The Morrison Hotel at Woolloongabba is quite a lovely pub. Go inside and have a walk around in the middle of the day and it is a well maintained, dark wooded gem. The Morrison is one of those pubs that is known for having pretty good steaks. I have eaten steak at The Morrison a few times and yeah – they go OK but I wouldn’t say the best I have had.
If you are a steak eater who likes to eat vegetables once in a while or has a partner or friend that is vegetarian then The Morrison is a great place to visit. Their menu is extensive and they have a nice range of food on there that is a wee bit nicer than your usual pub grub.
The caramelised onion, Blue Castello, oregano, pepper and olive oil pizza bread ($9.90) sounded way too good to bypass. Unfortunately, it was a little underwhelming and almost too cheesy – I would have liked to have a bit more onion and oregano coming through. It was however, quite large so be warned in case you have ordered a big meal.
I had the Spicy Prawn Salad ($21.50) which included, garlic prawns, capsicum, shallots, beans, cucumber, white radish, carrots, peanuts, mixed lettuce and a lemon chilli dressing. This was a big serve with lots of juicy prawns – and although spicy was quite the refreshing, filling salad and that is saying something from a notorious hater of eating salad as a main meal eater.
The beer battered barramundi ($22.50) was a huge serving with lots of chunky chips, garlic bread, salad and golden crispy fillets of barramundi – your standard pub meal really.
Verdict. Nicer than normal pub food with more variety and fresh ingredients. Good place to drop in if you have been driving around in your car screaming out your window at South Brisbane because you can’t find a car park anywhere to stop and eat.
The Morrison Hotel
640 Stanley St, Woolloongabba, Queensland, 4102