Communal Opens In Brisbaneâ€™s CBD
Caroline Wild | On 20, Dec 2014
Brisbane Square, the new eating precinct that sits between George St and North Quay, has unveiled another foodie paradise, Communal Bar and Eat House.
As the name suggests itâ€™s all about the sharing with amazing wood-fired pizzas, meat and seafood share platters and cocktails by the glass or jug.
Sharing views of the CBD, Treasury Casino and Brisbane River with its foodie neighbours, CafÃ© Brisbane, Meat and Eat and Chow Down, Communal differs with its gastro-pub inspired menu and dÃ©cor, which features a beautifully stocked and colourful bar, yellow wood-fire oven, and indoor graffiti style mural.
Communal features 24 beers and 4 wines on tap, but their delicious cocktails need to be tried on your first visit. The Cherry Pop with gin, maraschino liqueur and cherries is sweet, packs a punch and is one you can drink quickly, or nurse for a while.
For more a of tropical flavour the Beach Bum, with Jamaican rum, white rum, syrup, apricot brandy and pineapple, is perfect for summer, and will soon have you ordering another one. The cocktails have the perfect balance of flavour, alcohol content and garnishing, a trifecta that can often be incomplete, but Communal gets it right.
Moving beyond the drinks, the menu at Communal is varied and delicious. With a contemporary, gastro-pub style, that is to be shared with friends, everyone will leave happy after their meal.
The wood-fired pizza bases, with an excellent blend of melted cheeses means one piece is certainly not enough, and if you like artichoke hearts, youâ€™ve come to the right place.
Although meat on a board seems like a simple dish, cooking it perfectly can be a challenge. The beautifully tender and succulent beef and lamb, accompanied by salad, sautÃ©ed greens and mash, prove the chefs here know what they are doing, and have found a great way to contemporize your classic meat and three veg.
As if the staff here werenâ€™t already impressing us, the quality of seafood they serve takes it to a whole other level. Platters filled with the freshest, and most colourful seafood (that will mean your Instagram post will be followed by #nofilter) had us salivating in anticipation. Prawns, bugs and oysters on ice with fresh lemon and lime was the perfect meal with our cocktails, but of course it is nice to balance out this freshness by eating crunchy deep-fried seafood too, hence why this platter is two-tiered.
So whether heading out with one friend, or six, for a venue with great food, great drinks, great location and great atmosphere Communal will soon be top of your listâ€¦share the love.