Pig’s Ear Wine and Grill in Indooroopilly

We don’t often visit Indooroopilly Shopping Centre since we moved back to Brisbane, but in the last year or so, it has undergone quite the revival. Even the Pig ‘N’ Whistle has been revamped with its new Pig’s Ear Wine and Grill restaurant, which recently opened its doors with the capacity to seat 260 people and a large repurposed kitchen.

Pig’s Ear Wine and Grill is not quite the posh romantic restaurant for a date night, but it certainly looked swanky with its handcrafted spotted gum furniture, green rendering on the wall and copper curtains, which to some might exude rich elegance that would spot on in a really nice bed and breakfast in England.

As for the menu, it’s a bit of a mixed bunch including steaks from the grill, pizzas and desserts. The variety of options makes it ideal for groups, but apparently we were given the normal Pig ‘N’ Whistle menu rather than the new one.

Pig's Ear - BBQ BEEF SHORT RIBS with chunky chips, coleslaw, crispy onion. AUD$34

BBQ BEEF SHORT RIBS with chunky chips, coleslaw, crispy onion. AUD$34

The SO wanted to rip into some meat and saw another table with the BBQ beef short ribs. The ribs were falling off the bone and oh so tender. While the chips were… well, chips… I was much more interested in the crispy onions. Sliced super thin and deep fried into crispy goodness, I could probably chow down on a bucket of this as a snack.

Pig's Ear - MIDDLESBOROUGH PARMO with cheesy béchamel, chunky chips, garden salad. AUD$25

MIDDLESBOROUGH PARMO with cheesy béchamel, chunky chips, garden salad. AUD$25

I haven’t had a chicken parma or schnitzel in years, and for some reason I decided to break that streak. What came out was HUGE, crunchy crumbed chicken, smothered in bechamel sauce that had a golden baked crust. The Middlesborough Parmo portion was so big, I didn’t touch the chips.

Apparently Pig’s Ear Wine and Grill also boasts an impressive 2,500 bottle wine cellar at the rear of the restaurant, as well as wine taps of Jacqueline’s Ridge Sauvignon Blanc, Mohua Pinot Noir and two other blends. Unfortunately I was pregnant at our visit and had to pass on sampling their selection. Maybe next time?

 

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