Web of gold

Two birthdays in one month was cause to celebrate with dinner at Alchemy, overlooking the Brisbane River in the heart of the city.

It was a busy midweek night for the restaurant and, according to the wait staff, it’s often well patronised.

Being girls we all just went for a main which proved a good choice in the end when our stomachs were groaning.

Choices included the Tranche of Salmon with Smoked Mushroom Boudin, Pea and Bacon Veloute and the Duck Breast with Orange Glaze, Confit Duck leg and Shiitake Mushrooms, Orange Jus. My selection was the Braised Beef Cheek special which came with mashed potato that should have been a restricted substance. It was deliciously rich and deceptively filling.

None of us felt the need for dessert but a small plate of petit fours was most welcome. The group’s reaction to them was somewhat mixed and some were not at all popular. Coffees and hot chocolates finished the meal.

Perched above the boardwalk, Alchemy’s glass framed view is an unobstructed vista of the Story Bridge and Brisbane River along the Eagle Street reach. The d├ęcor is sleek and modern highlighted by stunning hand blown red Murano glass chandeliers.

175 Eagle Street, Brisbane. 07 3229 3175