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Rosé Garden 2023 at Customs House

Spend a spring afternoon sipping pink drinks — and tucking into Moreton Bay bug croissants, shellfish platters and scallop ceviche — by the river.
By Sarah Ward
September 15, 2023
By Sarah Ward
September 15, 2023

If pink drinks are your favourite beverages to sip — and basking in stunning river views is your favourite way to spend an afternoon, too — then a waterside date filled with tipples by Brisbane's ol' brown snake should definitely be in your future. That's all on the agenda at Customs House, which is celebrating the warmer weather by turning its terrace into a Moet & Chandon-pouring pop-up rosé garden.

It's the Queen Street venue's latest seasonal makeover, and it comes complete with greenery and flowers aplenty (with pops of pink, of course) for you and your mates to hang out in — while peering at the river and knocking back a range of beverages.

The drinks list heroes the rosé — sparkling, flat and in creative concoctions, but it isn't the only thing on the menu. You can also enjoy white and red wine, beer and boozy ginger beer. And those cocktails? One pairs sparkling rosé with Dom Bénédictine liqueur, lemon and honey; the other goes with vodka, lychee liqueur, raspberries and lychees.

Open Thursdays–Sundays weekly throughout spring from Thursday, September 21 — from 4pm on Thursdays and Fridays and 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays — the walk-in-only pop-up is also serving up a selection of bites to line your stomach.

Customs House's beloved Moreton Bay bug croissant is back, as it is every time these gardens return. Or, there's caviar with blinis, wagyu tartare, shellfish platters, oysters, duck terrine and scallop ceviche — and, to match all the rosé, a heap of cheeses.

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