received food poisoning while eating there. that was a few years ago now though…

lenny lenny 4:22 pm 06 Mar 06

time will tell Maelinar, time will tell…

Maelinar Maelinar 2:03 pm 06 Mar 06

Bodhi, I don’t eat there every day. A big difference between Australian and American diets is that some Americans consider that eating fast food breakfast, lunch and dinner is acceptable, all week.

Eating one big meal occasionally won’t make you obese.

Bodhichitta Bodhichitta 1:37 pm 06 Mar 06

So the meals are huge. One of the reasons so many Americans are obese is because they eat HUGE meals of little nutritional value….is that the same fate Australia is heading for?

Im not opposed to big meals, but personally Id prefer an averaged sized, good quality and nutritional meal.

Pie and chips? Ill leave that for you guys.

Xanthomyza Xanthomyza 10:57 am 06 Mar 06

I worked in Qbn for a while and ate at the Central every now and then. We were never game enough to order the mixed grill. All the meals are enormous. Bacon-sausages-eggs came with six whole rashers, four snags, two eggs, a large tomato, all on toast with chips around the outside. No meal is too good for chips there. I love the fact that double pie and chips is on the light eaters menu.


kimba kimba 1:10 pm 05 Mar 06

A British friend of mine once heard a Canadian couple on a boat cruise on the Nile talking about the mix grill at the Central….so it has world fame.

I love taking Asian guests there and encourage them to order the mix grill – you should see their face when it arrives!

wonsworld wonsworld 10:53 pm 04 Mar 06

When I was a kid growing up in Cooma, the original owners of the Central Cafe (as I believe it has changed hands but the meals have stayed the same) used to own and operate the Blue Bird Cafe. When they left, it was worth the drive to Queanbyan just for Sunday breakfast.

OzChick OzChick 4:05 pm 04 Mar 06

Aahh… The farm on a plate, thats what we call it.

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