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What’s going down at the Steakhouse in May

There is a chill in the air and that first frost is just around the corner, perfect for enjoying a local glass of wine by the fire, before or after your dinner at the Steakhouse. The log fire has proven to be very popular with locals and tourists alike, and the kids corner with the DVD’s and colouring in books is keeping the younger ones entertained so mum and dad can relax.

This month also sees the introduction of the new Autumn/Winter menu & includes all those winter favourites plus a couple of twists with a few new dishes.  For something new why not try the:

  • TENDER BEEF & PORK RAGU tossed through a house made gnocchi which is pan-fried & finished with fresh parmesan cheese
  • HOT BUTTERED WHISKY with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, brown sugar, butter & cream
  • APPLE & PEAR CRUMBLE topped with coconut & oat crumble, served with fresh cream & rhubarb coulis. Suitable for 2 to share…. if you are willing!

Also with the colder weather, the Sunday Big Breakfast is getting busier so book ahead for a seat.  For you coffee lovers, they always make sure there is either perculated local coffee or the cappucino machine is on, & there is enough to tempt everyone with bacon, eggs, mushrooms, cereal, toast, fresh local fruit, gourmet yoghurt and herbal teas.  They also have soy milk and gluten free bread on hand as required.  Make sure you book your table & mention any special dietary requirements.

Their VIP club is growing in size and remember VIP’s get dinner on the house on their Birthday.   MAY Special:  Free dessert when purchasing a main meal per VIP member.  To join up just pop onto their website or facebook page, or feel free to organise on your next visit.

Mother’s Day is soon and it always gets very busy, so don’t forget to book your table for brunch.  Full details can be found below and on their website.  Numbers are limited so give them a bell quickly to secure your spot.

Where will you be this New Years Eve?

Why not join the Steakhouse this year for a rip roaring 1920’s gangster murder mystery dinner. The evening consists of a three course dinner, with a tasty tapa’s plate to start off with, your choice of our signature Reef & Beef with our black angus steak, or their seafood platter with Salt & Pepper Squid, Prawns, Oysters & Beer Battered fish or for something new, why not try their chicken breast filled with pistacio stuffing and wrapped in prosciutto. The perfect way to end the meal is with a sampling dish of desserts to share or have all to yourself. All this yummy food together with lots of murder, bribery and back stabbing. Guests will include gangsters, politicians, singers and gamblers – so come dressed up in your favourite ‘flapper’ garb! Tickets are only $65 per person but make sure you get in quick as they are limited to only 50 spots.

Tis the season
Christmas Parties are quickly filling up the Steakhouse calender. The Christmas party menu has proved very popular with options from two to three courses ranging from $32 – $48 per person. For full details on what is available, just call the Steakhouse on 07 4681 1533 and discuss what you are looking for or feel free to have a look at their website for more details www.aussiebeefsteakhouse.com.au

What’s Happening November

What’s on at the Steakhouse

Christmas Parties are quickly filling up the Steakhouse calender. The Christmas party menu has been finalised with options from one to three courses ranging from $32 – $48 per person. For full details on what is available, just call the Steakhouse on 07 4681 1533 and discuss what you are looking for or feel free to have a look at their website for more details www.aussiebeefsteakhouse.com.au

The guys at the Steakhouse are thinking of changing things up for this New Years Eve. Join them this year for a rip roaring 1920’s gangster murder mystery dinner. The evening consists of a three course meal, together with lots of murder, bribery and back stabbing. Guests will include gangsters, politicians, singers and gamblers – so come dressed up in your favourite ‘flapper’ garb! Tickets are only $65 per person but make sure you get in quick as they are limited.

Complimentary Cob loaf is back for the month of November. All you have to do is make sure you are a VIP member before arriving for dinner. You can become a member by popping online at the Steakhouse website www.AussieBeefSteakhouse.com.au or just pop your head in at the High Street Motor Inn reception. By being a VIP member, you can also celebrate your birthday dinner free*. Pictured is one of the yummy things you could choose, our Barker’s creek pork cutlet which is sooo juicy and comes with our very own chilled apple and sage sauce. Check out the website for full details.

The Story behind the No Roof Motel

The view from the cherry picker the day after

As some of you may be aware, a small but devastating storm hit the top end of Stanthorpe on the 11th of November. The aftermath was damage to trees, some damage the the Showgrounds & nearby farms and our Motel being completey de-roofed. This has caused major damage to the motel resulting in the business closing until February or March. Thankfully the Steakhouse is untouched and is able to continue operating Tuesday – Saturday evenings.

The damaged bathroom ceiling in room 4

At 7pm, we were getting their little ones ready for bed when the power started to cut in and out.  While I calmed the children, Shaun went outside to see who was affected by the power outage.  Feeling a slight tingle in his feet, he realised there was a power line down in their driveway.  Heading out of danger, Shaun went around to the undercover car park to find that instead of receiving shelter from the rain, there was in fact no carport roof.  He then went to check on the guests they had in house.  Thankfully most of them were out for dinner however when Shaun checked their rooms, he realised the problem was bigger than he anticipated with water running down walls and through light & fan fittings.

Our roof found onto the nearby railway track

This was the moment, he realised there was no roof on the motel.  As he checked from room to room, he realised there was no roof on rooms one through to room 20.  Ergon were quick to the scene, ensuring the area was safe and the local SES were also on the scene within minutes with tarps to keep as much rain out of the building as possible.  The process was bigger then expected with an additional 2 crews joining in from Warwick, and the work continued well into the early hours of the morning.

As the sun rose, we were outside inspecting the damage.  The 40 metre tree outside had roof wrapped around it, almost to it’s top branches, while air conditioners scattered the back yard along with 3 metre high piles of roofing tin.  The roof was seen scattered on the railway line, the golf course, neighbours yards and even making it’s way to the end of Francis St.  And yet in our backyard the kids toys were untouched.  We are feeling so blessed that no-one was injured.  The damage was really contained to just the motel.  Thankfully our house and the Steakhouse has been untouched and also thankfully we are insured.

We would like to thank the SES immensely for their efforts.  Without them, the secondary damage would have been far worse. We are also thankful the Southern Downs Council who were on the scene first thing the next day to clear the debris in case of another storm.  It was no small job and we cannot thank them enough.

We really got a great sense of this wonderful community with all of the other business’ and families around town that have offered support to house our homeless guests, as well as offers of helping with the clean up.

Look out 2014! High St Motor Inn will be back bigger than ever. We look forward to sharing the details of the rebuild with you and thanks so much for your continued support….