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Riverbar & Kitchen

Watch the boats slink down the river with an ice-cold cocktail in hand.
By Elizabeth Tucker and Melanie Colwell
November 12, 2016
By Elizabeth Tucker and Melanie Colwell
November 12, 2016

Located on the promenade level of Riparian Plaza, this venture from Matt Moran and Peter Sullivan represents the Queensland lifestyle. With prime river and Story Bridge views, the venue transforms from a laid back, outdoor restaurant by day into a hot nightspot when the sun sets.

Open seven days a week, Riverbar & Kitchen appeals to the many local lunchtime diners, but also to tourists looking for a picturesque eating spot — and for revellers looking to celebrate.

For those looking to share a refreshing cocktail, Riverbar & Kitchen serves them up in jugs — we particularly like the tart lychee mojito. The food menu kicks off with snack plates – including buffalo haloumi sliders and fried calamari – then ventures into pizza, burgers and mains. Seafood is a mainstay in all categories with a soft shell crab burger, seaweed salad and Cone Bay barramundi among the choices.

A 20-metre-long bar extends from indoors out to the boardwalk beer garden, which features several big screen televisions and a tropical garden. The venue's interior is quintessentially Queensland, with VJ weatherboards, bleached wood and an eclectic mix of vintage nautical pieces.

Images: Grace Smith.

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