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Watson's EQ

Watson's is the Entertainment Quarter's new pub taking over the site of the longstanding Irish bar PJ Gallagher's.
By Ben Hansen
October 20, 2021
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By Ben Hansen
October 20, 2021
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Moore Park's Entertainment Quarter has scored a brand new pub, with the newly named Watson's taking over the much-loved former site of Irish bar PJ Gallagher's. Following a multimillion-dollar renovation, the new venue features a modern look with a fully renovated indoor and outdoor dining space plus a fresh lineup of pub feeds and tap beers.

Included in the upgrades is the opening of the upper level of the pub, two al fresco decks and a courtyard bar with a four-metre screen ideal for watching sport. The deck is shrouded by three fairy light-lit Moreton Bay fig trees and will feature acoustic live music alongside all the sports action. A new tallowwood and Rivera stone top bar has been installed inside the pub which will serve a selection of 32 tap beers.

On the menu at Watson's, you'll find a classic range Australian pub meals including herb and parmesan schnitzels ($27) or parmi ($29), fish and chips ($23), and a roast cauliflower salad ($22).

There are also a few inventive twists on fast food and pub standards. Think a three-piece feed featuring think buttermilk chicken tenders served with fries, gravy, corn-on-a-cob and a dinner roll ($27), or the pub's take on a dinner party classic — the French onion cob loaf served with celery and carrots for dipping ($17).

Accompanying mains is a dessert menu with tiramisu ($14) and sticky date pudding ($14), and a vast drinks list featuring spritzes ($16), espresso martini on tap ($16) and cocktail carafes made with vodka, T2 rose tea, lemon juice and lemonade ($38).

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