The Pineapple Hotel. A Brisbane icon and one of our best known pubs, it’s so well loved it even has a nickname, The Piney.
Having just undergone a bit of a makeover, embracing it’s fruity character with pineapples galore (including some quirky wallpaper), The Pineapple Hotel has also had a revamp in kitchen, with new Head Chef Dave Lindsay creating a menu of pub favourites with a modern twist. Take a seat in the wicker chairs in the restaurant and you’ll be treated to some seriously posh pub grub.
If you’re a big fan of the hotel’s steaks, don’t worry, the carnivorous offerings are still the main focus of the menu, including a 1kg OP rib that would leave anyone with a food baby. But with dishes like tender pork belly with golden crackling and slow cooked beef short ribs with smoked bourbon BBQ sauce, you might just be tempted away from the steak menu.
Seafood options like sweet corn and sand crab fritters and Atlantic salmon may even woo you away from red meat altogether. But no matter what you order, just be sure to get a side of the infamous duck fat potato scallops, all hot and fluffy on the inside and crisp and golden on the outside.
Hopefully your eyes aren’t bigger than your stomach and you leave room for dessert, because the sweets menu is definitely not pub grub inspired. No dry sticky date pudding here, instead there’s gourmet plates like the Bailys Charlotte, with a cream cigar and maple walnut ice cream, or a caramel praline with salted caramel ice cream.
Sticking to tradition, the kids are well taken care of on the menu as well, with choices to please even the fussiest of appetites. Bonus, they eat free on Wednesdays!
Of course, if it’s just a big bowl of beef nachos and a chicken parma with a few brews you’re after, the Park Bar will sort you out. They’ve even got new share plates stacked with lamb cutlets and harissa spiced prawns for grazing on.
So if it’s been a while since you hit The Piney, or you’ve just never made it to Kangaroo Point to hit the Brisbane institution, now’s the perfect time to head in and road test their new menu. They’re open 7 days for lunch and dinner.
Words by Ranyhyn Akui
Photography by Victoria Finnerty
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