This post is slightly overdue, but the festive season caught up with me!
A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be invited along to breakfast at Riverbar & Kitchen, the new venture from Matt Moran and Peter Sullivan. It’s located beside the Brisbane River at the business end of town, at the site of the ill-fated Boardwalk Bar. I was pleased to hear something new was going into the site, as Boardwalk Bar was one of my regular haunts during my private practice days, and the site of many a big night. Riverbar & Kitchen looks set to fill the gap around that end of town, for business people looking for a place to have a casual bite to eat or drink. And the view is pretty spectacular!
A number of us sat down for a pre-work breakfast one Wednesday morning and were lucky enough to meet Matt and Peter and have a chat face-to-face. I confess, I found myself a bit nervous, but I regrouped and tried to string together sentences that made some kind of sense.
I loved the little details, like the amazing plates and bowls that look to be handmade, and the huge rope light feature that runs down the centre of the restaurant. The food itself was delicious – good, honest breakfast food. I particularly liked the bircher muesli, and (surprisingly enough) the blood sausage that came out with the bacon and eggs.
I had a lovely morning, one of the nicest Wednesdays I’ve had in some time! If only every morning could start out with a relaxing breakfast, coffee and good company (and one wasn’t required to be at work afterwards…)
Riverbar & Kitchen
71 Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane
Ph: 3211 9020
Full disclosure: I ate as a guest of Riverbar & Kitchen, but all opinions are my own.