Cafes
Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers
Food & Drink

The round-up: the best BYO spots in Brisbane

Everyone agrees that any BYO restaurant is a great way to enjoy a bit of extra value while dining out, but many don’t know how many spots around town allow customers to bring their own drop. Not only are there plenty of restaurants where BYO is acceptable, but also several bars encourage patrons to BYO food and other eateries welcome patrons to bring their own drop on special nights of the week. We’ve compiled a handy list to help you make a choice of where to take that special bottle of pinot this weekend. more

Cafes
Loaded Food Co. brings its brand of nourishing nosh to Newstead
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Loaded Food Co. brings its brand of nourishing nosh to Newstead

When starting a new day it’s a good idea to load up on the necessities – a good cup of coffee, a nutritious lunch to fuel you up at lunchtime, and words of encouragement to see you through the day. For a few years Ashgrove locals have been getting all that and more from Loaded Food Co. on Waterworks road, and now there’s a new location that can give you all that and more. Loaded Food Co. is putting pep in the step of Newstead locals with its new pit stop, offering coffee, salads, snacks and smiles – as well as some more plans in the works that have us drooling with anticipation. more

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Bon appétit – epicurean pop-up picnic Le Dîner en Blanc reveals this year’s food offering
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Bon appétit – epicurean pop-up picnic Le Dîner en Blanc reveals this year’s food offering

If you’re anything like us, one of the first questions you ask when receiving an invitation to a party is, “Will there be food?” The prestigious and mysterious Le Dîner en Blanc is one soiree that never disappoints in the eats and drinks department, forever keeping things fresh with its range of carefully curated catering options. If you’re headed to the all-white affair this year, take a look at the spread that’s on offer – you may immediately want to cancel your plans to pack your own dinner. more

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The Bagel Boys
Food & Drink

Frugal feasts – where to get a delicious lunch in The City for $10 or less

You’ve no doubt been in the situation where you’ve schlepped it to work sans lunch whilst completely disregarding the fact that buying lunch can be pretty dang expensive. Perhaps you were uninspired by the contents of your pantry, perhaps you were in a rush or perhaps you just plain old forgot – either way, your need to feed must be satiated. Instead of bemoaning your empty stomach and less-than-inspiring bank balance, you can take this handy list of spots in The City to get a delicious lunch for $10 or less and fill your belly minus the guilt of breaking your budget. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 143 October 10
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 143 October 10

From whispers of grilled-cheese delights to midnight dining clubs, 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 Cloakroom Bar brings dapper drinks and rooftop resplendence to Brisbane City
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The Cloakroom Bar brings dapper drinks and rooftop resplendence to Brisbane City

It’s no secret that The Cloakroom’s Louis Ialenti and Andrew Byrne are committed to more than simply creating bespoke threads. From the moment you step inside the refined tailor you’re exposed to much more than mere suits on a rack – an invitation to sit down, the offer of a whisky, the time taken to cater to a dapper gent’s every need. Expanding on its offering of experiential pleasure The Cloakroom is turning its bespoke attention to liquid concoctions, with The Cloakroom Bar opening its elusive doors this Friday October 6. more

Restaurants
Brunch has never tasted like this – Happy Boy launches Chinese-style morning eats
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Brunch has never tasted like this – Happy Boy launches Chinese-style morning eats

Before you jump to conclusions – no, this isn’t yum cha. Anyone familiar with Happy Boy will know that the restaurant doesn’t like to conform to the Westernised brand of Chinese food we have become so accustomed to, but rather introduce our tastebuds to flavour sensations that we’ve never experienced before. Applying this concept to the am, Happy Boy has launched its first-ever brunch menu, infusing its regional Chinese tastes into modern-Australian morning dishes. more

Bars
Cribb Street Social brings the whole culinary package to Milton
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Cribb Street Social brings the whole culinary package to Milton

If we told you about a venue that offered breakfast, lunch, dinner, tap beer, sublime barista-made coffee, top-shelf whisky and gin, a shady beer garden and a well-stocked charcuterie fridge, you’d accuse us of making up places that don’t exist. Rest assured, we’d never lie to you, our dear friends. This unicorn of an eatery exists and has a name – Cribb Street Social. Located in the heart of leafy Milton, Cribb Street Social is a new venue from the team behind inner-city staple Mr. Edward’s Alehouse & Kitchen, and offers a premium range of eats and drinks within a warm and friendly atmosphere. more


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