The Hundred Acre Bar at St Lucia Golf Links in St Lucia, an inner-city suburb of Brisbane, has to be one of my all-time favourite restaurants. This exceptional restaurant holds a very special place in my 'treasure box of memories', having celebrated my son's 18th birthday here eleven years ago; and as recently as five years ago, hubby and I celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary, together with family and friends, at this stunning location.
Besides these two very important milestones in our lives, hubby and I would have impromptu 'date' nights at the Hundred Acre Bar on Friday evenings or enjoy totally delicious Sunday morning breakfasts, overlooking the golf course, watching golfers showing off their prowess…or not, whilst the cockatoos would squawk overhead, before alighting in the gigantic surrounding trees.
The Hundred Acre Bar in its extremely idyllic location smack bang in the middle of suburbia, gives locals and visitors a true sense of belonging, with its warm and welcoming ambience.
I was in the fortuitous position that my girlfriends recently accommodated my visit to Brisbane by organising their lunch date around my dental appointment times, ensuring I would get to visit an old family 'haunt'.
Outside Palazzo area, with fire pits, is doggy friendly
If you have never had the privilege to visit the Hundred Acre Bar in St Lucia, you have surely missed out on the uniqueness and charm of an absolutely beautiful restaurant. The building that houses this very special restaurant is multi-level, so as you work your way up from the first floor to the recently-new Rooftop Terrace, you will experience the spirit of this warm and welcoming venue, that arises from generations of guests that have celebrated here.
Comfort in the new Rooftop addition at Hundred Acre Bar
The Hundred Acre Bar's seasonal menu changes regularly, but no matter what 'improvements' are implemented, diners are guaranteed delicious food. The multicultural flavoured food is always uncomplicated. The fresh ingredients and fantastic chefs plating up the divine dishes, ensures an appeal to a diversity of diners, from families to young professionals.
The Hundred Acre Bar's lunch menu comprises everything from 'share platters' to totally decadent 'desserts'. It was a chilly kinda day, and the majority of us were looking for possibly something that we could pass off as a comfort food (i.e. NOT a salad), but still remain true to healthy options. The 'seared tuna loin with garlic rubbed potato 'croutons', basil, tomato and green bean salad with zesty butter; and the 'crisp skin barramundi with dukkah roasted sweet potato, asparagus tips, lemon creme and petit cress' were the preferred lunch choices and we all felt that we had definitely hit the jackpot!. A little bit naughty, but a whole lot of nice!
The Hundred Acre Bar is open for a 'Bar Breaky' from Monday to Friday 7.00am to 11.00am; and Saturdays and Sundays from 8.00am to 11.00am. No booking is required for the 'Bar Breaky' service and a selection of house-made goodies are available at the bar - an ideal breakfast for early-bird golfers or any early birds, who like to get out and about as early as possible for their first cup of coffee.
Weekend Breakfasts are available on a Saturday and Sunday from 8.00am to 11.00am. Bookings are preferable for Weekend Breakfasts. Walk-ins are always welcome at the Hundred Acre Bar and are subject to availability. I personally would always pre-book for a Weekend Breakfast as the Hundred Acre Bar is usually packed to capacity on a weekend.
Hundred Acre Bar's full lunch service is open Mondays to Sundays 11.00am to 3.00pm and bookings are absolutely essential, though in saying this, with the new luxurious atrium section, one can quite happily sit amongst the greenery, on cosy, comfy seats to watch the world pass by, until a table becomes available. Or, order from the Bar Menu and enjoy the ambience of your surrounds.
As bookings are the preferred way to go for breakfast, lunch or dinner, (07) 3870-3433 is the number to call, to ensure you and your guests are not disappointed. Alternatively, online booking is also available here.
The inviting Living Room, where we held our 25th Wedding celebrations
Children love running around outdoors, listening and watching cheeky birds snatch tidbits of food off the back of golf buggies; book clubs meet monthly in the Living Room; family and friends dine over long lunches and golfers can compare notes after completing their rounds of golf. There truly is something for everyone.
St Lucia Golf Links - 100 acres of new possibilities - I like that!
In my ever-so-humble opinion, the Hundred Acre Bar in St Lucia is more than just a restaurant. It's a dining experience celebrating culture and fine food served by an extremely adept team of people, which allows you to focus on what's really important - who to invite, to share this very special place with!