A lover of Brisbane, particularly the Moreton Bay region at Wynnum Manly and the beautiful Scenic Rim and have live in the Queensland Outback. A freelance writer always looking for the new and quirky places and event in my own backyard.
Published September 1st 2013
Looking for 5 star cuisine on Brisbane’s eastside?
Five Star Eating on Brisbane's Bayside
Looking for five star cuisine in Brisbane's eastside? Don't want to travel and park in the city?
The menu is a mix of contemporary Australia with a European influence. The restaurant has an intimate feel set off by its wonderful illuminated tree in its centre and a lovely venue for that special occasion.
Head chef Dean Skinner provides a select menu to tempt most taste buds. The entrée selection boasts deep fried crumbed brie with truffle honey and onion jam, and a bugachino for the lovers of rich seafood flavours.
The mains menu offers a varied selection with dukkah spiced kangaroo loin with parsnip puree, steamed vegetables and red wine jus. Dean offers a daily 'Fisherman's Catch' choice caught locally or patrons can indulge, as I did, on the day's special of a delicious Mediterranean vegetable lasagna. This is prepared with roasted Mediterranean vegetables, layered between silky sheets of handmade pasta, served with a Persian feta and pine nut salad. The vegetarian dish offered on menu is a beetroot risotto with Persian feta and candied pecans.
The evening meal is rounded off with a tempting range of deserts including crème brulee, sticky date pudding or a Belgium chocolate flourless pudding layered with double cream. To top off the meal is an Affogato short black served with vanilla ice cream.
The restaurant has a small but select wine list. The lovely Enchanted Tree Chardonnay from the Barossa Valley is a perfect mood accompaniment to the setting under the restaurants illuminated centerpiece. A Reschke 2004 Cabernet Sauvingon is also on offer for those that enjoy a rich robust red.
Located at 1969 Wynnum Road in Wynnum West – just before the Plaza shopping centre – Shangri-La Gardens is an oasis in suburban Brisbane. The restaurant is open Monday to Saturday from 5:30 pm with bookings recommended by calling (07) 3308 5100. Meals are affordable with the current main course menu between $30-34, on par with what you can expect to pay in many pubs.
It's a perfect setting for that romantic and special evening out without having to travel into the city. If the idea of making it an overnight stay appeals Shangri-La Gardens has a selection of four star rooms fitted with luxurious furnishings and quality bed-linen.
Shangri-La Gardens is individually owned and managed and that shows with its friendly personal service.
For full information on booking a table or room visit their website or call (07) 7 3308 5100.