New Chowhouse brings street food to James Street
Serving up a menu that combines classic bistro favourites with Asian-influenced cuisine, Chowhouse is the latest addition to the James Street food strip. The same owners of previous tenant James Street Bistro have executed a suave makeover, modernising both the design and menu to suit Brisbane’s sophisticated palate.
An informal eating house, Chowhouse delivers fresh flavoursome fare in a casual dining environment. Tasty morsels are inspired by street food, with Sichuan Pepper Deboned Quail and Peking Duck with Shallot Pancake amongst the share plates. Plating up breakfast, lunch and dinner, new head chef Timmi Kemp has executed a menu that lets classic bistro meals like Grilled Eye Fillet with fried onion and a green peppercorn sauce sit alongside Asian-inspired offerings like the Pork, Water Chestnut and Mushroom Dumplings in a clear broth with Asian greens.
Swillers will find original cocktail recipes behind the bar, with the Chilli Mocha Martini a stand-out favourite. The impressive new design is evident at first glance from the street, with a wooden frame bordering the outdoor dining, the structure dotted with small terracotta pots of ferns and herbs. An open space that transitions easily from indoors to out, Chowhouse sees white metal stools mingling with wooden chairs, while white kitchen tiling outlines the street bar.
4A/39 James Street, Fortitude Valley
Ph: 07 3852 5155
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