The Inchcolm Bar is located on the ground floor of a beautiful Neo-Georgian all-suite hotel.
Ovolo Group Managing Director ANZ, Dave Baswal says: “Think a 1920s Paris salon where Gertrude, Ernest and Pablo would comfortably rub shoulders while sharing trailblazing ideas. From the moment guests set foot into the lobby of the all-suite boutique hotel, they are transported to another time and place where prestige and lushness reigned.”
“The Inchcolm is the clandestine gem that history lovers, art lovers and just lovers in general are looking for.” says Baswal.
The original owner of The Incholm, Marie Thomson was a well-known Brisbane socialite, who loved hosting parties with free-flowing Martinis. Her husband, Dr John Thomson, was a pioneering surgeon who contrasted the building in 1880.
You can enjoy the golden age of bistro dining with a carefully crafted cocktail menu. You can pop in for a wine or beer, or a something from their selection of spirits including gin, vodka, mezcal, whisky, rum. The bar is open for full drink service seven days a week from midday until late.
We popped in to try the three-martini lunch. The current menu includes:
- ‘The Inchcolm Martini’ created with Ketel One Vodka, Sipsmith London Dry Gin, Fennel infused Dry Vermouth Orange Bitters and Olive Juice.
- ‘Cucumber Rose’ with Cucumber infused Tanqueray Gin, Marie Brizard Elderflower, Rosewater, Prosecco, Cucumber ribbon and rose petal.
- Spring Hill
The menu includes entrees of escargot with baguette, Chicken liver Pater, grilled sourdough, cranberry jam, or three natural Tasmanian oysters. The mains menu includes Steak Frites, shoestring fries and port wine jus, Moreton bay bug spaghetti with cherry tomatoes chilli and pangrattato, or market fish with brown butter, sauteed beans, and crispy Tuscan potatoes, or potato gnocchi with creamy mushroom ragu, arugula, truffle oil and pecorino.
I was pleased to be able to try escargot as it’s hard to find. I enjoyed my steak with shoestring fries. My dining companion ordered oysters and market fish of salmon and found both to be delicious.
About The Inchcolm Bar by Ovolo
he Inchcolm By Ovolo
73 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill QLD 4000
Phone: (07) 3226 8888
Bar: Sunday to Thursday 12pm-11pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm-midnight
Food Service: Tuesday to Saturday 12 pm to 9 pm
About Ovolo Group
The Ovolo Group was founded by entrepreneur Girish Jhunjhnuwala and first entered the real estate market in 2002; then further expanded into the hotel industry in 2010. Ovolo Hotels quickly became one of Hong Kong and Australia’s most dynamic independent owner operated hospitality firms by providing guests with the best in effortless living across hotels and food and beverage outlets.
The Ovolo Group is a collection of contemporary hotels that keep you connected to the little luxuries you love, all effortlessly included. The company prides itself on being in touch with the modern traveller through award-winning interior designs, detail-driven comforts, complimentary value-added services like the mini bar and breakfast, with cutting-edge technology. Ovolo Hotels have been acknowledged for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence, receiving the accolade “Hotel Brand of the Year”, at the 2019 and 2020 HM Awards.
A proud Hong Kong brand, Ovolo Group remains a family-owned and privately-operated business operating four hotels and three restaurants in Hong Kong, and seven hotels and five restaurants across Australia in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane. A new hotel is being developed in Melbourne, Australia, Ovolo South Yarra.
Ovolo also has the By Ovolo Collective within its portfolio of hotels, a distinctive collection of four hotels each one unique, each one special, the more guests explore, the more they’ll find. These include Nishi Apartments in Canberra Australia, Mojo Nomad Aberdeen Harbour in Hong Kong, The Sheung Wan Hong Kong, and Mamaka Kuta Beach Bali Indonesia launching Q1 2021.