Much like a secret hideaway harbouring untold riches, Brisbane City’s newest late-night haunt boasts a trove of culinary treasures of its own. The brains behind Norton Hospitality Group (operators of Saint & Rogue in Melbourne, The Woombye Pub, Launceston’s Alchemy Bar & Restaurant and Brisbane’s own Irish Murphys) open Trove – a secluded bar and eatery perched above the hustle and bustle of George Street – in December 2019. Markedly different in style than its sibling Irish Murphys, Trove delivers a more sophisticated take on hospitality – interiors feature timeless timber joinery, circular booth seating, pops of colour and bold wallpaper, setting the scene for a gastronomic offering best described as modern Queensland cuisine. Produce sourced from local suppliers filter into a menu including dishes such as grilled pineapple salads, herb-crusted lamb backstrap, 13-hour braised Riverina beef cheek, sorghum salad and lemon-and-herb spatchcock. Boosting the fare is a killer selection of tipples, including a gin-heavy back bar, 13 tropical Queensland-inspired cocktails, Australian wines (with a strong focus on Tasmanian wineries) and tap beers.


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