Ahhh the good old carvery. It conjures thoughts of roasted meats, sandwiches with many-a-filling, chicken chippies, and the odd rissole doused in t-sauce. Sure, visually it's not the most appetising of fares—there's no fancy plating—but it's good and filling and you can't fault that. Here's our round up of places to get your 'carve on' and spots that take the concept of the carvery and make it a touch gourmet.
Where | 280 Queen Street, Brisbane City
The Lunch Room
Just down from our office, their hot box is filled with the usual options, particularly those designed to pick you up when you shouldn't have gone out on a school night and you're feeling a tad under the weather. They also have a fresh little sandwich section set up, and will make to order your favourite combination.
Where | 99 Commercial Road, Newstead
The swarms of locals pulling up outside this Commercial Road joint to get their fix is testimony to the quality of their fare. There are burgers, toasties, cold and hot options that change daily, and some delicious sweets to boot!
Where | 58 Commercial Road, Teneriffe
Market Street Café
It's a hit with the city slickers, and for good reason. It's a slightly more upmarket adaptation of a carvery offering, with many options including fresh salads, roasted meats, and hot dishes daily. Their pre made sandwiches are delicious, but if you wait a little longer, they'll do you up one of your own. Big too. Like two hands to hold big.