Bluenose Betty Bar & Kitchen


Bluenose Betty Bar & Kitchen is a stunning eatery housed in the historic, art deco Sandgate Billiard Saloon.

Wedged between Salvos and Maccas, on Sandgate's main thoroughfare, Bluenose Betty boasts a vintage vibe with vaulted ceilings, pretty blue and white wallpaper, striking red pressed metal bar, and a bookcase filled with bottles of wine. 

Patrons can dine inside the light-filled restaurant with plenty of seating provided or al fresco in the Tuscan-style courtyard beer garden with retractable roof and central garden feature.  

The extensive menu features tasty bar bites such as beer battered fries and crispy onion rings, baked camembert and baked pretzels, popcorn chicken and salt and pepper squid strips, spiced zucchini fritters and tempura cauliflower florets served with a trio of dipping sauces. 

There's classic pub fare from buttermilk chicken wings and big chicken schnittys, to soft tacos (stuffed with Baja fish, popcorn chicken or marinated steak strips) and mouth-watering sirloin steaks with your choice of crispy chat potatoes or beer battered fries, fresh salad or seasonal veges, and sauce: mushroom gravy, peppercorn, Diane, or garlic and tarragon butter. 

Plus, there are​​​​​ flatbread pizzas - Margherita, Vego, BBQ Chicken, Marinated Steak, or Garlic Prawn and Salami - as well as a variety of juicy burgers: classic wagyu cheese burger, hickory smoked bbq pulled pork, peri peri chicken, or haloumi and mushroom. Or share a charcuterie plate piled with prosciutto, salami, camembert, cheddar,  mixed olives, pickles, grapes, relish, crackers and charred flatbread. 

Drinks wise, there's a constantly rotating selection of cold craft beers, ciders and ginger beers on tap, plus cans and bottles in the fridge.  

In addition, there's a sizeable wine list, spirits, and cocktails including all the great classics and creative concoctions like the Pineapple & Jalapeno Margarita, Pillow & a Blankie (Bulleit bourbon whisky and cloudy apple juice with honey and ginger syrup), and Fluff Head (bubble gum-infused vodka, Chambord liqueur, lime juice, passionfruit, apple juice and fairy floss).

By Deb Lidster

Still hungry for more suggestions on where to eat out in Brisbane, head to our comprehensive Eat & Drink section HERE! Happy grazing!

Bluenose Betty

73 Rainbow St


Opening hours 

3269 3258


Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

Take a front row seat for Riverfire 2021 at Brisbane's newest overwater bar
Geraldine Hickey is coming to The Tivoli for one night only
Journey into a labyrinth of varietals at Cloudland
A weekend of great family fun that celebrates Aussie cultural bush heritage
Australia Independent Film Festival |AIFF| returns to Metro Arts West End
'The Godfather' meets 'The Haunting of Hill House'
Jane Austen fans can take a rare foray into the author's world
BrisBricks LEGO® Fan Expo at is a must visit for LEGO fans of all ages
Vote now for your favourite photo in the annual Photographic Awards

Spring into Dreamworld

Spring into Dreamworld with something for everyone, from a Spring County Fair and the re-opening of WhiteWater World
Spring into Dreamworld

Stunning Historic Stays in Southern Queensland Country

Take a trip back in time with a stay at one of these unique, historically-significant properties
Stunning Historic Stays in SQC

Wine & Cheese New Zealand Edition

Take a trip to the ‘land of the long white cloud’ for an evening of wine and cheese in a grand heritage-listed courtyard
Wine & Cheese New Zealand Edition Brisbane Treasury

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Step inside a world of pure imagination with Roald Dahl's beloved tale brought to magical life on stage at QPAC
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort

Spoil yourself with a spontaneous beachfront getaway to this beautiful resort an easy 1-hour drive from Brisbane City
Sheraton Grand Escape

The Naked Magicians

Australia’s biggest comedy magic export are bringing their show to The Tivoli in October
The Naked Magicians

September- October Guide

Spring into the September - October school holidays with these fantastic activities, shows and events
September School Holidays 2021

Top Things to Do

This year's iconic carnival runs for the whole month of September - don't miss it!
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

People's Choice

Vote now for your favourite photo in the annual awards that showcase the city of Brisbane
Lord Mayor's Photographic Awards

Top Things to Do Sep 24-26

From front row seats to Riverfire to giant humanoids and night tram rides, some top things to do this weekend
This Weekend Sep 24-26
Art Boat lights up Brisbane River!