2023 WA’s Best Steak Sandwich Competition

Location: Crown Perth
Date: March 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.


The finalists of the 2023 AHA & Little Creatures WA’s Best Steak Sandwich Competition have been revealed.

Throughout May, a record number of Western Australians flocked to venues in Perth and regional WA to vote for their favourite steak sandwich.

2023 Country WA finalists

  • The Brunswick Tavern
  • North West Brewing Company
  • The Dukes Inn
  • The Miners Rest 

2023 Perth finalists

  • Carrington’s Bar & Grill
  • Mount Helena Tavern
  • The Iluka
  • The Last Local 

Congratulations to every venue that participated and produced an astonishing number of incredible steak sandwiches throughout the state in May. 

The country WA and Perth finalists will participate in a live cook-off at the AHA Hospitality Expo at Crown Perth on Tuesday 27 June 2023 and Wednesday 28 June 2023 respectively. To register to attend Expo, please click here.


Nominations close: Monday 24 April
Online voting opens: Thursday 27 April
Online voting closes: Monday 29 May
Finalists notified: Tuesday 6 June
Hospitality Expo Country WA venues cook-off: Tuesday 27 June
Hospitality Expo Perth venues cook-off: Wednesday 28 June



This year the AHA(WA) has proudly partnered with Beta Spuds – a family-owned business and one of the largest suppliers of potatoes in WA.

Beta Spuds encourages chefs to showcase fresh-cut potato chips, which is a cost-effective, quality option that venues can consider to help combat frozen chip shortages that have emerged recently.


  • 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


After nominating, each venue is provided with marketing tools including posters, flyers and more. The competition is promoted both in venue as well as through a variety of traditional media outlets, AHA publications and social media channels.

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.

Winners and finalists receive a powerful marketing tool and more importantly, bragging rights for 2023.

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