Brisbane, QLD

Simple food, done well is the motto at Newstead's Rogue Bar and Bistro. Located in Newstead, an inner suburb of Brisbane, this industrial eatery is headed by Chef and owner Dan Myers and offers something for everyone. The share-food menu is already gathering a cult following for its zucchini flower pasta and pork belly dishes at dinner, but weekends see Rogue taken over by brunch-goers after strong espresso, bagels and eggs.
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14 Austin Street
Tel: +61 7 3257 0227
Modern Australian
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
$$$$ = Mains under $20
$$$$ = Mains $20 - $30
$$$$ = Mains $30 - $40
$$$$ = Mains over $40
Licensed & BYO (wine only)
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Forget skydiving or mountain biking, extreme eating is what awaits you here. From breakfast to dessert, each mouthful will lead your taste buds on an escapade, the likes of which your go pro has never seen before. While the spring/summer menu is coming soon, we’d suggest racing in to try their dishes now and when the new menu hits, for double the adventure!

Mere plates don’t cut it at Rogue. Each meal is served on a perfectly presented board (with a handy rim so there are no spillages) – smeared, drizzled, stacked and set into the diorama of a foodie’s every dream.

Take the weekend breakfast menu as an example. The deceptively simply named ‘pancakes’ are served in a stack of six. Daintily arranged around the stack is a glass of syrup, rich chocolate mousse, berries, a smear of peanut butter, a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, and a sprinkle of popcorn. You couldn’t resist taking a photo of this stack even if you don’t have an Instagram to post it on.

Feel like something savory? Try the mince pot. Satisfyingly organized, this board puts buttered sourdough alongside (but not touching) a perfectly poached egg with avocado salsa. A spread of creme fraiche leads you to the motherload: a pot of rich savory mince topped with spring onions.

If you’ve woken up too late (breakfast finishes at noon), don’t fret. The dinner and dessert menu is just as Instagramable. If the team is feeling up to the quest, make the most it with share plates like the ‘pig’ – smoked pork belly croquettes served up with dill cream cheese. But if bae just can’t choose between the pepper crusted eye fillet (cow), chicken kiev (bird) or slow roasted lamb shoulder (sheep), order The Ark.

Lost no more, The Ark comes with your choice of three ‘animals’ (meat, people). Three sides with it will make sure you’ll have to unbutton the top of your jeans before you leave – we recommend the cabbage braised in red wine with feta and apple, the baked cauliflower with mozzarella and toasted anchovy crumbs and the jacket potato with coleslaw. But you might just want fat chips.

As full as you might be, you can’t leave Rogue without dessert. ‘Cornflakes’ may not sound exciting, but they are everything you could want in an after dinner treat, with cereal milk semifreddo, popcorn tuile, panna cotta, brûléed banana, honeycomb, caramel and strawberry gel. Yeah, we know.

You can even book the cosy restaurant (with a cute outdoor laneway we might add) and their adventurous eats for functions! Did someone say tastiest Christmas party ever?
Rebecca Grady
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Bar / Wine Bar
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
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14 Austin Street
Newstead QLD 4006
Ally T on 31/08/2014
I recently discovered Rogue, a gorgeous little cafe hidden on an industrial street in Newstead. The pancakes are like a work of art - you almost feel bad for destroying them.
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RET - 6/06/2014
Have just returned from a disappointing dinner at Rogue Bar and Bistro. While the food we initially ordered was nice, the "ark" at $45pp was a bit on the small side so left hungry. Service seemed the be attentive until we decided we didn't want more drinks and were offered the desert menu. The waitress took ages to come back to take our orders as every other table in the place seemed to be more important than us. Once we ordered desert we again waited to the point that we asked exactly when the deserts would be ready. The waitress then decided to serve another table before getting back to us so we decided enough was enough and said we no longer wanted the desert so paid and left. Staff were apologetic but at no stage tried to offer compensation apart from coffee which we don't drink at night.
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