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Tarta de Santiago

"Gordita makes a splendid version of the Galician almond cake Tarta de Santiago, with its dramatic design. Would you please publish the recipe?" Michael MacDermott, Taringa, Qld REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

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Pea and ham soup

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Hot 100 2017: food trends

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Bali's new wave of restaurants, hotels and bars

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The Survey Co
Modern Australian
  • 32 Burnett La,
    Brisbane, QLD
  • (07) 3012 8725,
    surveyco.com.au
  • Lunch Mon-Fri noon-3pm

    Dinner Mon-Fri 5.30pm-10pm

    Sat 5pm-10pm

The Survey Co
-27.470022,153.023808

It's within cooee of Queen Street Mall, but this laneway bolthole feels coolly out of step with it. Moodily lit with an industrial-chic interior featuring brick, leather hides and brass, there are nooks aplenty to dally in, including a quirky courtyard behind. Even the wine list is character-filled - a "reserve, vintage and obscure" selection sees aged Burgundy mixing it with Aussie fiano and Hungarian Tokay. Modish enamelled plates may not impress everyone, but when they bring octopus terrine offset by tart chardonnay jelly, salmon pearls and fennel, who cares? Pork variations feature in a death-row meal: roast pork, pork sausage and a pork farce-filled battered zucchini flower. Barramundi is lighter, topped with salt and vinegar crisps and on a creamy cauliflower base. Service is slick and sweets are, well, sweet, especially a nutty riff on millefeuille featuring chocolate-dipped banana, hazelnut ice-cream and caramel. 


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Price:
  • E $8-$14

    M $34-$58

    D $12-$16

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Michael Conlon

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