Restaurant Reviews

Gauge: Restaurant review

Gauge

Address

77 Grey St
South Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD
Australia

Hours

Brunch daily 8am-3pm
Dinner Thu-Sat 5.30pm-9.30pm

Prices

Small plates $4-$10
M $26-$36
D $14-$18;
degustations $60-$105

REVIEW

Gauge takes full advantage of the connection between our stellar café culture and the searing ambition of modern Australian cooking. Open daily for breakfast and lunch and four nights a week for dinner, this timber minimalist space across the street from the Queensland Museum slips easily between avocado toast and innovative multicourse meals. At brunch, Coffin Bay oysters come sluiced with fermented rhubarb juice and diced golden shallots, and brioche toast is topped with pork Bolognese, cabbage and a fried egg. At night, things get serious. It's here that you're privy to wildly creative dégustation dishes such as raw squid with XO sauce and horseradish, or roast duck with fermented turnip and chamomile. Wine pairings, chosen from the mostly Australian list, are deeply considered, and you're unlikely to find staff anywhere more thoughtful or committed.

Phone:
(07) 3638 0431

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor dining
  • Breakfast

Accepted card types:

  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Cormac Bradfield & Phil Marchant

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.