BRISBANE | Snack Man the third venue from Cameron and Jordan Votan, the brothers behind popular spot Happy Boy next door, and Greengrass in the CBD. Unlike the wok and BBQ focus of Happy Boy, Snack Man showcases regional snacks and street food favourites from across China, and places in the world with a large Chinese population.
It’s a dark, low-lit space, with a long bar displaying the impressive wine and spirit collection up to the ceiling. Lots of concrete, granite, and leather, with space for 80 downstairs and 15 upstairs.
Each dish on the menu lists the region from which it originates. Dishes include things like su chai jiao (sticky mushroom or chicken dumplings) from Shanghai, Taiwanese yan su ji (crispy salt and pepper chicken ribs), and Mao shi hongshao rou (Chairman’s comforting red-braised pork belly). The tasting menu, which gives you the best of the menu for $59 per person, is great value and highly recommended.
Snack Man works well as a restaurant, but is equally a place where you can go for a drink and, as the name suggests, a snack. The drinks list is very impressive. Over 400 bottles of wines from around the world, plus a good selection of interesting drops by the glass, craft beer, and cocktails. The low intervention, funky section of the wine list is particularly good.
Between fairy-lit trees, East Street
Sun, Tue – Thu: 4:00pm to 12:00am
Fri – Sat: 2:00pm to 12:00am