2023 Steak Sandwich Competition

Location: Crown Perth
Date: June 27, 2023
to June 28, 2023


In conjunction with Little Creatures, the AHA(WA) is proud to announce the launch of the 2023 WA’s Best Steak Sandwich Competition.

For 16 years, this epic competition has been raising the steaks across WA.

2023 AHA & Little Creatures WA’s Best Steak Sandwich Competition WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Four weeks of hard-fought competition, 58 venues carefully crafting over 60 thousand signature steak sandwiches, all came down to 8 chefs over two days, going head to head vying for the coveted title of champion!

2023 Country WA Winner

North West Brewing Company – Ats Johanson

Country WA Steak Sandwich photo album can be viewed here.

2023 Perth Winner

The Iluka – Samson Brent

Perth Venues Steak Sandwich photo album can be viewed here.

Congratulations to all of this year’s participants doing their bit to lift the humble steak sandwich to new heights!

The venues participating in the 2023 competition can be found below:

Perth Metropolitan Venues

  • 18 Knots Rooftop Bar
  • Bailey Brewing Co.
  • Balmoral
  • Baskerville Tavern
  • Boundary Island Brewery
  • Brass Monkey
  • C.Y. O’Connor Village Pub
  • Carringtons Bar & Grill
  • Commercial Bar + Kitchen
  • De Baun & Co
  • Gosnells Hotel
  • Greenwood Hotel
  • High Wycombe Bar & Grill
  • James Street Bar & Kitchen
  • Karalee on Preston
  • King Road Brewing Company
  • Leapfrogs
  • Mount Helena Tavern
  • Ocean View Tavern
  • Odin Tavern
  • Phat Brew Club
  • Picabar
  • Round The Corner Bar & Grill
  • Seven Sins Perth Hills
  • Subiaco Hotel
  • The Amberton Beach Bar Kitchen
  • The Berrigan Bar & Bistro
  • The Brighton Hotel
  • The Byford
  • The Carlisle Hotel & Distillery
  • The Hampden Hotel
  • The Iluka
  • The Last Local
  • The Leederville Hotel
  • The Merrywell
  • The Sandbar Scarborough Beach
  • The Waverley Brewhouse
  • The Wellard
  • U N Me Coogee
  • UWA Tavern
  • Valley Social
  • W Churchill
  • Wanneroo Villa Tavern

Country WA Venues

  • Bremer Bay Resort
  • Brunswick Tavern
  • Burger Baby Margaret River
  • Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co
  • Grand Hotel Boulder
  • Highway Hotel Bunbury
  • Matso’s Broome Brewery
  • North West Brewing Co
  • Northcliffe Hotel & Motor Inn
  • Pingelly Hotel
  • Premier Hotel Albany
  • Rose Hotel Bunbury
  • The Bayview Bar
  • Duke’s Inn, Northam
  • The Miners Rest
  • The Rec Hotel, Waroona
  • Walpole Hotel

How does the competition work?

  • Steak is defined as a cut of meat being beef or lamb.
  • The composition of the Steak Sandwich, recipe and its ingredients must remain the same throughout the competition (from nomination and consumer voting through to the final cook-off)
  • The Steak Sandwich must be available on the venue’s menu throughout the competition

Steak Sandwich finalists are determined using a combination of methods including online votes from customers, judging criteria and mystery judge visits.

Once determined, each of the four finalists are invited to compete in the steak sandwich cook-off, held at the AHA Hospitality Expo on the 27 & 28 June at Crown Perth.

The cook-off judging criteria for finalists is as follows:

  • Tenderness of the meat
  • Composition &presentation
  • Use of fresh and local produce (ie fresh cut chips)
  • Originality & creativity
  • Chips
  • Sauces
  • Flavour
  • Value for money

The two cook-off winners (Perth and Country WA) receive automatic entry as the semi-finalists in the AHA Hospitality Awards for Excellence “WA’s Best Steak Sandwich” category.