Georgia McDermott | On 01, Sep 2015
Nestled within award-winning Brookfield Garden Centre nursery, Wild Canary describe themselves as a ‘botanical bistro’.
Wild Canary was an instant success since it opened its doors and for good reason, it is a truly unique dining experience.
Not only are you surrounded by a beautiful garden setting, as you make your way up the path toward the restaurant you are greeted by Wild Canary’s extensive kitchen garden.
Every morning the chefs harvest what they need for the day’s dishes; everything from fragrant herbs, edible flowers toÂ seasonal produce and take my word for it, you can really taste the quality.
You will find a diverse range of over forty types of edible herbs, roots, spices, leafy greens and flowers, as well as pineapples, tomatoes and lettuce within the four garden beds.
The restaurant’s head chef Glen Barrett has had over two decades of experience working in some of Brisbane’s most iconic eateries and his passion for local produce and permaculture inspires the creative dishes you will find at Wild Canary.
If you’re popping by for lunch you could try the twice baked, bisque cream and Mooloolaba spanner crab soufflÃ© with grilled fennel, tomato and rocket salad.
This is one of the first times I can honestly say the vegetable accompaniment of the meal was just as delicious as the main even and its all down to the kitchen garden – the crunch and flavour of the grilled fennel perfectly compliments the soft soufflÃ©.
The same can be said for the grilled Mooloolaba prawns with pumpkin and coconut laksa, crisp garden greens, wild and brown rice and fried shallots – delicious.
I am already planning my next trip back so that I can try the vine leaf wrapped, pork and mustard terrine with cloth bound Maffra cheddar, pickles, mustard, grilled sourdough and herbs.
The restaurant is fully-licensed so you can enjoy a glass of wine for a perfect Sunday lunch in the gardens.
Drop by Wild Canary six days a week (closed on Tuesdays) from 8:30am until 4pm, but be sure to make a booking as tables fill up fast!
What Wild Canary
Where 2371 Moggill Road, Brookfield
When Open six days a week (closed Tuesdays) from 8:30am – 4pm