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Modern Australian
  • Level 1,
    400 George St,
    Brisbane, QLD
  • (07) 3210 2288,
  • Mon-Fri 11.30am-11pm, Sat 5pm-11pm


Forget any edicts about not showing off, or eating with fingers in public. If you score the "char siu" chicken - a whole red lacquer-skinned bird with lettuce cups, coriander and Vietnamese mint - you're going to want to shout about it. And tear it apart. At this first-floor, greenery-festooned, glass and polished-concrete eyrie, all bare-topped tables and nicely lit, winsome central bar, the emphasis is on sharing. KFD, cute bone-in portions of spicy fried duck, has graced the menu since opening, for good reason. Ditto the shreddy, savoury goodness of Texas brisket. Punchy beef tartare spread atop flatbread is newer, but another winner (albeit awkward to eat). Desserts lack the conviction of the food preceding them and molecular madness occasionally takes hold, but with a cracking cocktail list to hand, it's easy to forgive. The staff are looking very sharp, and not just because they're wearing terribly hip flannel shirts and aprons.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • Shared dishes $15-$80

    D $15

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Damon Amos



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