Romantic Couples Menu: The Summit Restaurant & Bar on Mt. Coot-tha

To kick off our 3 year anniversary celebrations we decided to treat ourselves to dinner at Summit Restaurant & Bar. This iconic restaurant is located on Mt. Coot-tha aka one of the BEST look outs in Brisbane. The golden-glittery city lights provide the perfect backdrop for dinner. You'd be hard pressed to find a better view in Brisbane..

After arriving we learned that The Summit Restaurant & Bar had a special "Romantic couples" menu. We consider ourselves to be pretty romantic so we decided to give it a shot. The price of the Romantic couples menu turned out to be very reasonable.

The breathtakingly beautiful view from Summit Restaurant...

For $169 dollars you get a French Martini for 2, chef's appetizer, chef's soup of the day, entrees, mains, and a dessert platter with complimentary tea or coffee. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal, right? We thought so too! You don't have to spend $300+ to treat your special someone to a world class dinner in Brisbane.

Dinner began with a little gift (chocolate truffles)!
Two delicious French martinis garnished with a fresh strawberry

The chef's appetizer this evening was chiziro...

The chiziro was delicious. The perfect little nibble to start the evening. So savoury, topped with a crunchy slice of fresh radish that added a nice bite

The chef's soup of the day was beetroot & gorgonzola...

Words can't describe who AMAZING this combination was... I loved the creamy, smooth texture of the soup. This combination was divine paired with a slice of crusty bread. You'll devour every last drop.

For our entrĂ©es we chose the seared scallops, Asian style stuffed crepe, black butter sauce, red radish, micro leaves, peanuts 

These scallops were cooked perfectly. I enjoyed the slight smoky flavour. One of the most unique scallop dishes I've ever had. I would definitely have it again. 
and... twice cooked pork belly, green pea coulis, caramelised apple, petite waldorf salsa

Of course Darrell had to try the pork belly- it was an excellent choice. The juicy, succulent flavours of the pork belly mingled nicely with the caramelised apple which added a subtle sweetness to the dish. 

For our mains we had crisp skin Atlantic salmon, twice whipped butter mash, wilted baby spinach, lime and palm sugar, tomato chilli jam (cooked to medium)

Darrell enjoys his salmon cooked medium and this was beautifully prepared. This was incredibly delicious. A very comforting dish when paired with that creamy potato mash. 

 and... beef tenderloin (200g) with crushed kipler potato salad, buttered beans, and baby carrots...

I'll admit I enjoyed Darrell's buttery potato mash more. I wasn't a big fan of the kipler potato salad. The steak was EXCELLENT. By the time I got my main I was full from all the other delicious food we'd had earlier. The steak was very juicy & tender but I (unfortunately) had to get Darrell's help to finish. 

The dessert platter consisted of mandarin brulee, croissant and apricot pudding, vanilla mousse, raspberry sorbet, & chef's treat and eat

It was nice not having to choose from the dessert options on the menu- it comes with ALL of them. You get the opportunity to try things you may not have ordinarily ordered. You also get complimentary tea and coffee. 

Our verdict? 

The Romantic Couples Menu at Summit Restaurant & Bar is an incredible deal that you NEED to take advantage of. Treat your special someone to a world class meal at one of the most iconic restaurants in Brisbane for great price! The view is priceless. This isn't your typical restaurant, it's an experience. One we thoroughly enjoyed!

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