Restaurant Reviews

Pearl Café: Restaurant review

Pearl Café

Address

28 Logan Rd
Woolloongabba, Brisbane, QLD
Australia

Hours

Mon 7am-3pm
Tue-Sat 7am-10pm
Sun 7am-3pm
7am-10pm, Sun 7am-3pm

Prices

E $6-$30
M $24-$34
D $4-$16

REVIEW

Ten years on, this pioneering gem punches well above its nominal café status - even at breakfast, when your omelette might arrive loaded with local spanner crab. As the sun sets, proceedings ratchet up further. Uplights accentuate the narrow, bistro-style room with its raw brickwork and bentwood chairs. A clipped but clever wine list offers by-the-glass enticement and personable staff make well-informed pairing suggestions. A meaty, lightly charred tentacle of Fremantle octopus unfussily curled around a salad of shaved fennel and grapefruit typifies Pearl's no-ego, produce-led philosophy, the salad's liquorice-citrus notes complementing the briny flesh. Roast chicken benefits from the same no-fuss approach, its skin well seasoned and crisp, the flesh juicy and gently flavoured with thyme. Baked delights grace the bar, but berries with marshmallow-soft meringue, ginger granita and lemon cream present an even finer finish.

Phone:
(07) 3392 3300

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor dining
  • Private room
  • Breakfast
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Eileen Horsnell

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