Stokehouse Brisbane

It’s getting really hot lately, isn’t it? Well, of course it is. You live in Brisbane. Don’t act so shocked.

And yet every year we complain about the heat, spending our weekends in whatever venues are air-conditioned, and trying desperately to find cool breezes.

Look, I’m going to make it really simple for you: just go to Stokehouse.

It’s smack bang on the river and its open-air bar and restaurant just beg for cool river breezes. You’re doing the wind an injustice if you don’t go to Stokehouse and enjoy it!

There’s other stuff to love there, too – like some of the best oysters I’ve ever had ($3.50 each):

Stokehouse oyster

 

I continued the seafood theme with Moreton Bay bugs, braised leeks, spinach, whole-egg fazzoletti, and shellfish butter ($30 for an entree):

stokehouse moreton bag bug

 

I don’t know what shellfish butter is but I need a bottle of it in my cupboard at all times, right next to the mustard. SO good.

I rounded my meal off with a side of potato (smashed potatoes, extra virgin olive oil, parsley, and Parmigiano Reggiano, $11):

Stokehouse smashed potato

 

Not crispy like I hoped they would be, but still really tasty and surprisingly light.

D enjoyed one of the specials – a pork and fennel sausage pasta dish ($40 for a main):

 

Stokehouse sausage pasta

 

Yeah Stokehouse is a little on the pricey side, but when the temps climb past 30c, I’m pretty sure it’s acceptable to drop some cash on a quality meal riverside. There’s always the Stoke bar too, which offers mains for under $20 and lots of share plates and tapas-style dishes. The wine and beer lists are also pretty good (Feral and Little Creatures, among others), so it’s a great spot just for a drink – how chilled out does the bar area look?

Stokehouse bar

 

Beer is, after all, also essential to surviving Brisbane’s summer.

 

Stokehouse

Bar and Restaurant

Siddon St, South Bank (riverside, near the Goodwill Bridge)

Ph: (07) 3020 0600

 

We were guests of Stokehouse and our meals were comped. We received no other compensation. Thanks Stokehouse!
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