Who doesn't love a good dining hall? Done right, they offer a distinctive restaurant experience: a big room, a menu to match, and a busy, buzzing atmosphere. You don't need to take our word for it, given that cafeteria-like establishments are popping up all over town. Metropole Eatery is the latest — and if you're dining out in the CBD, the new haunt from the folks behind Bar Pacino just might become one of your favourites.
Metropole's shiny modern digs on the first floor of the just-opened Daisho Brisbane building offers a choice of booth, communal and outdoor terrace seating (the latter with views of the heritage-listed former School of Arts next door). There's also the hefty selection of meals — tf you're after a whole host of food choices, served buffet-style, you'll find it here.
Think East meets West with all the international cuisine that comes with it: sushi, banh mi, satay chicken and Caesar salads among them. There'll be a number of different types of beverages at various drinks stations, from the caffeine fix you need at 7am to the beers, ciders and cocktails that'll make your night. Metropole isn't just a dining hall — it's a bar as well, after all.