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Enjoy quintessential Italian cuisine as Il Molo moors in Bulimba
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Enjoy quintessential Italian cuisine as Il Molo moors in Bulimba

Long-time fans of The Jetty at the end of Oxford Street in Bulimba will have noticed something new about the riverside stalwart recently. No, it didn’t get a new haircut. After eight years of operation the Coats Group has given the venue a substantial sprucing, shaking things up and reopening as Il Molo – an elegant and chic Italian eatery. In addition to some of the freshest pizza, pasta and antipasti, Il Molo stands as one of the best spots to sip an Aperol spritz in Brisbane’s east. more

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Load up on wings, dogs and ribs at Coorparoo’s Pit Boss American BBQ & Eats
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Load up on wings, dogs and ribs at Coorparoo’s Pit Boss American BBQ & Eats

If you haven’t wrapped your laughing gear around a hotdog or sunk your incisors into a burger from Pit Boss American BBQ & Eats in Newmarket, then consider this your official notice to sort your life out. We're just kidding – there is still hope for you. Pit Boss has brought its brand of red, white and blue-inspired eats to a new flagship in Coorparoo – plating up some of the heartiest comfort food outside of the United States. more

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Nativo Kitchen & Bar brings some old-school Italian flair to The Barracks
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Nativo Kitchen & Bar brings some old-school Italian flair to The Barracks

The NKB Group – one of the biggest movers and shakers on the Brisbane food scene – has added a new venue to its thriving portfolio with Nativo Kitchen & Bar now open at The Barracks. If you’ve just returned from an extended sojourn to Tuscany or are looking to pretend for an evening, we've got the place for you. Nativo Kitchen & Bar boasts the right combination of rustic aesthetic, old-school Italian cuisine and an array of Italy’s best wine – so pencil yourself in for a visit to this primo ristorante. more

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Sichuan Bang Bang
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The round-up: dine on dim sum at the best yum cha in Brisbane

If there is anything that we love more than steamed dumplings and pork buns, it’s large quantities of steamed dumplings and pork buns. Yum cha is one cuisine that we will always have room in our stomach for, and it is a good idea to come hungry. If you are a novice when it comes to authentic Chinese yum cha, we suggest ticking a few spots of this list to get the best experience. more

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Sink your teeth into Fish Lane's new resident Chu the Phat
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Sink your teeth into Fish Lane’s new resident Chu the Phat

You're walking down a back-street laneway, exploring. Suddenly, the wind changes. The thick, alluring aromas of garlic, chilli and ginger waft past you, instantly making your mouth tingle with joy. You didn't know you were hungry, but now your stomach is making its intentions very clear. Following your nose, you find yourself not, in fact, on the streets of Hong Kong, but instead at Fish Lane's newest eatery, Chu the Phat. more

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The round-up: make your mum feel extra special with these Mother’s Day ideas
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The round-up: make your mum feel extra special with these Mother’s Day ideas

Honestly, mums don’t get enough credit for everything they do for us. Not only did they give us life, they also made sure that we stayed alive through our oblivious infancy period, kept us out of trouble (as best as they could) and loved us unconditionally no matter how many scratches we put on the car or tattoos we added to our bodies. Our mums are one in a million, which means any gift this Mother’s Day must reflect their personal interests. If you are stumped for ideas, we’ve put together a list to act as a guide to ensure you treat your mum the way she deserves to be treated – like a honest-to-goodness Queen. more


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Chomp on comfort food and sip on craft beer at West End’s new local The Montague Hotel
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Chomp on comfort food and sip on craft beer at West End’s new local The Montague Hotel

The grill is hot and the beer is cold – The Montague Hotel is ready and waiting. The newest face in the inner-south pub scene is revitalising the game with an approach that stays true to the casual classics while providing a slick contemporary spin. If haloumi fries, burgers and preservative-free beer sound like your kind of bag, West End’s newest haunt is going the full Monty. more

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MisoHapi Sushi and Ramen Bar
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The round-up: the best ramen spots in Brisbane

The mercury is dropping, which means it’s ramen season once again – hallelujah! Ramen is quickly catching on in popularity around town, with several noodle soup joints specialising in the hearty dish. Forget all about your five-pack of instant mie goreng ramen noodles – the real deal is so much better that it’s unfair to call them both ramen. We’ve compiled a list of the best spots to get your slurp on, which we reckon is worth a hearty (r)amen!   more

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Fly the coop to the Lord of the Wings – Indooroopilly's new chicken, beer and sports bar
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Fly the coop to the Lord of the Wings – Indooroopilly’s new chicken, beer and sports bar

Gather your fellowship – a food-centric adventure awaits. Lord of the Wings has expanded, bringing its pilgrimage-worthy American-inspired bites to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. We’re talking wings, rings and all sorts of other delicious things served in a relaxed sports bar atmosphere. If you crave a feast of royally impressive proportions, Lord of the Wings has the treasure that you seek. more

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Rock down to Woolloongabba’s newest bar and bistro Electric Avenue
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Rock down to Woolloongabba’s newest bar and bistro Electric Avenue

A new hangout for night owls and feasters is set to illuminate Logan Road next week, bringing a truckload of inviting atmosphere, good food, great drinks and a stellar selection of tunes to the hip cul-de-sac. Electric Avenue is the latest project from the boys behind Canvas Bar – a comfortable spot for diners and revellers to take a step back in time to a prominent era of Brisbane’s history. more

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Gauge
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Brisbane’s ten best restaurants as voted by you

When it comes to ranking the best of the best, we think it’s almost too tall a task to consider. Which is why we graciously pass on the opportunity to you – our dear readers – to give us the 411 on what is considered Brisbane’s best. The EAT/drink Awards is our yearly retrospective of what tantalised tastebuds around town, rewarding excellence across bars, cafes and restaurants. You voted in droves for the latest edition of the awards, so we thought it was only fair to give you a comprehensive rundown of the ten best of each major category. This week it’s restaurants – here is your pick for Brisbane’s best places to sit down to a special meal. more

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Sushi burritos and poke bowls have arrived! South Bank welcomes Suki and Ramen
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Sushi burritos and poke bowls have arrived! South Bank welcomes Suki and Ramen

It was September last year that we predicted the Hawaiian poke bowl to be the next big food trend in Australia, and we've been dreaming about them ever since. Well, friends, the wait is finally over. Brisbane will soon have a dedicated poke bowl destination right in the heart of South Bank when Suki opens its doors next Tuesday April 18. Oh, and did we mention it also does sushi burritos? more

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The Priory Kitchen
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The round-up: what’s open this Easter long weekend

April is one of our favourite months of the year and it’s not hard to see why. Easter is a magical time where we can eat nothing but Lindt balls and chocolate bunnies for four days straight and still be able to look ourselves in the eye. While Easter is a time for catching up with loved ones, there is still four days to fill – and at some point you are going to want something other than half-melted confectionery. Thankfully you don’t need to go on hunt to find places to dine – you just need to know where to look. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of places that will be trading from Good Friday to Easter Monday, from coffee spots to restaurants and everything in between. more

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Indulge in life’s finer things at Fish Lane’s La Lune Wine Co
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Indulge in life’s finer things at Fish Lane’s La Lune Wine Co

We have a lot to thank Paul McGivern for. From Camp Hill’s Restaurant Rapide to Hamilton’s Restaurant Manx, and more recently to the hatted The Wolfe in East Brisbane, the renowned chef has been pleasing our palates for a number of years. So when he announced a new French-inspired wine bar in Fish Lane, our interest was naturally piqued. La Lune Wine Co quietly opened its doors over the weekend, and with more than 120 wines on the menu, we’re quite sure it won’t disappoint. more

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Botanical Bar & Kitchen brings a crisp approach to James Street dining
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Botanical Bar & Kitchen brings a crisp approach to James Street dining

It’s been a big two years for the team at James Street’s QA Hotel as it undergoes a complete makeover. Reestablishing itself as a foodie powerhouse, the popular pub now boasts a few new additions. Following on from the opening of Farrier and the sprucing of the QA’s heritage elements, the sophisticated Botanical Bar & Kitchen has now arrived – sandwiched between the QA Hotel proper and the newly opened Sage Hotel. more