Wooden Horse Restaurant & Bar


One of Brisbane's dining hotspots, Clayfield's beloved Wooden Horse Restaurant and Bar, has just relaunched with an impressive new seasonal menu along with new owners.  

The exquisitely converted old general store, with its rustic wooden floorboards, leadlight and frosted windows, French doors, VJ walls and lashings of old world charm, would have to be one of Brisbane’s most ambient restaurants.

Wooden Horse Restaurant, Clayfield

More than just a beautiful space, Wooden Horse Restaurant and Bar is a serious foodie destination, thanks to owners Executive Chef Nick Alba and his wife Ruby, who have taken over the reins, bringing city-quality food and wine to the northside neighbourhood.

Wooden Horse Restaurant, Clayfield

Nick began his career in London under the tutelage of Gordon Ramsay, working in the group’s famed restaurants. He now utilises those learned traditional French techniques blended with global and contemporary elements to highlight the melting pot that is ‘Modern Australian’ cuisine. 

Wooden Horse Restaurant, Clayfield

Showcasing sustainable and local ingredients sourced exclusively from South East Queensland, Nick creates delectable, technical dishes that allow the produce to shine. Snacks include Natural Oysters with rhubarb and lemon myrtle; Seasonal Tarts with fruit, smoked honey, bee pollen and goats cheese; and Bone Marrow with miso and pepperberry.

Wooden Horse Restaurant, Clayfield

Entrees consist of Burrata with basil, persimmon, and tomato; Beef Tartare with creme fraiche, cured yolk and capers; and Bug with leek, nettle and herbs.

Wooden Horse Restaurant, Clayfield

Mains include melt-in-the mouth Beef Cheek served with potato, beetroot, carrot and jus; Fish with potato, pea, malt vinegar mayo and tartar; Pork with croquette, savoy cabbage, onion, and apricot; plus Lamb with eggplant, labneh, rosemary, and chickpea.

Wooden Horse Restaurant, Clayfield

To finish, the seasonal menu boasts two divine  desserts - Chocolate Tart with macadamia, crème fraîche, and berries or Beignet with poached pear, parsnip mousse, and rosella.

Wooden Horse Restaurant, Clayfield

Alternatively, you could complete your meal with a glass of dessert wine: Soumah bortytis viognier, 2020, Yarra Valley or Penfolds grand tawny port, Barossa Valley.

Wooden Horse is fully licenced, with a carefully curated wine list, a selection of tap beer, and a concise cocktail list including their signature Trojan Spritz (pink gin, shrub syrup, lemon and prosecco).

Wooden Horse Restaurant & Bar

278 Junction Rd


Opening hours


3857 3893


278 Junction Rd Clayfield

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