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Would You Eat Worms at PUBLIC. Restaurant & Bar?

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by Jen Alexander (subscribe)
Taking you in and around Brisbane (and sometimes beyond)
Published May 1st 2014
Are you brave enough?
Do you consider yourself a foodie? Well, consider this .. Would you order a can of worms? Yep, that's right a little can filled with mealworms ... We did!

A trip to Public - an award winning restaurant and bar located on the corner of Turbot and George Streets in Brisbane's CBD.

The menu is fun, social and .... daring, and designed to share.

This looks harmless enough doesn't it?

A can of worms - Public Restaurant and Bar
A Can of Worms

But when you flip the lid .... it's a whole other story

Can of worms
Worms for Dinner?

So, the verdict?

Well, once I got over the fact that I WAS EATING WORMS, they were quite pleasant. They were paired with some asian flavours and the worms themselves were crunchy with a nutty flavour. So, yes, quite nice, but I am not sure I am desperate to go back for seconds.

Can of worms
There is a worm on my plate?!

What else is on offer?
Can't quite stomach the thought of worms in your diets? Well, have no fear because they have lots more on offer. Some personal recommendations are:
KFD Kentucky Fried Duck
Beans, Goats Curd and Almonds
Bone Marrow, Wagyu, Radish
Saltbush Lamb, Potato, Carrot

But with lots on offer (prices ranging from $ 8 - $80) you can go back again and again and again.

The cocktail and wine list is quite nice too. But I will leave you to ponder over that yourself.

How good are they?
- Winner of "Best New Restaurant" and awarded "One Chefs Hat"
Queensland Good Food Guide Awards 2012/2013
- Winner of 'Best Bar Food' Australian Bar Awards 2013/2014
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Why? Good food, great atmosphere, terrific service
When: Kitchen: Mon-Fri 11.30am-11pm Sat 5pm-11pm Bar: Mon-Fri 11am-Midnight Sat from 5pm
Phone: 07 3210 2288
Where: Brisbane CBD
Cost: $8 - $80 meals
Your Comment
We the worms dead or alive? I could do dead worms, but not wiggly ones.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12626) 2401 days ago
Haha, great article, impressed that you tackled the worms :)
by Fiona Anderson (score: 2|961) 2401 days ago
No not alive (thank goodness!). I was fine ordering them, thought it would be fun, but when it came to eating them, I struggled at first. Oh well, now when I am lost in the bush I will know how to eat well!
by Jen Alexander (score: 2|131) 2401 days ago
Thanks Fiona. Another to tick off the bucket list!
by Jen Alexander (score: 2|131) 2401 days ago
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