Lovers of fine dining will know that part of the charm is in the dining experience itself, but while restrictions are in place about venue numbers, it’s still possible to enjoy the fine dining experience at home. Some of Brisbane’s best and most celebrated fine dining restaurants are adapting their cuisine to takeaway, so why not treat yourself to a dinner with a difference.
1. Montrachet – Bowen Hills
The team at French fine dining restaurant Montrachet have been rolling with the punches, adapting their menu to semi-prepared meals that customers can pick-up or get delivered to select suburbs. All the elements of the meal are included, all you have to do is put everything together and plate up. Not only does that mean you can enjoy the meal whenever you like, you can also get away with boasting that you made the meal yourself!
2. Alchemy – Brisbane City
An Eagle Street favourite, Alchemy is serving up their popular dishes to takeaway for both lunch and dinner. With meals like Gnocchi with cream of lobster, cognac, tomato sauce and mouth watering desserts like Sticky date cake, mascarpone cream, caramel, and spiced walnuts, who could say no to a special meal at home? They also have handpicked wines available for purchase with any takeaway food order…just saying.
3. E’cco Bistro – Newstead
E’cco Bistro has a mantra of serving real food, honest food, and using the best local produce. This is reflected in their food, with classic, delicious dishes and a creative flair. Their takeaway menu offers up some of their best menu items, with Coq Au Vin and paris mash, Spiced Pork Belly, and Gorgonzola Gnocchi included. Takeaway is available Wednesday to Saturday, 5pm – 7:30pm.
4. The Balfour Kitchen – New Farm
The Balfour Kitchen’s award winning Vietnamese inspired menu is the perfect way to treat yourself and someone special to a flavourful and romantic dinner. Their date night packages include a 3 course meal for two and also a bottle of bubbles – yes please! But if romance isn’t what you’re looking for, their takeaway menu is full of crowd pleasers.
5. Deer Duck Bistro – Auchenflower
Known for their luscious degustation menus, Deer Duck Bistro has made their cuisine available to be enjoyed at home. Not only can you still have the experience of a 5 course degustation, with their degustation menu options carefully selected to be enjoyed together (and with vegetarian and wine pairing options) but you can also order single meals if that’s more your style.