The Palace Supper Club brings a touch of opulence to late-night Valley eats
We’ve all had those nights. You head out for a couple of casual negronis, then suddenly it’s 10:30 pm and you’re starving. Pickings are slim, let’s be honest, and sometimes the only thing to bring you back from the brink of starvation is a cheeky kebab or a greasy burg. Don’t get us wrong, we love the odd naughty indulgence, but as we get older we find our cravings have become a little more refined. Enter The Palace Supper Club, Fortitude Valley’s decadent new oasis, serving up delectable eats until the early morn.
If you’re wandering down Chinatown Mall this weekend, you may find your interest piqued by a pair of patina brass doors. A peep inside won’t reveal too much, but as you make your way up the stairs, The Palace Supper Club will unveil its resplendent self to you. The restaurant and bar is not what you would expect to find in Chinatown – picture ornate chandeliers, jewel-toned velvet studded armchairs, chic brass finishings, marble tables and antique-look mirrored walls offset by dark wood floors. The Palace Supper Club offers guests four distinct areas, with a lavish lounge bar, an intimate private function room, an opulent dining area and a sweeping balcony overlooking the mall. Head to The Street Photographer for a closer look!
The food and drink
The decor is not the only thing that differs from the rest of Chinatown – The Palace Supper Club is serving up contemporary Australian cuisine until the wee hours. The restaurant menu ranges from palate teasers of caviar and oysters through to entrees, mains, desserts and cheese. In line with the interiors, chef Joel Walker elegantly plates dishes such as spanner crab tortellini with lobster, chive, white-wine butter sauce and garden peas, crispy soy-braised pork belly with pickled grapes and apple, and vanilla creme brulee delicately adorned with shortbread, meringues and edible flowers. Groups of two or more eager for a feast can look to the share and banquet menu – think rock lobster mornay, crown rack of lamb and whole fried market fish. While the restaurant closes at 10:00 pm, the supper club bar menu is served in the lounge until the venue closes in the early morning for when those after-hours cravings strike. Lick your lips over delectable morsels of wagyu beef puffs, spanner crab croquettes and rock lobster rolls, or satisfy serious hunger pangs with a steak from the grill selection, served with Paris mash, fried onion, watercress salad and your choice of classic sauce. If your taste is more of the liquid persuasion, the extensive bar menu will more than satisfy your needs.
The Palace Supper Club opens to the public this Friday September 29. The hidden private function room is available for up to 20 guests, and the complete food and drink menu is on offer, as well as exclusive in-room bar service. If you’re ready to elevate your late-night dining, head to our Stumble Guide for opening hours and contact details.
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