Urbane

Artfully presented on driftwood, stones and micro-herb gardens, the dishes could exhibit in GOMA.
Artfully presented on driftwood, stones and micro-herb gardens, the dishes could exhibit in GOMA. Photo: Supplied

181 Mary Street Brisbane, QLD 4000

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07 3229 2271
Opening hours Mon-Fri noon-3pm, Tues-Sat 6pm-10pm
Features Wheelchair access, Private dining, Licensed, Vegetarian friendly, Bar
Chef Alejandro Cancino
Seats 50
Payments Citibank, eftpos, AMEX, Visa, Mastercard
Free wine for Citibank cardholders here

Artfully presented on driftwood, stones and micro-herb gardens, the dishes could exhibit in GOMA. Yet Argentinian-born chef Alejandro Cancino delivers flavours that hit the comfort-food spot; pleasing your tastebuds as much as your eyes. The seasonal menu is degustation only with five or nine courses – but that's misleading in the best possible way. The chefs creatively use up surplus ingredients, meaning you could receive several additional dishes. A sweet tomato broth draws out every last flavour molecule then amplifies them; just-tender vegetable spheres pop on the tongue. Creamy tendrils of chargrilled octopus team deliciously with juicy green apple and golden rye crumbs. A parcel of lamb shoulder with sugar snap puree and a dollop of horseradish is like the best of Sunday roasts. ‘Different textures’ of cassis translates as a version of deconstructed cheesecake with pureed and meringued berries – the perfect end to a dining experience not easily forgotten. 

http://www.urbanerestaurant.com.au