Austrlian Rack of Lamb $39
If you are after a family friendly steak house in the East, then the Black Pearl might just be what you are looking for! When I first wrote about them in 2007, they had just started business and it was more of a fine dining concept. (The name was more French too — Perle Noir). They have since moved further down the road and are essentially still serving the same quality of meats but in a more casual environment.
When I posted about them recently on Facebook, someone commented that the prices seem a bit high. While I do agree that paying $52 to eat a ribeye steak is not cheap, the reason that I am promoting the place is because it is good value!
Whether $52 is considered good value really depends on the quality and the weight of the meat. You can certainly get a New Zealand grass fed ribeye at Astons for $20, but some can argue that even that is not cheap as they can get a ribeye steak at the neighbourhood western hawker stall for $12. The problem is that you are not comparing the same thing. The price range