The Catbird Seat Bistro
Modern European
  • 2/888 Stanley St East,
    East Brisbane,
    Brisbane, QLD
  • (07) 3392 2645,
  • Lunch Tue-Fri noon-2.30pm

    Dinner Tue-Sat 5.30pm-9pm

The Catbird Seat Bistro
-27.487138, 153.040619

Bare-bones dish descriptions are effective teasers for the menu at this European-inspired bistro. Sure, the stylish 30-seater run by owner-chef James Guldberg and wife, Erinn Jordan (who oversees the floor), has a steadfast local clientele. But it's also a venue worth making a trip across town for, particularly for the bargain prix-fixe lunch. Try the turkey liver parfait with plum preserve and buttery brioche, maybe, or the kangaroo tartare with macadamia bread? Cape Grim sirloin comes paired with a leek and potato hash that boasts enough punch to hold its own against richly flavoured meat, and is a standout, and adventurous diners can eat nose-to-tail with the aptly named "Best Bits From A Pig". The dessert offer is short but sweet, especially if you order "Lots of Chocolate", a creative dish featuring rich marquise, bubbly Aero, chocolate jelly and crumbs. A glass of something tawny from a mainly Australian wine list is the perfect foil.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $14-$22

    M $28-$38

    D $14-$16

  • Feature:
  • BYO
    Wheelchair Access
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • James Guldberg


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