An Iconic Brisbane Hotel has been Restored!
She’s back! There’s a new lady in Fortitude Valley and it’s a set to be a sure favourite.
Kerb Side or Fringe Bar may ring a bell, but following a million dollar renovations, Brisbane is set to welcome BACK an iconic family-owned hotel, The Osbourne Hotel.
Doors officially open October 6, and we’ve got a sneak peak into what you can expect.
The Osbourne Hotel stands proudly as one of Queensland’s most famous and iconic heritage hotels. Now, the hotel has been reborn after being completely stripped back to her original colourings, fittings and layout. Think leafy beer garden, bistro area, customised function and meeting rooms as well as a private dining room.
In all, it is a significant and multi-million dollar investment by the owners in announcing the return of this fine lady of Fortitude Valley.
The new menu is warm, welcoming and a little bit unexpected. The kitchen is headed by Head Chef Jamie MacKinney, who has most recently won acclaim for manning the pans at The Alliance Hotel and The Walnut Restaurant at Royal on Park. And quite frankly, there’s more flavour in the menu than there were witness statements in the Fitzgerald Inquiry! From pizzas served all day until late, to char-grilled Cape Grim steaks, plated oysters and a line-up of Starters & Shares that will satisfy all palates – Peking Duck Spring Rolls share the spotlight with Karaage Chicken, Sweet Potato & Cashew Empanadas, Arancini Balls and Cheese Kranskies with Onion Jam – the menu rounds out with pub-proud Salads, Burgers, Mains, Sides and Desserts.
A special foodie moment to mention is the Tin the Table offer – starring Spanish Sardines preserved in the traditional European method, served on grilled sourdough with lemon.
The boutique wine list stars young-gun Australian winemakers including Murdoch Hills vineyards (winner Young Winemaker of the Year 2016 & 2017), BK Wines (Young Gun of Wine 2014 and Winemakers Choice Young Gun Top 10 2015 & 2016) and Yelland and Paps (Young Gun of Wine 2017 Top 50) with the fabulously named Naked on Roller Skates Shiraz Matro from Some Young Punks, and the Whistler Get in My Belly Grenache some standouts.
In remarkable breaking news, cocktails are eminently drinkable and don’t take forever to create by ‘mixologists’ who raise brows if a Rum & Coke is ordered! This is a heritage pub, where all sorts and all stories find their place. Leading the cocktail charge is the namesake tipple – The Osbourne G&T, sitting proudly and flavour-filled beside the favourite is the Watermelon Margarita, Barrel Aged Old Fashion, Pineapple Basil Cucumber Pisco Sours, The Phil Collins and more.
The Osbourne Hotel
Address: Corner Ann & Constance St, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
Image Credits: The Osbourne Hotel