Restaurants
Moreton Bay bugs with charred cavolo nero and XO butter
Food & Drink

W Brisbane welcomes sustainable southern icon Three Blue Ducks

Over the past seven years, Three Blue Ducks has grown into one of Australia’s most beloved hospitality groups. Following on from its first location in Bronte and its subsequent venues in Byron Bay and Rosebery, the crew consisting of Mark Labrooy, Sam Reid-Boquist, Chris Sorrell, Darren Robertson, Jeff Bennett and Andy Allen were approached by W Brisbane to implement a new Three Blue Ducks concept as the hotel’s signature restaurant. On Friday June 1, Three Blue Ducks unveiled its Brisbane location, the group’s largest and most sophisticated set up to date. Much like its southern siblings, Three Blue Ducks Brisbane is plating up the brand’s own honest and ethically sourced fare, highlighting the benefits of conscious consumption and serving it in a comfortable-yet-modern setting with what could be the best view in town. more

Restaurants
Black Hide by Gambaro at Treasury Brisbane serves up succulent cuts and worldly wines
Food & Drink

Black Hide by Gambaro at Treasury Brisbane serves up succulent cuts and worldly wines

It takes only the sound of a steak sizzling to make us salivate with hunger, so one can imagine how we reacted when we heard that Treasury Brisbane was teaming up with The Gambaro Group to bring its award-winning Black Hide concept to Brisbane City. Tomorrow Friday June 8 will see Black Hide by Gambaro at Treasury Brisbane open within the heritage surrounds of the iconic entertainment precinct, complete with a jaw-dropping selection of steaks, sumptuous seafood and a globe-spanning wine list. more

Cafes
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Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best cafes as voted by you

A cafe is more than just a place to get a hot cup of coffee and a bite of brunch. It’s a meeting place, a community hub and a respite from the manic world we live in. Brisbane is flush with stellar cafes and year on year our collection of nosheries expands. When it comes to listing the best of the best, all we can say is that you have good taste. A record number of votes were submitted for the EAT/drink Awards this year, with the Best Cafe category one of the most hotly contested. Alas, only one winner can be crowned, but it wouldn’t be right not to acknowledge the other competitors that help make the scene as vibrant as it is. Without further ado, here are the ten best cafes in Brisbane, as voted by our discerning readership. more

Cafes
Sweet sustainability – Alphabet Cafe settles in to its new West End home
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Sweet sustainability – Alphabet Cafe settles in to its new West End home

From humble market vendor to supplier of sweet-treats for some of Brisbane’s best eateries, the past six years has seen Alphabet Cafe become one of Brisbane’s biggest success stories. Although they could be content to dominate the city’s cake scene, the Alphabet sisters Zoe and Meghan Tulleners always envisioned opening their own cafe. That dream is now a reality, with Alphabet Cafe’s charming West End spot commencing its inaugural brunch service last week. Alphabet Cafe’s spread extends far beyond cakes and coffee, with a wholesome selection of dishes that foregrounds ethically sourced and sustainable ingredients, anchored by a conscientious approach to closed-loop waste management. more

Bars
Linger longer at Paddington's new casual bar and eatery Little Social
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Linger longer at Paddington’s new casual bar and eatery Little Social

Allow us to set a scene. You’re situated on the back deck of your friend’s suburban Queenslander, sipping a chilled cup of sangria while the wind gently rustles the trees. Sounds serene, right? Paddington’s newest haunt Little Social aims to deliver that same atmosphere without you having to harass your friends to host. Evoking the comfortable charm of an iconic Queenslander and complemented by a bevy of good food and drink, Little Social is positioning itself as a welcoming home away from home. more

Food News
Cheers to change – raise your glass for charity during Negroni Week
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Cheers to change – raise your glass for charity during Negroni Week

Here at The Weekend Edition, we really don’t need an excuse to indulge in a tipple or two … but a little extra encouragement doesn’t hurt, right? If drinking cocktails for a cause sounds like your kind of fun, we have some news that is bound to get you excited. From June 4–10, thousands of bars around the world will be mixing up the iconic concoction of Campari, gin and vermouth for Negroni Week, an initiative raising money for a huge variety of charities. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 175 June 5
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 175 June 5

From whispers of a new coffee roaster to all-you-can-eat nuggets, 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
Bavarian Beerhaus delivers Ekka-inspired eats and ales aplenty to Bowen Hills
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Bavarian Beerhaus delivers Ekka-inspired eats and ales aplenty to Bowen Hills

It’s a good time to be a beer lover in Brisbane. The paint had barely dried on South Bank’s German-inspired mega pub Munich Brauhaus before the Rockpool Dining Group announced its follow-up venture – a modern beer-centric concept housed within the iconic Royal Snack Bar building in Bowen Hills. Featuring dozens of taps pouring 40 imported and local beers and a kitchen primed to pump out Bavarian bites and Ekka-inspired snacks, Bavarian Beerhaüs is delivering the goods from schnitties and snags to strawberry sundaes and dagwood dogs. more

Treats
Madders Brothers Patisserie sweetens up Brisbane City with its luxe flagship
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Madders Brothers Patisserie sweetens up Brisbane City with its luxe flagship

Desserts are clearly the most decadent avenue for those with a sweet tooth, but you can’t say you’ve lived unless you’ve savoured some of this city’s best. Patisserie pioneers Madders Brothers are giving sweet treats the ultra-luxe treatment they deserve, opening a lush flagship location in the heart of Brisbane City. With a plush design to match the high-quality treats, this spot is making five-star treats more accessible than they’ve ever been. more

Bars
Kin & Co
Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s best Reuben sandwiches

As undeniable as its popularity is, the exact origins of the Reuben sandwich are hotly debated, which allows for a modicum of freedom as far as evolution is concerned. A classic Reuben is traditionally composed of corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing squished between two slices of rye bread, but there’s always room for experimentation. Brisbane’s got a mighty fine selection of sangas scattered across town and we’ve corralled the best Reuben sandwiches from traditional takes to innovative interpretations of pastrami on rye. more

Cafes
Nourishing Noosa outfit Blended Health Bar brings its bounty to Fortitude Valley
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Nourishing Noosa outfit Blended Health Bar brings its bounty to Fortitude Valley

Sunshine Coast residents and those that call Hastings Street their main hang will be no stranger to the fare at Blended Health Bar. The cosy superfood pit stop has been dishing out colourful bowls, nutritious smoothies and good vibes for years, earning a first-rate rep for its wholesome fare in the process. Good news for Brisbane-based acai junkies – Blended Health Bar has come south, opening a vibrant eatery in Fortitude Valley complete with its popular menu and a few exciting additions. more

Cafes
Jessie’s Girl swaps spritzes for scrambled eggs with new brunch offering
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Jessie’s Girl swaps spritzes for scrambled eggs with new brunch offering

After nailing its evening offering of cocktails, charcuterie and share-plating dining, Jessie’s Girl is dragging itself out of bed a little bit earlier to serve up a sunny selection of daytime eats. The Petrie Terrace bar-meets-cafe is now opening early from Tuesday to Sunday, serving up breakfast and lunch – including that famously seductive thick-cut bacon from Scout. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 174 May 29
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 174 May 29

From whispers of a new fish and chippery to pop-ups turned permanent, 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
Chic cocktails and winning wines spearhead Barbara's new lease on life
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Chic cocktails and winning wines spearhead Barbara’s new lease on life

One of Fortitude Valley’s popular haunts is undergoing a few changes. Fans of Barbara’s brand of slick hospitality needn’t fret – the Barbara you know and love isn't going anywhere. The venue is shifting its approach to hospitality, looking to re-establish its status as an accessible and friendly hangout spot by bolstering the bar’s offering with a few fresh additions. more

Bars
Enjoy botanical cocktails and plant-based bites at Greenhouse Canteen & Bar’s new South Brisbane digs
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Enjoy botanical cocktails and plant-based bites at Greenhouse Canteen & Bar’s new South Brisbane digs

While the plant-based dining boom undoubtedly has Brisbane firmly in its grasp, vegan eating has been a big thing on the Gold Coast for years now. Greenhouse Canteen & Bar was one of the earliest modern adopters of the cuisine on the coast, earning legions of loyal followers (vegans and meat-eaters alike) with a range of approachable, comforting and damn tasty plant-based dishes and cocktails. The concept has now come north with Greenhouse Canteen & Bar opening a new location in South Brisbane, establishing a hip nighttime haunt for dedicated vegans and the culinary curious. more

Restaurants
Black Fire Restaurant delivers fuego feasts to Brisbane City
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Black Fire Restaurant delivers fuego feasts to Brisbane City

Following the departure of Asana by Pete Evans on Albert Street, Capri by Fraser wasted no time in sourcing a fiery new tenant to make good use of its restaurant space. Canberra-born concept Black Fire Restaurant has come north, bringing with it its signature brand of Spanish-inspired cuisine anchored by a selection of flame-licked morsels. more

Casual Dining
Follow your nose to Short Order's sweet and savoury Newstead sanctuary
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Follow your nose to Short Order’s sweet and savoury Newstead sanctuary

Patrons standing on the corner of Skyring Terrace and Cunningham Street have reported a salivation-inducing scent springing from the newly opened Short Order at Haven Newstead, a smart new grab-and-go concept from the team behind Jocelyn’s Provisions. The overwhelming smell in question is emanating from Short Order’s piping-hot rotisserie, which is luring in patrons by the truckload and wowing them with a selection of savoury eats, take-home meals and smooth coffee. more

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Lucky Egg
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The round-up: wrap your laughing gear around Brisbane’s best burgers

The die-hard burger lovers among you will have already marked Monday May 28 in their calendars, but for those that are unaware of the importance of this date, you should know it marks National Burger Day. Although not a public holiday, National Burger Day is well worth celebrating if only for the joy burgers bring to our lives on a regular basis. Few dishes are so adored by carnivores and herbivores alike, and the burger’s longevity is proof of its popularity. If you’re keen to join in and chow down on National Burger Day, why not pick from our list of Brisbane’s best? These bites will surely live up to expectations. more