Thursday, October 17, 2013

Shock closure of Sardine Tin and Piaf, South Bank

Things have been a little quiet here at G.G. As I've said before, life sometimes gets in the way. I hope to rectify that soon and transform this space, but in the meantime bring you snippets of relevant news.

G.G. Readers will know that I had a bit of a love affair with Sardine Tin, a South Bank gem where I spent many happy hours, eating delicious morsels and sipping on the good stuff. It was one of the places that you could always go back to. I had a love/hate relationship with the ever changing menu, longing for some familiar deliciousness, but loving being forced to try new tasty things. 

I fondly remember the steak sandwich being one of the best I've ever had and trying desperately to recreate at home with lashings of butter.

Sadly, today it has been revealed that Sardine Tin and it's sister restaurant Piaf are closing as liquidators have been called. My condolences go out to the staff, and to Simon Livingston whom, in my opinion, is a pretty great restaurateur who has obviously and sadly fallen on hard times. I'm also offering condolences to my stomach and my sense of nostalgia, as I won't get to visit again.

It's been a tough week for Brisbane restaurants as Bistro One Eleven and Ortiga also ceasing trade. The restaurant scene in QLD is constantly evolving, but it's never warming to hear of closures of such loved premises especially under the circumstances. 

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