By Jane Schon and Amber Lowther
Spring at Watt Restaurant & Bar is sure to go off with a bang, with new head chef Jason Norris, making his mark on the favourite Brisbane venue.
The former Sydney-sider has injected the fresh, healthy influences, which are popular down south, to present a family friendly, new menu aimed at the “active” local market.
With this wholesome focus, incorporating seasonal, local and organic produce, the menu is perfect for Brisbanites looking for healthy eat-out options coupled with a relaxed, waterfront setting.
Standouts include the Seafood Linguini with mussels, prawns, pippies, tomato and chilli, the Five-spiced Squid served with lemon, chilli and soy, Roast Chicken with grilled corn and cabbage slaw, and the Popcorn Chicken in a yellow peanut curry.
The newcomer has also enhanced the weekday and weekend breakfast menu to cater to local families who visit Watt with their kids during the week. Try the the Croque Monsieur with ham, dijon mustard and gruyere cheese, Toasted Granola served with passionfruit and bio dynamic yoghurt, and assorted house-baked Danishes and muffins.
New venue manager, William Brennan, with his extensive experience in the Brisbane hospitality scene, is also ramping things up at Watt ready for their Melbourne Cup celebrations early November.
Test out the new fare when you join the team for their pink and black themed party on Tuesday November 4 in support of Chicks in Pink to help raise funds for breast cancer.
Either head down to the bar (which will be open for regular trade all day) and enjoy their range of delicious bar snacks and cocktails, or treat yourself to a 4-course lunch and 4-hour beverage package for just $110 per person.
The 4-course menu will start with treats like Amuse-bouche of Confit duck and shallot tartlet with plum sauce, plus a cold meats and seafood plate to share with fresh oysters, Moreton bay bugs, cured meats and fresh king prawns.
Make sure you leave room for the decadent choice of mains as there will be Atlantic salmon or eye fillet served alongside a fresh salad and greens with a side of chips and aioli.
If you’re not already full from all of the savory options on offer, why not try a salted caramel fudge and lemon, mascarpone tartlet? With a range of mouth-watering options, you will be left feeling satisfied.
The best part of this is you can indulge while watching the race on the big screen and test your luck by entering the raffle run by local charity, Brisbane Youth Services. With live acoustic music and prizes for the best dressed, this will be one Melbourne Cup event you won’t want to miss.
Watt Restaurant & Bar
P 3358 5464
119 Lamington Street, New Farm