Remember when great restaurants first opened their doors in Sydney or Melbourne, and then spread their tasty wares around the country? Well, those days are well and truly over. A whole host of Queensland eateries have been making their way down south, with Corbett & Claude the latest.
Following in the footsteps of everyone from Doughnut Time to Ze Pickle to Brooklyn Depot, the Brisbane-based chain has turned success in the sunshine state into inspiration to extend their operations into New South Wales. Setting up shop in the waterside suburb of Rhodes, they've brought their range of Italian bites and beverages — such as share plates, antipasti and signature cocktails — to a whole new region.
In case your tastebuds aren't already tingling, thinking about four-cheese pizzas, building your own meat and cheese boards, and feasting on mini Nutella calzones should make them start. Drinks-wise, thirsty patrons will find a 12-tap craft beer system serving all the best brews, as well as three extra boozy concoctions to choose from. The C&C Winter Elixir with pampero blanco rum, peach and pear liqueur, ginger, mint and fresh lemon is a certain highlight.
Plus, if Corbett & Claude's Queensland fortunes are anything to go by, this is just their first foray into the area. In Brissie, they started in the suburbs and then expanded into the CBD — and into the street that housed the architect-designed building that gives the chain its name.
Find Corbett & Claude in the Rhodes Waterside Shopping Centre, 83/1 Rider Boulevard, Sydney. Check out their website and Facebook page for further details.