Saturday, 25 July 2009
Breakfast at Boardwalk on Eagle Street Pier
On Mother's Day (delayed posting, I know), D and I took my mother for a visit to the Riverside Crafts Market. While we were there we had a crazy idea to try and find somewhere for breakfast. We figured that we were quite early and hoped to find somewhere before the people started coming for their bookings. It was quite difficult, who would have thought that restaurants on the Brisbane waterfront would be heavily booked on a beautiful Mother's Day Sunday morning?
We ended up at the Boardwalk Restaurant who had some unreserved tables available. They had a lovely looking menu and we got to have a wonderful table overlooking the water.
The meals came out so quickly, we had only just settled with our coffes and hot chocolates when they arrived. D and I chose to have the big breakfast with eggs, bacon, tomato, hash brown and sourdough bread. One of my pictures seems to have gone missing and I can't remember what mum had.
The eggs were cooked perfectly, my poached eggs had a yolk that wasn't too runny but still oozed out gooey golden goodness when I cut into it. The tomato wasn't quite cooked, it was still very hard. I imagine that this was because we were early and they were preparing for a large volume of orders later on and the tomatoes simply hadn't had the chance to cook. The bacon wasn't hot, it was at best lukewarm and could have been cooked a little more.
However, the atmosphere and the wonderful company and the quality of everything else (the coffee and hot chocolate were brilliant) made for a very enjoyable Mother's Day breakfast.
The Boardwalk on Eagle Street Pier
71 Eagle Street
Brisbane, QLD, 4000
Ph: 1300 BOARDWALK or (07) 3221 0026