In and out in a flash — and that’s a good thing. Lennons Restaurant and Bar is offering a 60-minute express lunch service from Monday-Friday that is delicious, well-priced and well worth an hour of your time.
Lennons Restaurant and Bar is stylish, sleek and looks like it would be at home in NYC. Situated halfway up the Queen Street Mall, the view from the dining area is breathtaking, with wide, wall-to-ceiling windows opening the space up and making the restaurant feel like it’s floating above the street.
Aside from the modern fit-out, award-winning executive Chef Todd Adams and a team of friendly and fast staff, Lennons boasts a new weekday lunch option for those who don’t want to sacrifice taste and quality just because they’re working.
From Monday-Friday between 12noon and 2pm, you can pop in and enjoy a three-course, fine-dining experience and a wine/beer. If you’re not in and out in 60 minutes or less, you pay only 50 per cent of the total. Of course there are some conditions, but if you are a genuine diner, they pose no problem.
Stopping by on a Tuesday to sample this speed-friendly lunch offer, all aspects of the experience were excellent. To make sure you are enticed back, the menu is changed weekly. It’s simple, fresh and the flavours are well-balanced. Eliminating unnecessary choices — the entree and dessert are set — there is a choice of three mains (which included fish, chicken and a vegetarian pasta option).
The interiors are genuinely appealing, luxe without being arrogantly opulent, sleek without appearing industrial and welcoming rather than intimidating. The kitchen is open so you can watch all the action and there are plants glowing green in all corners of the restaurant. The staff are well-trained, attentive and personable and the team is managed by the efficient and effervescent Bernadette Carroll.
Lennons Restaurant and Bar reopened after its refurbishment in October last year and has been making a name for itself as a quality CBD choice for diners for both business and pleasure since then. While you’re there, make sure you pop up to Level 4 to see the Pool Bar Terrace.
If you work in the CBD and you don’t have time for a ‘long lunch’, make sure you swing by and sample their Lunch-Timed special. It’s only $35, so the value is fabulous and the food is even better.
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Lennons Restaurant and Bar is located at 2/72 Queen Street, CBD. For more information, check out our dining guide.
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