Alchemy: For those craving the soft embrace of some carbs, Alchemy Restaurant and Bar is serving up pillowy gnocchi and ravioli served with a porcini mushroom, spinach puree, Madeira cream sauce and a cheeky glass of wine for only $25. All you need to do is slink away from work and slip into Alchemy’s enchanting embrace for a mouth-watering lunch and sweeping views of the Story Bridge and Brisbane River.
Patina Customs House: Life’s too short to settle for boring lunches, so the legends at Patina have crafted up this epicurean lunchtime delight. For only $35 you can sip on a glass of Atè pinot grigio or cabernet sauvignon and sink your teeth into the glory that is 12-hour smoked South Burnett pork belly, confit potatoes, peas, salsa verde, sugar-snap peas and radish. Live life a little fancier with this truly fantastic feast.
Mr & Mrs G: Perched right on the river at Eagle Street Pier, Mr & Mrs G is a cocktail and tapas hot spot with a seriously enviable view. Here, you can take your sandwich game to new heights and chow down on a fresh prawn and bug roll with dill on a brioche bun. Oh, and did we mention it is served with a glass of Veuve Clicquot, all for only $35? Now that is the kind of mealtime motivation we have been looking for.
Fatcow Steak & Lobster: Do you have a lunchtime itch that only a good steak can scratch? Fatcow has you covered, offering up a succulent 200-g black onyx rump medallion served with mashed potato and red wine jus. You can wash it down with a glass of house malbec, all for only $35! That should surely tide you over until happy hour.
COPPA Spuntino: Take a break from your desk and soak in the easy, breezy aesthetic at COPPA on Eagle Street Pier. Oozing coastal charm, you can enjoy the river views and savour one of COPPA’s signature pasta dishes while slowly sipping on a beautifully paired wine for just $35. There are quite a few options to choose from, though we’re pretty partial to the Fraser Island spanner crab linguine or its famous kale, mushroom and walnut gnocchi.
Cheeky Poké Bar: Tucked away off Elizabeth Street in the newly revamped Ulster Lane, Cheeky Poké Bar serves up a lip-smacking selection of protein-loaded poke bowls, wonton tacos and salivation-worthy snacks. If you’re yet to hit up this new venue, then now is your chance as the crew is slinging a three-piece lunch deal for just $25. For this wallet-friendly price tag you’ll get a signature taco, a lunch bowl and your choice of drink.
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