Claret House Brisbane

By on December 19, 2016 in Wine with 0 Comments

claret house brisbaneThe great thing about Brisbane’s food scene, is that it has matured.  There are some truly amazing restaurants, boutique bars and out of the way eatery’s

Tenneriffe has developed an amazing food culture, with some great out of the way restaurants.  I had a great opportunity to have a night out at Claret House with a gorgeous friend.

Even though I had planned the night out a few days early, I thought I should maybe ring and book.  I checked out their website , found their contact page.  And sent them a email, rang and left a message, with 10 minutes I had a phone call back.

I explained I need a booking for two, and was told they were booked out, as they had a few functions happening, but not to worry they would find a seat for two at the bar. Ok sitting at a bar, for a meal and a few wines…… I thought no biggie……..

So after arriving at 6.30pm, cutting through the crowd and making it to the bar, found our seats and sat down.

We were given a wine list and food menu and got busy checking it out.  I love places where you get to share food plates, and try different wines by the glass.

Food wise the average plate rang about $12 – $26, and the average glass of wine about $11 – $16, got to try a bottle of wine as well for about $65.

By the end of the night, we’d had :

A starter plate of vege Crisps, La Curio Sangiovese by the glass, San Pellegrino for water, just remember it is always important to keep hydrated when having a night on the vino.

We moved on to the Finca Manzanos Rioja by the glass, and plates of Arancini and seared scallops

The duck was next on the menu… wow what a great plate.  A couple glasses of Yalumba Shiraz, then the Denotria Cabernet sauvignon went down well,  with the dessert of the week.  We tried a bottle of the Agnes La Petite Garancha

A menu like that cost a total of $251.50 AUD, considering the wine and food, I thought was pretty reasonable.  The service was fantastic all night long, things like never having a empty glass really impresses me at busy restaurant bars like Claret House. The food was outstanding quality all night long.

Price was I thought was reasonable, for the quality and service alone.  The volume of food on a plate could of been slightly more, but for share plates it was probably enough. Without a doubt the company was sensational.

So the question is would I go here again, absolutely. do I recommend it, without a doubt. Not a place for young kids though, but if you have a few hours to spare sitting down trying some fine wines and great food with some fantastic company.  Then, I recommend the Claret House.

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