Very few restaurants boast a view from a height of almost 300 metres above sea level. The stunning panoramic outlook from Brisbane’s highest peak is a real pleasure for the eyes. Summit Restaurant & Bar presents culinary delights from Brisbane Lookout where from the open front deck, lunches are as lively or long-standing as you like.
Stunning at night, the scenic view is just as dazzling during daylight hours. Between appetisers and mains, the eyes wander across the iconic cityscape to as far as the bays and beyond. A mere seven-minute drive from the City centre, Brisbane Lookout is an urban retreat and tonic, adjacent to the hustle and bustle. And to suit our active lifestyle, Summit presents a menu that offers an array of adventures. With a focus on fresh seasonal produce and flavoursome dishes, the express menu offers light options for those on-the-go, or comforting selections to linger over. The panoramic restaurant presents one course, two or three; all pleasing to the palate, the eye and the Ted Baker clutch.
From the menu, Executive Chef Sam McCrystal pursues a Modern Australian approach, commencing with the mixed entrée plate just to get the taste buds working. Options of spiced pork and glass noodle spring rolls, chilli lime syrup with zucchini and sweet corn fritter and cucumber tzatiki, or a demitasse of house soup refreshes the palate for the foodie journey ahead. For seafood fans, pavé of Atlantic Salmon with potato and fennel gratin, green pea and leek with lemon butter sauce, or aromatic crab cakes covered in panko crumb with daikon, miso coleslaw and wasabi aioli serve as light and restoring dishes.
The richness of the duck and porcini terrine with a continental salad, sweet mustard dressing, gherkins and toasted ciabatta is full on the palate, or grilled Moroccan chicken with Lyonnaise potatoes, spiced pumpkin, vine tomato and minted yoghurt keeps taste buds popping. For those with a partiality for the rustic, pan-fried potato gnocchi with semi-dried tomatoes, parsley cream and shaved Parmesan hits the sweet spot. Sweet-tooths will be indulged with the choc fudge ice cream sandwich, old school caramel tart or homely hummingbird loaf rounding off this midday repast.
With Queensland’s eternally sunny subtropical weather the perfect backdrop for this interurban noontide expedition, Summit Restaurant & Bar takes lunch to new heights and paces.
Summit Express Lunch is available 11.30am-2.30pm, every Monday – Friday from Summit Restaurant & Bar, Brisbane Lookout, 1012 Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Mt Coot-Tha.
Table Bookings recommended on 07 3369 9922 or email here.
Photographer: Epicure Photography