Nantucket Kitchen and Bar | Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Station Road, INDOOROOPILLY QLD 4068

Brisbane has plenty of cool, hip cafes around for us to visit for weekend breakfasts, but those cafes are usually small, loud and crowded. The other travel bunnie and I often find ourselves stuck at a table just big enough to fit two plates while sitting on milk-crate-turned-chairs.Although usually the food as well as the coffee are nothing but amazing, sometimes we just want some peace and quite, to have some nice food in a relaxing environment.

We found ourselves at Nantucket Kitchen and Bar last Sunday, where owner TJ Peabody just happened to be brunching with his family. Despite being attached to the newly improved Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Nantucket is nothing like what you would usually expect of a shopping centre food outlet. Its elegantly decorated space beamed at me and immediately transported me to another place; The Hamptons to be exact.

I mean, what's not to like about the look of this place? With its nautical theme, Nantucket is spacious, sophisticated yet relaxing. We were quickly taken to a table where we sipped on an iced English Breakfast tea ($6.50) and a Lemon Lime & Bitters ($4) while we studied the menu, which boosts American classics, from clam chowder to crab cakes. For a light lunch, the other travel bunnie ordered Pork sliders on brioche, crumbed blue cheese ($20), and as for me, I ordered the Traditional Waldorf salad with tuna($22). The food was good. Especially the sliders, perhaps a little small for twenty dollars but those little sliders were damn tasty. The salad on the other hand was light and fresh, and those toasted walnuts! They were so delicious. The tuna was delicately seared on the outside and still pink in the middle, which presented an extremely soft texture. If I was being picky, I'd have to say that I would've preferred a little more seasoning to the salad.

Lunch was finished with a chocolate and salted caramel tart, honeycomb ice cream ($15) for me. The tart was the highlight of the meal. It was creamy, rich and almost orgasmic. I felt like I was in chocolate heaven!

Even though the wait staff were a touch snooty, our lunch at Nantucket Kitchen and Bar was a pleasing affair, with its tasteful d├ęcor an added bonus.

Total Bunnie Dollars Spent: $67.50

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