When it comes to meals, bigger isn’t always better. There’s a certain delight is sampling a larger range of smaller items. This is something the Spanish have been doing since the middle ages, with the iconic tapas. Moda Restaurant in Brisbane’s CBD offers a fabulous range of tapas for diners to enjoy at lunch or dinner.
The closest the English have to tapas, is the High Tea. The tradition started as a social event for the upper classes and has become a common feature of upmarket hotel lobbies. At Soleil Pool Bar at Southbank, the chefs have put a Queensland stamp on the experience. The Garden Tea features a mini burger, mini taco, mini meat pie, king prawn cocktail, mini doughnuts and accompanied with a cool drink. Guests can enjoy the experience on the pool deck in the Queensland sunshine.
At nearby Fortitude Valley, Longtime Restaurant showcases small bites with a SE Asian flavour. The bar snacks menu has a wealth of options; the idea is to combine a number of these at the start of the meal or as a substitute for the main meal itself. Longtime Restaurant is open 7 days a week and takes bookings for 5.30pm, 6pm and 6.30pm daily – otherwise it’s walk ins only.
Soleil Pool Bar
Cnr Grey & Glenelg Streets, South Brisbane