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Maggie May

This Newstead supper club is Brisbane's gloriously 70s-inspired new go-to for cocktails and all-day bites.
By Sarah Ward
November 01, 2022
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By Sarah Ward
November 01, 2022
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If the name doesn't clue you in (a moniker shared with a Rod Stewart single from five decades back, in fact), then the heaving splashes of mustard, brown and teal should: Newstead newcomer Maggie May sure does love the 70s. That it's badging itself as a supper club gives that away, too — plus the prawn rolls, s'mores and chocolate fondue on the menu — however, this fresh addition to Longland Street is welcoming in punters all day.

First announced back in September, and now open since mid-October, Gasworks Plaza's latest spot does indeed have something to say to Brisbanites: when it comes to worshipping the 70s, this is your place. It seems to be a thriving time for new venues inspired by blasts from the past, with the supper club following in the footsteps of freshly opened Fortitude Valley nightclub Superfly Disco. Hit up one, then head to the other: there, that's your next night out planned.

At Maggie May, the menu spans share plates, including both small and large bites; wine and cocktails, with a particularly hefty vino list; and a casual vibe that's playful and retro. Standout food options include baked bruschetta topped with whipped feta, duck shanks with chilli caramel, gin-cured salmon, roasted cauliflower gnocchi, South Australian black mussels and stacked charcuterie boards. Or, from the breakfast menu, there's also a baked stone fruit bruschetta and peanut butter pancakes.

Among the cocktail selection, drinks come with names like 'Saturday Night Fever', 'Disco Daddies Ice Tea' and 'Soul Sister Spritz' — bringing the 70s to your sips.

Serving up coffee and breakfast, long lunches, both quick and leisurely dinners, and cocktail-hour beverages, Maggie May joins Hallmark Hospitality's list of southeast Queensland sites, and settles into The Defiant Duck's old stomping ground adjacent to the Newstead Gasometer.

It sits alongside Retro's Cocktail Lounge and Finn McCool's Irish Bar in both Fortitude Valley and Surfers Paradise, plus Asylum Nightclub, Lefty's Music Hall, Lost Kingdom Nightclub, The Cavill Hotel, The Spotted Cow, The Lord Alfred Hotel and Hey Chica! in company's growing portfolio.

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