Monday, March 10, 2014

Southbank Grill (Townsville) 03/2014

I paid for my dinner and have no conflicting interests. Although I am a Rydges Priority Guest, as a non hotel resident, they refused to give me the 20% off the food and wine bill that they normally offer!

Feeling a bit peckish after my meal at Dynasty I decided to try something very different. Southbank Grill is attached to Rydges.  It is not only a meat restaurant but it is really a bistro style steak house.
It occupies a simple room with bare tables. Quite unpretentious.

Service was pleasant and efficient. 
I was pleasantly surprised to be offered an amuse bouche, a smoked salmon pate made with Brie on a slice of cucumber. Something easy to do at home and very nice.
I took the opportunity to order a very very rare Kangaroo loin (300 gm for $30), which included my choice of sauce and a side dish.

It came exactly as ordered

with the red wine jus in a small pot and a little edible micro salad decoration. The jus was excellent, not over reduced, and really added to the taste of the dish. 

A side dish of beer battered chips, normally $5 was enough for two. Obviously hand cut they were also excellent.

They also make their desserts (all $15 ) in house but I was tuckered out by now.  
Score: 15/20

1 comment:

seafood restaurant townsville said...

Southbank Grill has quite reasonable charge for meals. Those beer battered chips make me hungry! I love chips!