A favourite with locals, Thai Orchid serves delicious Thai fare in a bustling and energetic atmosphere. Come for lunch and request a table in the courtyard where you can dine on some of the best coconut prawns in Brisbane, or try the fresh sand crab salad mixed with Thai herbs, lemon juice, coriander, mint and coconut milk or the traditional Thai red curry with beans and bamboo shoots - delicious! Open Sunday to Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday dinner only. Bookings recommended.
Address: 3374 Pacific Highway Springwood
Telephone: 07 3808 2853
The Ship Inn
Located in Brisbane's Southbank Parklands, the Ship Inn is a funky and informal street bar where diners can relax and watch the world go by while dining alfresco, opt for a more formal dining option, or sit back and sink a pint in the beer garden after a long day at the office. Dive into the delicious salt and pepper squid salad served on a bed of greens topped with red onion, peanuts, tomato, cucumber and a Thai dressing before tucking into some of Brisbane's best Hot Rocks of eye fillet or salmon served on hot volcanic rock plate, served with chips and dipping sauce. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Bookings recommended.
Address: Cnr Stanley & Sidon Streets South Brisbane
Telephone: 07 3844 8000
Chef Timmy Kemp's Thai-Chinese background is evident in her innovative and inventive fusion food. Decked out with retro furniture and bright red chairs, the setting is informal and the views out over the neighbouring gardens and streams makes the perfect al fresco dining setting. Try the spicy Atlantic salmon with tamarind sauce, pickled cucumber and coconut rice infused with pandang before indulging your sweet tooth on the Thai banana fritters with treacle and roasted coconut ice cream. Open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday dinner. Bookings recommended.
Address: 4B Galleria Complex Southbank
Telephone: 07 3846 0322
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