Executive Chef Brendon Barker (ex-Embassy XO) has developed an exciting modern fusion of Asian and European cuisines using the best of Queensland produce. Located upstairs in the Riparian Plaza, Madame Wu has superb views across the Brisbane River. The decor is a mix of lights, partitions, bamboo and wooden tables illuminated with electric candles.
‘Fusion’ can sometimes lead to ‘confusion’, but at Madame Wu the dishes are innovative, tasty and designed to share. Moreton Bay bug steamed sandwiches are small slider burgers with a generous serve of bug meat, a sweet and tangy coleslaw, miso mayonnaise and pickled cucumber. It’s hard to stop at one! Crispy fried fish dumplings come as four pieces joined together, crunchy on one side and soft on the other. The subtle fish flavour is well complemented by coriander verde.
PSST! The best tables are the four tables for two on the balcony – take a friend, and enjoy one of the best views in Brisbane.