August 17, 2019
Source = Peasant Restaurant Brisbane’s Peasant Restaurant, famed for its authentic Spanish menu with nods to the wine and tapas bars of Barcelona, Seville and Madrid via Buenos Aires, was last night named Brisbane’s Best Overall Restaurnt as well as winning Best Speciality Restaurant at the 2011 Savour Australia™ Awards for Excellence, hosted by Restaurant and Catering Queensland. After beating out some of Brisbane’s leading names in Tukka Restaurant at West End, Libertine also at Paddington, Alegria Bistro Bar in Milton and five others for Best Speciality Restaurant, Peasant was then given the judges choice award as Best Overall Restaurant. Peasant owner Jamie Webb said while it was certainly wonderful to be recognised, he paid tribute to his team of chefs, wait staff and behind the scenes people who make Peasant the experience it is. “What gives us pride is the thanks we get every night and every day from happy customers, that’s why we are in this business.” Peasant Restaurant is famed for its authenticity of menu, wine list (this has quietly morphed into one of the best in the country for Spanish, Portuguese and Argentinian wines) and setting – long shared wooden tables, graffiti covered ceilings, walls of wines, a smokey-wooden interior, and a great sense of ‘family’ from the wait staff. The menu is changed seasonally to incorporate the freshest and best produce, with new dishes starring on the daily specials board and in them menu proper. Lunch is now served from Wednesday to Friday, alongside Sunday’s hugely popular lunch (12noon to 4pm), and dinner is served every night.