Good Food Month in Brisbane is still in full swing and today we visited Customs House as part of the "Let's do lunch" event. Customs House is one of Brisbane's heritage icons owned and operated by the University of Queensland, located on the river in the CBD.
The restaurant is a spectacular venue with seating inside beautiful heritage surroundings or outside the terrace overlooking the river and Story Bridge. For $38pp "Let's do lunch" offers entree, main, & a choice between a glass of Yalumba Eden Valley Viogner or Coopers 62 Pilsner.
Entree is an exquisite pork croquette, cinnamon apple sauce & fried kale. So flavoursome, with great crunchy textures & the sweet sauce was a nice finish. What a start!
Main dish is a roasted barramundi with smoked white bean puree, crispy artichoke, wilted spinach, & black olive tapenade. Another standout, well balanced dish. Perfectly cooked barra, crunchy textures of the artichoke being balanced by the soft spinach. The tapenade gave a salty flavour and the puree provides a smooth finish. Amazing!
Though i prefer Rieslings, the glass of viognier was a nice match to our meal. Slightly fruity & smooth, a little like a chardonnay. Service was top notch throughout, & overall, a very enjoyable, great value, outstanding lunch. As dessert was not part of the $38 deal, we paid $17 and decided to share a Customs House classic creme brulee with biscotti. It was one of the biggest creme brulees i've ever had so i'm glad we shared one. Absolutely perfect, and a brilliant way to finish lunch.
Afterwards take in some amazing views, stroll along the boardwalk by the river, & fall in love with Brisbane <3
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