BIGGEST AND BEST: Owner of the Clydesdale Motel and Steak Barn Barry Reynolds. They were voted by our readers to have the best steak in the area.
BIGGEST AND BEST: Owner of the Clydesdale Motel and Steak Barn Barry Reynolds. They were voted by our readers to have the best steak in the area. Cathy Adams

Steak sizzles to the top of readers’ poll

THE smell and sound of a sizzling steak is something that gets the tastebuds of many people tingling.

So to find out where to get the best scotch fillet, or the tastiest t-bone, The Northern Star took to Facebook to ask the paper's followers.

Within an hour of posting the question "The best place for steak in the Northern Rivers is", 35 people responded, with Casino's Clydesdale Motel and Steak Barn taking out the title.

Kellie McGuire, Mick Walker, Virginia-Lea Beves and Andrew Hodges were among the fans that sung the Clydesdale Motel and Steak Barn's praises.

But just what is the secret of their success?

After sourcing and serving succulent steak for 20 years, owner Barry Reynolds said they key to a good steak was premium quality meat cooked by a skilled chef.

"I believe you have definitely got to have some British breed in the steak, like Angus or Hereford, not all Brahman," he said.

"The texture of the beef is better and when you are cooking you need a bit of marbling which adds to the flavour but cooks out when it's cooked.

"It's a must to have a bit of fat on a steak like the British breeds do when you are cooking it."

Mr Reynolds said his favourite cut of steak was a t-bone.

"We serve rather large steaks, so when people are hungry they will go for a rump, but the most popular steak we serve is fillet."

All the steak served at the Clydesdale Motel and Steak Barn is sourced from a Casino butcher, or a local wholesaler.

While the Clydesdale Motel and Steak Barn was voted the best place for a steak, several readers said they like cooking their own cuts at home.



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