Hotel Orient: Best Pub Menu in Brisbane

For a pub on the fringe of the CBD the grub is absolutely divine, at least on paper. I don’t know who they hired to create the à la carte menu, but it’s clearly not the same person doing the cooking! This isn’t a restaurant reviews blog so I won’t chastise, just make sure you order the steak blue if you want it medium rare. That being said, I’ve had most of the meals on this list and they’re all, for the most part, delicious. Exactly what you want on a mid-week trivia night (my team won, of course). There’s some great ideas here, so kudos to them. It’s not fine dining, but it’s easily the best pub menu in Brisbane.

Hotel Orient À La Carte Menu


  • Flash fried calamari with cumin salt and harissa, quinoa salad and fresh lemon | $16.90
  • Orient chicken caesar, poached egg, fresh cos, crisp prosciutto, garlic croutons and whole egg dressing |$16.90
  • Zesty beer battered white fish with chips and salad, lemon and tartare | $18.90
  • Asparagus and sweetcorn risotto with toasted walnuts and goats cheese (v) | $16.90
  • Pasta of the day, please check specials board for details | $15.90


  • Whole breast parmigana with shaved leg ham, roast tomato relish and mozzarella, fresh garden salad and beer battered fries | $18.90
  • Fragrant red curry of duck breast and caramelised pineapple with coconut rice, fried shallot and asian greens | $21.90
  • Wagyu and honey sausages on crushed potato, savoy cabbage, speck and balsamic onion glaze (gf) | $19.90
  • Braised lamb shank pie with roast pumpkin, mint pea puree and smoked garlic jus | $23.90
  • Baked Tasmanian salmon with preserved lemon and black olive crust, sweet potato mash, warm green bean and chorizo salad | $24.90
  • 350g black angus rump with creamy seeded mustard mash and steamed greens, your choice of brandy pepper or porcini mushroom sauce (gf) | $26.90
  • 200g grain fed eye fillet wrapped in prosciutto with creamy potato and gorgonzola gratin, roast fi eld mushroom and cabernet jus | $26.90
  • Grilled fish of the day, please check the specials board for details | P.O.A