Steak Ministry

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Steakhouse
Steak Ministry is the definitive response to the long-unanswered cry for a steak expert in Glen Waverley. Specialising in prime cuts of meat, and using only the best methods to prepare and serve them, we are dedicated to deliver a steak experience like no other. Whether you are a lover of a tender sirloin, or a connoisseur of a seared T-bone with its pink middle, or have a taste for the marbled flavour of a ribeye or Scotch fillet, we are certain that we can deliver it to your table, done to your liking.
What 297 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.6
Value
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Booking was easy.
Staff was fantastic.
Food was overall average, steak was grey and chewy despite ordered medium. Not what you want in a steakhouse. Sides were nice though.

WB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Staff were good. Ribeye was OK. Had better elsewhere but was OK. Overall a bit pricey for what we had but all good.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dined alone, having 2 restaurants ourselves I normally do not write reviews. But the service and food were outstanding.

NJ
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Food and service generally good. Room was a little cramped and noisy. Background music to loud.

D
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

The steak was badly done & hard. Not befitting to the price paid. Won’t come again.

B
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

Food is great as always, however the experience was somewhat diminished by overly load intoxicated patrons who were continuously served alcohol although clearly drunk, load and noticeably bothering my girlfriend, myself and neighboring patrons.
I hope you practice better RSA guidelines in the future

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent. Very attentive and knowledgeable staff and a solid drinks menu. We made the mistake of going for the lower cost steaks. I would recommend trying for the more costly options as that is where (I think) you will notice the difference for the price.

TC
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Steak was ordered medium but probably came out as medium well. Dessert was exquisite

R
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service5Ambience5

Food was okay, but not exceptional. Cheaper at Notting Hill steak house which has better food. Pork crackling wasn’t really cracking, it was like a pawn cracker from a Chinese Restaurant. Overall $250 for two people was way overs, it was only worth half that

c
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

enjoyed the food and company, recommend it for special occasions

c
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Was an ok tasting steak but incredibly small left hungry

s
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

service is great, food is fresh and the drinks cold.

DB
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Really overpriced. Paying top dollar and getting average cooked steak and below average table service. I regularly eat at squires loft and meat and wine co - they are miles above the ministry.

RG
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

We have been before and this time decided to get the tommer hawk steak and share between the four of us, as suggested.
There was not 1.2kg of meat on it and I feel we were misled as the weight clearly included the bone.
The head waitress was extremely rude and made us feel that we were a hassle, not great customer service.

RF
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, but rge cocktails were absolutely amazing and i loved the ambience and decor. Highly recommended for a special occasion

B
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Excellent quality food and presentation of meals. Will return purely based on the food. Wait staff not exactly friendly and had to be reminded to bring drinks and cutlery that we had directly asked them for.

GL
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely time. Customer service was beyond excellent, & waitresses were always attentive & on the ball. Bonus points for bubbly personality & warm, welcoming friendliness all-round. Exquisite presentation, decor & dining atmosphere. A bit pricey but this place is designed for a top-notch premium dining experience so you’re definitely guaranteed to get above & beyond what you’re paying for. Food presentation is absolutely stellar & the steaks are mouth-wateringly delicious, seared & grilled to perfection. A bit on the noisy side personally but this is a popular place & the noise is from people genuinely having a good time in a very vibrant atmosphere. If you’ve got a special occasion to celebrate (which I did) & want to do so in lavish style then I can’t think of a better steak place in the south eastern suburbs to go to.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

All good, really tender & well cooked meat. There were many healthy accompaniments to add to your meal. Nice wine selection It reminded me of the restaurants we went to in Argentina. Pricy but well worth a visit.

E
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

To begin with, waiter was very pushy with his advice and suggestion, and wasn’t very open into hearing what we were after.
He had also gotten one of our meals wrong and wasn’t very apologetic.
He then proceeded to say “did you want me to change it, or you okay with this?” as if he was looking for a quick fix to the issue.
I am aware that we were charged for the meal (wrong order) opposed to the original meal (as it was cheaper), but an apology would’ve been nice.
Food itself was very average, have had better steak elsewhere for similar price. Quite disappointed, as this restaurant is a steak house.

MB
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Thank you for making our Luncheon a great experience.

The service was one of the best Ive had in the outer suburbs. 5 stars to the waiting staff.

The food was amazing. It is a bit expensive but taking everything into consideration I we were happy to pay for a great dining experience.

DG
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Steaks overcooked. Steaks too thin - makes it hard to be charred on outside and medium rare inside. Very expensive in respect of what you get. Stick to Coles Finest at home - then you can drink much better wine at a decent price.

IG
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice food and very friendly staffs. Will definitely come back.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food

IB
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

I think this was my third lunch here and I fortunately it was quite an underwhelming experience.

We bought the premium cuts, good wines etc but the service didn’t match up.

SH
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A great night was had by all - our international guests enjoyed the friendly service and the atmosphere.

AK
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food but you are paying top dollar so you would expect the food to knock you out, which it does.

MD
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The board of steaks was a treat! There’s something about being able to select your own cut of meat that is empowering and fun. It a journey not a fast food hall. Big difference! Awesome ambiance!

TM
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

The table service was very slow, especially for drinks when we first arrived. It took 3 attempts to get all 4 of us served with drinks which took nearly 20 mins. Overall table service was average at best, staff seemed disinterested and bored. Meals were average for the price. It was our second time here but we won't be returning. Much better experiences to be had elsewhere.

KC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and good service, it has good flavour and quality is excellent

N
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best steaks to have ... EVER! If you want any better you will have to cook it yourself.

m
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great steak, great service. We had the Wagyu strip loin, perfectly cooked, and never looked back! It was expensive, but worth every cent for a special meal.

N
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience1

Was disappointed with the food. I felt like I couldn’t made the same meal and my steak would’ve tasted the same.

We ordered seasonal vegetables and got cold broccoli. The table next to me orders the same thing and got broccoli, cauliflower, beetroot and carrot... don’t know why we only got one vegetable, and cold.

WW
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great family meal. Friendly efficient service from some enthusiastic staff. Great wine list and all the meat was fantastic.

LV
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Had better food for less.
They got my order wrong (missing an item)
Steak knives were blunt - wrist got sore from cutting steak.

Seafood tasting platter was pretty poor.
Oysters were not only salty - they left a bitter after taste

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very nice food

MM
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Good but not the best. Food is tasty. Highly recommend soft beef taco!

AP
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

When I pay that much for 200gr of a steak I don't want 50gr of tissue in my piece. I had to cut out 5 big pieces of my steak because it wasn't chewable.

PG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The waitress was amazing and extremely informative of the product

RP
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

For such a pretentious restaurant from the outside, I can say that my colleagues and I were severely disappointed with the service and food we received here. Despite the idea that having waiting staff working sections, they seem to be utterly adverse to serve anyone not set in their section. As a result of this we had to wait at least 15 minutes to get anyone to notice we were ready to order.
When the drinks eventually came, the waitress then proceeded to remove our bottle of wine from the table- causing further delay to us anytime we wanted a glass of the wine we had ordered.

We ordered two fillet steaks, with accompanying sauces (if that's what you can call it- my description would have been brown flavored water) and two salads. My colleague ordered the cauliflower salad, so imagine his surprise when coleslaw turned up! The steak was cooked well, but unfortunately, everything else in between was mediocre and disappointing.

One of my colleagues ordered the vegetable tart, what came out could only be described as a communion wafer topped with ice cream. It should be listed under the starters/entrees because the fact that you call that a main course is disgraceful. The child's portion size, and lack of substance meant that we had to consider the possibility of ordering an extra dish.

On the whole, if you're going to charge the prices you do- it would be remiss of your customers to not expect value for money. This was certainly not the case, please refer to above feeling of disappointment. The service was terrible, although the waitresses temperament was polite it was neither focused nor caring. The fact that she was responsible for a large section meant that none of the people sitting in her section actually got her dedicated service.

JR
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was so good we went back night 2 for dinner. The meals were delicious and the staff were great. The only suggestion would be allow split table to order off the special menu or advise at the beginning of the evening prior to ordering