Tinderbox Kitchen opens on James Street
Tucked away in a secluded laneway behind Harveys Bar and Bistro, Tinderbox Kitchen is lighting the woodfired oven and uncorking some top local drops in Fortitude Valley.
A new pizza and wine bar is cuddling up to James Street darling Harveys Bar and Bistro. As the younger sibling of the Fortitude Valley institution, the new Tinderbox Kitchen is offering guests a more dressed-down approach with the same level of top-notch fare. Having been shaped by the hands of celebrated Brisbane restaurateur and chef PJ McMillan, Tinderbox sees outdoor timber tables nestled beside leafy greenery, while inside a giant Beech Oven takes centre stage.
Of course the laid-back vibe doesn’t mean compromised fare, with the Tinderbox Kitchen chefs – led by PJ himself – whipping local produce into a stellar menu made for sharing and snacking. Graze on a platter of salt cod croquettes, spiced pork arancini or a selection of cheeses, or man up for an epic feast of suckling pig, lamb shoulder or handmade potato gnocchi. But there’s no denying the all-day woodfired pizzas are the real stars of the show, with well-executed classics sharing the menu alongside options like the prawn-packed Tinderbox signature.
The restaurant’s extensive bar menu supports international drops as well as emerging winemakers and breweries, offering pick-me-ups from local lines like Sunshine Coast Brewery and Robinsons Family Vineyard. If you’re in the mood for a cocktail, slurp up some Queensland pride with The Sunshine State Sour, which sees five-year-old Beenleigh Rum topped with lemon juice, syrup and fresh pineapple.
7/31 James Street, Fortitude Valley
Ph: 07 3852 3744
Open: Tuesday to Saturday, 12:00 pm to late
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