There's no stopping Brisbane restaurateur Martin Duncan who has transformed the corner of Browning, Melbourne and Boundary Streets in West End with a second edition of his much-loved Freestyle Tout.
The menu at West End is similar to the one at Freestyle Emporium but the big news here is a large bar which will be a great place to mix and relax. Licensing is still to come through, so wait a week or so before testing it out.
But as always Martin's desserts are the star and chef Nicholas Cooper has come up with a great list. Our choices on opening night were sticky date pudding which had a great ginger twist and a hint of burnt caramel in the luscious sauce.
The lemon tart was pronounced beautifully sharp and the chocolate cake was well appreciated although the newly addicted to 70 per cent coverture lover wished for a bit more bite.
Freestyle has a 'Pronto Lunch' offer to launch the new location. It's a quick $12 lunch special with two fabulous options available Wednesday to Friday at West End and Monday to Friday at Emporium.
West End is open most nights until 11pm and is closed Monday.
Bottom line: Dessert satisfaction can be yours.