Occupying the basement of the historic Corbett Chambers building, you’ll almost think you’re in Melbourne when you descend upon Corbett & Claude. As far as laneway bars in Brisbane go, they dont’t get much better than here. These guys offer a combination of authentic Italian and an array of bar food to satisfy any food cravings you may have, complimented with a kick-ass cocktail list to indulge in too.
What I love most about Corbett & Claude is its electric atmosphere. The party-pooper in the group will claim the volume levels are a touch too high, probably as noise echos within the tall ceilings, but there’s plenty of life within these four walls. The culture within the place is particularly laid back, with bartenders and staff really a step above the norm.
Corbett & Claude focus on ‘shared food done well’, and I couldn’t put it better myself. Their pizza and pasta dishes are expertly created in-house, while all you cheese fans (myself included) will love the option of making your own cheese and meat board. Off the share menu, i can’t recommend the chicken bites highly enough - I don’t know who Mrs C is, but thank you treating us to this dish!
Like any good laneway bar, the cocktail range is quite wide in variety. There really is something for everyone, but if I had to suggest one, it would be the ‘cocktails in my activewear’. The sweetness of the Lychee and Elderflower Liqueurs mix perfectly with the ketel one vodka, while the chia seeds on the outside of the glass add a nice bit of texture. There’s also a bunch of craft beers, ales, ciders and wine on offer - do yourself a favour and check this place out after work - you won’t be disappointed!
Authentic Italian and Bar food with a great cocktail menu. The perfect spot to knock back a few after work!
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Mrs C's Chicken Bites & 'Cocktails in my Activewear'
283 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
Phone (07) 3221 1166
Mon-Tu: 11:30am to 10pm
Fri: 11:30am to 11:30pm
Sat: 6pm to 11:30pm