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Jump on it—Pony’s new $79 steal

This horse just keeps getting better.

Perfectly perched at the fancy end of Eagle Street Pier, Pony Dining Brisbane has long been a favourite for foodies, city slickers, and experience seekers alike, and the newly introduced seasonal menu by head chef Chris Mann has only upped their odds.

While the new menu is a succinct and unexpected combination of stunners, a new $79 chef’s menu removes the hard work of choosing, delivering unbelievably good value with nine standout plates to devour.

Highlights include slow-roasted carrots with marrow custard and fermented buckwheat, barbecued pipis and clams with garlic shoots, chilli, and sesame, and a dark chocolate tart with hazelnut, Grand Marnier, and milk gelato. Expertly matched Australian wines from Brisbane wholesaler Wine and Hammer are available for a very friendly $38.

If you prefer horsing around with decision making, new options on the extended menu include an impossibly light comté foam with smoked honey, black pepper and torched fig, black Angus sirloin with artichoke, cime di rapa and jus, and the perfect sweet/savoury palate cleanser of apple with goat cheddar, pistachio crisp, and horseradish.

At $79 for a nine-course delight, this CBD steal is no one-trick Pony.

Words by Georgia Condon
- the gourmet who’d race down the track for another plate of comté foam.