Located on the podium level of Rydges Hotel in the bustling entertainment precinct of South bank is the luxury new dining venue BACCHUS.
BACCHUS has an understated decor and a level of sophistication that is felt the minute you walk out of the elevator.
It was a 7.30pm Saturday night reservation and already there was a buzz in the bar as guests waited for their table.
As soon as we were seated our gorgeous waitress gave us an option of water selection, which was a first for me, it wasn't an ordinary selection either - still, sparkling or tap. We went with still. Then the next options came - NZ or Italian. With all these options, we knew we were in for a heavenly and luxurious night.
As we sipped on our water that had been naturally filtered over limestone rocks (oh yes, it keeps coming lol) I looked around the restaurant and started to notice the finer points...
The gorgeous hosts, wore clothed in stylish silk dresses with stiletto heel; The feature wall at the rear of the restaurant displayed like an open backlit book case with vases, statues and other random decor items; Tan leather throne style chairs through out the venue were stunning and gave it a stylish high end feel - all in all beautiful stunning venue.
A couple of options with the menu - a tasting menu which is a great way to sample the menu and perfect if you're out with friends for a few drinks.
Opting for the Pork Cheek to start, I was not at all prepared for what I was served. To say "devine" may sound a bit over the top but seriously, the meat was rich in flavour and the combination of the carbonara with the hens egg.
For main, I had the seared salmon on a bed of risotto deliciously crispy and perfect portion size.
Pork Cheek “CARBONARA” MACARONI, PARMESAN CUSTARD SLOW COOKED HENS EGG
As usual, even though I was thoroughly satisfied from my mouthwatering entree and main I HAD to make sure there was room for dessert and on recommendation from Arnaud, the Restaurant Manager, my partner and I decided to share the Sticky Date souffle and Chocolate Pear which was not only visually spectacular but a delight to the senses on so many levels.
Salmon SEARED, SAFFRON & CHORIZO RISOTTO
Sticky Date SOUFFLE, TOFFEE SAUCE, VANILLA ICE CREAM
|Chocolate & Pear WARM ALMOND ICE CREAM|
The outside pool deck was closed the night we were there, however I can see this being the new place to be in Brisbane over summer for Pool Parties.
Sweet touches: Arnaud (Restaurant Manager) showing us a meat board with full details on cut; Steak knife selection (Gold star on this one!); Arnaud again showing us cheese
board with full details on maturity and origin; Offer of pashmina and Nurofen (I was incredibly sick and was coughing); Potato and Leek soup shot pre-entree.
BACCHUS Southbank is your perfect destination for dining, functions, drinks or even if you're looking for a fabulous stylish venue for your launch or photo shoot.
All in all, it was a wonderful evening with attentive staff - the place is run like a well oiled machine.
Open for lunch
|Lace embossed steak knife|
|Arnaud Hebrard, Restaurant Manager|
|Potato and Leek Soup|
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