Casual Dining
West Village unveils its lush foliage-laden food haven The Garden Pantry
Food & Drink

West Village unveils its lush foliage-laden food haven The Garden Pantry

Following successful foodie pop-up activations at The Laneway earlier in the year, anticipated lifestyle development West Village unveiled its latest stage over the weekend – a lush green space and a casual-dining hub featuring some of Brisbane’s most popular names. The Garden Pantry sits on the fringe of West Village’s leafy communal area and is dishing up a vibrant mixture of cuisines from fresh and colourful Hawaiian to hearty Italian fare and tantalising Asian-inspired eats. more

Bars
Froth on Brewski's new drink-in bottle shop My Beer Dealer
Food & Drink

Froth on Brewski’s new drink-in bottle shop My Beer Dealer

Matt Emmerson and Antoinette Pollock of famed craft-beer boozer Brewski have been hard at work over the past few months giving their beloved Caxton Street hideaway a new lease on life. After expanding its seating and function capabilities, the duo have today delivered on their promise of a drink-in bottle shop offering an overwhelming selection of the world’s best brews. My Beer Dealer is the apotheosis of Matt and Antoinette’s vision for Brewski – an oasis of boozy delights curated by the minds of those that live and breathe craft beer. more

Bars
Sip within the sophisticated surrounds of The Calile's Lobby Bar
Food & Drink

Sip within the sophisticated surrounds of The Calile’s Lobby Bar

The buzz surrounding The Calile’s eagerly awaited opening on James Street continues unabated, with all eyes (and tastebuds) now angled towards the urban resort’s food and drink offerings. The Calile’s Lobby Bar quietly opened to the public ahead of the venue’s official launch last week, wowing first arrivals with its modern light-filled space, elegant pink-marble bar and menu of artisanal eats and drinks. The best thing about The Calile’s Lobby Bar is you don’t need to be a guest to enjoy it, but frankly we’ll take any reason to book a stay. more

Casual Dining
Grab a slice at Welcome to Bowen Hills’ new permanent fixture Harry’s Pizza
Food & Drink

Grab a slice at Welcome to Bowen Hills’ new permanent fixture Harry’s Pizza

Although Welcome to Bowen Hills is known for hosting a rotating cast of Brisbane’s best food trucks and pop-up vendors, fans of a classic margherita pizza or freshly baked garlic bread will froth on the news that, as of today, the precinct boasts a handy pizzeria of its own. Harry’s Pizza is now open, swingin’ hot slices of pizza pie on the fly and right into our hot little hands. more

Food News
The round-up: bark up the right tree at Brisbane’s best dog-friendly bars and cafes
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The round-up: bark up the right tree at Brisbane’s best dog-friendly bars and cafes

Dogs are so, so great. They are the most pure creatures on earth and we do not deserve them. Right, now that that’s out in the open we can get down to business – people with pooches are generally keen to take their furry mates everywhere they possibly can, but unfortunately the world we live in is sometimes cruel and prohibitive. It’s ruff (!), but we’ve taken paws (!!) and done the digging (!!!) to sniff out (!!!!) Brisbane’s best dog-friendly bars and cafes. From dedicated hashtags to pup-centric treats, these venues appreciate that it’s a dog’s life. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 194 October 16
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 194 October 16

From whispers of Chinese snack food to beer dealers, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

Restaurants
Hellenika brings its modern Greek hospitality to The Calile
Food & Drink

Hellenika brings its modern Greek hospitality to The Calile

We have a feeling that, this summer, you’re going to be spending a lot of sunny Saturdays sharing saganaki and spritzes by the pool. The Calile Hotel’s highly anticipated flagship restaurant Hellenika has opened its doors today, Friday October 12, serving authentic Greek fare with a heavy dose of urban-resort vibes on the side. Gold Coast restaurateur Simon Gloftis has brought his award-winning restaurant to Brisbane, sharing his time-honoured family recipes in a distinctly modern setting. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Valentino Marcattilii
To stay at the same level until now, you need to treat every guest as the same. The quality of the food needs to be the same, the produce needs to be the best available and the staff need to be trained properly ... ~ Valentino Marcattilii more
Restaurants
Brisbane culinary institution Moda begins new chapter in Petrie Terrace
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Brisbane culinary institution Moda begins new chapter in Petrie Terrace

Javier Codina’s Spanish-inspired restaurant Moda has been a fixture of Brisbane dining scene for so long that it’s practically become a foundational piece of architecture. After eight years on Edward Street, Moda has uprooted operations and planted itself in a new space at the main juncture of Petrie Terrace and Caxton Street – styling itself as Moda Tapas Brasa Bar. While not seeking to reinvent the flavours that made Moda popular in the first place, Javier is committed to sewing seeds of evolution, expanding Moda’s offering at its new home and cementing it as a top-tier dining destination for years to come. more

Bars
Fat Belly Jack's heats up Petrie Terrace with its Nashville-style hot chicken
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Fat Belly Jack’s heats up Petrie Terrace with its Nashville-style hot chicken

We’ve barely had time to breathe after the frenzy that was the Lobster Shack pop-up, but the Hashtag Burgers crew has already struck again with the culinary goods. If your nose flares favourably at the scent of spice, get ready to flip – Fat Belly Jack’s has opened on Petrie Terrace, promising sizzling serves of Nashville hot chicken with beer, boilermakers and bourbon to boot. more

Cafes
Enjoy parkside vibes and ethical sensibilities at New Farm's The Frond Cafe
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Enjoy parkside vibes and ethical sensibilities at New Farm’s The Frond Cafe

Although it remains a major income stream for Australian farmers, there is still a considerable operational and revenue-based divide between crop growers and the corporate buyers behind our largest grocery chains. This discrepancy inspired Hadeel and Anders Doehler to step away from their respective careers as a chemical engineer and medical physicist to open The Frond Cafe. New Farm’s newest nook is taking an ethical approach to casual hospitality, delivering wholesome seasonal fare sourced directly from our hard-working farmers. more

Cafes
Bacchus
Food & Drink

The round-up: sample the flavours of the season with these must-try spring dishes

Spring isn’t just for wardrobe overhauls, beach trips and post-hibernation fitness regimes – it’s also one of the most exciting periods for food. Eateries across Brisbane are overhauling menus to take advantage of the influx of new-season produce, imbuing dishes with colour, texture and an abundance of flavour. Of course, getting to every restaurant in Brisbane to sample such dishes is no easy task, which is why we’ve collated a quick hit list of spots that are making the most out of spring’s bounty. more

The Grocer
Smith & Deli-cious is the cookbook packed with (amazing) vegan versions of your favourite snacks
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Smith & Deli-cious is the cookbook packed with (amazing) vegan versions of your favourite snacks

If you’re still labouring under the misapprehension that vegan food just isn’t that good, you’ve obviously never paid a visit to Smith & Deli. The insanely popular Melbourne haunt has been feeding earthlings and fooling carnivores for years with its mouth-watering meals and treats, with people lining up around the block to get a taste. The masterminds behind this premier plant-based dining destination have been generous enough to reveal their secrets (read: pure sorcery) in the form of their new cookbook Smith & Deli-cious: Food from our Deli (That Happens to be Vegan). more

Food News
Restaurant Orana
Food & Drink

Tip your hat – Australia’s culinary best announced at the Good Food Guide 2019 Awards

The best and brightest minds of Australia’s hospitality industry congregated at Crown Melbourne last night, Monday October 8, for the annual Good Food Guide Awards – one of the industry’s most anticipated ceremonies. A collection of the country’s best restaurants and bars vied for a limited number of awards and the Good Food Guide’s coveted chef’s hats, with several top-flight Queensland eateries in the mix for top honours. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 193 October 9
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 193 October 9

From whispers of newly hatted restaurants to cheese and wine bars, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

Bars
Savile Row's sibling Finney Isles opens its blue door in Fortitude Valley
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Savile Row’s sibling Finney Isles opens its blue door in Fortitude Valley

Cocktail connoisseurs rejoice – some of Brisbane’s savviest sippers have opened a brand-new drinkery in the heart of Fortitude Valley’s Ann Street strip. The brains behind Cobbler and Savile Row have unveiled Finney Isles, another old-world trade-inspired saloon that draws inspiration from its location’s past as a draper’s store. You won’t find bolts of cloth and haberdashery behind the venue’s blue door, though – only the finest cocktails, top-shelf spirits, non-intervention wines and choice charcuterie. more

Restaurants
Italian and Estonian flavours combine at Paddington’s Romantica Ristorante Pizzeria
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Italian and Estonian flavours combine at Paddington’s Romantica Ristorante Pizzeria

After accumulating a strong following of Paddington locals with Roman-style eatery La Pinsa, David Ruggerio is making a strong claim for the title of pizza king of Brisbane’s west. His new intimate restaurant Romantica Ristorante Pizzeria combines David’s beloved Roman cuisine with his wife Kate’s Estonian roots, adding a further level of depth and difference to a culinary lineage already steeped in rich history. more

Bars
Netherworld
Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s best new bars as voted by you

It doesn’t take much to see that Brisbane’s bar scene is going great guns this year – the city’s major hubs are thriving with new arrivals. Although we will always have a soft spot for our local, when it comes to weekend drinks we like to try somewhere new. When we need a tip for a new spot to check out, we ask our pals – that’s you. We pitched it to our readers to tell us what new bars they thought were the best of the year in our last EAT/drink Awards, and you didn’t let us down. We’ve put together ten of the best new watering holes worth investigating, as decided by you! more

Food News
Marco Pierre White's EatClub launches in Brisbane – and there are 300 free burgers to celebrate
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Marco Pierre White’s EatClub launches in Brisbane – and there are 300 free burgers to celebrate

Brisbane's dining scene is arguably the best it's ever been but let's face it – the majority of locals are still not embracing our offerings outside of the usual Thursday to Sunday peak periods. Those empty tables come at a significant cost to restaurants, which still have to pay wages and overheads regardless of how busy they are. Instead of being saddened and surprised when an esteemed venue closes its doors, we as a city need to get out and proactively support those venues that we love. We understand the hesitation, though – dining out regularly comes with a price. Here to please both the diner and the restaurant is EatClub, a new discount booking app aiming to fill restaurant tables in slow periods by incentivising diners with up to 50 percent off their total bill, drinks included. As if that wasn't enticing enough, there are 300 free burgers up for grabs to celebrate. more

The Grocer
Jimmy Brings arrives in Brisbane to solve your BYO blues
Food & Drink

Jimmy Brings arrives in Brisbane to solve your BYO blues

Summer barbecue weather is fast approaching, and Jimmy Brings is set to make it a cracking social season. After much anticipation, the alcohol delivery service launched in Brisbane this week, offering its express service to 29 lucky suburbs. If you’ve never met Jimmy Brings before, trust us – you’re going to love him. more