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The Reserve at Anstead

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by Damsel Martin (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer, blogger and animal wrangler living in Brisbane's western suburbs. Many of my stories offer great giveaways to readers - subscribe to hear about them first.
Published December 2nd 2018
This country drive is about the destination, not the journey
reserve anstead mount crosby road lunch burger breakfast latte wagyu chicken
The Reserve's waygu burger makes for a filling lunch. Author image.

The Reserve at Anstead slipped onto the western suburbs dining scene when I wasn't paying attention. One day it wasn't there, the next day it was. In any event, I'm pretty pleased I discovered it.

Located in the premises of the now-defunct Hawkes and Crosby, The Reserve at Anstead boasts the same quiet country bushland setting, and is housed in the same Queenslander-style cottage with polished floors and lazy wrap-around verandahs. There's plenty of parking and with play equipment on the lawn, it's kid-friendly (and dog-friendly, which is always a plus in my books).

Breakfasts are simple and straightforward, with lighter options such as banana bread ($7) and house-made granola with red berries compote and organic yoghurt ($15) alongside more filling classics such as the Eggs Benedict ($20) and the Reserve Grand Breakfast comprised of sausages, bacon, grilled tomato, free range eggs, mushrooms, relish and sourdough ($21.50).

Lunches offered at The Reserve at Anstead are less along the fine dining lines of their predecessor, but if you love burgers, BLT sandwiches, and salads, you're in luck. The priciest items on the lunch menu are the macadamia-crusted barramundi, and the rib eye fillet (both $28.50). I chose the wagyu gourmet burger ($23) which really hit the spot.

The Reserve at Anstead also offer Friday evening dinners. This venue is licensed, so you can kick back with a glass of wine, beer or spirits, and watch the world go by.

reserve anstead mount crosby road lunch burger breakfast latte wagyu chicken
There's no better way to get the morning started. Author image.
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Why? Slow down and savour the country air
When: Mon to Thu 6.30am to 4.00pm; Fri 6.30am to 10.00pm; Weekends 7.30am to 4.00pm
Phone: 07 3418 2879
Where: 1/645 Hawkesbury Road, Anstead, Qld 4070
Cost: Breakfast and lunch items around the $20 mark
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Looks lovely Damsel.
by May Cross (score: 3|3548) 12 days ago
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