West End’s New Dining Spot: Gum Bistro Opening Soon

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Pasta Club’s West End location (Photo credit: Google Street View)

A new neighbourhood bistro called Gum Bistro is set to open at Boundary Street in West End in a few weeks.

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The eatery will be helmed by seasoned hospitality professionals, sommelier Phil Poussart and chef Lachlan Matheson.

The duo plans to open Gum Bistro in the space formerly occupied by Pasta Club at 237 Boundary Street, with a vision to retain the casual, welcoming vibe the locale was known for under previous ownership, whilst putting their own stamp on the restaurant.

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Matheson first garnered attention cooking under Ben Williamson at Gerard’s Bistro before honing his skills abroad with the P Franco group. Upon returning to Brisbane, he took over the kitchen at Pasta Club. When Pasta Club’s owners decided to close, Matheson was offered the chance to take over the lease and open Gum Bistro.

He teamed up with Poussart, who spent four years working in Hobart’s top restaurants before overseeing the wine programs at ESSA and Pilloni in Brisbane. Together, the two envision Gum Bistro as an approachable European-style bistro with distinct Australian influences.

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The menu will shift seasonally, ranging from small plates to heartier mains that spotlight Queensland produce. Poussart looks forward to curating an eclectic wine list with diverse offerings. Inside, the moody interior of Pasta Club will give way to a sunlit space with a green and white palette, artwork from local artists, and abundant greenery.

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Gum Bistro is targeting a mid-to-late March 2024 opening in the former Pasta Club location, bringing a fresh neighbourhood dining option to Boundary Street in West End. Follow them on Instagram @gumbistro to stay updated about the opening. 

Published 17-February-2024