Factory 51

Coorparoo

Factory 51 is an oasis of industrial cool – a bar, pizzeria and bistro in a century old back street factory not far from the old Myer Coorparoo site.

The historic red brick factory, which was most recently home to a laminex business, has been given a slick makeover whilst retaining its character, including steel girders and beams, the original exposed brick walls, concrete floors and a vintage piece of machinery just inside the door.

Factory 51 Coorparoo

Out front is an openair courtyard with bar tables and BBQ tables whilst running along one side a gorgeous covered courtyard laneway festooned with greenery and fairy lights has plenty more eating. Or punters can choose to sit inside with a view on the open kitchen, green marble bar and the massive three tonne tiled pizza oven.

Factory 51 Coorparoo

Open for a casual lunch – think burgers and thick cut chips, bolognese or salads – and a drink from the bar, Factory 51 hits its stride after 5pm, when the pizza oven fires up, as does the grill, the retractable roof opens to a starry sky and the full range of share plates and desserts are available.

Factory 51 Coorparoo

Start the evening with Nibbles such as sweet potato fries, marinated Olives, House-made Bread and Dips or Toasted Almonds then To Share there’s baby Calamari, Pork Shoulder Meatballs, Charred Zucchini and Creamy Herbed Feta, Chilli Garlic Prawns or Baked Camembert Board.

Factory 51 Coorparoo

Wood-fired pizza choices are between red based (think Margherita, Salami and Chilli, Leg Ham or Prawn) or white based (Pork and Fennel Sausage, Potato or 4 Cheese), while Salads include Wild leaf and Pecorino, Baby Leaf or Pear and Gorgonzola.

Factory 51 Coorparoo

From the Grill there’s King Pork Cutlet, 250g Rump, 300g Marinated Lamb Skewers, Harissa-Basted Chicken Breast or Swordfish Steak, with Sides such as Thick Cut Chips, Cous Cous, Provolone Potato Gratin or Sweet Potato Mash.

And Desserts include House Tiramisu, Peanut Butter Ice-Cream Sandwich, Nutella Pizza or a selection of Home Made Ice-cream (from the Specials Board).

As well as some 10 or so local craft beers on tap, there’s plenty of bottled varieties and a good selection of Austraian and international wines by the glass or bottle.

Nice to know – Kids are welcome here too, with a special menu offering Rigatoni Pasta (tomato sugo, fresh basil, sage butter, Bolognese or Crumbed Chicken and Chips.

Need to know – Out back of Factory 51 is a giant super cool function space – The Workshop – with its own bar and media room.

The menu may have changed since this review

Factory 51

51 Holdsworth St

Coorparoo

Opening Hours

3324 0844

Map

51 Holdsworth Rd Coorparoo

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