Nigella Lawson Describes Brisbane’s Agnes ‘An Extraordinary Experience’

The queen of indulgent home cooking, Nigella Lawson, recently brought her speaking tour to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre- but it was one of the city’s hottest restaurants that truly delighted her palate. 

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The bestselling author and television host visited Agnes in Fortitude Valley and documented the sublime experience on Instagram for her millions of followers.

“Ever since I found out that Adam Wolfers was opening Agnes Restaurant, I had been longing to go,” Lawson gushed. 

She started her feast with “rock oysters with coal mignonette (suitable for a former foundry) and Koji hot sauce, which was an extraordinary experience.”

“I must also report ecstatically the raw beef – chopped bigger than a regular tartare – with dripping toast. And the Bangalow pork chop with piccalilli and a concentrated sauce of trottery pork broth spoke insistently to me,” she wrote.

Agnes’ open kitchen (Photo credit: Suzie Lee/Google Maps) 

However, it was Agnes’ chicken skewer that Lawson declared “quite spun my senses.” The “chicken oysters brined in onion juice, flamed and brushed with toum, along with turmeric and fresh fenugreek” left Lawson “still reeling with pleasure” at the combination of flavours.

Photo credit: Junhyuk Choi/Google Maps 

Agnes seemed equally enamoured with their famous guest, responding that it was an absolute pleasure having Nigella Lawson dine with them and to see her joy when it comes to food first hand.

Photo credit: Agnes/Instagram 

Launched in 2020 by Anyday, the team behind Same Same and Honto restaurants – Tyron Simon, Bianca Marchi and Frank Li – along with former head chef of Gerard’s Bistro, Ben Williamson, Agnes has recently welcomed Adam Wolfers into the fold. Wolfers, who has joined the hospitality group this year, now serves as the new group chef overseeing operations at Agnes.

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For the beloved British personality known for her unabashed celebration of rich flavours and romantic descriptions of food, the ringing endorsement of Brisbane’s Agnes is sure to be a crowning feather in the restaurant’s cap.

Published 19-March-2024