Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Spring - 26 Felix Street, Brisbane CBD

As the mother of three rather young children it isn't often that I get to enjoy a nice slow paced lunch without the ringing shrill of crying in my ear from at least one of my children. So when fellow food blogger Feed Me Now asked me out on a lunch date on my child free day... Let's just say there wasn't a lot of hesitation in my response.

We decided on visiting Spring which is on the riverside express side of the city. I don't often come down this end so was surprised to see just how much in the way of lovely spots to dine there actually are there. Spring isn't hard to miss with it's beautiful leafy greenery and winding cast iron filligree. It has a very cosmopolitan feel to it that makes one feel as if they are transported anywhere but Brisbane.

We arrived just after 1pm and it still seemed quite busy from the lunch hour. Lucky for us it seemed to be tapering off as people headed back to their offices so there was no wait for a table. Both of us felt the service was excellent from the moment we stepped foot in Spring. Our waiter Shaun was warm, friendly and happy to tell us all about Spring and the up coming renovations. As much as the service was attentive it also did not seem at all suffocating.

The idea of Spring is very much akin to it's name sake with a focus on the finest and freshest produce. The menu had a lot to offer it was hard to make a decision as everything seemed pretty amazing.

We ordered Oysters Kilpatrick, Ham Hock Salad, Market Garden Vegetable Tart and a side of Green beans with toasted Almond. Of course no long leisurely lunch would be complete without a glass of wine to compliment. The freshness and flavours of everything we ordered were really beautiful and distinct. Everything from the crisp pastry of the tart to the flavours of the ham hock were delicious and delicate at the same time.

Being a bit health conscious of late I thought I'd draw the line at that... It seems though you can't lunch with a fellow foodie without being seduced to the dark side, so dessert it was. The Key Lime Pie with Strawberries and Creme Caramel we ordered were the perfect finish to a lovely lunch. Topped off with a coffee I have to say we both were feeling pleasantly satisfied.

I know a lot of people complain about service not being fast enough at Spring. Let's face it though, this isn't fast food and I think people need to be realistic about that. Spring isn't the kind of place you come just to stuff yourself. Of course you are satisfying hunger but it's the kind of place you want to relax, digest and linger. We spent about 2 and a half hours here enjoying the food and conversation and I think that's really the kind of place Spring is rather than a quick fix.

Both of us agreed Spring was pretty amazing and are keen to come back and try more of the delicious menu, time permitting of course.

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  1. Mmmm the creme caramel looks so drippy and delicious....

    1. It was really delish... It makes me hungry looking at it.