You'll find Australian-leaning dishes (emu tartare, anyone?) and inventive cocktails at this Woolloongabba haunt.
October 01, 2023
You don't have to veer off the beaten path to find Woolloongabba's Detour — physically, at least. Diving into its menu? That's another thing entirely. When was the last time you ate emu tartare, gunpowdered wagyu brisket, salmon with black ants, and fossilised carrots with dukkha and curry? Or Kentucky Fried Duck with jalapeño cornbread, the restaurant's signature dish?
They're just some of the highlights from the ever-evolving menu offered by the Detour kitchen since it started wowing east-side diners — and luring hungry folks from the rest of the city — since 2017. Nestled into the energetic Logan Road precinct, the eatery aims to serve up a meal you'll remember from its selection of dishes split into 'omnivore' and 'herbivore' dishes.
When we say serve up, we mean it — and not just because Detour's plating game is visually stellar. Here, you'll see everything happen while you relax under the former tyre factory's lofty ceilings. The open kitchen sits in full view of patrons, adding some glistening chrome to the space, and making watching your meal get made all part of the experience.
Other culinary highlights include wagyu brisket (with optional 'do not order hot sauce' for the brave) and nitro meringue with basil and raspberries, plus salt and vinegar fries as a side.
Or pull up a stool at the bar for a beverage from the wine list and a cocktail menu filled with twists (capsicum margarita, anyone?) are also available.
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