Travel Brisbane Series: Stones Corner Bus Charter

Brisbane as a city is a favourite tourist destination for people from all walks of life. There is a lot more to it than the hustle bustle of the city. There are amazing suburbs, including the likes of Stones Corner. Choose Brisbane bus hire to explore this wonderful place in the outskirts.

 

About Stones Corner

Located in the heart of Greenslopes, Stones Corner is a popular precinct that shows off it suburban flair through its culinary delights and diversity. With an amazing mix of restaurants, bars and cafes, paired with a range of giftware shopping and clothes, Stones Corner offers a vibrant atmosphere for any occasion. Dating back to 1875 with the Stone Family, it has a strong historic background, which was initially known s Burnett Swamp. After James Stone bought the land and ran a successful shop on the corner of Old Cleveland Road and Logan Road in 1875, the area was named Stones Corner. In 1887, he sold his land where the new owner erected a 2-storeyed building which is known as the Stones Corner Hotel.

Shady Palms

This retreat of cool found at the southern end of Stones Corner characterizes a filled bar and cafe in an old weatherboard shop complete with back garden courtyard and paper lantern festooned laneway. Inside the vintage ambiance meets western saloon, potted palms, frosted windows, fringed bordello lamps, VJ walls and ceiling. Local legends Bec and Mal are also the regular figures here. Lady M salted cod croquettes with mushroom sauce, chorizo and smashed peas, along with paprika sour cream, roasted mushrooms, tomato or fried egg.

The menu comprises a host of dishes with must try signature dishes such as buttermilk chicken with creamy coleslaw and pulled pork with kimchi mayo, along with salads such as the San Fran of smoked chicken, corn salsa along with singletons, tacos with chimi churri and blackbean. You can expect a decent range of boutique wines and craft beers, along with luscious mixers. Food and drinks are ordered from bars or counters in the space.

Stones Corner Village

Stones Corner Village is an enclosed centre featuring 21 speciality shops. There has been a major transformation of the Centre with large renovation works completed. The renovations have been central to the overall lift and have secured new tenants including IndiMex, 5 Boroughs, Suburban Cafe and ALDI Supermarket. A few other key mentions include ALDI Supermarket, Suburban Cafe, NewsXpress, HomesMart, IndiMex and Suburban Cafe.

The Bent Elbow

The Bent Elbow craft beer and wine bar is a relatively new watering hole that has arrived in Stones Corner. Situated on Old Cleveland Road, the Bent Elbow is an effort from Jeremy’s Bar & Bistro, with a comfortable and casual, yet sleek and stylish ambiance. There’s an indoor beer garden up front, with hanging baskets of greenery, outdoor folding furniture and think astro turf, along with brick and dark timber at the back. As for the seating, there are 12 beers on tap including Mainstay Amber ale by Green Beacon Brewery, Out & a Bout pale ale by Newstead Brewing and Betty by All Inn Brewing, while the wine list is Australian with a few exceptions.

Gastropub fare range from rib eye on the bone with red wine sauce and lemon brined chicken Maryland to slow cooked lamb pie with chips and beef burgers served with shoestring fries. There are plenty of pizza and pasta options as well, such as recommended Lambretta pizza. In case you are looking for some casual bites, some of the bar snacks include coconut infused scallop ceviche on tortillas, balsamic glazed beef short ribs and fried spiced chicken nibbles. You can simply order dessert, the must try strawberry tart with balsamic vinegar ice-cream and mint leaves.

Annerley Bikeway Path

Even though the bikeway path does not have much of a scenery, except for stormwater culvert and odd freeway, this 4 km ride is a safe and flat pathway with a couple of welcoming playgrounds and easily doable by inexperienced riders and younger children as well. There’s nothing more you can ask for, except a decent cafe at the rear end. The ride will essentially start at Ekibin Park South, and it is fairly an exposed one, with shades limited to the playgrounds such as the one next to Ekibin Soccer Club. Kids are going to love it, particularly racing through the multi-tunnelled drains that characterize echo chambers.

Once you are at the Stones Corner, the Lady Marmalade Cafe is right across the street, where the park ends at the junction of Lincoln St and O’Keefe. Subsequently head around into the Logan Rd area to the Hotel where delicious food can be had.

Stones Corner Hotel

The moment you enter the beautifully refurbished landmark, you will feel the heritage charm of the Stones Corner Hotel. Located in the heart of inner city southside, it is central to all transportation modes. This can be your starting place for an adventurous day, while you can also book the venue for a romantic meal or birthday celebrations. There’s an extensive cocktails, coffees, and wine menus to choose from, along with 16 beers on tap. Whether you are in Stones Corner to celebrate someone’s birthday or on a romantic date, this is an ideal spot.

Stones Corner Flower Shops

From pared-down restraint to lavish opulence, Stones Corner Flower shop can create highly customized arrangements that are tailored for all sorts of events. The flowers are uniquely fashioned into a diverse wealth of fragrance and colour. The posies are delivered in a vase or recycled glass mason jar, so they are as fresh as possible. You just need to water them to keep it fresh and healthy.

If you are planning a group trip to Stones Corner, make sure to book bus hire in Brisbane. Not only is it affordable, but also convenient at the same time. You need not worry about directions, as the driver will make sure you reach the destination as per your preferences.

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