Eating seafood while peering out over a body of water? Yep, that's an Australian tradition. Brisbanites, add Cutty Sark Riverside Bar & Restaurant to the list of places that fit the bill — and while the name of Vernon Terrace's new addition will get you thinking of boats and pirates, expect much, much more than fish and chips.
Instead, your stomach will be treated to a Spanish feast of the best kind imaginable, aka the type that involves an array of flavours, options and dishes. With tapas the centrepiece, you'll pick your way through everything from crispy calamari and grilled octopus to mussels in white wine and prawns sautéed in garlic, chilli, lime and coriander while the Teneriffe stretch of the Brisbane River is firmly in view.
Those with a bigger appetite will also find three varieties of paella, as well as mains spanning a variety of meat (chargrilled lamb, grilled beef and market fish, for example), while anyone keen on snacking and sipping can knock back some sangria or work their way through the 23-strong sparkling, red and white wine list. Or, stop by for breakfast on Sundays, where it's the relaxing vibe and the scenic setting that really steals the show (plus Spanish style crispy potatoes served with fried eggs, and grilled sourdough with smoked San Simon cheese).