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Grungy laneway hideaway Hellcat Maggie stakes her turf in Brisbane City
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Grungy laneway hideaway Hellcat Maggie stakes her turf in Brisbane City

Fans of the Scorsese classic Gangs of New York (or anyone with knowledge of the Big Apple’s bloody past) will have heard the name Hell-Cat Maggie. In the 1840s the name would make blood run cold with fear, but today the name carries friendlier connotations. Hellcat Maggie is a brand-new laneway bar and eatery that embodies the same gritty and charismatic attitude of the famed crim, but instead of brawling with the Bowery Boys, this bar focuses on beers, burgers and breakfast. more

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From Bocuse d'Or to Brisbane – Restaurant Dan Arnold opens in Fortitude Valley
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From Bocuse d’Or to Brisbane – Restaurant Dan Arnold opens in Fortitude Valley

The last eight years have been an incredible journey for Dan Arnold. The Brisbane-born chef arrived in France in 2010, where he worked at three Michelin-star restaurant l’Espérance, followed by seven years at two Michelin-star Serge Vieira. His experience lead him to earn bronze at the Bocuse d’Or Asia-Pacific Competition 2016, then placing eighth in the world with his team at the Bocuse d’Or World Final in 2017. Now, Dan has returned home to Brisbane to open his first restaurant, aptly named Restaurant Dan Arnold. more

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Thierry Galichet unveils his sophisticated Spring Hill eatery La Cache à Vín
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Thierry Galichet unveils his sophisticated Spring Hill eatery La Cache à Vín

Anyone familiar with Thierry Galichet’s signature style of hospitality knows that he wears his inspirations on his sleeve. As a proud product of the Burgundy region, the famed chef and restaurateur has instilled elements of his homeland across all of his endeavours. Thierry’s latest project La Cache à Vín presents hearty French cuisine in a stylish and earthy setting, complete with a significant stash of wines from the slopes and valleys of France’s famed viticultural hubs. more

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Newstead's Golden Pig puts its teachings to good use as fully-fledged restaurant
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Newstead’s Golden Pig puts its teachings to good use as fully-fledged restaurant

Since its inception, Golden Pig has been to the foodies what Hogwarts is to budding wizards. Punny porcine similarities aside, Golden Pig has been instilling cooks with the magical knowledge of the culinary arts for years, but now the team is putting its teachings to the test. Golden Pig has unveiled a brand-new bar and restaurant of its own at its Newstead home, utilising its stylish industrial space as the setting for a sharp array of pan-Asian eats. more

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The Meating Room delivers fillets and bottomless frites to Teneriffe
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The Meating Room delivers fillets and bottomless frites to Teneriffe

If you’re a resident of the inner-northern suburbs, a top-tier steak might be difficult to find in close proximity. Champions of carnivorous eating will perk up at the news that a new meatery has arrived in Teneriffe. The folks at The Dalgety Public House are delivering a boutique beef experience to the Macquarie Street strip, taking over its neighbouring space for younger sibling The Meating Room – a stylish haven for prime cuts. more

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Yavanna brings its style of plant-based comfort food to Paddington
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Yavanna brings its style of plant-based comfort food to Paddington

What do you get when three hospitality lifers (who happen to be vegan) team up to create brand-new bar and restaurant? You get one heck of haven for plant-based eaters and omnivores alike. Yavanna has begun its rollout of comfort food, bringing familiarity, fun and flair to the table with a range of dishes that will have even die-hard carnivores on drool watch. more

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Little Valley adds a big dose of modern Chinese cuisine to Warner Street
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Little Valley adds a big dose of modern Chinese cuisine to Warner Street

The brains behind the Gold Coast’s acclaimed Asian-fusion eatery Rick Shores are looking to go two-for-two with their new neo-Chinese venture in the heart of Brisbane's entertainment precinct. Little Valley kicked open its doors last week, inviting diners to savour its melting-pot of flavours inspired by China’s rich culinary heritage. The philosophy here is simple – traditional dishes are positioned in a new context and are imbued with twists to create something different and interesting. It doesn't matter if you mix up your char siu and siu mai, all you need to know is this isn’t your run-of-the-mill dim sum joint. more


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West End's Nostimo Restaurant & Bar gives Greek cuisine a modern overhaul
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West End’s Nostimo Restaurant & Bar gives Greek cuisine a modern overhaul

Following on from the Greek Club’s substantial renovations, the West End community hub got to work on its signature restaurant. Nostimo Restaurant & Bar is set to open this weekend, leading the charge for Greek cuisine’s resurgence in Brisbane. With a modern interior and a menu of contemporary takes on regional classics masterminded by one of Australia’s best Greek chefs, Nostimo is an eatery that looks to build upon the Greek concept of philotimo – a spirit focused on community and giving. more

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Julius Pizzeria
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The round-up: where to sample Brisbane’s best pasta

We owe a huge amount of thanks to Italy. Without their historic culinary influence we wouldn’t have pizza, gelati and pasta. If we didn’t have pasta, we’d have a massive gap in our diet. Spaghetti Bolognese, carbonara, even macaroni and cheese – these are dishes we take for granted but are fundamental pillars of our dietary roster. Brisbane is home to a plethora of Italian-inspired eateries that vie for the title of Brisbane’s Best Pasta. We couldn’t possibly crown a winner, but we can clue you in to some of the best. more

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The round-up: where to find Brisbane’s best pho

When we rank our favourite noodle soups, number one would have to be pho, fo’ sho. We’re not promising that this round-up won’t be littered with soupy puns, but when your brain craves noods it’s hard to resist. Brisbane is flush with fantastic Vietnamese restaurants, all vying for the title of Brisbane’s best pho. Everyone’s got their own pick for the best pho in town, making this one of the most contentious lists in recent memory. We’re not confident we can name the best, but we’re damn certain we have a world-class selection – here are our picks. more

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Moreton Bay bugs with charred cavolo nero and XO butter
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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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