26 Aug '12, 8am
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NO PRIZES for guessing what item features heavily at Meatworks, a new 200-seat restaurant that aims to fill the gap between high-end steak houses and the chain restaurants that have achieved a strong following among the price-conscious crowd. Meatworks is a no-frills, family-style restaurant that is somewhat incongruously located in the upmarket Ion Orchard shopping mall. Various types of steak are listed prominently on the menu – diners can check out a display counter loaded with vacuum-packed cuts of beef, which are from Australia and New Zealand as well as Canada and the US. The steaks are seasoned simply with oil, salt and pepper, cooked over a gas grill and served with a choice of sauce. Along with the more typical dishes, such as beef carpaccio ($16), Angus beef burger ($20) and braised Australian shortribs ($34), there are some unusual options such as hanging tender...