Been above to Woolloogabba lately? If not, you may possibly not recognise the ‘burbs Logan Highway dining precinct—we’ve explained goodbye to a couple of favourites (RIP The Pearl), welcomed some newcomers (oh hey Mac From Way Back again) and are wanting forward to some new additions (see you quickly Mr Badger…). Just one fave venue which is still about is Canvas, a classic-influenced cocktail and tapas bar with a hidden courtyard.
It may possibly have been all over for going on 10 several years, but this cosy bar is on the lookout much better than ever after a current refresh—as is that courtyard. Confident we know it’s mid-wintertime ideal now, but there’s some thing about sipping cocktails less than fairy lights and greenery outdoors that feels a minimal magical, primarily if there’s a cheese and charcuterie board involved. But if you do like to remain indoors, don’t worry—there’s a leather chesterfield or plush booth inside with your title on it.
We’ll get to those cocktails in a minute, but first, let’s converse food. The menu listed here is all about tapas, so prepare to be wracked by indecision as you test to choose amongst fried crumbed haloumi, crispy skin pork stomach, crunchy croquetas with chipotle mayo and duck and pork terrine. And then there is the share plates: karaage calamari, tempura eggplant, 2 times cooked lamb leg, ceviche swordfish…what to pick? Skip the stress of ordering and just get the tapas banquet instead—$45 a head (bare minimum four people) will rating you a collection of snacks, tapas and shares selected by the chef himself for the whole desk. Done—now onto drinks.
Canvas have generally been identified for their uber inventive cocktails, a name the team took with them to their sister location, Electric powered Avenue and Mrs J Rabbits next door. And if searching at a cocktail listing normally leaves you puzzling above what particularly orgeat is, and regardless of whether you’re likely to like the mixture of rum and grapefruit, you will adore the menu below. Every cocktail has a descriptor to give you a trace on what to expect—whether it’s citrusy, organic, booze large, tropical, refreshing or like dessert in a glass.
If you like a tropical punch, test the Jungle King, with rum, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, lime, grenadine, Dom Benedictine, fragrant bitters and a toasted marshmallow for great evaluate. Favor them sweet and silky? Go for the Land Of The Prolonged White Cloud, with vodka, feijoa, peach, lemon, cranberry, whites and an orange and star anise glaze. And for the booze hounds, we suggest the Southern Glory—tequila, vermouth, vanilla, orange bitters and aromatic bitters served up with crispy prosciutto.
Of program, there is loads of wines and beers to round out the listing, which includes an ever-rotating collection of tap beers. And if you are penny pinching, you may be satisfied to know that on Tuesdays Canvas dishes up their tapas plates for just $10 a pop—so you can manage far more of them.
Regardless of whether it is been a though or you’ve in no way darkened Canvas’s door, make your way to Woolloongabba and nab oneself a table soon—they’re open Tuesday to Saturday.
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