Restaurants
Windsor welcomes smokin'-hot pitmaster's paradise Proof BBQ & Booze
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Windsor welcomes smokin’-hot pitmaster’s paradise Proof BBQ & Booze

Booze, barbecue and bang-on service – these are the three Bs that form Proof’s prime directive. The latest in Brisbane’s long line of stellar suburban bars is redefining public-house hospitality, luring in locals with a combination of good grub, good drink and good chat. If meat by the pound and whiskey by the drink sounds like your idea of a good time, follow the scent of wood smoke down Newmarket Road to Proof BBQ & Booze. more

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Phat Boy brings tantalising Thai feasts to Brisbane Quarter
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Phat Boy brings tantalising Thai feasts to Brisbane Quarter

Alyssa Phadungkiat believes that we all have a cheeky child within us, one that emboldens us when we indulge. Debating going back for one more scoop, slice or mouthful? “Do it,” says the child. “It will be worth it,” they assure us. It’s this unseen but ever-present force within that has inspired Alyssa’s latest concept Phat Boy at Brisbane Quarter. Further bolstering her portfolio of Thai eateries, Phat Boy sees Alyssa and her team pushing the cuisine further forward, taking classic Thai flavours and elevating them to greater mouth-watering heights. Phat Boy officially opens today, Monday July 15, so if you’re looking for a spot to treat yourself (and the little greedy-guts within) to some guilt-free feasting, look for Phat Boy’s newly illuminated sign. more

Bars
Say hello to Fortitude Valley's newest public house Hotel Carrington
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Say hello to Fortitude Valley’s newest public house Hotel Carrington

It's no easy task taking not one, but three heritage-listed tenancies in the heart of The Valley and turning them into a cohesive hospo hub with mass appeal. That said, if anyone has the savvy saloon know-how and public-house nous to pull it off, it's the crew behind The Montague Hotel in West End. Peter Stark and his tavern-trained team have just opened Hotel Carrington – the anticipated pub situated on the corner of Wickham and Gipps Street. This isn't your regular pub – Hotel Carrington's spruced-up interior is home to two beer gardens, a sports bar, on-site bottle shop and a kitchen pumping out a greatest hits of Mod Oz eats. more

Best of Brisbane
Corella | Best restaurants in Woolloongabba | The Weekend Edition
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The round-up: where to find the best restaurants in Woolloongabba

A few minutes beyond the boundaries of Brisbane's cultural epicentre South Bank and a hop over the Story Bridge from Fortitude Valley sits an inner-south suburb that is home to some of Brisbane's best dining destinations. Woolloongabba has long been an underrated area for top-notch nosh, but Brisbane's best kept secret isn't staying low-key for long. From within the shadow of The Gabba to the suburb's back streets, several restaurants are thriving. If you're looking to expand your culinary horizons, have a gander at our list of some of the best restaurants in Woolloongabba. more

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Sydney yum cha icon Phoenix spearheads Brisbane Quarter's second culinary wave
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Sydney yum cha icon Phoenix spearheads Brisbane Quarter’s second culinary wave

Just under a year on from the landmark openings of Persone and Heritij, George Street’s luxury dining precinct Brisbane Quarter has welcomed a brand-new tenant in the form of yum cha specialist Phoenix. The eye-catching eatery is the first Brisbane location for the Sydney-born Chinese restaurant group, which already boasts four popular destinations across New South Wales. Officially opening to the public tonight, Thursday July 11, the cross-state operation is giving Brisbane diners a taste of Phoenix’s renowned menu – filled with yum cha delicacies as well as a sizeable menu of contemporary Chinese dishes. more

Bars
Frothin' the suburbs – The Woods touches down in Mitchelton
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Frothin’ the suburbs – The Woods touches down in Mitchelton

When The Mill on Constance team announced the closure of its beloved Fortitude Valley boozer in June, craft-beer lovers across town mourned. The taps had only been dry for mere weeks before word started to spread in beery circles of a new oasis from The Mill crew, this time taking shape in Brisbane’s northwestern suburbs. Last weekend grief turned to full-blown gaiety as The Woods officially arrived on Mitchelton’s Blackwood Street strip, showing off an amalgam of a well-curated selection of the country’s finest brews, a cosily casual atmosphere and an approachable all-day menu of morsels. more

Bars
From the cellar to the rooftop – Le Bon Bar reinvigorates a French icon
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From the cellar to the rooftop – Le Bon Bar reinvigorates a French icon

Since first opening its doors in 2008, C’est Bon has remained one of the most beloved members of Brisbane’s French-food scene. As with any venue that attains longevity, C’est Bon has grown and evolved through several iterations. From original owner Michel Bonnet’s traditional fare to C’est Bon’s current direction under the stewardship of Celine Damour and head chef Peter Roelfes, the venue has remained a Woolloongabba favourite, and some newly completed renovations are looking to maintain the trend. Last week saw the unveiling of Le Bon Bar, C’est Bon’s chic sibling that is bringing with it new menus, a private cellar and dining space, an impressive garden terrace, and rooftop lounge boasting phenomenal views. more


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Foresters Restaurant and Bar brings modern gastropub fare to Fortitude Valley
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Foresters Restaurant and Bar brings modern gastropub fare to Fortitude Valley

The St Pauls Terrace-end of Brunswick Street has long been the forgotten half of Fortitude Valley's entertainment precinct – a strip lingering in the shadow cast by the action-packed hub of Brunswick Street Mall. Recent years have seen a shift in interest back towards the nexus of Brunswick and Alfred Street, and the hospitality arm of GURNER's luxury development FV is set to mark the start of a new era. Spearheading this paradigm shift is the opening of Foresters Restaurant and Bar – the anchor tenant of FV's food and beverage precinct that is opening today, Thursday July 4. Housed within a stunning heritage-listed structure, Foresters is set to deliver a fresh take on modern Australian cuisine, a stellar selection of drinks and a forthcoming rooftop bar that will solidify the north end of The Valley as the place to be. more

Casual Dining
Botanica Real Food brings its salads south with new Camp Hill store
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Botanica Real Food brings its salads south with new Camp Hill store

In this day and age, we think it's safe to assume that the phrase 'you don't make friends with salad' is well and truly incorrect. Perhaps it wasn't always the case, but when Botanica Real Food first opened its Red Hill location six years ago the way we looked at salads changed forever. Since then, Botanica's salad-savvy owners Brett and Alison Hutley opened a second outlet in Teneriffe in 2016, and this weekend will follow it up with its first spot south of the river at Camp Hill Marketplace. Now those of you that have been trekking across town for a taste of Botanica's fresh salads, sweets and savoury tarts can cut their journey significantly from Saturday July 6. more

Bars
Sixteen Antlers | Brisbane's best rooftop bars | The Weekend Edition
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The round-up: All of the best rooftop bars in Brisbane

When the weather is turning it on, there's no better feeling than getting elevated. We love flocking to our closest rooftop bar and soaking up the sun and stars alongside a killer view. Brisbane's skyline is slowly filling in with some top-notch sky-high boozers, and we've taken it upon ourselves to list some of Brisbane's best. Forget your fear of heights – once you take in the vistas at these rooftop haunts, you'll never want to come back down to earth. more

Food News
Drumroll, please – the winners of The Weekend Edition's 12th annual EAT/drink Awards are here!
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Drumroll, please – the winners of The Weekend Edition’s 12th annual EAT/drink Awards are here!

As we barrel forward into the second half of 2019, we are so excited to look back and celebrate all of the coffee haunts, drinking dens and dining destinations that have contributed to the rich tapestry of the Brisbane food experience. The past 12 months have been very busy for our ever-growing city – we've seen some landmark new openings (alongside some heartbreaking closures) that have helped to shape Brisbane's unique dining scene. As always, looking at the list of this year's EAT/drink Award winners makes us glow with pride over what our city's food culture has to offer. more

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TheFork Festival is offering half-price feeds at your favourite restaurants
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TheFork Festival is offering half-price feeds at your favourite restaurants

We’ll be honest with you – in the throes of winter, it can be pretty hard to resist the lure of the couch in favour of going out and about. However, there are plenty of reasons to brave the (very mild) cold and explore your city’s culinary landscape – and global online reservation giant TheFork has just added a seriously enticing drawcard into the mix. For six mouth-watering weeks starting from July 1, hungry gourmands all across the country can take advantage of TheFork Festival, a curated selection of restaurants offering a whopping 50 percent off your total food bill. more

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From Trinidad and Tobago to Toowong – feast on island flavours at Maria Caribbean Kitchen
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From Trinidad and Tobago to Toowong – feast on island flavours at Maria Caribbean Kitchen

Aside from being picturesque holiday destinations, the various nations that bracket the Caribbean Sea each harbour their own vibrant culinary cultures. A colourful newcomer in Toowong is plating up a curated mix of Caribbean fare, spotlighting the diversity of the region and bringing stories to life through food. Officially opening its doors on Wednesday June 26, Maria Caribbean Kitchen is transporting tastebuds to the other side of the world – serving up recipes from the Colombian Caribbean and Cuba to Jamaica, Dominican Republic and beyond. more

Bakeries
Pastries, pancakes and Thai pop-ups – eat from dawn to dusk at Paddington Social
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Pastries, pancakes and Thai pop-ups – eat from dawn to dusk at Paddington Social

It’s rare occurrence when an eatery opens that is capable of catering to the morning, afternoon and evening crowds, but luckily for those living near Given Terrace, Paddington Social is aiming to do just that. Seasoned culinary veterans Gibb Mookachonpan, Tyler Sargent and Lek Senee decided to team up for a venue where they could each showcase their talents without diluting their individual tastes. Their newly realised venture – shabby-chic eatery Paddington Social – is a venue uniquely suited to the diverse needs of the suburb’s populace. From coffee and baked goods in the morning to bone-warming Thai in the evening (and everything in between), Paddington Social has got you covered. more

Bars
Winner winner – Momo Chicken & Beer unveils its sizeable new Elizabeth Street expansion
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Winner winner – Momo Chicken & Beer unveils its sizeable new Elizabeth Street expansion

Although the landscape of Brisbane’s inner-city precinct is continually changing, we can always count on there being Korean-style fried-chicken joints to satiate our hunger when it strikes. Momo Chicken & Beer has been a popular fried-chicken fixture in The City since it opened Momo Chicken City in 2017, but the arrival of the Cross River Rail has necessitated a relocation. Lucky for us, the Momo crew haven’t moved far – in fact, they’ve upgraded! Momo Chicken can now be found on Elizabeth Street, with a new enormous chicken and beer hall delivering the brand’s popular menu as well as some delicious new morsels. more