Raise a glass at The Bent Elbow in Stones Corner
From a young age we are taught that resting our elbows on the table is poor dining etiquette. Whilst we don’t encourage starting to drop your standards now, you can certainly put those elbows to good use – moving beer, wine and food from the table into your mouth.
The latest addition to Stones Corner’s ever-growing community, The Bent Elbow opened last Friday, serving up cold beverages and tantalising morsels. The bar and restaurant has immediately made itself at home with its neighbours, enlisting the help of local butchers, growers and suppliers to create the food and beverage lists. The Bent Elbow’s staff is also tight knit – the entire team has come from the now-closed Jeremy’s bistro in Brisbane City, bringing with it a combined experience of 100 years. Taking the reins in the kitchen is Dave Huggins as chief culinary consultant, with beverages hand selected by Jeremy van Balen and Dan Watkins as wine and beer consultants respectively.
During the week you can nosh on a delicious selection of share plates and bistro-style meals. Pass around coconut-infused scallop ceviche on tortillas or fried spiced chicken nibbles, or hoe in to lemon-braised chicken maryland with charred corn cobs, caramelised lemon and garden salad, and slow-cooked lamb pie and chips. If your tastebuds are tingling for some Italian delights, select from a range of pastas – think puttanesca pappardelle or tarragon chicken fettucini – and pizzas, including the corn-chip-and-avocado topped Nacho pizza, and lamb, feta, pumpkin and rocket. And if you don’t have time to stick around, almost all items on the menu are available to take away. Weekends also see the welcome addition of breakfast from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, from delicious egg-and-bacon combinations to moreish pancakes with strawberry creme fraiche.
On the 12 rotating taps you’ll find nothing but local brews, with the selection including beers from All Inn Brewing Co., Green Beacon Brewing and Newstead Brewing Co., and ciders from Adelaide Hills’ The Hills Cider Company. The wine list is much the same, focusing on boutique wineries and changing dependant on season and availability. Rain scare? Don’t care. You can still throw down some Sunday afternoon beverages (responsibly, of course) in The Bent Elbow’s unique indoor beer garden, complete with patio furniture, hanging planters and astroturf. For opening hours and contact details, head to our Stumble Guide.
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