If there’s one thing you didn’t know was missing in your life Gold Coasters it is a perfectly placed wine and brunch bar and hold onto your hats because we have news.
Frederick’s quietly opened their doors just recently, to rave reviews might we add, and it is everything you could ask for in a wine and brunch bar plus a little bit of added luxury and you are going to love it.
Found in the space where Sparrow Eating House once stole our hearts, Frederick’s certainly lives up to its predecessor but with an entirely different, and equally loveable offering.
The space is reminiscent of a wine bar you might find on the streets of NYC but, with teal accents and timber and brass dotted throughout, it’s perfectly at home in the delightful little oceanside suburb of Nobby Beach.
In the front window, a corner comprising of four lounge-style chairs is the perfect spot for a Sunday afternoon session of sipping and people watching while stools at the bar offer more of a bar snacks and wine tasting vibe.
In the back, a low-lit area is made up of slightly more formal dining tables with plenty of peeking-into-the-kitchen opportunities. The polished concrete floor and low-hanging lighting give the space a soft, refined industrial look and we’re all about it.
Let it be known, we’re quite keen on the menu too. There’s a breakfast slash brunch menu absolutely mouth watering dishes along the lines of Local Sandcrab Omelette with fermented chilli and spring onion on sourdough and word on the street is, folks have been coming back day after day to eat this dish.
Not to mention the Waffle with whipped Nutella, roasted hazelnuts and Davidson plums and Tartine of Roasted Pumpkin with goat curd, pepitas and preserved lemon on Burleigh baker sourdough. Actual flavour sensations.
Those dishes can be found on the All Day menu while treats like Snapper Dumplings and Fresh Oysters with orange dressing on the after 11am menu.
The Bar Menu also boasts the tastiest of oysters plus Woodfired Corn (love you), with spicy aioli and pecorino and there’s a Lemon Tart with whipped Mascarpone that we could eat every day forever.
In the evening, the fun really begins with cheese and cured meats on the menu and if there are three things we could not live without in this life, they are cheese, cured meats and life-changing wine. We’re really happy Frederick’s is here.
Of course, each and every one of those dishes can be, and is, perfectly matched to one of the MANY varieties of wine on offer and a treat Frederick’s wine list is.
There are 21 tipples by the glass and 50 by the bottle and there are many Australian varieties on offer along with a select few from France, Italy and Spain. Each one is by a small batch producer and each one is absolute magic.
Also, in the name of allowing us to sample more exceptional wines, owners Andrew and Jayden (father and son) employed the help of a contraption called a Coravin which pierces the cork of the wine bottle and then reseals it so the wine lasts longer for us lucky folks.
Just quickly, Frederick’s was named after a man called Frederick Fowler who lost his bull (Nobby) in, yes, Nobby Beach and the guys wanted to pay a little homage to that fun tale.
One last thing, there is a five course degustation matched with wine and cocktails that you may partake in and the menu changes weekly so there’s a(nother) reason to go weekly.
Most importantly perhaps, you may also drink cocktails at breakfast time (from 10am).
It’s your new favourite place to be and we will no doubt see you there on the regular.
LOCATION: 2/32 Lavarack Rd, Nobby Beach
HOURS: From 7am until 2pm Tuesday and Wednesday, 7am until late Thursday to Saturday and 7am until 6pm Sunday
Words and photos by Kirra Smith