East Brisbane’s Neesh Bar & Restaurant is a welcoming brunch, lunch and dinner spot nestled snugly on the corner of Stanley Street and Potts Street. The location – formerly home to Foxy Bean – is a crisp, light-filled space, with several nooks perfect for relaxed and warm dining. The fare here toes the line between classic and inventive, with a mix of dietary-friendly favourites and deftly spruced signatures offering plenty to choose from. At breakfast, guests can savour the likes of black-rice pudding with vanilla-bean cream anglaise, creme brulee French toast with deep-fried custard, smashed wood-fired Moroccan butternut pumpkin with smoked baba ganoush and poached eggs, and traditional ratatouille with fried eggs, prosciutto and wasbi relish. Lunch adds dishes including banh mi steak sandwiches, crispy chicken subs and power bowls to the mix, while the drinks list includes caffeine from Coffee Supreme, loose-leaf tea, vegan-friendly hot chocolate, shakes, smoothies and freshly squeezed juices. Come February, Neesh Bar & Restaurant will debut its nighttime trade, with an evening menu featuring a collection of wood-fired pizzas and share plates. Over at the bar, thirsty punters will be able sip on craft and mainstream beers, a worldly wine list and cocktails – the perfect combo for post-sunset socialising.
If you’re looking to save some coinage, head down to Neesh on Thursday evenings to take advantage of its woodfired pizza and beer deal for just $25 (the likes of peri peri chicken, meat-lovers and veggie supreme all grace the menu) or for early morning eats, there’s a breakfast happy hour from Monday to Friday where you can score eggs your way for just $10 with any drink purchase. If you’re planning a birthday soiree or just want an excuse to celebrate, the festive team at Neesh love hosting functions and currently offer no room hire or minimum spend.