New opening: The Milk Factory Kitchen and Bar | Gourmand and Gourmet

New opening: The Milk Factory Kitchen and Bar

Avast, me hearties, Brisbane’s newest bar has arrived – and it has quite the seafaring theme. The Milk Factory Kitchen & Bar has taken over the street level of the old Coronation Hotel on Montague Road in South Brisbane, and is so named for the soon to disappear into history Parmalat milk factory nearby. With the owner of Shady Palms and Lady Marmalade Café at the helm, you can be sure it’s going to be chock-a-block full of thirsty landlubbers from the get go. Take your doubloons to the venues quirky handmade bar created from recycled bridge timber and you’ll find a selection of craft beers and cider on tap as well as list of classic cocktails to rum-inate over. There’s also plenty of eats coming from the galley, with a very unique menu concept providing some seriously cool sounding (and tasty) share plates. A ‘floating menu’ will sail to exotic destinations every few months, with the first ports of call being Hawaii, Japan and Korea, picking up new ingredients along the way. Right now you can stave off hunger with cheeky Kalua pulled pork, kimchi noodles and a very unique version of the good old Chiko roll, amongst other bites, but we await with baited breath to see what else the journey will bring. Antique scuba diving helmets, port holes and weird and wonderful artwork lines the walls to confuse groggy visitors into thinking they’ve dropped anchor at sea, all part of the charm of this one-of-a-kind dive bar. On top of all this awesome kookiness, there’s live music six days a week. We’re sold, hellooo new weekday hangout. Just go and check it out, savvy? Words by Ranyhyn Akui