G/F and 1/F Onfem Tower 29 Wyndham Street, Central Tel: 2894 8010 Anybody who dines at Wooloo-Mooloo with expectations of modern-Australian cuisine will be disappointed. There aren't any pan-Asian dishes on the menu (which is probably a good thing) and no witchetty-grub pates (which is definitely a good thing). The menu could come from a generic steakhouse in the middle of anywhere: seven variations on steak, a few fish dishes, rack of lamb and chicken breast. The starters and side dishes are also typically steakhouse: oysters on the half shell, prawn cocktail, crab cakes, creamed spinach and sauteed mushrooms. There's little that will appeal to vegetarians such as my guest. We decided to split a Caesar salad ($65) because it was one of the more vegetarian-friendly dishes on the menu. The waitress warned us about the anchovies, but didn't mention that the salad would come sprinkled with bacon bits (a 'classic' Caesar doesn't contain bacon). Apart from that, we both enjoyed the salad, which had a creamy dressing lightly coating the romaine lettuce. The menu doesn't offer any vegetarian main courses, but the waitress said the chef could put together a platter of side dishes: mashed potatoes, asparagus, sauteed mushrooms and creamed spinach. I sampled what my companion got. Just because she's a vegetarian doesn't mean she doesn't like flavour. Nor is she on a diet. More salt, pepper, garlic and butter would have been welcome. I ordered the 340g rib-eye steak with Bearnaise ($210). Although the menu says it's prime, grain-fed Australian beef was aged for two to three weeks, it wasn't as tender or as well-marbled as I expected. The meat was well cooked, but a little beyond the medium-rare I'd requested. Still, it had a nice, not-too-thick charring. The steak and side dish of potatoes with rosemary could have used more salt. One nice touch is that a selection of four sauces (besides the Bearnaise) was served in small dishes on the side. Desserts were the highlight. The pavlova with passion-fruit sauce ($50) was a huge, light pillow of meringue that was crisp on the outside and soft within, piled with whipped cream, fresh fruit and sauce. The Hell's Gate chocolate cake ($65) was a good, rich version of the liquid-centred cake, with a touch of white chocolate. Also excellent was the service. The atmosphere is lively and fun, and probably better for larger groups than for an intimate meal. Dinner for two, including one vegetarian platter ($150), two glasses of wine ($55 each), bottled water ($60), tea ($38) and a 10 per cent service charge was $894.