On Wednesday night, in a bid to enjoy Brisbane despite the seemingly endless downpour, we headed out to try Bitter Suite, a local pub with style in the heart of New Farm.
Bitter Suite is housed is a red brick building on the corner of Welsby and Lamington Streets in New Farm. Heading in from the rain, the glow of the lights and the full tables looked incredibly inviting.
Inside, Bitter Suite is an enjoyable mid point between warm English gastro-pub and the personality-laden inside-outside bars that are popping up all over Brisbane
We shared a few plates; duck pancakes (the house specialty), bread with oils and a dish of olives. All were very tasty, though we could easily have devoured another couple of serves of the pancakes. The weeknight special beer’n’burger for $20 was very tempting. If we’d spotted the pig’n’beer special of slow roasted suckling pig, chips and a 3/4 pint for $20 we definitely would have gone for that.
Even on a rainy Wednesday night, there was a steady stream of people come to enjoy the good food and excellent selection of beers. I even think there were a few people there on dates.
Bitter Suite is well worth a visit. Nice atmosphere, good food and beer and the bar staff were friendly and helpful. An all over pleasant pub in which to spend an evening.