Casual Dining
From pop-up sensation to patty-flipping powerhouse – Broken Hearts Burger Club opens in Morningside
Food & Drink

From pop-up sensation to patty-flipping powerhouse – Broken Hearts Burger Club opens in Morningside

While Brisbane's burger scene is already brimming with some exceptional patty slingers, our insatiable appetite for juicy handfuls knows no limits – we are always eager for more! Broken Hearts Burger Club is the newest entrant to throw its hat into the ring, taking an old-school approach with its goal of perfecting the art of the smash burger. In a few short months this sizzling outfit has expanded far beyond its humble lockdown project beginnings, transforming from a sell-out pop-up and Instagram sensation into an anticipated bricks-and-mortar dining destination. Broken Hearts Burger Club is making burgers that are artfully simple and simply irresistible – an approach that has earned a stamp of approval from some internationally renowned burger heavyweights. It officially opens tomorrow, Tuesday December 1 – here's a look at what you can expect ... more

Bars
Fish Lane welcomes Bar Brutus – a spirited spritz bar from the Julius Pizzeria team
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Fish Lane welcomes Bar Brutus – a spirited spritz bar from the Julius Pizzeria team

Fish Lane's lauded pizzeria Julius is so popular that it's not uncommon for diners to wait upwards of an hour to score a table. While the wait is absolutely worth it, the team at Julius has taken pity on our weary feet. The crew has expanded across the laneway to open Bar Brutus – a cosy Italian-inspired spritz and snack bar that not only doubles as a primo perch to wait for a free table at Julius, but also as a classy haunt that's perfect for whiling away a whole evening if desired. more

Bars
Pavement Whispers: An award-winning bar crew expands to Brisbane with La Costa and Cielo
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Pavement Whispers: An award-winning bar crew expands to Brisbane with La Costa and Cielo

Next month Fortitude Valley's bar scene will welcome two exciting newcomers, owned and operated by some of Australia's hospitality elite. The team behind Salt Meats Cheese and Eterna has joined forces with the crew responsible for internationally acclaimed Sydney haunt Maybe Sammy to create a cluster of venues inspired by Italy's sun-soaked coastline and riviera. Here's what we know ... more

Bars
Treasury Brisbane's overwater bar Will & Flow opens in The City
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Treasury Brisbane’s overwater bar Will & Flow opens in The City

For a place commonly dubbed the River City, Brisbane could sure use some more riverside bars, in our opinion. It seems as if the team at Treasury Brisbane has read our minds, because its new overwater locale Will & Flow has opened today! Offering unbeatable views from the gently lapping banks of the Brisbane River, Will & Flow (named in homage to the river's gentle current and the Goodwill Bridge under which it sits) is set to become one of the summer's most popular destinations. Read on to see why ... more

Casual Dining
Feast like royalty at King of the Wings' brand-new Stafford flagship
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Feast like royalty at King of the Wings’ brand-new Stafford flagship

After years spent cruising the streets slinging thousands upon thousands of crispy fried-chicken wings from its sought-after mobile dispensaries, King of the Wings has finally opened its very own flagship bricks-and-mortar eatery dedicated to its signature and award-winning eats. Located in the heart of Stafford, King of the Wings and Things is dishing up basket after basket of its acclaimed wings, plus racks of saucy pork ribs, towers of ice-cold beer, refreshing cocktails and more. more

Bars
South Bank welcomes two-storey Tex-Mex and margarita manor El Camino Cantina
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South Bank welcomes two-storey Tex-Mex and margarita manor El Camino Cantina

With colourful decor coating the walls, luminescent neon lights blazing vivid hues and party vibes reverberating through the air, you'd be forgiven for thinking there was no way El Camino Cantina could escalate its roistering appeal. Well, the team at Rockpool Dining Group has elected to go supersize with the latest entrant in its burgeoning portfolio – a two-level El Camino Cantina outpost situated in the heart of South Bank's Stanley Street Plaza. Transforming the old Munich Brauhaus building into a multifaceted, rock 'n' roll-inspired party hub, this deluxe El Camino Cantina is kicking off its opening celebrations with some margarita-soaked revelry. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 285 November 24
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 285 November 24

From news of big changes at one of Brisbane's best steakhouses to a lauded chef's Sunshine Coast pop-up restaurant, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know (while also supporting our local hospitality industry). When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Thomas Mumford
In Australia we are really blessed with some excellent and unique seafood, and we are lucky to have great access to that at the restaurant ... ~ Thomas Mumford more
Restaurants
Get saucy at Teneriffe's cheeky new spaghetti bar Siffredi's
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Get saucy at Teneriffe’s cheeky new spaghetti bar Siffredi’s

This year has brought an overabundance of unexpected (and often undesired) surprises. A lot of good has emerged from the chaos, though, especially as far as our food scene is concerned. Perhaps one of the biggest cases of setback to success is the story of Teneriffe newcomer Siffredi's Spaghetti Bar – a product of "redundancies and ‘rona" that is officially launching on Tuesday November 17 after a short soft-opening period. The eatery has already amassed hundreds of bookings for its opening week – here's what you can expect from what might be one of the most exciting arrivals of 2020 so far ... more

Bars
Burleigh-born beer crew Black Hops opens its East Brisbane brewery and taproom
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Burleigh-born beer crew Black Hops opens its East Brisbane brewery and taproom

Here's some news that'll be sure to have hops heads in a frenzy – Black Hops Brisbane has officially opened to the public! After purchasing Semi-Pro Brewing Co. earlier this year, the coastal outfit is showing off its new northern HQ, tapping the kegs on Black Hops' core range of surfy suds and a selection of limited-edition brews crafted in the East Brisbane tanks. Fancy a sip? Save yourself a trip south on the M1 and plot a course for this Manilla Street oasis. more

Cafes
Get a taste of the French Riviera at Red Hill's Le Coin Bistro
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Get a taste of the French Riviera at Red Hill’s Le Coin Bistro

Imagine an eatery where you can enjoy classic brioche French toast in the morning, buttery escargot with a glass of rosé in the afternoon and poisson en papillote in the evening. Sounds amazing right? It's not a fanciful daydream – it's a place that really exists and it can be found on the corner of Waterworks Road and Enoggera Terrace. Le Coin Bistro is a new all-purpose venue bringing sun-soaked Côte d'Azur vibes and sumptuous French cuisine (and wine) to Red Hill. Here's a look inside this striking newcomer ... more

Bars
Culture clash – sample fusion fare at South Brisbane's Baos Pop Bistro
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Culture clash – sample fusion fare at South Brisbane’s Baos Pop Bistro

We love an adventurous fusion, especially when it comes in an easy-to-eat package. South Brisbane's newest haunt Baos Pop Bistro is amalgamating elements of Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Korean eating and drinking cultures, delivering it in an approachable and easygoing setting. If the sound of truffle-chicken baos, tea-smoked duck, Korean-style fried cauliflower and sudsy tap beers are enticing, read on to find out more about your new favourite venue. more

Casual Dining
Winner winner, chicken dinner – Yums! Chicken opens in Woolloongabba
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Winner winner, chicken dinner – Yums! Chicken opens in Woolloongabba

Do you feel like chicken tonight? We know the place to get it. A couple of enterprising individuals have just launched a brand-new home-grown fast-casual dining concept that specialises in cluckin' incredible chicken. We're talking succulent burgers, crispy wings and tantalising tenders, backed up by mouth-watering mounds of fries and a possible contender for the title of best thickshakes in Brisbane. If you've been itching to fly the coop for a feast, here's a perfect excuse. more

Food News
Wine, dine and get into the festive spirit – the top places to eat and drink this Christmas
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Wine, dine and get into the festive spirit – the top places to eat and drink this Christmas

'Tis the season to feast! Christmas is just around the corner and so is a bounty of delicious food that we get to fill our bellies with. The silly season is prime time to sip, snack and satiate your cravings, as well as the perfect excuse to gather your crew for some quality time around the table. Whether you’re planning to down cocktails with the girls, seeking a romantic date-night spot or you’re in charge of organising the office Christmas party, we’ve got you covered – here are some of best places to eat and drink in Brisbane this festive season. more

Food News
Get into the festive spirit(s) with Lark's Christmas Cask Whisky
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Get into the festive spirit(s) with Lark’s Christmas Cask Whisky

It's the most wonderful time of the year ... well, almost! With December just around the corner, Christmas is coming up quicker than you can say "Kris Kringle". To celebrate the festive season, the boutique booze-makers at Tasmania’s Lark Distilling Co. are re-releasing a very merry sip – the seasonal single-malt whisky, Christmas Cask II. This is one tipple that will go down a treat. more

Bars
The round-up: say farewell to 2020 at Brisbane's best New Year’s Eve soirees
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The round-up: say farewell to 2020 at Brisbane’s best New Year’s Eve soirees

Folks, we’ve made it through a pandemic (almost), bushfires, floods, redundancies, a year of no travel and a few months without haircuts – if that’s not a solid reason to celebrate, we don’t know what is! The end of this extremely challenging year is approaching and it’s not a moment too soon, so we’ve rounded up the best spots in Brisbane to ring in 2021 this New Year’s Eve. Don your glad rags, put on your socially-distanced dancing shoes and get ready to party like it’s no longer 2020! more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 284 November 17
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 284 November 17

From news of The Gunshop Cafe's sibling cafe arrival to a new look for a New Farm favourite, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know (while also supporting our local hospitality industry). When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

Restaurants
South Brisbane's Gauge gets creative with a new culinary shake-up
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South Brisbane’s Gauge gets creative with a new culinary shake-up

Since opening in 2015, South Brisbane restaurant Gauge has sat at the pinnacle of Brisbane's culinary field, constantly nudging the boundaries of gastronomy while maintaining a broad appeal. The esteemed eatery has used recent turbulent times to enact some long-desired changes, emerging from 2020's tumultuous first half with a new sommelier, a new set menu and a new selection of snacks. more