Mother's Day Dining
Mother's Day is just days away. You love your mum so you really should have made plans to treat her by now... if you haven't, start freaking out! Just kidding, we've prepared a prime selection of top treats to make you look good.
Experience Pony Dining
at Eagle Street Pier
Pony Dining came to the high end of Brisbane in 2012 and continues the (loosely) equine theme of the Sydney mother ship with a warm, contemporary interior in the most prime of locations - upstairs at Eagle Street Pier.
There isn't a bad seat in the house at Pony. You can sit right in front of the chefs to watch your meal being prepared on the Argentinian style wood fired grill. You can dine city-side above the buzz and in view of bright lights. Or, and this is our pick, you can enjoy sweeping views on the riverside deck which boasts arguably Brisbane's best dining view of the Story Bridge.
Head Chef Chris Mann's open wood fire grill is fuelled by locally sourced ironbark, chosen for the depth of flavour it imbues upon Pony's signature steak and salmon dishes but its impression reaches right across the menu in various ways. At Pony, the inherent flavours of the high quality produce, coal-fire and grill are on display, the dishes are allowed to sing without being drowned in sauces or needlessly garnished.
The menu can be broken down into small plates, big plates and sides. The small plates and sides can function as entrees so you can choose to dine tapas style if you wish. Try the standout Smoked Eggplant ($10) and the must-try Charcoal Squid ($15.90).
Big plates like the Lamb Salad are generous enough to be shared. The dish is assembled with raw and crispy kale, wood fired pumpkin, candied hazelnut, tahini and pecorino. Protip: at just $23 it's a sneaky way to sample Pony's famous 12 hour Braised Lamb Shoulder, the otherwise $89 1.2kg sharing feast.
Pony Dining is currently offering an exceptional cocktail deal called 'That Gin Thing'. For $50 you can enjoy two top shelf gin based cocktails of your choosing along with three small plates, perfectly paired.
For dessert, treat Mum to the stunningly beautiful and delicious Blackberry Bombe Alaska or the incredible Dark Chocolate Marquise with peanut butter ice cream, brittle and milk jam ($14 each).
Pony is a remarkable dining experience; its moving parts are the food, the cocktails, the people and the service. Immovable is the stunning location. It's modern haute cuisine in one of Brisbane's best locations. For Mother's Day they're offering their dinner menu all day and a complimentary glass of bubbles for every Mum who comes through the doors.