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By Elizabeth Penrose
October 08, 2013

Watt Bar and Restaurant

A brilliant riverside drinking and dining space below the Powerhouse.
By Elizabeth Penrose
October 08, 2013

Brisbane is known for its delightful weather, winding river and great casual dining spots. Watt Restaurant and Bar at New Farm capitalises on all of these attributes, making it a great option for lunch or dinner.

Choose from the chic inside or cool outside dining areas, both of which have spectacular views of the river and across to Hawthorne. The waterfront location provides an ever changing backdrop and a welcomed breeze in summer. Additionally, Watt is downstairs inside the Powerhouse and nestled well and truly in New Farm park, so pre or post-entertainment options are sorted. Watt has a warm and friendly atmosphere created by the welcoming and attentive staff as well as the happy diners. They are also happy to  accommodate children, as well as park goers with their puppies and push bikes.

Start your meal with a real treat and select the mushroom and leek arancini with truffle aioli ($10). The creaminess of the mushroom and leek is beautifully complimented by the slight saltiness of the truffle aioli. Watt's menu is a real mix and contains splashes of Asian and Italian influences as well as seafood choices. The chicken breast wrapped in prosciutto, pea puree and preserved lemon basil risotto ($30) was a delectable main course. Vegos, try the potato gnocchi, mushrooms, ricotta and tarragon butter ($28). The main meal portions were the perfect size.

Dessert options will have sweet tooths watering at the mouth. Apple and cinnamon fritters with orange pouring custard ($12) were gorgeously presented and reminiscent of winter comfort food. But hey, why let the season dictate your dessert choice. Macadamia pudding, honeycomb marscapone and vanilla drizzle ($14) is more of a summer option. The honeycomb provided a caramel chewiness that served to balance the friand-like texture of the macadamia pudding.

Watt Restaurant and Bar blossoms on a weekend, as on Saturday and Sunday afternoons it's filled with people enjoying the sunshine and great food. Get your gang together and flock to waterside Watt this weekend.

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