Chef Gordon Wu’s inspiration for his first restaurant, the Flaming Olive Restaurant + Bar, began with his love of olives.

This salty Mediterranean fruit is the signature dish in his restaurant, with Brisbane flocking to taste the flaming olive – literally heated over an open blaze.

Everything on the menu is made on the premises — from the fragrant chicken to the suckling pork, the Flaming Olive is treat packed.

Once you get past the food, the bar dessert concoctions are an indulgence in themselves, from martinis, champagne cocktails, apple crumble, spirits and a diverse wine list.