Matt Moses has followed in the Moses family Restaurant traditions with the opening of Ruggers Restaurant and Bar. Parents Larry Moses and Bronwyn Tobin were the creators and former owners of such restaurants as Wholly Moses, Gekkos, Breakfast Creek Wharf and Squirrels.
Ruggers is set at the historic grounds of the Brothers Rugby Club in Albion. Both Matt and his wife’s sons, Jack and Mitch play for Brothers. Matt, also a former Brothers player reconnected with the Club on his return home. He started coaching his son’s teams and then became involved with the club’s committee over the past 3 years.
I grew up in some of the most iconic restaurant’s in Brisbane in the 80s and 90s. I suppose being involved in restaurants and hospitality is in my DNA. Cooking is my passion. It is what I choose to do in my down time with friends and family. Having a suburban restaurant especially located at a rugby club doesn’t have to mean pub grub. Ruggers works with only fresh produce and ingredients to ensure quality family style food at a budget that you can afford.
Matts boys have both been diagnosed with Coeliac disease and they find it hard to eat out in Brisbane with confidence that the food will truly be Gluten free. While the Restaurant is not completely Gluten free many of their dishes are, even those old favourites that we all enjoy; like our battered fish and chips, which are completely gluten free, even our fryers are separate to ensure no cross contamination.
The success of any restaurant comes from the team. Cooking a quality meal is only half the battle, our team is considered a family unit, over just co-workers, most of them being local kids and club family members, allowing you to feel more relaxed when you’re here.
We pride ourselves in creating the best experience for you, there is nothing too big or too small to ask from us, and if your experience is less than perfect, please let us know.
Ruggers is taking its winning restaurant formula and working with Brothers Rugby to also offer function and corporate events. We have space for mass functions on the ovals up to 1000 people or sit down for 250. We have 4 different function rooms and would love to assist you with your next event.