May 1, 2010 in restaurants
Last night the boy arrived home from a business trip declaring he was starving and in the mood for steak. As we were already heading to the Valley for drinks, the obvious choice was Bravo Bar B Que at Hotel Bravo.
We picked up our somewhat-intoxicated housemate en route and settled in at one of the restaurant’s outdoor tables. Our waiter was very accommodating and suggested dishes that could arrive quickly to satisfy the boy’s hunger. However the guys eventually decided to share the Tomahawk Rib – a 900g monstrosity that takes at least 40 minutes to cook. I settled on the more modest 200g eye fillet. All orders came with two complementary sides (four for the Tomahawk, being a shared dish) so we chose zucchini ribbons with black butter; cheddar-glazed broccoli, cauliflower and bacon; potato and leek mash; green beans with cashew butter; and two serves of twice-baked potatoes.
To keep us going while the meat cooked, we shared two plates of chilli basil flat bread – a very tasty pesto soaked bread scattered with mild chilli – and a bottle of Beaujolais, which was served a little more chilled than the 16 degrees recommended in the wine list and only really reached the appropriate temperature as we finished our mains.
Our meals were delectable – the Tomahawk was still mooing in the middle but the guys didn’t leave a scrap of meat or sides behind. My eye fillet was perfectly cooked to order, the twice-baked potatoes were deliciously crispy and I was particularly taken with the green beans in cashew butter.
Beef is clearly Bravo Bar B Que’s speciality but there are also lamb, pork, poultry and seafood options available. There isn’t a single vegetarian menu option so if you’re that way inclined, this is definitely not the venue for you. However if you love your meat, I recommend Bravo Bar B Que to satisfy your carnivorous cravings.
Where to find it: 455 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Where to find it online: www.hotelbravo.com.au