Alicia Moo | On 18, Mar 2014
Sometimes you just need to treat yourself so take a walk down the river to the gorgeously stylish Stokehouse and your stomach and heart will thank you for it.
I have long been a frequent visitor to their attractive bar but have only just ventured right, towards the restaurant end and it did not disappoint.
What I love most about this place is the atmosphere. It suits Brisbane right down to the river; relaxed, effortless breezy style with a view that is hard to beat.
If you are a fan of oysters, you best get yourself two dozen. I don’t know what it is, but these tiny morsels of goodness topped with a zesty refreshing dressing are a step above the rest.
For my main I opted for a delicious fusilli pasta with pork and fennel sausage and everything wonderful about the Italian cuisine.
My fellow diners had equally beautiful dishes, just look at how beautiful the wagyu beef tortellini in mushroom consomme looks!
For a classy joint my portion size was extremely generous but there will always be room for dessert.
Dessert was heaven in a cup – honey mousse with fresh figs and honey tuille; let’s just say if that was my last meal on death row, I would die a happy woman.
That being said, I would also die equally happy if I had The Bombe (feature image) – a classic nod to the retro bombe alaska but served rather more elegantly. Mmmmm toasted meringue and strawberry sorbet.
Wait staff are professional and know the ins and outs of their menu (which is a huge tick in my books; know your product and thou shall be rewarded).
Love the open kitchen, there is no hiding how and who your food is being cooked by and I’m always happy to see that what ends up on my plate is lovingly made by professional, skilled and passionate chefs.
A great place to go for that special occasion and it’s also fantastic at lunch where it tends to be a little less busy and you can blissfully look out onto our river with your glass of white and rather up market fish and chips, whiling away the day with great company.
Beware if you want to dine here on a Friday or Saturday night book at least three weeks in advanced.
Where: Sidon Street, South Bank
When: 12.00pm – 11.00pm
How much:Â $$$ Mains $25-50