If any part of Brisbane was screaming out for a gastropub, it's Teneriffe. A stone's throw from the river, surrounded by heritage-listed buildings given a second lease on life — yep, that's where you want to hang out for a few hours, tuck into a tasty meal and grab a couple of drinks.
In the site that formerly hosted the Ice Bar and the Liquid Bar, the Dalgety Public House is making that dream a reality — and nodding to both the past and the future of the trendy area as well. Their name recognises the first pastoral company to move into suburb more than a century ago, their menu offers up hearty pub fare, and their décor combines timber, concrete and metal. Think of it as a blend of not only then and now, but of city and country. Whichever way you look at it, think of it as the best of both worlds.
Think of it as the kind of place where you can share a warm cob loaf, munch on fish tacos, keep it classic with a chicken parmigiana or feast on a steak, too. Yes, variety really is the spice of life here, as the drinks list also attests. One of the 26 types of beers might seem the obvious choice, but keep an eye on the cocktail list. You won't find the likes of a tomatini with vodka, white balsamic, lemon, black pepper and cherry tomato, or a salted caramel espresso martini, just anywhere, after all.
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