Meet Isles Lane, Brisbane's New Parkside Pub Right in the Middle of the City
The new day-night venue is serving up crab omelettes, beer-can chicken and lobster rolls in Post Office Square.
Situated smack-bang in the middle of the city, Post Office Square boasts many things, including lunchtime eateries, a patch of grass amidst towering office buildings and a busy thoroughfare to Central Station. And, it now also features Brisbane's newest micro pub: Isles Lane.
Slotting into the parkside space at 300 Queen Street, the 400-person venue comes courtesy of Trent Meade and Matt Blyth, the current team behind Fortitude Valley's The Met and GPO Hotel. For their foray into the CBD, they've whipped up a casual watering hole that segues from daytime eating to afternoon drinks every day of the week. Or, as Meade explains it, the venue takes its cues from "classic big city eating houses, from New York to Barcelona", while adding its own modern Australian twist.
While the beverage selection is filled with familiar brews and special rotational beers — think Balter, Stone & Wood, Kaiju and more — plus a curated array of cocktails, riesling, rosé, prosecco and Champagne, Isles Lane places a heavy emphasis on the food side of the gastropub equation. With head chef Lucie Woods overseeing the kitchen, diners can tuck into the likes of karaage-topped waffles, lobster rolls, spicy barbecue beer-can chicken, crab omelettes and roasted lamb shoulder, along with sides of haloumi chips and spicy fried school prawns with burnt lemon aioli.
Decor-wise, the space takes inspiration from its surroundings, bringing the outside in where it can. There's natural light and greenery aplenty, with a colour palette to match. And, Isles Lane will spread the fun outdoors as well as part of its lineup of yet-to-be-revealed events.
Published on April 26, 2018 by Sarah Ward