Milton, Step into our Cribb. | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Milton, Step into our Cribb.

Spring, you gorgeous thing. We’ve finally crawled out from our self-constructed doona nests, ditched the tinned soups, and moved back into the outside world.

And Brisbane, baby, you’re bringin’ the goods. Bars and restaurants are popping up all over Brisbane this season – and word on the street? There’s a new Milton spot set to take over your whole social calendar.

 Step into our Cribb, please. Cribb Street Social has pulled open its doors (three guesses where), revealing a sprawling space with its own outdoor retreat. From the team behind Mr Edward’s Alehouse, Cribb Street Social plates up all-day hanger fixes, with brekkies, lunches and dinners on weekdays, weekend brunches, and Saturday dinners. The answer is no, they won’t let you live there – but you’ll want to. Shoving parmies aside for baby back ribs and tomato medleys with wasabi mascarpone, this is no average social spot.

Start your days in the garden courtyard with freshly baked baguettes topped in crispy bacon strips, a runny egg, and green tomato relish – or go guilt-free with a summery, tropical acai bowl.

Once the sun sets, Cribb Street transforms, unleashing a bar crammed with frosty tap beers, wines, and out-of-the-box cocktail mixes.

Swap your Old Fashioned for a Post Modern, a curious mix of sloe gin and scotch – or breathe new life into the classics with a round of Earl Grey martinis.

Care to share? It’s Cribb Street Social’s specialty, with meals split between small and large plates. Top your table with plates of rosemary salted chips, fall-off-your-fork sticky brisket, and wild boar saddle topped in whisky apple.

Even the desserts are designed to share, boasting a profiterole and éclair tasting plate or cheesecake pops to snaffle up between you. Another neat idea? Top off your meal with their dessert whisky flight paired with artisan chocolates. Um, party at our Cribb? 

Words by Samantha Chariton
- the gourmand who would welcome MTV.