New eatery Proud Mary is rolling on the Brisbane River at the Brisbane Powerhouse, opened on Friday 2 November. Helmed by an all-female hospitality team, the new Proud Mary will reinvigorate Brisbane Powerhouse’s all-day dining scene, with quirky Southern-inspired soul food, proudly Brisbane-brewed beers, and an innovative cocktail list with Bloody Marys taking centre stage.

Celebrating the best of local produce, highlighting the punchy flavours and French influence of America’s south, the menu is designed for sharing with friends over a long, lazy brunch and right through to dinner. Nestled in Brisbane Powerhouse, Proud Mary has all the ingredients to provide a pre-show nibble or post-show dinner to keep the good times flowing. The menu will include delicious river-inspired dishes like Louisiana oyster po’ boys, griddled crab cakes, buckets of prawns, and crispy squid. Sharing platters  of delicate seafood, buckets of fried chicken with muffins, and build-your-own beef brisket tortillas will also be available.

For something different, there is the Tuna Iceburger or French dip pork belly sandwich with cheese curds and gravy-laden poutine on the side, and decadent beignets doused in icing sugar. The brunch menu is in turns fresh, healthy, and French in flavour. From delicate cucumber coconut chia puddings to classic croque madames and the chef ’s signature goat cheese tartine burger, Proud Mary will be dishing up breakfast classics in cruisy French style.

The Queen Mary Long Brunch will be the perfect way to kick off weekends, running every Saturday from 10am to 2pm. It will include a five-course shared brunch of chia fruit cups, gin and beetroot cured salmon, DIY breakfast tacos, roasted summer fruits and Bloody Marys.

Celebrate Proud Mary’s opening in true New Orleans style, with $12 Bloody Marys all weekend from opening on Friday through to Sunday. Proud Mary will be putting on good times for Melbourne Cup, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day, and is available to hire for events of all sizes.

With great food, quintessential river views, and a relaxed, lively atmosphere, Proud Mary is set to bring new life to New Farm’s riverside.

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