Saturday, February 19, 2011

Panama Jack's

"Oh sorry about that," said Amanda cheerfully, as we wandered through the halls of the Bracken Ridge, past the topless barmaids Tarven to have dinner at Panama Jack's. I have to admit I hadn't even notice the topless ladies and it wasn't until we left that my eyes confirmed there were indeed ample blonde ladies serving patrons. But that's a tangent ... we're talking about Panama Jack's. Panama Jack's an expansive no fuss, gaming parlour style restaurant nested behind the Bracken Ridge Traven's Rum Jungle and features indoor and alfresco dining areas. The menu features wide range of enormous meals, so ensure you come with an empty stomach.

Orders are taken at the counter and meals are delivered to your table. Amanda ordered the Garlic and Cheese Pizza Bread with Aioli as a starter and it was lovely. Light, cheesy and the aioli provided a nice creamy lift.

But I think the stand out meal for me was the Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks. The shanks had a great colour and were melt in your mouth soft, served with creamy potato mash, vegetables and a rich jus. To me comfort food with good company is the ultimate way to spend your evening.

Amanda decided to order the fish special which was a Macadamia crusted Barramundi fillet served with vegetables and a green curry sauce. We were a little lost the macadamia crust went but Amanda informs me she enjoyed her meal. If you're keen to come down to Panama Jack's for dinner I would recommend booking as the restaurant filled up quickly. Bracken Ridge Rewards members are given 20% off Wednesday and Thursday is steak night with a chargrilled rump steak, cooked to your liking for $16.50.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
Address: 154 Barrrett Street, Bracken Ridge, Brisbane, QLD 4017
Open: 7 days a week. Lunch from 11:30am and dinner from 5:30pm.
Phone: (07) 3269 7011
Price: Entrees from $5;90. Mains: $19.90 - $33.

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