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The Matriarch

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by Amanda I (subscribe)
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Published October 18th 2019
An urban oasis
Stepping off Masters Street and through the iron gates into a garden oasis, I knew this restaurant was something special. It felt like a world away from the hustle and bustle of Newstead.

The Matriarch is a newly opened cocktail garden and restaurant inspired by the nineteenth-century Parisian countryside. With a garden patio and the indoor atrium, there are plenty of areas to soak up the ambience. The garden patio is delightful with its 25 year old olive trees and chandeliers.

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The interior feels like a garden wonderland with its marble table tops, kerosene lanterns, fresh flowers and trees.

Bold and colourful, the furnishings create a wonderful sanctuary.

Chef, Matthew De Wacht has created a decadent menu which is divided into The Duchess, The Princess and The Queen options. Visiting for lunch, we opted for The Princess range.

The $18 trio of sliders were tasty. A range of fillings was available including Halloumi, Mushroom and Pulled Pork.

The smoked chicken Caesar Salad for $16 was the pick though with its perfectly cooked poached egg and delicious bacon and chicken.

The Duchess menu items are ideal to be shared. Options include Lobster Rolls for $20, Spicy Chicken Skewers for $16 and Heirloom Vegetable Platter for $16.

For a more filling feed, opt for The Queen menu where the range includes Bangers and Mashed Potato for $19, Porterhouse Steak for $28 and The Matriarch Fisherman Basket for $35.

Children are also catered for with chicken nuggets, pizza, mini cheeseburger and spaghetti bolognese available for $12 each.

High Tea is also available and tea ladies roam the room with a sweets cart, with cakes baked fresh daily.

If you have time, settle in for a drink with The Matriarch's extensive cocktail list.

The Matriarch is a delightful experience. Indulge your senses today and enjoy its old fashioned charm.
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Why? Feast for the senses
When: Tuesday - Friday 11am - 11pm, Saturday - Sunday 8am - 11pm
Phone: (07) 3852 6792
Where: 22 Masters St, Newstead QLD 4006
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