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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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History and innovation collide at Brisbane Quarter’s Heritij
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History and innovation collide at Brisbane Quarter’s Heritij

Ever since news arrived that globally acclaimed chef Manjunath Mural was bringing his considerable talents to Brisbane, Heritij has become one of the most hotly anticipated openings of 2018. Teaming up with hospitality heavyweights Nick Pinn and Sridhar Penumechu for the venue, Manjunath is looking to share traditional Indian cuisine at its finest – plating up intoxicating flavours with a modern approach in one of the best locations Brisbane has to offer. Heritij opens today – Tuesday September 11 – and needs to be seen to be believed. more

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Donna Chang and The Boom Boom Room liven up Brisbane City's dining scene
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Donna Chang and The Boom Boom Room liven up Brisbane City’s dining scene

If you’ve heard any of the talk around the Ghanem Group’s anticipated restaurant and bar tandem – Donna Chang and The Boom Boom Room – you’ve surely got an idea of some of the establishment’s offerings. Dim sum, jazz-inspired cocktails, opulent setting, gorgeous heritage, modern Chinese, seafood, char siu pork, steamed hapuka, bottle service, old-world glamour, new-school hospitality – these aren’t just buzzwords, they’re the real deal. Donna Chang and The Boom Boom Room opened last weekend, and the duo is already shaping up to be a landmark arrival. more

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Persone pairs pizze and pappardelle with panoramic views at Brisbane Quarter
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Persone pairs pizze and pappardelle with panoramic views at Brisbane Quarter

North Quay’s evolution continues at a cracking pace, with anticipated riverside dining precinct Brisbane Quarter finally nearing completion. Persone – the Italian-centric eatery from acclaimed hospitality family the Gambaro Group – opened yesterday Wednesday September 5, and is the first of Brisbane Quarter’s restaurants to open to the public. With a modern take on classic regional Italian cuisine, an impressive list of top-tier wine and stunning river views to match, Persone is adding a dash of elegance to Brisbane City’s dining scene. more

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The round-up: where to light up the night for Sunsuper Riverfire 2018
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The round-up: where to light up the night for Sunsuper Riverfire 2018

Aside from New Year’s Eve, few nights bring Brisbane to life quite like Sunsuper Riverfire. The night, which caps off stellar month-long cultural celebrating Brisbane Festival on Saturday September 29, illuminates the night with fireworks displays, Australian Defence Force fly-overs and parties galore. One of the best ways to enjoy Riverfire is by rolling out a picnic blankets at vantage points along the river, but if you’d rather not jostle for prime position, we’ve put together a list of venues that will be celebrating in style. more

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Customs House unveils its new contemporary riverside eatery Patina
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Customs House unveils its new contemporary riverside eatery Patina

Along Brisbane City’s riverside stretch, one building stands out among Eagle Street’s skyward-reaching monoliths. The historic Customs House enjoys one of Brisbane’s most prominent river locations, and the institution has recently overhauled its dining offering to take full advantage of space and modern dining trends. Patina at Customs House has reinvigorated the heritage-listed venue’s culinary focus, delivering regional farm-to-table fare in a stylishly contemporary setting. more

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Parisian chic – Belle Epoque opens its chic new patisserie at Southpoint
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Parisian chic – Belle Epoque opens its chic new patisserie at Southpoint

When the Anthony John Group began the process of relocating the Emporium Hotel to its sizeable Southpoint location, it also marked the departure of a beloved French-inspired hideaway. Belle Epoque – one of the formative tenants of Emporium’s Fortitude Valley hospitality collective – is also on the move, transferring its Parisian-chic patisserie across the river to fresh digs at Southpoint. In addition to its picture-perfect pastries, Belle Epoque will also be delivering champagne breakfasts and a lunch and dinner menu of French classics with a Queensland twist. more


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The LONgTIME crew unveils moody Japanese-inspired sibling Hôntô in Fortitude Valley
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The LONgTIME crew unveils moody Japanese-inspired sibling Hôntô in Fortitude Valley

Good things come to those who wait. It’s a proverb that can apply to a variety of situations, but it’s especially apt when it comes to Fortitude Valley’s newest restaurant Hôntô. The sleek dining destination from the team behind LONgTIME opened over the weekend after some frustrating delays, but it all seems to have been worth it. Hôntô’s stark and moody aesthetic paired with a considered menu of reimagined Japanese fare looks to be a genius combination, making the wait entrirely worthwhile. more

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Fine fare and history combine for Brisbane City’s Motorwagen
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Fine fare and history combine for Brisbane City’s Motorwagen

The invention of the world’s first petrol-powered vehicle – Carl Benz’s Motorwagen – was a landmark technological revelation. A new inner-city eatery has arrived on Adelaide Street, inspired by the innovation and vision of the 19th-century engineer. Seasoned restaurateur Sam Pask and inspired culinary mind Dylan Cashman have collaborated with Mercedes-Benz Brisbane to deliver Motorwagen, a chic dining destination that aims to evoke the same creative spirit across a sharp contemporary offering. more

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Little Valley
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best Chinese restaurants

Forget about your quick and easy takeaway joint – authentic Chinese cuisine should be properly enjoyed in the right setting. There are several spots across Brisbane that serves delicious dishes of Chinese cuisine with great atmosphere and service. Do yourself a favour and enjoy the full spectrum of tastes that Chinese cuisine affords and you’ll find yourself never settling for bain marie sweet and sour pork. more

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Bulimba's King Crab Co delivers its haul of cracking crustaceans to Oxford Street
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Bulimba’s King Crab Co delivers its haul of cracking crustaceans to Oxford Street

It might be the year of the dog according to the Chinese zodiac, but if you ask us, it’s more like the year of the crab. A new spot in Brisbane’s inner east is shelling out some mighty fine seafood, with a Cajun-meets-Japanese spin that’s sure to tingle your tastebuds. If you like the sound of snappy seafood, scuttle your butt down Oxford Street and don a bib at Bulimba’s freshest catch – King Crab Co. more

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Black Hide by Gambaro at Treasury Brisbane
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The round-up: eat your way through Brisbane’s best steaks

Apologies in advance to all of our vegan and vegetarian friends, but this one is for the carnivores. Steak. To most meat eaters, it doesn’t get much better than a juicy, succulent steak. Rare, medium rare, medium, well done – it doesn’t matter how you like it, steak is a staple for good reason. While we love an old-fashioned backyard barbecue, sometimes we like to let the professionals handle the cooking every once in a while. When it comes to steak, we are flush with stellar spots to get our incisors into some fantastic flame-grilled beef, so bring out your inner Ron Swanson and start ticking off this list. more

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The round-up: what's open this Ekka public holiday
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The round-up: what’s open this Ekka public holiday

In case you haven’t heard the sounds of fireworks over Bowen Hills or had your Instagram feed inundated with scenes of carnival fun, we’d like to let you know that the Ekka is in town. Aside from the show bags, games, animals and assorted attractions, the best thing about the Ekka is undoubtedly the annual public holiday that we all get to enjoy on Wednesday August 15. If you've been to the Ekka already, are saving your visit for another day or simply wish to avoid the holiday crowds (more show bags for us, really), there are plenty of spots around town open and ready for your custom. Here's a handy list of bars and eateries for you to enjoy this Ekka public holiday. more

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The round-up: Brisbane’s best new restaurants as voted by you
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best new restaurants as voted by you

Every year, we love looking back and taking stock of how Brisbane’s grown. Our hospitality scene is always changing, with new faces looking to make a mark on the foodie landscape. The year that was 2017 marked the arrival of some top-notch eateries – from reimagined icons to brand-new concepts. We couldn’t possibly pick the best of the bunch, so we left it to our readers to decide in the most recent EAT/drink Awards. The Best New Restaurant category is hotly contested, but we think you’ve done a tremendous job picking the cream of the crop. Without further ado, here are the ten best new restaurants as voted by The Weekend Edition readers. more

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St. James Crabhouse Bar & Grill opens a snappy new Hamilton eatery
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St. James Crabhouse Bar & Grill opens a snappy new Hamilton eatery

It’s been a few years since St. James Crabhouse & Kitchen first introduced us to the messy fun of eating crab, and barely a day went by when we haven’t considered donning a bib and some gloves for a prime crustacean-loaded feast. The popular American-style seafood joint has now expanded, with St. James Crabhouse Bar & Grill opening in Hamilton on Wednesday July 25. Under the supervision of newly appointed manager Stephen Hazlett, the Hamilton location casts a wide net of appeal, catering to die-hard seafood lovers and those looking for a lively dining experience with quality service. more

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Special Rub
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best American barbecue restaurants

Apologies in advance to all plant-based eaters out there – this round-up is strictly for the carnivores. This time around, we’re checking out the finest hunks of meat available around town. No, we’re not talking about Aussie Thunder Male Revue. We’re talking about barbecue – American barbecue, to be precise. Brisket, pulled pork, ribs, sausages – if it’s smoky, saucy and meaty, it’s exactly what we’re after. We’ve assembled a list of some of the best bricks-and-mortar barbecue locations in Brisbane. Be wary of reading while hungry – this list will get the salivation glands working overtime. more

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Shunsai delivers authentic Japanese cuisine to East Brisbane
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Shunsai delivers authentic Japanese cuisine to East Brisbane

It’s not often that a master Japanese chef chooses a Brisbane suburb for a fine-dining culinary concept, but you won’t hear the residents of East Brisbane complaining. This weekend sees the anticipated opening of Shunsai, which is plating up a traditional Japanese degustation-style menu in an intimate setting. If you’re a sucker for intriguing flavour pairings and delicate presentation, Shunsai offers food for a multitude of senses. more