Modern Australian
  • 77 Grey St,
    South Brisbane,
    Brisbane, QLD
  • (07) 3638 0431,
  • Brunch daily 8am-3pm

    Dinner Thu-Sat 5.30pm-9.30pm



This café-by-day and restaurant-by-night has become the yardstick for ambitious Brisbane dining. The evening menu at Gauge is split into small plates and fixed-price options, perhaps with a blood taco (filled with diced mushroom and native thyme, flavours nudged with bone marrow) to begin proceedings. Smoked mussel cream, dusted with a haze of bottarga shavings, comes on a crisp rye caraway cracker, while cold-smoked cobia works startlingly well with horseradish leaf sauce and oregano. And larger plates? The geometrically perfect rectangle of coal-grilled lamb belly topped with eggplant crisps on a pool of black sesame outperforms even Nan's Sunday best. And a clever sorbet using leftover wine lees maintains surprise levels through to dessert. Service is pitch perfect. Ditto a cleverly weighted two-page drinks offer that features up to 60 bottles, including a swag of mainly lo-fi, all-Australian wine.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • Small plates $4-$20

    2 courses$44-$55

    3 courses $60-$72


  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
  • Cards:
  • Eftpos
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Cormac Bradfield & Phil Marchant



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