The inner city dining spot that’s about to be your new fave
31 May 2016
Victoria Park. Well known for it’s world class golf course, epic putt putt and stunning weddings – but did you know they also have a relaxed outdoor bistro and bar that’s perfect for everything from date night to relaxed Sunday sessions? If you didn’t, you definitely need to put it on your radar, and book in for breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks very soon. Tucked away in the back streets of Herston, this inner city spot combines incredible city views (seriously, they should be on a post card) and a picture perfect setting with scrumptious menus, cocktail jugs for all and plenty of family friendly activities for a bit of pre or post dining fun. Just in time for winter, Executive Chef Jason Peppler has created a whole new menu for the bistro, with delicious options for any time of day. Drop in for breakfast and while you take in the jaw-dropping views of the city skyline from your table, you can enjoy dishes like quinoa porridge with quince, raspberries and hazelnuts, French toast with autumn fruits, roasted muesli and ice cream or slow cooked goat with tomato and oregano on sourdough. Even the little ones are taken care of with a kid friendly menu, and they can expend all their post-brekky energy on the brand new adventure playground next door. Those views don’t get any less Instagrammable once the sun goes down, though the dinner menu might just have you ignoring them altogether while you focus your attention on trying to decide what to eat. If you’ve brought a group of friends and worked up a hunger playing putt putt you can share plates of vegetarian spring rolls, arancini balls and crispy calamari before tucking into a few pizzas in one of their cosy round booths. Just make sure you order a few jugs of peach and berry punch or Pimms on the side! There’s even trivia on Thursday nights if putt putt just isn’t your thing. If it’s dinner for two you’re after, the mains menu offers up plenty of choices. So. Many. Delicious. Choices. We could never go past their twice cooked beef short ribs with mac and cheese and house made cornbread (finishing it could be a challenge though), but equally as enticing is the pumpkin and almond crespelle wih asparagus, brown butter and parmesan, or the maple and bourbon glazed pork with sweet potato mash. All made with the freshest seasonal and locally produced ingredients, it will have you wishing you’d found this place sooner. With all this flavoursome fare you want a drinks list to match, and Victoria Park have that covered, with everything from creative cocktails and boutique beers to international and Australian wines. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon drinks session! If you’re ready to make Victoria Park Bistro your new fave spot for dining, drinking and everything in between, you’ll find them on Herston Road, Herston, open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch, and dinner Wednesday to Sunday. Words by Ranyhyn Akui Keeping the G&G up to date with all the latest tasty tidbits requires a lot of double lattes and espresso martinis, so we occasionally need to give out some sponsored love. But rest assured that we only work with businesses that we think are really nifty, as the sponsor for this post is!