New foodie spot, Trafalgar Lane in Woolloongabba is bringing the goods, that’s for sure. With The Urban List favourite Lola Coffee a few doors down, The Priory Kitchen is in good company. The interior is all polished concrete, timber and masses of sprawling indoor plants. Floor-to-ceiling windows on two out of four walls make the The Priory warm and drenched in natural light. This place is probably cooler than us, and we’re OK with it.
These guys do breakfast and lunch every day, with a dinner menu joining the ranks on Friday nights. We stopped by for brunch and left about 10kg heavier thanks to their delicious menu. The calamari is—and, we don’t say this kind of thing lightly—some of the best in Brisbane. There’s no rubbery, heinous iteration of our squid friends here, no, this is all buttery, melt in your mouth deliciousness. Order it, people.
The Eggs Priory are kind of a big deal: your choice of sticky Christmas baked ham (the obvious pick) or beetroot cured ocean trout stacked on top of a homemade herbed muffin, poached eggs and a lemon hollandaise. We’re not drooling, you are... If traditional breakfasts just aren’t your bag, don’t worry, The Priory gets you. Enter, the bubble and squeak bhajis. Baked maple bacon, tomato kasundi, fresh herbs, poached eggs on a toasted flatbread with minted labne. Oh boy! We also umm-ed and ahh-ed over the breakfast trifle which was totally worth it.
If you stop by later in the day you’ll be treated to options such as The Priory lunch board—cured meats, hard and soft cheeses, olives, pickles, bread and more— or the steak frites, an unbeatable classic done pretty much perfectly. We obviously had to try the baked brie with smashed cranberry and pineapple dipping sticks because, well, cheese. It’s as good as you’d imagine, people: gooey, melted cheese over fresh, sweet fruit. It’s weird, but it 100% works.
Our verdict? This new Woolloongabba spot is one of our new favourites. We’ll be back for sure.
Image credit: Victoria Cranstoun