Lennon's Restaurant & Bar | 72 Queen Street, BRISBANE CBD QLD 4000

As far as transformations go, the newly opened Lennon's Restaurant and Bar at the NEXT Hotel in Brisbane might just be one of the best I've seen in this city. While I love the minimalist yet welcoming interior and open space, that's not the only reason why the other travel bunnie and I had been wanting to visit the restaurant. The most important reason above all, is the fact that the restaurant's executive chef, Todd Adams has worked in a number of the big guns in Brisbane, namely Urban and the Stokehouse, both of which we adore.

And you know what's even better? You can have a 3-course fixed express lunch for $35 and the menu changes daily. I couldn't say no to that and so took up the offer.

To start off the lunch affair, I was presented with a roasted baby beetroot, pear, lentils, goat curd & creamy cashew dressing salad which was plated beautifully with vibrant colours splashed throughout. Both the texture as well as the flavours of the salad were balanced extremely well with the softness and the creaminess of the goat curd mixed with the mild sweetness of the juicy baby beetroot, while the lentils were cooked “al dente” which gave the dish a wonderful nutty texture and flavour.

My main course, the wood fired free range chicken burger, slaw style salad, chipotle aïoli was rather different to the healthy and light entrée that I received. The burger was packed with flavour and very generous in its portion which I certainly didn't mind. To match what I was having, the other travel bunnie opted for the cheese Kransky hot dog ($18) and a side of chips with spiced salt and aïoli ($8) and a Peroni ($8) which was the recommend drink for his meal. Judging by the look on his face, the hot dog was thoroughly enjoyed.

To finish off what turned out to be a lovely lunch (and to my surprise they indeed kept it to just a little over an hour), we were given the deconstructed mascarpone cheesecake and oat biscuit that was garnished with seasonal berries. Albeit creamy, the cheesecake wasn't overly sweet or heavy, and the berries put a fun touch to the dish.

I'm not going to lie, I really enjoyed the lunch at Lennon's Restaurant and Bar. In a way, they are very cheeky with the design of their express lunch menu, because I want to visit every other weekday just so that I can try them all.

Total Bunnie Dollars Spent: $65.50

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  1. the food looks so colourful!! how cool is that chair too?! id love it if youd comment back http://www.amyelizabethfashion.com/2014/11/uk-blog-awards-and-london-dolls-giveaway.html xx

  2. This place looks fantastic! 3 courses for only $35 are you serious?!?! I have to try that.

    1. Yep! The express lunch menu is fantastic, you should definitely give it a go! :)