We were looking for somewhere to eat dinner last weekend and drove down Wynnum Road towards Morningside. Our first choice of restaurant was packed with diners; the windows were fogged up and the atmosphere noisy. We spotted the brightly lit sign of Scherhazade Indian Restaurant at 668 Wynnum Road, Morningside and decided to stop here for our meal. We were welcomed warmly by the staff and shown a table by the window.
Scherhazade Dining Area
The waitress asked if we were here for the buffet and we declined, not knowing what the buffet arrangement entailed. We ordered from the menu (a Banquet for Two) and were amused to see the waitress filling our plates from the buffet tables lined up against the end wall. Our Banquet Menu was more expensive than the buffet (which we found was $17.90/head, all you can eat, Friday and Saturday nights) and we resolved to return and sample the remainder of the buffet. The food was very good.
As we enjoyed our Banquet for Two I looked out the window and noticed a little well lit business on the other side of the road. Closer inspection revealed that this was Studio Theatre and Cafe (645 Wynnum Road, Morningside) and we could see patrons dining in the cafe and walking into the theatre. A quick Google search on my phone showed me that No News is Good News was currently playing and we resolved to return the following weekend to attend the play.
The café menu included a range of café items from gourmet pies to hot dogs to sandwiches to coffee and cake. We decided we would eat at Scherhazade Indian Restaurant again (opting for the buffet this time) and then attend the theatre. Tickets for the show were simple to book on line, and the cost of two tickets (including booking fee) was $81.95.
The café area at Studio Theatre is quite small, so be sure you arrive early if you want to sit at the tables. There are no seat numbers so once the door to the theatre is open do not be tardy in moving through or you will not have a good choice of seats.
The theatre itself is very small with rows of seats, six across, facing a little stage. We found the setup, lighting, and stage effects to be very good but this particular play was not to our taste. The curtains close for a 20 minute intermission half way through the play, which allows time to purchase drinks, snacks or use the facilities. The café is fully licenced and remains open until midnight. Parking is on Wynnum Road and car spaces did not appear difficult to find.