There's never a bad time of day to visit Blockhouse Nundah. Just don't expect the cute cottage on Ryans Road to provide the same experience morning, noon and night.
While breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served up every day of the week, the new venture from Angel and Oliver Markart and Jerome Dalton — the former best known as the owners of Redcliffe's Workshop Cafe, and the latter the man behind Dalton Hospitality — changes not only its menu but its vibe over the course of its opening hours. That's quite the ambitious offering for a suburban eatery, but as the glistening decor of wooden floors, a black-tiled bar and leather-padded timber stools attests, Blockhouse is certainly aiming high.
First up is brunch-style "Toast & Oats", as best enjoyed in the sunny courtyard. As far as their early-in-the-day choices go, a baguette topped with a ham hock and green pea puree has to be one of the most unusual, but we're sure it tastes as delicious as it sounds. Then, when it gets dark, head inside for fine dining and a well-stocked drinks list. That means duck crackling share plates, blackened beef brisket for two to four, and Eton mess for dessert, among other tasty dishes, plus a choice of 25 types of champagne — or their signature Killer Bee espresso martini cocktail.