Restaurants
In the mood for noods – Taro’s Ramen opens in South Brisbane
Food & Drink

In the mood for noods – Taro’s Ramen opens in South Brisbane

The name Taro Akimoto is almost already synonymous with Brisbane’s thriving ramen scene, but despite his success he’s never been one to rest on his laurels. South Brisbane is home to a fully-fledged ramen joint of its own now that Taro’s Ramen has opened its fourth location on Melbourne Street. The largest venue Taro’s Ramen has occupied to date, patrons are guaranteed to find Taro’s signature range of ramen as well as a range of mouth-watering sides, served in enough space to slurp safely. more

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The round-up: south bound – the Gold Coast's must-try new openings of 2017
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The round-up: south bound – the Gold Coast’s must-try new openings of 2017

Well, it's been a massive year on the Brisbane food and drink scene, but we thought we'd mix things up and fill you in on some of the goodness that has been bubbling away on the Gold Coast throughout 2017. If you're hanging around for the festive season and plan to head south for a sneaky day trip or weekender, there are plenty of exciting new places to keep you nourished and hydrated. From hidden bars to vintage cafes and refined beachside restaurants, here's a handy list of some of the most impressive new openings on the Gold Coast this year. more

Bars
South Bank's Little Big House is your new summer house-party destination
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South Bank’s Little Big House is your new summer house-party destination

There's no denying that house parties are an absolute ball, but the effort needed throw them (and clean up after them) can make ‘em a real chore. Well, what if we told you that there is a new venue in town that is bringing the house party vibes and is taking care of the hosting duties? Brisbane, allow us to introduce you to your new favourite hang – Little Big House. This Southpoint-based venue is a cheeky and charming chateau brought to us from the team behind Riverbar & Kitchen and Aria. Little Big House promises quintessential Queensland quirkiness, far-out feasts, cocktails in cans and sun-soaked fun all party season long, so stop putting fairy lights and goon sacks on your Hills Hoist – summer party hosting duties have been sorted. more

Food truck
Pump the brakes – Truckin’ Hungry brings street eats to The Gabba
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Pump the brakes – Truckin’ Hungry brings street eats to The Gabba

Truckin’ hungry – it sounds like a particular mood you get in when you’re hankering for a food-truck feast. Locals of Brisbane’s inner south will never need experience hunger like this again when a hot new food truck hub comes to life this weekend. Come Saturday December 9, Truckin’ Hungry will be setting up in Woolloongabba to host an all-star selection of food trucks from morning until evening, seven days a week. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 151 December 5
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 151 December 5

From whispers of Brisbane's expansive riverside dining precinct to new craft breweries, 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

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Shuffle in to Manly’s Shucks Bar to get a true taste of the sea
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Shuffle in to Manly’s Shucks Bar to get a true taste of the sea

Let us set the scene – you’re kicking back with a glass of wine in hand, there’s a sea breeze on your face blowing in from the Manly harbour and at your elbow is a platter of freshly shucked oysters. Sounds like a dream, right? It’s not – it’s what you can experience at Manly’s newest haunt Shucks Bar. This waterfront establishment has taken cues from American oyster bars to deliver one of the most memorable seafood experiences around. Forget Kilpatrick and Mornay – Shucks Bar is doing things you rarely see when it comes to oysters, making it a must try for any fan of these fruits of the ocean. more

Bars
Lunch ahoy! Banter Bar & Seafood makes landfall in Kangaroo Point
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Lunch ahoy! Banter Bar & Seafood makes landfall in Kangaroo Point

The neighbourhood fish and chip joint is a staple of Queensland summer snacking. Let’s be real, there’s nothing like picking your way through a freshly cooked batch of goodness, wrapped tightly in butcher’s paper on a sunny afternoon. These days it’s rare that you’d encounter a fish and chippery with a bar attached, but if that’s the way of the future then we’re not complaining. Banter Bar & Seafood in Kangaroo Point is a new breed of venue that blends a sumptuous range of fresh and locally sourced seafood with a short and sharp selection of boutique wine and craft beer, and a coastal vibe that has us dreaming of sea breezes. more


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The round-up: The best spots to watch Brisbane light up on New Year’s Eve
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The round-up: The best spots to watch Brisbane light up on New Year’s Eve

Can you believe that 2017 is almost over? It feels like only yesterday we were farewelling the year that was 2016 – time is flying! If there is any silver lining to this situation, it’s that the biggest party night of the year is back again. New Year’s Eve is always a cause for celebration – a night of endings and beginnings, so you really should get it right. If you are looking to paint the town red on the evening of December 31, have a squiz at this handy list of Brisbane’s must-attend parties and ring in 2018 in style. more

Treats
Cheese to please – Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tarts arrive at the Myer Centre
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Cheese to please – Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tarts arrive at the Myer Centre

Calling all dairy daydreamers, cheese chasers, savoury samplers and those that take tarts to heart – one of Asia’s biggest food crazes has arrived in Brisbane. Cheese tarts are set to be the next big thing in snacks and now the Myer Centre boasts its own Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart kiosk for you to seek out immediately. Sweet, savoury, hot or cold – these versatile tarts will undoubtedly be your newest obsession. Why delay the inevitable? Seek these seductive treats immediately. more

Bars
Views, brews and chews – Eagle Street’s Riverland opens to the public
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Views, brews and chews – Eagle Street’s Riverland opens to the public

While not completely certain, we’re fairly sure that there’s a scientific correlation between the taste of a cool beverage and your proximity to a killer vista. Our hypothesis – everything tastes better with a great view. Just when you thought all of Eagle Street’s riverside real estate had been snatched up, a new venue arrives to give us another option for peeping a ripper sunset over the Brown Snake and the Story Bridge – just in time for summer sessions. Riverland is a brand-new dynamo drinking and dining destination that will offer something different each visit. Except for the view, of course. That will always be primo. more

Bars
Shake, rattle and roll on in to The Valley’s new beer and cocktail bar The Rattler
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Shake, rattle and roll on in to The Valley’s new beer and cocktail bar The Rattler

If you’ve heard a ruckus emanating from a new watering hole on the corner of Ann and Warner Streets in The Valley, we have some info as to what the deal is. The Rattler is a new (and aptly named) saloon that imbues late-90s rock'n'roll-bar aesthetics with a killer selection of beer, cocktails and eats. The Rattler quietly opened its doors to the public last week, but now the crew is kicking out the jams and proclaiming its arrival on the scene loudly, for everyone to hear. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 150 November 28
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 150 November 28

From whispers of famous burgers to magical flying noodles, 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

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Junk
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It’s hip to be square – Coorparoo Square unveils its first wave of openings

Folks, it’s here! It’s finally here! One of the most highly anticipated developments has come to life after some perspiration-soaked anticipation. Coorparoo Square has gradually ascended above Cavendish Road over the past few months, swelling with the promise of hip new bars and eateries and a host of other quality retailers. Well, this week marks the first wave of openings in the centre, ranging from tantalising taquerias, choice coffee spots, gorgeous gelaterias and beautiful bars. Before you flock to chock your mouth full of goodies, have a closer look at what Coorparoo Square is bringing to town. more

Cafes
Allpress set to impress with new East Brisbane coffee haven
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Allpress set to impress with new East Brisbane coffee haven

It’s been 17 years since New Zealand-born coffee mavericks Allpress Espresso made landfall in Australia, and now the acclaimed roaster has come to stake its claim in Brisbane's coffee scene. Allpress Espresso has just opened its own bricks-and-mortar spot in East Brisbane, establishing a proper home from which to spread the good word of coffee. Following on from Allpress Espresso’s interstate locations, Allpress Brisbane is looking to set itself up as a community hub, bringing people together over a shared love of coffee and conversation. more

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Great Scott! West End welcomes chic coffee joint Doc Brown
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Great Scott! West End welcomes chic coffee joint Doc Brown

It’s a great time to be a resident of Brisbane’s inner south. We’re seeing a huge boom in the local cafe scene, and Doc Brown is the latest establishment to join the wave. A space so fly you’d swear it was riding a hoverboard, Doc Brown pairs great coffee and a scrumptious menu with shmick fit-out and a dash of retro-cinema cool. At the risk of overdoing it on the Back to the Future references, we’re going to humbly suggest that you hop in your Delorean and make tracks for West End as soon as possible. There’s no need to go 88mph, though – Doc Brown is the perfect place to slow down for a while. more

Restaurants
Thomson's Reserve
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The round-up: Feast of Christmas future – where to eat on Christmas Day

If the increasing number of decorations around town didn’t give it away, Christmas is fast approaching, which means you need to start planning your holiday celebrations ASAP. If you’ve been thinking about doing things differently this year, we’ve got a great suggestion. Forget telling your family to bring a plate, forget slaving away in a hot kitchen for hours, and forget doing the dishes when you should be napping your food sweats away. Christmas is all about enjoying yourself, so leave the meal prep and cooking up to the experts and relax this year. We’ve decided to give you your gift early in the form of this list of spots to chow down on Christmas Day, so now all you have to do is sort out your own present shopping (you should really get on that, we're expecting something good). more

Treats
Fire up your tastebuds for Lick! Ice Cream's Morningside arrival
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Fire up your tastebuds for Lick! Ice Cream’s Morningside arrival

Ice-cream brings people together. It’s a fact. Take Lick! Ice Cream for example – fans of the iconic Graceville creamery travel from as far as the Gold Coast to fill up their eskies with delicious ice-cream. The past few years has seen demand skyrocket for Lick! Ice Cream’s flavours, and now supply is set to double with the opening of a new location in Morningside today, Wednesday November 22. If you’ve got a hankering for something sweet, Lick! will surely do the trick. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 149 November 21
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 149 November 21

From whispers of succulent Greek eats to rustic woodfired Italian, 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
Margo Restaurant and Bar brings a worldly spin to Paddington’s fine-dining scene
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Margo Restaurant and Bar brings a worldly spin to Paddington’s fine-dining scene

After Paddington mainstay Montrachet closed its doors in anticipation of a move to King Street, the hot topic on everyone’s lips was who would step up and fill the vacant Paddington destination. Americo Fernandes has taken on the challenge, recently opening up Margo Restaurant and Bar in the rustic restaurant space. If you salivate at the sound of a light fusion of European and Asian cuisine, then grab some napkins, mar-go ahead and read on. more