Fish Lane Bistro | 71-73 Melbourne Street, SOUTH BRISBANE QLD 4101

I wasn’t sure what to expect from the night as I walked across the bridge. I was on my way to Fish Lane Bistro at The Fox Hotel. 

It was almost déjà vu when I stepped inside. Not a lot had changed since The Meatball Company days. I was quite sad to see the closure of the eatery that specialised in meatballs. I thought that the pork & veal meatballs with chilli, tomato & roast pepper sauce that they had were brilliant. But you know, one has to move on to something better. 

I was there for an instameet event of fellow foodies and bloggers, and as I glanced at the menu, I knew that I was in for a great night. I’m talking about sticky wagyu short ribs, crispy skinned twice cooked duck and desserts so tasty that they would blow your socks off. To be quite honest, I held my breath for the chefs in the kitchen. I mean, there were a lot of us. Oh no, it wasn’t like a table for six, it was more like fifty. And when you have about a million DSLR cameras flashing in front of your eyes, I’m not sure about other people, but I know that I would feel pressured. To the max. 

But they pulled it off and the food kept flowing onto our tables. The dishes that didn’t jump out straight away when I looked at the menu were surprisingly tasty. I’m usually a meat person and veggies don’t excite me as much, but the heirloom tomato tart, smoked tomato, ricotta salata and crushed olives, as well as the spiced roasted cauliflower, chickpeas, cranberries and coriander yoghurt were really well executed. 

By the time when the desserts came out, it felt like the whole restaurant went quiet. There were a few seconds where the clicking sound of shutters took over the room, but the foodies quickly dug into those inviting plates of sweet treats. It’s hard for me to pick a favourite, but if I have to pick one, it’d be the Kaffir lime crème brûlée with sorbet gingerbread and peach. Having said that the dark chocolate and olive oil mousse with chocolate & hazelnut ice cream and honeycomb was pretty impressive too. 

I felt slightly disappointed when the night ended. It ended too soon and I was already craving for another feed at Fish Lane Bistro. 

Disclaimer: this bunnie attended the event as an invited guest, however my opinion is as always, my own. 

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