Restaurants
Inside look: all-vegetarian Mediterranean eatery Sunshine opens on James Street
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Inside look: all-vegetarian Mediterranean eatery Sunshine opens on James Street

If you’ve meandered down James Street in the last week or so, you would have spied a collection of sunray-hued umbrellas casting a warm glow over a welcoming olive-tree-lined courtyard. As of Wednesday April 20, those umbrellas will be shading hordes of hungry revellers devouring home-style Mediterranean cuisine by the plate when much-anticipated vegetarian eatery Sunshine officially opens its doors. The sun-dappled eatery is the latest concept from seasoned restaurateur Simon Gloftis (and business partners Theo Kampolis and Kelvin Andrews), positioned a short stroll across James Street from his acclaimed restaurants Hellenika and SK Steak & Oyster. The Weekend Edition was lucky enough to get a sneak peek today before it opened to the public – here’s an inside look … more

Bars
Priorities – a slickly minimalist coffee, pastry and wine slinger – opens in Alderley
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Priorities – a slickly minimalist coffee, pastry and wine slinger – opens in Alderley

Getting a good cup of coffee is usually the first order of business in the morning and, depending on the day one's had, a glass of wine can be a necessity after a long day at work. Priorities in Alderley caters to both needs. The brainchild of a couple of seasoned hospitality veterans, this tasteful cafe-meets-wine-bar ambitiously looks to bridge AM and PM with a mixture of specialty coffee, natural Australian-made wine and artisanal pastries. more

Cafes
Beloved cake and dessert maker Mountain River Patisserie unveils its new cafe in Runcorn
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Beloved cake and dessert maker Mountain River Patisserie unveils its new cafe in Runcorn

In the heart of Runcorn there exists a cluster of streets that share a particularly appetising produce-inspired naming scheme. Orange Street and Lemon Street branch off one side of Mango Street, while Pear Street and Plum Street peel away perpendicularly from the other. Down where Mango Street hits Nectarine Street, just an apricot-pit toss from Fruitgrove Station, sits the new home of Mountain River Patisserie. Though not a dispenser of berries, citrus, melons or drupes, the product produced here is just as sweet. After spending its infancy operating from Food Connect's Salisbury kitchen, Mountain River Patisserie now has a beautifully decorated cafe space of its own, where fans old and new can sample the dessert maker's handmade Hokkaido cheesecakes, castella and canelés alongside cups of specialty coffee, tea and matcha. more

Food News
Sip and snack your way through Brisbane's best watering holes on this Bar Safari
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Sip and snack your way through Brisbane’s best watering holes on this Bar Safari

Whether it's an after-work tipple or a slow Sunday affair, sipping and grazing your way across town is a glorious way to spend your time. The City is home to some iconic bars, legendary locales and hidden gems that can surprise and delight diners with their ever-flowing array of drinks, glorious grazing platters and spectrum of atmospheres to suit almost every occasion. As part of Dine BNE City's packed program this year, you can meander through a self-guided trail of signature food and beverage pairings with Bar Safari. So, tie up those laces and build up an appetite as you explore some of these delicious duos ... more

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Devour and delight at twilight with Dine BNE City's delectable Supper Club
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Devour and delight at twilight with Dine BNE City’s delectable Supper Club

If, like us, you spend your days dreaming of dinner, then Dine BNE City's Supper Club offerings will be music to your food-obsessed ears. From May 1–29, Supper Club is hosting an assortment of curated fine-dining experiences worthy of your dinnertime daydreams. Offering everything from luxe menus to degustations and bespoke chefs menus, get ready to see The City's finest restaurants come alive with some serendipitous spreads to delight your senses. Here's a snapshot of what you can expect ... more

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Legendary lunches – these Dine BNE City deals are the perfect midday munch
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Legendary lunches – these Dine BNE City deals are the perfect midday munch

Are you sick of that ham and cheese sandwich? Can't stand the thought of another microwave meal? Perhaps you're just worried your tuna is stinking out the office? Put the can down, take a step away from the office kitchenette and rejoice – it's time to up your lunchtime game with some seriously delicious delights. This May, you and your colleagues can leave the leftovers at home and opt for a long lunch, as Dine BNE City serves up a smorgasbord of next-level lunches for only $25 or $35. This foodie festival is highlighting the best Brisbane City has to offer, with more than 100 dining experiences and unique offers to help fill your belly and treat your taste buds. In particular, Let’s Do Lunch has pulled together some dynamite deals at your favourite inner-city lunchtime haunts. So, when the clock strikes noon and your brain begins to dream of lunch, we can guarantee it's worth… more

Bars
The round-up: what's open on Anzac Day 2022
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The round-up: what’s open on Anzac Day 2022

After the hectic Easter long-weekend festivities, it’s easy to forget that we have another public holiday right around the corner. Anzac Day is here, so it’s a good idea to plan accordingly. If you plan to spend your long weekend catching up with family and friends, it’s handy to know that there are places around town that will be open. We've found the spots around Brisbane that are trading on the Anzac Day public holiday this Monday April 25 – so if you need a coffee, some brunch or an arvo tipple, this is the place to find it. more

Cafes
Plant-based eatery and brew bar Ground Alchemy brings nourishing nosh to New Farm
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Plant-based eatery and brew bar Ground Alchemy brings nourishing nosh to New Farm

Plant life, plant-based food, specialty coffee and artisan homewares – if these are things you look for in your dream cafe then we know a place you'll absolutely love. Ground Alchemy in New Farm is a newly launched hub dedicated to promoting health and happiness for mind, body and planet. Folks are already falling in love with Ground's menu of wholesome fare, eclectic selection of retail pieces and greenery – read on and you might swoon too! more


Best of Brisbane
manly boathouse classic battered fish and chips
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best fish-and-chip spots

Few cuisines suit the Australian summer more than fish and chips. Battered, crumbed or fried – as long as it comes wrapped tightly in a paper parcel with a slice of lemon and some chips and calamari on the side then anything goes. Brisbane has a bunch of great, local fish and chip spots and with the seasons about to change we thought it would be a good idea to encourage you to get your fin fix while the weather is warm. more

Cafes
Scoff down pastéis de nata and specialty coffee at Lisboa Caffe's South Brisbane outpost
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Scoff down pastéis de nata and specialty coffee at Lisboa Caffe’s South Brisbane outpost

When the Catholic monks of Lisbon's Jerónimos Monastery first created Portuguese tarts from leftover egg yolks more than 200 years ago, they couldn't have fathomed that the pastry would become one of the country's most popular cultural exports. Lisboa Caffe has been one of Brisbane's premier producers of this mouth-watering egg custard tart for years, with its crackling caramelised pastry exterior and seductively sweet inside ranking high on our list of the city's must-try sweets. This Wednesday April 6, Lisboa Caffe will officially lift the cloche on its new South Brisbane dispensary – a pint-sized provider of traditional Portuguese tarts and a host of other delightfully decadent flavours. more

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Pavement Whispers: Exhibition – a new restaurant from Joy co-founder Tim Scott – to bring an immersive dining experience to The City
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Pavement Whispers: Exhibition – a new restaurant from Joy co-founder Tim Scott – to bring an immersive dining experience to The City

One of Brisbane's best chefs is returning to the culinary limelight after spending a year and a half away from the pans. The accomplished cuisiner Tim Scott, formerly of Joy, is deep in the building phase of his anticipated new concept, Exhibition Restaurant – a project that looks to link art, design and epicurean endeavour in one eye-catching package. Expect kaiseki-inspired fare wrought from prime produce, wine and sake from small Australian and international producers, and an electric atmosphere that's been considered right down to the smallest details. more

Bars
The round-up: where to seek out Brisbane's best hidden bars
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The round-up: where to seek out Brisbane’s best hidden bars

Brisbane's small-bar scene is a trove of secret speakeasies and hidden haunts. While broadcasting the location of Brisbane's best hidden boozers might take the fun out of exploring, these incognito imbibing destinations are too good not to share. Here's our list of Brisbane's best hidden bars – see if you can find them all! more

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The round-up: what's open in Brisbane this Easter long weekend
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The round-up: what’s open in Brisbane this Easter long weekend

We don't know about you, but we're craving a long weekend. Not just any long weekend – we want one filled with good food, good drink and good times. If you share the same mindset as us and want to fill every second of Easter with tasty things, you'll want to bookmark this round-up. Here's our constantly updating list of bars, cafes and restaurants that are open this Easter long weekend! more

Bars
Get the first look inside Stratton Bar & Kitchen – Newstead's jaw-dropping arrival
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Get the first look inside Stratton Bar & Kitchen – Newstead’s jaw-dropping arrival

Our favourite bars and restaurants are the ones that make the most out of unique spaces – the more creative the better! Stratton Bar & Kitchen – the new venue from the crew behind the perennially popular Mrs Brown's Bar & Kitchen – quietly opened to the public last week inside a pair of World War II-era hangars on Stratton Street, immediately scoring top marks on the location front. Those lucky enough to snag a seat were wowed by the roomy eatery's eye-catching industrial-inspired interior and flavour-packed menu featuring items like cacio e pepe udon noodles, cheeseburger dumplings and bolognese-and-burrata-topped pizzas, not to mention a seriously impressive cocktail list to boot. We were lucky to get the first look inside – here's what we saw ... more

Casual Dining
Roti and satay superstar Mamak opens its first Brisbane location in The City
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Roti and satay superstar Mamak opens its first Brisbane location in The City

It's not unusual to see lines stretching out from Mamak's Sydney and Melbourne eateries. So beloved is its Malaysian-style fare that folks will patiently wait for a chance to taste Mamak's nasi lemak, mee goreng, roti canai and fried chicken. Now, Brisbane has a Mamak location to call its own over on Charlotte Street, a tremendous addition to the inner city's lunchtime and evening dining scene. We took a look inside before its opening on Monday March 28 – have a peek for yourself before joining the queue to try! more

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Frog's Hollow Saloon, Charlotte Street's new whisky-slinging barroom, is now open
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Frog’s Hollow Saloon, Charlotte Street’s new whisky-slinging barroom, is now open

Brisbane City in 2022 is a far cry from its identity in the latter half of the 1800s. The area now loosely ringed by George Street, Edward Street, Elizabeth Street and Alice Street was once a mangrove-filled swampland called Frog’s Hollow, a name that endured as this section of town evolved into Brisbane's first red-light neighbourhood. At this point the area was regarded as a hotbed of seedy action, with gangs of thieves and drunkards said to frequent gambling dens, brothels and boarding houses. It's this shady part of the city's history that Frog's Hollow Saloon takes its name. The new 60-seater whisky and cocktail bar opened on Charlotte Street on Thursday March 24, unveiling a sizeable selection of spirits dispensed by a team of hospitality hot-shots. Frog's Hollow Saloon has wasted no time injecting a bit of service-driven warmth (and a touch of roguish charm) into what has long… more

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The round-up: savour some well-deserved sweetness with these Easter treats
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The round-up: savour some well-deserved sweetness with these Easter treats

If the shelves upon shelves of chocolate eggs and bunnies at Coles and Woolies didn't clue you in, here's a friendly reminder – Easter is coming. Yep, every sweet tooth's favourite holiday is approaching swiftly, which means all sorts of gourmet goodies are available to indulge on. We've already assembled our list of hot cross buns, so now we're turning our attention to the more decadent items available around town. Want to create a hoard of chocolatey goodness that will have even the Easter Bunny jealous? We know just what should be on your wish list ... more