Teneriffe has always been home to a vibrant, bustling social scene, so it's the perfect place for The Dalgety Public House to open its doors. Not to mention the historical ties the name has to the trendy Woolstore precinct.
Picture this: it’s the year 1920 in Brisbane. Railways have just been developed, and primary industry is set to boom. Over the next few years, wool will make up 50 per cent of Queensland’s total exports.
By this time, Dalgety & Co. Ltd. has been in the Woolstore precinct for nearly 15 years; it was the first pastoral company to move into Teneriffe and a name that would go down in history.
Over the years, the site has seen many changes, transforming itself from Ice Bar to Liquid Bar. Now the site is being taken back to its historic roots as a tribute to those who first lived there. While the micro-brewery feel is popular in the Tenerrife area, The Dalgety Public House is taking things in a different direction, capturing an unpretentious local gastro-pub vibe.
Co-owner Mic Uebergang says the venue hopes to cater to a vast range of people and is all about an atmosphere of inclusiveness. “It’s all about sharing – there’s huge concrete communal tables where people can get together and share food… there’s even share cocktails,” says Mic.
The menu showcases simple, modern Australian pub fare, with grass-fed steak, lamb racks and pork belly among the offerings. There are many beers on offer, including classic Australia favourites such as Melbourne Bitter and Fosters.
The 160-seat venue has an architectural design based around natural elements: timber features heavily everywhere from tables to walls giving a calm, unfussy but classy vibe. The light fittings have a rustic edge, surrounded in sculptural wire cages. Behind the bar, in between the bright colours of all the glass bottles is a vertical garden, bringing the greenery from outside in.
The Dalgety Public House is the perfect addition to the Teneriffe Woolstore precinct and may just be Brisbane's trendiest new gastro pub.
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