A definite favourite, we love coming here. The fabulous quilt work of Brisbane City laid out before your eyes, never fails to impress. Even on a cloudy, moody day, the breathtaking, birds eye view of Brisbane gong about daily life, is not dulled in any way.
Our table was near the window, with this framed view through a low window pane, next to the where we sat. An interesting moving picture, with planes clearly visible as they arrived or departed Brisbane airport.
The larger windows around the room were wide open, allowing the fabulous cooling breeze, swaying the tree tops next to the restaurant, to keep you cool during lunch. Natural air conditioning has to be the best around. Huge fans around the room, caught the dancing breeze and spread it across the entire restaurant area to benefit all the diners.
What do we like about this restaurant? Location, food quality, presentation, high level of service and the choice in value. Definitely ticks the boxes and covers the reasons why we keep coming back. Today I decided to trial their $30.95 two course lunch menu. This one gives the choice of the mixed entree and main, or a main & dessert. For $39.95 you can have all three, or, if you’re not particularly hungry, choose the main only for $19.95.
The mixed entree arrived first, with a most delicious demitasse of cold soup , sitting alongside the spiced pork & glass noodle spring roll, warm ciabatta, and a flavoursome chilli lime syrup, zucchini & corn fritter. A delightful mix of entrees, not overly spicy, in fact very much to my taste, providing a wonderful pop of flavours between all the foods. Most enjoyable.
Next were the mains. Hubby had chosen to go with the Ål La Carte menu. Here you have the choice of full size or small plates. Today he had chosen the small plate of seared wagyu rump cap to follow his entree choice of natural oysters. Certainly well enjoyed as every morsel of the both dishes were completely demolished!
My main choice on the two course lunch special was one of my favourite dishes, Atlantic salmon. Cooked to absolute perfection with the enjoyable melt in the mouth salmon, a perfect accompaniment to the leek & pea vegetables, potato gratin and a light lemon butter sauce. A combination to get those juices flowing.
If you haven’t visited here yet, you should, After drinking in the amazing tapestry of views surrounding the mountain, take the time to enjoy a lunch whilst still catching glimpses of Brisbane during your dining experience. Yes there is a little walk to get here from the car park, which might involve a steep incline if you park in the lower car parks, but it is worth every step. Enjoy!