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Pearl Café
Modern European
Pearl Café

You can hear the crowds at the Gabba from the back of Pearl but the real action on the enclosed verandah is in the smoking oven. A savvy bistro, Pearl has come a long way since being the be-seen breakfast place. It's a grown-up, creative and inventive restaurant, which serves dishes that are masterclasses in ingredients and flavour - it even has whole-beast nights in the upstairs Servery. The kingfish comes tea-smoked, with scoops of light horseradish cream and slivers of cured egg yolk, while main courses of note include orecchiette with goat's cheese, crisp artichoke and hazelnut-flavoured butter, and a mitt-sized Cape Grim scotch fillet dressed with black anchovy butter. The succinct wine list features a match for everything, including desserts such as Santa Claus melon sitting in crumbled olive oil pastry and buffalo yoghurt, and the service is spot-on. Little wonder the crowds are cheering.


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At a glance

  • Price:
  • E $14-$20

    M $27-$34

    D $12-$14

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Eileen Horsnell



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