When one door closes, another one opens, or so the cliche goes — but that's proving true at 35 Peel Street in South Brisbane. Peel St Kitchen is packing up to make way for newcomer 35 Bar & Bistro. The name and menu might be changing, however, the love of location-based monikers just can't be beaten.
At the revamped eatery overseen by executive chef Sean Calliste, casual Mediterranean-inspired dining is on the menu whether you're stopping by for breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks. Calliste has quite the resume, including his previous role as head chef at Jellyfish, and being mentored by Gordon Ramsay early in his career.
As for just what he'll be whipping up, expect familiar dishes with a few twists. Yes, that's what every restaurant claims, sure, but with breakfast selections that include spiced roast plum and almond French toast, plus signature pancakes with mixed berry compote and Tim Tam dust, 35 Bar & Bistro is aiming to please.
Come lunch and dinner, expect to snack on savoury goat's cheese cheesecake (say that ten times fast) and antipasto platters. A selection of pizzas, wraps and sandwiches are also available in the middle of the day, while desserts include lavender and vanilla crème brûlée, and the most Queensland option imaginable. Who doesn't want a trio of mango, with parfait, sorbet and carpaccio?