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Tucked away amid the untouched scenery of Brisbane’s St Lucia Golf Links, is hundred acre bar. Offering 100 acres of lush greenery as the backdrop, guests can choose from five levels to dine on, think cosy lounge nooks, bar seating and intimate tables in front of the fireplace; or leather sofas ideal for a casual drink, making this a favourite place to meet friends, bring family, or celebrate any occasion. Order a gourmet prosciutto and blue cheese pizza from the bar menu for casual dining; or delve into plates such as yellowtail kingfish ceviche, with littleneck clams, perilla, cucumber and fennel pollen. For the main, try black market rib eye, potato fondant, carrots, red wine sauce and mustard; before chocolate mousse, white chocolate, strawberries and mountain pepper berries.
Hundred Acre Bar is the jewel in the crown of St Lucia's dining scene - a unique split-level venue sprawled across 5 levels and surrounded by 100 acres of manicured gardens. Featuring fire places, comfortable nooks, couches and festooned with lush foliage.
Hundred Acre Bar even has an exclusive roof top for private dining. Diners can enjoy fresh, uncomplicated food driven by seasonality. Featuring multicultural flavours inspired by modern techniques, the menu is a reflection of Australia's cultural diversity, matched with an impressive wine selection. But the house specialty, a ranger's valley black market rib eye MB5+ 500g, cut for two and priced at $135, is the main draw. Cut into strips and seasoned adroitly, the rib eye is cooked to perfection over a charcoal grill and served with a creamy fondant potato, with a well-balanced red wine sauce, mustard, and sweet grilled carrots.
Vegetarians are well taken care of here too, with Hundred Acre Bar serving up some of the best vegetarian options in town. The chef's menu, called from the earth, delivers a mouth-watering grilled zucchini that is lightly smoked and charred to order, served with a macadamia miso and deep fried salt bush leaves. As well as the great wine selection, there is also a strong list of craft beers and insta-worthy cocktails to quench your thirst.
St Lucia Golf Links Carawa Street, St Lucia 4067 QLD - See Map
Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Eftpos
Seats: 140 Sommelier: Jens Holland
Hundred acre bar is also home to Hillstone St Lucia, an iconic event space in Brisbane featuring three main function rooms (two pillarless) plus the Victorian Long Bar, the Mango Tree Terrace and the Boardroom. A charming, traditional-styled venue with modern facilities, it offers beautiful parkland views, outdoor terraces and break-out options, with plenty of natural light and fresh air. Parking is fantastic and free of charge (200 car parks available), or should you prefer a grand entrance, direct access can be made available to the Clock Tower. The entire venue is wheelchair accessible and is located just 7kms from Brisbane's CBD.