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Monday, March 11, 2013

Outback Steakhouse: Lunch Specials and More!

I was recently invited by Outback Steakhouse to try their new weekday lunch menu and their other bestselling dishes. Much as I hate to admit, this was my first time to visit Outback so I was more than excited that evening.

Their Glorietta location is a well-known hang-out place for drinks and simple gatherings. The bar is located at the first floor and the dining area is on the second floor.

The second floor is unexpectedly spacious, with new lighting fixtures and wooden flooring. And yes, the second floor also has a bar. :)

Rina and I were first to arrive, so we ordered drinks first. She had Cherry Limeade (Php 165) while I had Sparkling Citrus Cooler (Php 165).

 Sparkling Citrus Cooler and Cherry Limeade

Appetizers & Salad

For starters, we had Kookaburra Wings (Php 279 for half, Php 469 for full) and Typhoon Bloom (Php 329). For salad, we were served Crispy Shrimp Caesar Salad (Php 499).

Kookaburra Wings
Typhoon Bloom

Kookaburra Wings is Outback's version of Buffalo Wings, and it was really awesome! You shouldn't miss it when you visit Outback.You can have the Wings in mild, medium or hot. I got really excited as soon as the Typhoon Bloom was served, these are hand-cut onion rings served with spicy sauce. I love onion rings, and I'd definitely have this again. :)

Crispy Shrimp Caesar Salad

Crispy Shrimp Caesar Salad is fresh romaine heart drizzled with Caesar dressing and balsamic vinegar, topped with cripsy baby rock shrimp. There was some preparation before you eat the salad, glad Dona of Outback did the preps for us. The salad was a delight! I love the shrimps the most.

Lunch Specials

We were served the lunch specials too. We were served BBQ Chicken Flatbread (Php 299) and Chicken Fried Chicken (Php 199).

BBQ Chicken Flatbread
Chicken Fried Chicken

Daily selections for the Flatbread are BBQ Chicken, Margherita or Chicken Romaine. The Chicken Fried Chicken are hand-breaded and topped with classic white gravy and served with mashed potatoes. Both kids and kids-at-heart will enjoy this chicken dish. :)

We also had the pasta dishes for lunch: Chicken Parmesan (Php 299) and Pan Seared Fish in Pesto Linguini (Php 199).

Chicken Parmesan
Pan Seared Fish in Pesto Linguini

The Chicken Parmesan is tender chicken breast fillet topped with homemade marinara sauce and melted Swiss cheese & Parmesan cheese and served with a side of linguini marinara. I like how cheesy the Chicken Parmesan is, but I liked the Pan Seared Fish in Pesto Linguini better.

We didn't miss on trying their meat dishes: Teriyaki Beef Medallions (Php 549) and Victoria's Filet (Php 599).

Teriyaki Beef Medallions
Victoria's Filet

The Teriyaki Beef Medallions are fire grilled teriyaki marinated steak, onions, red and green peppers served over seasoned rice and a side dish. This is quite similar to kebabs, but really really tender. But the deal breaker is the Victoria's Filet, 6oz thick cut filet with mashed potatoes and veggies. For steaks, I highly recommend that you order it in medium rare. I wasn't able to take a photo of the insides as I was enjoying this steak so much. I suggest that you get Victoria's Filet for lunch because the regular (dinner) price is Php 929.

Another winner is the BBQ Pork Ribs (Php 549 for lunch).

BBQ Pork Ribs

BBQ Pork Ribs is their individual portion of the fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs, served with BBQ sauce and Aussie Fries. Knives aren't needed for this dish as the meat REALLY easily falls off the bone. And yes, this is the most tender baby back ribs I had  since Lyndon's from Davao City. This is also available for dinner at Php 659 for half rack and Php 1099 for full rack.


More than the steak, I was more excited to try their desserts. As soon as saw the Chocolate Thunder from Down Under (Php 315), I ran towards it screaming like an idiot, the diners may have thought I'm crazy. hahaha.

Chocolate Thunder from Down Under

Can you blame me? With pecan brownie topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate shavings, and warm chocolate fudge all over it (and you can even ask for extra fudge!), wouldn't you go crazy?

If you want something for sharing, you can also have the Dessert Sampler Trio (Php 475).

Dessert Sampler Trio

The Dessert Sampler Trio is a sampler size of their desserts: the Chocolate Thunder from Down Under, Banana Nut Cake and the Cheesecake. For the cheesecake, you can either have it with raspberry or chocolate sauce. A surefire delight for every sweet tooth like myself. You can also have an individual dessert sampler portion for Php 205.

It was an overly satisfying evening for us foodies as Outback Steakhouse. Every dish was huge enough for sharing, even the dessert (yes, I'll share my dessert in Outback :P). The service was excellent (thanks to our server who gladly served me warm water for my cough, btw). I really can't wait to go back to Outback with my family. :)

Thanks to Donabel Fernandez and MM Guardino of Outback Philippines for having us and to Spanky Enriquez for organizing this event.


Outback Steakhouse
Ground Level
Glorietta 4
Ayala Center
Makati City
Contact No. 7298458 to 59
Facebook Page: Outback SEA
Twitter: @GoOutbackPH

Other locations are Alabang Town Center and Libis, Quezon City


  1. ribs!! <33 the fish pesto pasta looks delish as well.

  2. mouth watering slash ama go crazy.. >___<

  3. oh my... the baby back ribs... Love love love... kakagutom... I tried eating there na, sulit naman kahit mahal...

  4. Initially I thought the Typhoon Bloom were shrimp - haha me and my bad eyesight. Everything looks so delish, I'm sure it's worth the price :)

  5. ang sarap sarap naman. pero expensive noh? hehehe

    1. Quite pricey but you're paying for quality. :)

  6. haiz malapit nakong mainis hahaha ano ba naman! ang sarap ng food!!

  7. outback brings back college memories. back when they still have a branch in robinson's manila. yummy yum! :)

    1. Wow! They used to have a branch pala at Rob Manila. :)

  8. I just find Outback sorta expensive... but looking at your pics, I am going to save for this since it's truly worth it!


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