West End’s Newest Darling: Gum Bistro Opens Its Doors

Gum Bistro

West End’s recent surge as a dining destination continues with the much-anticipated opening of Gum Bistro. This charming newcomer, run by a savvy young duo, promises big flavours, warm service, and a whole lot more.



Photo Credit: Instagram/ Gum Bistro

Chef Lachlan Matheson, and Mr Phil Poussart, the sommelier, are both industry veterans with a clear vision for their first foray into restaurant ownership. Their focus? Providing a welcoming space that goes beyond just serving food.

Gum Bistro’s appeal is undeniable. The light-filled space, adorned with local artwork, boasts a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. The menu, crafted by Lachlan, champions fresh Queensland produce, with dishes ranging from playful snacks to hearty share plates like duck-liver parfait with native tamarind and brawn, or sweetcorn agnolotti with crema di parmigiana.

Photo Credit: Instagram/ Gum Bistro

For a larger offering, there’s cabbage-wrapped cobia with zucchini and creme fraiche, or Margra lamb rump with sweetbread, beans, and radicchio. You can check out the updated menu here

On the beverage side, Phil curates a diverse wine list, with options ranging from budget-friendly to vintage treasures. Signature cocktails, featuring ingredients straight from the kitchen, round out the offerings. More beverage options are on their menu here

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With plans to expand to lunch service and potentially even earlier weekend hours, Gum Bistro is quickly becoming a beloved local haunt. It’s a place where West End’s diverse crowd—from architects to students—can gather for a memorable and enjoyable dining experience.

Published Date 23-April-2024