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ELSKA

4.9
4.9
155 Reviews
$101 and over
Modern Australian

Intimate 12 seater degastation restaurant in New Farm.

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2 people

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  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Nordic

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0451 955 084

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Nathan Dunnell

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Menu

Main

  • Danish Heritage Rye

    • Sand Crab Served with Section 28 Fontina

      • Free Range Quail

        • Jerusalem Artichoke with Wild Shot Wallaby

          • Graffiti Eggplant with Burnt Verde

            • Pepperberry Smoked Duck Served with Savory Cumquat

              • Burnt Honey 'Kartoffel'

                • The Whole Cauliflower

                  • Wagyu Intercostal with Fermented Onion Scapes

                    • Soured Apple

                      • Carrot and Rye

                        • Scandinavian Sand Cake

                          Last updated: July 14, 2020

                          What 155 people are saying

                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                          4.9
                          4.9 based on recent ratings
                          • 4.9Food
                          • 4.9Service
                          • 4.8Ambience
                          • 4.7Value

                          NoiseModerate

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                            Fit for Foodies

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                            Notable Wine List

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                          1. C

                            Christine

                            New York Area

                            4 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined 4 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            7th time dining with Elska. I think that’s enough said. Hands down the best fine dining restaurant in Brisbane.

                          2. PA

                            PhoebeA

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 5 days ago

                            overall4food3service3ambience5

                            Food is ok. Beautiful ambiance. Intimate and easy to find

                          3. MW

                            MichaelW

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 6 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Thank you very much for the experience at Elska. Victoria brought me to your restaurant for my birthday. I was honestly blown away by The experience. The wine selection was excellent and complemented each dish perfectly. The food was incredible, and the flavour took me back to when I was in Iceland 28 years ago. I could even smell the place I was at, even though it was 28 years later. Absolutely mind blowing. Thank you

                          4. AK

                            AmitK

                            Mexico City

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 6 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Best degustation I have had for a while - combo of simply delicious dishes and some super-interesting experimental ones. Wine matches were excellent, some were sublime.

                          5. LN

                            LindaN

                            Gold Coast

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on September 11, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            My husband and I visited ELSKA and were amazed at not only the quality of food, but also the service. We had the amazing degustation experience. This is easily one of, if not the best meal we’ve ever eaten. I cannot recommend this place enough! Such a warm and welcoming environment. Thanks team!!

                          6. JP

                            JP0401

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on September 10, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Amazing dinner that exhibited immense creativity and knowledge of food. Very attentive staff who were clearly passionate about their jobs and service.

                          7. CF

                            ClairF

                            Sunshine Coast

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on August 21, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Celebration having my best friend with me - we booked on a whim and so glad we could get in. Food was delicious, well thought out and explained. Wine pairing was delightful.

                          8. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Sydney

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on August 20, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            An absolutely sensational evening and experience! Loved every moment (and mouthful!).

                          9. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Brisbane

                            1 review

                            2.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on June 13, 2021

                            overall2food2service3ambience2

                            I thought the food was to complex To many flavours going one

                          10. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            zDO NOT USE

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on June 11, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Food was refined, complex and layered. Thank you for a very special occasion.

                          11. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Kent

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on May 21, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            The whole team at Elska were excellent. I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone looking for something a bit special!

                          12. B

                            Brianna

                            Brisbane

                            5 reviews

                            5.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on May 16, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Amazing food, excellent service. If you’re looking for unpretentious, delicious and imaginative food this is the place for you!

                          13. LC

                            LesC

                            Brisbane

                            5 reviews

                            5.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on May 6, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Amazing and innovative food, a wine list to match together with top class staff and service. Definitely my favourite.

                          14. TA

                            TrudyA

                            Sydney

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 2, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Amazing Experience for all Food Lovers in a beautiful space. The staff were friendly and happy. I am looking forward to my next reservation which I have already made. Must Do!

                          15. A

                            Aeeco

                            Brisbane

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on May 2, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Such a beautiful dining experience, every dish and wine pairing was so thought out. Staff were knowledgeable and attentative. Cant wait to go back.

                          16. ST

                            SianT

                            Brisbane

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on May 1, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Amazing food! Everything was so delicious and inventive, and they catered for my dietary requirement perfectly. Highly recommend.

                          17. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Brisbane

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 30, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Absolutely phenomenal experience. Highly recommended for a special occasion dinner. Only 11 diners were present in our seating, so we received ample attention from the waitstaff (including the lovely in-house sommelier). Very knowledgeable, friendly and attentive staff (without being intrusive) and the calibre of dishes on offer in both flavour and execution was second to none. I’ve eaten in world class establishments around the globe (Paris, New York, Tokyo) but this is possibly the best meal I’ve ever had. So thoughtfully crafted and passionately served - we’ll be back next season for sure!

                          18. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Brisbane

                            1 review

                            vip
                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 29, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Love the place, food, experience and service were a 10/10 The best restaurant I have ever been to

                          19. D

                            Dingo

                            Brisbane

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 23, 2021

                            overall3food2service4ambience3

                            the food is very overpriced for a majority pre- prepared courses. the wine matching was the highlight- outstanding wines from a very knowledgeable wine waiter

                          20. MR

                            MartinR

                            Sydney

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 23, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Best restaurant experience in Brisbane for a number of years. Great special occasion place

                          21. NB

                            NikolaB

                            Brisbane

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 23, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            One of the best dining experiences of my life! The food was divine. From the way the food is prepared, to the way nothing is wasted, to the way the meal is presented and the way the passion and enthusiasm of the staff was shared with me, all made this experience 12/10. Cannot recommend it enough. Worth every cent!

                          22. JH

                            JudithH

                            Brisbane

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 22, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            A great experience - very friendly and informative. The staff clearly are dedicated to their profession.

                          23. TM

                            TimothyM

                            Hawaii

                            15 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            15 reviews

                            Dined on April 18, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Outstanding food and service. We can’t wait to return for another amazing meal!

                          24. B

                            Brie

                            Melbourne

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 18, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Absolutely delicious and creative food, with an emphasis on sustainability and using fresh in-season native produce. Highly recommend Elska - I plan to go at least once per season.

                          25. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Brisbane

                            3 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on April 18, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Best degustation dinner I’ve ever had 🙌🏻 Each course is so well thought. The presentation is top notch. Every plate is just like a piece of artwork. The whole experience is sensational. Highly recommend!

                          26. LC

                            LauraC

                            Brisbane

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 17, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            What an amazing experience. The attention to detail with everything is a testament to your passion for what you all do. Thank you for this unique experience!

                          27. NW

                            NW85

                            Denver

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 16, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Beautiful food, beautiful wine, fabulous service, nice and select!

                          28. BS

                            BrettS

                            Brisbane

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 15, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fantastic food wine and service, couldn’t ask for better.

                          29. F

                            Felicity

                            Brisbane

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 15, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Best culinary experience of my life. Could not fault. Will be back most definitely.

                          30. GB

                            GeorginaB

                            Brisbane

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 9, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Incredible service and food! Will definitely be back

                          31. LK

                            LanaK

                            Brisbane

                            1 review

                            vip
                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 4, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            A standout dining experience. Elska combines a thoughtful, creative approach to ingredients with incredible service and style.

                          32. TH

                            TamH

                            Brisbane

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 3, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Best restaurant I've ever eaten at. Outstanding. Staff are passionate about what they do and it pays off in the well crafted and executed menu.

                          33. BM

                            BigM

                            Brisbane

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 3, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Amazing night. This restaurant is a must try. We will definitely be back.

                          34. BE

                            BillE

                            Brisbane

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on April 2, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Exquisitely executed degustation experience. Wines were matched to perfection, service was wonderful. Great to see Brisbane has another serious fine dining option...right up there with Dan Arnold, Fleet etc.

                          35. CH

                            CampbellH

                            Brisbane

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 1, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Best meal my fiancé and I have ever had. Every single part of the dining experience was exceptional. I have recommended to friends and family.

                          36. G

                            Georgia

                            Brisbane

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on April 1, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Always gorgeous! This was our second visit to Elska and it certainly won't be the last!

                          37. MD

                            MandelaD

                            Brisbane

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 26, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Very unique dinning experience. Great for adventurous foodies. Food was extremely delicious and flavour combinations are unique.

                          38. EM

                            ElisaM

                            Brisbane

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 25, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            An amazing fine dining experience! The team were lovely and the food was exquisite!

                          39. RC

                            RosC

                            Brisbane

                            7 reviews

                            5.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on March 21, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Elska was a wonderful experience and the staff are very attentive. A very enjoyable experience. We’ll be back for the winter menu

                          40. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Brisbane

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 20, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Fantastic Food is great and highly recommended wine matching. However, no any special treatment for birthday or anniversary.

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                          ELSKA is rated 4.9 stars by 155 OpenTable diners

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                          Google Map for ELSKA

                          148 Merthyr Road New Farm, AU-QLD 4005

                          • Neighborhood

                            New Farm

                          • Hours of operation

                            Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
                            Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

                          • Cuisines

                            Modern Australian, Nordic

                          • Dining style

                            Fine Dining

                          • Dress code

                            Smart Casual

                          • Public transit

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                          • Payment options

                            AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                          • Executive chef

                            Nathan Dunnell

                          • Entertainment

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                            Beer, Cocktails, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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