Your new CBD lunch spot has arrived! | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Your new CBD lunch spot has arrived!

Do you find yourself wandering the city aimlessly at lunchtime, wondering which of the many varied cuisines available you feel like? Do you want a hot steaming bowl of pho, a fresh roll of sushi, a flavoursome salad or a big bowl of lasagne? Well now, you can mull over your choices in one comfortable spot – Metropole Bar Eatery. A new food hall style venue from the team behind Bar Pacino, Metropole Bar Eatery is a whole new way to dine. And don’t just imagine the food court you usually visit for a Brisbane city lunch, because at this spot, you aren’t just able to grab a takeaway feed – you can also sit down and pair your meal with a beer or wine from the bar if you so desire. metropole brisbane city lunch 2 Divided into two sections, the eatery offers both Asian and Western eats. On one side, you’ll find a veritable bazaar of pan-Asian bites, from rice paper rolls and banh mis to sweet and sour pork and satay chicken. Prefer something even fresher? Order from the short but favourites-filled menu, which offers pad Thai and pho amongst others. On the Western side, fresh salads and grab-and-go toasted paninis are just the beginning, with a carvery also offering up a selection of comforting feeds. But before you shake your head at the thought of dry roast beef and greasy potatoes, think again. Here you’ll find juicy roast ham, handmade arancini, cheesy lasagnes and plenty more. metropole brisbane city lunch 3 If coffee isn’t strong enough for you (we understand), grab a drink to sip outside in the laneway. With beers, wine, cocktails and spirits on the list, there’s a little something for everyone. If you’re ready to make cramped food courts on your lunch break a thing of the past, you’ll find Metropole Bar Eatery just up the escalator at 180 Ann Street, Brisbane. Words by Ranyhyn Akui