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Step onto the side streets of Spain and share some Spanish food love complete with sangria or a traditional wine. Peasant is about tapas, share plates, paella and meals of a carnivore’s dream all bundled up in The Barracks.
This is one of the best tapas restaurants in Brisbane. The freshness and quality of the ingredients, the combination of flavours and variety of options makes it one of those restaurants you definitely want to come back to. If going on a Monday, get there early to secure your paella or it may run out. (Although what a great excuse to come back). As per a tapas restaurant, expect your plates to come out staggered. The wait time is enough for you to devour one and have your stomach settle before the next amazing morsel. Those with a tendency to overeat will leave Peasant satisfied rather than stuffed. Try the scallops ($20), mushroom polenta ($18) and grilled pork share plate ($29). Order a carafe of (red or white) sangria (fills four glasses) or choose a Spanish/Portuguese/Argentinian wine from their extensive list to complete your dining experience.
This place gets busy yet the service is still spot on. You’ll never have an empty glass (water, wine or otherwise) and expect to see your waiter/ess eyeballing your table constantly. No frustrated waiting here and the staff are patient while you slowly pick through the menu. Dirty tables are cleared quick-smart – the service are efficient, attentive, professional and approachable, not to mention immaculately groomed.
The atmosphere is dark, cosy and charismatic (check out their website to get an idea) with raw, earthy decor and street-style murals on the walls and ceiling. With great attention to detail, there is much to keep your eyes occupied, from a statement wild boar head to hidden ceramic bulls. Perfect for pairs or groups, feel free to huddle inside, or outside under the heaters and let Peasant warm you up on a chilly winter’s eve but remember - los pendejos no son bienvenido!
TIP: Free is good. Flash your Good Guide V.I.Pigeon card and down that sangria without spending a peseta.
My food will cost: nibbles $7-$10 / tapas $12-$26 / shared plates $22-$30 My beverages will cost: cava/wine $7-$18 / cocktails $14-$15 / sangria $12 (glass) $25 (carafe)
MON: Paella for 2 $30 / carafe of sangria $20 – for 2 people you’ll probably need two tapas on top of your paella
TUES-SUN: Go in and see what specials they have that day. From braised beef cheeks and baby squid to roast duck and lamb, there’s something to suit every carnivore.
w: www.peasant.com.au / www.facebook.com/Peasant.Brisbane
p: +61 7 3367 8066
a: No 4 The Barracks, 61 Petrie Terrace, 4000 (lost? It’s across from Coles and a little further down)
ot: mon 1700-23 / tues 17-00 / wed-thur 12-00 / fri 12-01 / sat 16-01 / sun 12-22
Date of Visit: Monday 02/07/2012
Written: Tuesday 03/07/2012