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Pearl Café
Modern European
Pearl Café
-27.487085,153.037065

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
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Breakfast
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Eileen Horsnell

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