Treats
Chester Street Cake Shop
Food & Drink

Brisbane’s ten best dessert spots as voted by you!

Let’s be honest with ourselves – it doesn’t matter what you’ve had for dinner, there’s always room for dessert. Brisbane is absolutely flush with spots to get your sugar fix, whether it be in a decadent cake, a few weighty scoops of gelati or a dozen doughnuts. The EAT/drink Awards saw dozens of dessert destinations vie for your vote, but alas there could only be one winner. That doesn’t mean the other spots aren’t deserving of praise – far from it! We’ve put together a list of the top ten dessert spots in Brisbane – as voted by you – to give you a definitive list when a craving for something sweet hits. more

Restaurants
Victoria Park Bistro turns up the heat with its new rotisserie kitchen
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Victoria Park Bistro turns up the heat with its new rotisserie kitchen

You’re hearing it here first – rotisserie cuisine is back in a big way! It's no surprise – there isn’t a more alluring sight than catching a glimpse of a gently rotating chicken or pork hunk, sizzling away. The Victoria Park Bistro has just added a new rotisserie element to its already impressive kitchen, plating up lovingly cooked morsels for lunch and dinner that will have tongues wagging and stomachs grumbling. more

Bars
Fun activities to take your after-work drinks to the next level
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Fun activities to take your after-work drinks to the next level

There are few feelings better than knock-off time, especially on a Friday. The only issue we can see is that descending upon the closest pub for a pint at week's end can get a bit stale after doing so nearly every week. If your after-work drinks routine is getting a tad staid, then you need to inject a bit of fun into your evening schedule. Should you and the crew decide to make plans for this Friday, consider some of these inner-city activities that will really have you exclaiming ‘TGIF’ with appropriate vigour. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 142 October 3
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 142 October 3

From whispers of cheese-pastry giants to late-night dessert 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
The Palace Supper Club brings a touch of opulence to late-night Valley eats
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The Palace Supper Club brings a touch of opulence to late-night Valley eats

We've all had those nights. You head out for a couple of casual negronis, then suddenly it's 10:30 pm and you're starving. Pickings are slim, let's be honest, and sometimes the only thing to bring you back from the brink of starvation is a cheeky kebab or a greasy burg. Don't get us wrong, we love the odd naughty indulgence, but as we get older we find our cravings have become a little more refined. Enter The Palace Supper Club, Fortitude Valley's decadent new oasis, serving up delectable eats until the early morn. more

Cafes
Green is good at West End's new dedicated vegan cafe Grown
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Green is good at West End’s new dedicated vegan cafe Grown

It’s time to flip the script on plant-based cuisine. Yes, we all know the tired tropes attached to vegetarianism and veganism, but let’s be real – it’s 2017 and people can eat what they want. If you are an avowed abstainer of carnivorous eats or are simply seeking to try some inventive new cuisine, make it your priority to check out a schmick new cafe that has bloomed in the heart of West End. Grown does vegan cuisine better than many places do cuisine full stop, so do yourself a favour and get out of your comfort zone. Who knows, maybe plant-based cuisine will ‘grow’ on you. more

Cafes
Norman Park perks up with stylish sanctuary Clancy’s Espresso
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Norman Park perks up with stylish sanctuary Clancy’s Espresso

The local coffee bolthole is a must for any suburb, no matter how large or small. You know the kind of place we’re talking about – the spot where the barista knows your name and order, where the pour is consistent and satisfying. We’re talking about the kind of personal touch that you don’t quite get at the larger, inner-city eateries. Clancy’s Espresso is a new cafe and coffee nook situated in a prime position in Norman Park, offering all of the above as well as terrific specialty coffee, primo pastries, a classy fit-out and plans to become a hub for locals with a menu of satisfying grub. more

Bars
Fortitude Valley gets a new home for top-notch drops in The Valley Wine Bar
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Fortitude Valley gets a new home for top-notch drops in The Valley Wine Bar

The past few months have seen the cork popped on Brisbane’s dormant wine bar scene, and now the vino is flowing! The latest face to emerge in town comes from the minds of a savvy collective born in the laneways of Melbourne, and now they’ve brought their style of service north. The Valley Wine Bar has opened at the base of the new FV Gurner building, offering a selection of 300 wines sourced from some of the world’s most acclaimed vineyards. more


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Indulge your expensive taste when The Caviar Degustation lands at Bacchus
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Indulge your expensive taste when The Caviar Degustation lands at Bacchus

When it comes to fancy foods, there is one item that seems to immediately spring to mind – we’re talking caviar, baby. This seaside treasure has long been a symbol of high-class dining due to its rarity and distinct flavour, so it makes sense that a dining event dedicated to the delicacy would be a truly fine affair. The award-winning team at Bacchus is launching a strictly limited Caviar Degustation, running from Wednesday 4 October until Saturday 21 October inclusive to bring the people of Brisbane a taste of true luxury. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 141 September 26
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 141 September 26

From whispers of late-night supper clubs to free ramen, 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

Treats
Enjoy a double scoop of goodness at La Macelleria's new West End gelateria
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Enjoy a double scoop of goodness at La Macelleria’s new West End gelateria

It’s not unusual for people to travel across town to get their fix of authentic Italian gelato from La Macelleria, and if you don’t understand why then you clearly haven’t tried it. La Macelleria’s Teneriffe gelataria has been putting smiles on dials for years with its signature brand of authentic Italian gelato, which is why it is a really big deal that a second location has just opened in West End. Yep, that’s right – La Macelleria is now open on Montague Road, meaning those south of the river don’t have to travel to get some gelato in their gob. We still would, though – it’s just that damn good. more

Cafes
Avid Kitchen & Garden adds a touch of tranquillity to West End's cafe scene
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Avid Kitchen & Garden adds a touch of tranquillity to West End’s cafe scene

There’s no better joy than snuggling up with a good book and a hot coffee, but imagine the enlivening pleasure of being able to enjoy both while surrounded by a lush, blooming garden. One of Brisbane’s best bookshops now boasts a new upbeat, community-minded cafe. Avid Kitchen & Garden has set up shop in the heart of West End’s Avid Reader, pairing wholesome cuisine with sublime coffee and a relaxing atmosphere, making it a veritable oasis within the bustling inner-south suburb. more

Restaurants
It's Mirchi Healthy Indian
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The round–up: spice things up with some of Brisbane’s best Indian

Quintessential Indian cuisine is arguably one of the most satisfying foods one can possibly enjoy – endless variations, aromas and tastes, backed up by a great range of unique dishes. Brisbane is stacked when it comes to top-notch Indian eateries, offering tastes from the country’s various regions. If you like curry, naan or tandoori, we suggest you cast your eye over this spicy list of eateries. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 140 September 19
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 140 September 19

From whispers of Taco Bell's Australian arrival to a new pop-up garden restaurant, 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
Soak up the sun and sink a cocktail at the new-look The Jetty South Bank
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Soak up the sun and sink a cocktail at the new-look The Jetty South Bank

When Brisbane’s weather turns it on it is customary that you get outside and find a sunny spot to enjoy it. Most of us flock to the banks of the Brisbane River to soak up the rays, and South Bank’s The Jetty has long been a great place to watch the world pass by with a drink in hand. The Jetty has undergone a few changes recently, with some fit-out adjustments and a new menu cementing it as the place to be when the summer heat strikes. more

Restaurants
Alf’s Place kicks off its housewarming festivities with Sticky Fingers Smokehouse
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Alf’s Place kicks off its housewarming festivities with Sticky Fingers Smokehouse

In the wake of the closure of Alfredo’s Pizzeria came the news that the space would still be put to good use. The pizza oven has barely tuned cold before a hot new concept has taken over the venue. Alf’s Place will be home to a rotating cast of pop-ups. To kick things off, Sticky Fingers Smokehouse will be plating the finest American-style barbecue for ravenous Valley revellers. But don’t dawdle – this barbecue bad boy won’t be lingering for long. more

Bars
Lucky Egg
Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s best cheap eats

Rent is due and you are still a few days away from getting your paycheque – but your stomach is growling and you need to feed as soon as possible for as cheap as possible. Instead of hitting the closest drive-thru and settling for fast food, there are plenty of places around town that offer cheap eats that are damn tasty. It’s time to get creative with how you spend your dollars – stretch your money by taking advantage of the following best value for money meals in Brisbane. more

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Suki unveils its new Gasworks locale in time for summer snacking
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Suki unveils its new Gasworks locale in time for summer snacking

When the mercury rises, the last thing we want to eat is something oppressively hot. One of the main reasons poke bowls have caught on is due to its refreshing combination of raw fish, fresh vegetables and sauces that can fill you up without causing you to work up a sweat. Suki is continuing its takeover of Brisbane with its third location – a brightly coloured space in the heart of Newstead’s Gasworks – complete with some new menu items to help keep you chilled throughout summer. more