Tell us about Squires Loft Mornington.
Squires Loft Mornington is a steakhouse restaurant that offers a classic menu of delicious entrees and mouthwatering steak and ribs. What sets us apart from other restaurants and steakhouses that offer steak and ribs is our unique baste and sauces that are used to complement the meats, as well as our custom-built grill allowing for a unique cooking process that creates an incredible taste profile.
What’s been your highlight since taking over as the new owner?
One thing that has been a standout for me has been the support of the locals and our loyal customers. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to start our journey in the hospitality world the way we intended. However, our loyal customers and locals have made a positive imprint on our experience so far.
How has it been offering this successful brand to Mornington Peninsula foodies?
It’s been exciting. Being foodies ourselves, we fell in love with the mouthwatering and unique taste of the steak and ribs many years ago, and being able to have the opportunity to play a vital role in replicating our experience to the public is a humble feeling.
Squires Loft has been serving steaks for more than 20 years. What would you say is the most popular dish at the moment?
Our most popular dish is our pork ribs. Our pork ribs are marinated and slow-cooked in our baste for five days and then lightly basted and finished off on our custom-built grill. Our customers always comment on the mouthwatering taste and how lean the ribs are and that they fall off the bone.
What makes your steaks so popular?
Our steaks are produced from a combination of Australian pasture-fed and grain-fed beef, mainly from the verdant green pastures of the Gippsland district in Victoria and northern NSW. Our beef is wet-aged for 28 days at strictly controlled temperatures to maximise tenderness and enhance the flavour.
What options are you offering during the COVID-19 crisis?
We are currently offering our dine at home menu, which local customers can have delivered to their door or pick it up from our restaurant. We have set up an online ordering system to provide customers with the opportunity to have contactless ordering and payment.