Thursday, 19 September 2013


Stepping up the stairs of this versatile venue makes you feel as warm and welcome as your own home. Dorothy was right when she clicked her ruby heels: there really is no place like home. Welcome to Alfred & Constance; full of fun times, fancy feasts, tropical liquid treats, plentiful chairs for chats and boogie times upstairs in the Tiki bar. Chill out in the Vanguard Beer Garden by day, while sipping on cider and munching on a roast pork roll with phat chips or twice cooked potatoes with truffle salt. Rock on through the eve where the epic house parties, which only seemingly exist in Hollywood movies, come to life. Whatever your pleasure, you won’t want to leave.

As the name Vanguard suggests, the menu changes to satisfy guests with trendy treats aligned with seasonal fare. The current smells wafting through the kitchen are of the new Summer Menu ready for your indulgence now! For those who love to swim in the sea, these starters won’t destroy that bikini body. Undress Josper grilled prawns over a bed of Quinoa, fresh coriander and lemon or let your crispy calamari go skinning dipping in a pool of sweet paprika mayonnaise. For those who like to play ball by the beach, pass the crunchy chorizo scotched egg back and forth with your wingman, competition will be fierce for prize of the final bite.

The new menu caters to all different tastes and appetites of all sizes. No summer scene would be complete without beer battered fries and summer whiting or fresh seared salmon dressed in lemon and dill. All the fun in the sun can work up an appetite; the slow roasted pork belly with olives is a satisfying combination that tastes so right. For a highly refreshing option choose the Josper grilled duck breast served over watermelon, Persian feta, mint and toasted cashews. Watermelon is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day. The saltiness of Persian feta brings out the sweetness of the watermelon, topped off with minty freshness makes this one cool cuisine. For herbivores or those trying to shed the winter coat there are healthy, guilt-free salad options not short on flavour. Featuring four nutrition dense salads namely Quinoa, Freeka, Roast Beetroot and Heritage Tomato; these summery salads are packed with all your favourite greens, herbs, nuts and roasted vegetable delights. 

Indulge in the sweet things in life, Alfred & Constance is well known for delicious desserts, designed to satiate the sugar-devil within. Don’t be shy and try the Banoffi or Pecan pie, or creamy tiramisu with espresso soaked savoiardi biscuits, marsala and mascarpone. Passionfruit pavlova will zap zing into tastebuds of fruit lovers while the marshmallow and chocolate brownie will melt chocolate monsters into a blissfully sweet scene. Give into your sins this summer, you won’t regret it.

Now you have no excuse, put on your party shoes and get ready for some summer lovin’! Que Grease summer sounds: Summer loving the menu was a blast, Summer loving the night ended so fast. I met a Chorizo scotched egg crazy for me, met a marshmallow and chocolate brownie delicious as can be. Summer days feasting away, To A&C to dance away summer nights. 

Alfred & Constance 
132 Constance St, Fortitude Valley
p. 07 3251 6500
h. Mon – Thu: 7 – late Fri 7 – 3 Sat 8 – 3 Sun 8 – 1

Blog By Brisbane Belly Blogger. Photos by Lady Lex 

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