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Gerard’s Bistro
Middle Eastern
  • 14/15 James St,
    Fortitude Valley,
    Brisbane, QLD
  • (07) 3852 3822,
    www.gerardsbistro.com.au
  • Breakfast Sat-Sun 8am-11am

    Lunch Tue-Sun noon-3pm

    Dinner daily 6pm-10pm

Gerard’s Bistro
-27.456352,153.038883

Ever had a charred eggplant sorbet, or creamy, frozen chunks of tahini? How about together, in a dessert, with Arabic coffee and cacao shards on top? Ben Williamson and the team subvert Middle Eastern cuisine, hijacking typical ingredients to create share plates as complex and surprising as the richly detailed fit-out of this must-visit James Street eatery. Aleppo pepper oil adds earthiness to yellowfin tuna served with salted blackberry and perilla leaves. Paroo Kangaroo arrives on burghul crackers, in a tartare with black fungus and smoky charcoal hummus, the dish adorned with blue scampi roe. Crisp nannygai is a lesson in texture and precision, the fish accompanied by tahini and watercress sauce, sweet leeks and pickled kohlrabi for bite. Service occasionally fades but is generally enthusiastic and well-informed. Any drinks list that includes a Queensland amber amphora wine and serves it by the glass deserves a big tick from us.


 


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • Shared dishes $8-$62

    D $12-$16


  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Breakfast
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Ben Williamson

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