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Modern Australian
  • 145 Eagle St,
    Brisbane, QLD
  • (07) 3220 2123,
  • Lunch Tue-Fri noon-3pm

    Dinner Tue-Sat 6.30pm-9pm


There's a palpable sense of game-lifting at Esquire. The sophisticated, Scandi-chic room and the poised, personable service team both seem to have been buffed and polished as though to set the stage for chef Ryan Squires' exciting, often brilliant food. The wine list, a smartly curated, wide-ranging collection that includes excellent sake, is similarly engineered to this time and place. Dégustation-only menus start with a flurry of one-bite dishes: boar lomo, buffalo crisps, sculptural fried leeks dabbed with miso, and lamb tongue pastrami skewered on lemon twigs. Then it's on to meticulously created portions, such as blue mackerel crudo served with tiny warm mukago potato balls, and pork tail sporting a darkly glistening beer and malt glaze. A dessert of chamomile granita and lemon curd sprinkled with honey and lemon sherbet is a fitting finish. This is gorgeous stuff, precisely and confidently executed.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • Tasting menu $140

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Ryan Squires & Ben Devlin



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