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“you'll have to book” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Doug and Pearl

Doug and Pearl
10 /18-24 Middle Street, Cleveland, Redland City, Queensland 4163, Australia
38211022
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Ranked #1 of 61 restaurants in Cleveland
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“you'll have to book”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

After reading the positive reviews I decided to give it a go for my wife's birthday. we couldn't get a table till 7.30 but the chef, Carlos, who answered the phone, explained that if we arrived any earlier the wait would be unacceptable as they like to give good quick service. We arrived at 7.20 and was offered a table upstairs which we accepted. We shared the bruschetta which was delightful, unfortunately the most popular meal the Lamb Shoulder was sold out so we ordered the veal and the prawns which were exceptional. The unexpected highlight of the evening was the cheese platter. It had strawberry and balsamic puree and dipping honey with walnuts and pistachios which complemented the cheeses. It was very different but extremely enjoyable. The service was great, the food fabulous and the wine reasonably priced. They had only been open five weeks when we were there and the place was packed. I would say once the work gets around the Redlands that you will certainly have to book well in advance. Next time we go we will book but also pre-order the slow cooked lamb shoulder, so we don't miss out

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“What the Redlands needed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Doug and Pearl not only has a great fit out, with recycled shipping containers used for the tabletops, and vertical herb gardens adding a zest of colour, but the food is to die for. I can't wait to go back and order more Bruschetta which was perfect in the form of smashed peas, mint and buffalo mozzarella. Our dining partners ordered the Lamb shoulder for two, with house made mint sauce and your choice of two sides. The lamb just fell off the bone! The calamari was so tender, but the kids favourite was the meatballs. You know it's a great restaurant when there was nothing left on any plate.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Alleluia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Thank goodness - no need to drive to the valley or city for a great meal ever again. Friendly service, lovely open air yet intimate ambience and fabulous food. A modern menu based on the best seasonal ingredients and intended to be shared. We shared antipasto, salads, slow cooked shoulder of lamb, home made pasta, best calamari we have had anywhere and deserts to die for! 10 out of 10!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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