If we were going to open a bar and restaurant, we would probably struggle to come up with a name. It seems this hasn’t been an issue for the good people behind CBD-bar Aquila who are opening their newest venture, Mrs Brown’s Bar and Kitchen, in Teneriffe. Named after their beloved dog Charlie Brown, of whom a painted portrait is displayed on the exposed brick wall in the bar, Mrs Brown’s is made with love by locals for locals.
Set to be the newest hub for locals looking for delicious fare, satiating bevs, and good company, Mrs Brown’s is estimated to open late September. With exposed brick, wide windows, deep leather seating, and a slick-polished bar (purchased at Jojo’s closing down auction), Mrs Brown’s Bar and Kitchen is a beautiful venue will no doubt be a gorgeous place to enjoy a spot of chow or a schooner of brew. Owner Tarryn, who runs Aquila alongside her husband Ben, said, “My husband and I are long-term Teneriffe residents and when we saw the ‘for lease’ sign pop up at the old Blue Sky Coffee site just before Christmas, we jumped at it (even though we weren’t really looking at opening something else. We knew that we wanted a real “locals”-feeling place around here.” Described as “dining at a mate’s place,” Mrs Brown’s combines home-style plates with a vibrant communal atmosphere where guests can mingle with friends over a frosty beer and enjoy the best that Newstead has to offer.
As for the eats, Mrs Brown’s Bar and Kitchen will offer a wide range of hunger-fixes for every appetite, from one-handed bar snacks to all-out share plates. Designed by Head Chef Adam Marino (previously of LONgTIME and Spirit House), the menu will be paired with wine from the barrel, 22 taps of beer, and one of Brisbane’s best collections of gin. When dining with a friend, tuck into roasted pork, kimchi and lime salsa paratha-bread tacos, lamb pancakes dressed in Middle Eastern spices, and chicken and cheese spring rolls. For a more substantial feed, share dishes such as slow braised lamb shoulder with thyme, roast chickens straight from the rotisserie, and Cuban-style marinated pork teamed with salads and shared sides.
We’re already counting down the days until we can swing buy for Friday arvo drinks with the team. Say hello to your new local!
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