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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

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Good Food Month drops the first glimpse of its tasty 2018 program
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Good Food Month drops the first glimpse of its tasty 2018 program

Every July, Brisbane eaters break free from their mid-winter hibernation to celebrate Good Food Month. With only weeks remaining until Good Food Month hits the eateries of Brisbane on Sunday July 1, our bellies have been rumbling impatiently for news of what to expect. The first announcement of the 2018 program has arrived, bringing word of pasta parties, gourmet surf and turf dinners and the ever-popular Night Noodle Markets. more

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Hai-Hai Ramen
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The round-up: where to find Brisbane’s best katsu dishes

Let’s face it – few foods aren’t improved after being crumbed and fried. That being said, it’s the particular panko-crumbed goodness of katsu that really butters our bread. From curries to sandwiches, katsu dishes offers plenty of variety – and it’s not just chicken that gets the katsu treatment. If you’re keen to catch katsu fever, we’ve assembled a nifty list of spots that will be able to sate a craving. more


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

As soon as the gates opened on 2018 we galloped our way into the year. The first order of business was the EAT/drink Awards, which boasted the biggest voter turnout in the history of the awards. As always, people were waiting with bated breath for the announcement of the winners of the marquee categories, headlined by Best Restaurant. The winners and runners-up have been announced, but there were many other fine establishments that still received an overwhelming amount of votes. The top ten is packed with the cream of the crop, so we figured we’d acknowledge Brisbane’s incredible dining scene and list the best restaurants in town, as voted by you! more

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Munich Brauhaus delivers steins, snags and schnitzels to South Bank
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Munich Brauhaus delivers steins, snags and schnitzels to South Bank

One of South Bank's most-anticipated arrivals has finally turned on its taps. Munich Brauhaus – a multi-level beer hall from the Rockpool Dining Group – opened its doors last Friday May 4, wasting no time in kicking off Oktoberfest celebrations months early. The venue is bringing a whole host of Bavarian goods to the table – we’re talking pretzels as big as your face, schnitzels by the score, gargantuan pork knuckles and succulent sausages. Oh, and bier – lots of bier. more

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The round-up: make your mum feel extra special with these Mother’s Day ideas
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The round-up: make your mum feel extra special with these Mother’s Day ideas

If we’re being honest, every day deserves to be Mother’s Day. Why? Well, you never really get a day off from being a mum – it’s a 24/7 gig. That being said, Mother’s Day is still a great opportunity to tell your mother how much she means to you. There are many different styles of mum, so there’s not one coverall approach to celebrating their worth. Some mums are foodie mums, while some mums like to be pampered. It’s up to you to know what kind of person your mother is. Our job is to help guide you to some excellent Mother’s Day ideas based on your mum’s taste. You’re welcome, mums. more

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Coorparoo Square swells with its second wave of openings
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Coorparoo Square swells with its second wave of openings

According to a very reputable news source, headed up by a man named Huey Lewis, it’s hip to be square. Since opening in late 2017, Coorparoo Square has proved this theory true – the precinct has been consistently pumping every night of the week. And with a new wave of eateries, pamper palaces, stylish salons and gourmet providores recently opening their doors, it doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. In case you haven't had a chance to take a turn about the square, allow us to fill you in. more

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Heritage and happy hours – five stunning Brisbane City bars with a secret past
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Heritage and happy hours – five stunning Brisbane City bars with a secret past

There’s no denying the charm of a heritage-listed space – from the original architectural details to the old-world vibe, there are gems studded all around Brisbane City. As much as we like admiring them from afar, these structures take on a new significance when you’re able to step inside and immerse yourself in the past lives of the space – and what better way to do that than with a drink in hand? Some of The City’s best bars do double duty as heritage-listed sites loaded with homages to their history. We’ve trawled the archives to bring you five Brisbane City bars that have a secret past you’ll want to know about. more

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Oodles of noodles  – Bakery Lane scores more Japanese eats with Nom Nom Ramen & Sake
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Oodles of noodles – Bakery Lane scores more Japanese eats with Nom Nom Ramen & Sake

As the mercury drops, it's only natural to seek out nourishment that warms the bones. Ramen fits the bill perfectly, and a sip of sake will surely send the warmth spreading all over. Phillip Kim of Nom Nom Korean Eatery has taken it upon himself to up the supply of ramen to Fortitude Valley, expanding his popular hotspot to include a ramen and sake bar. The good news is this is only half of Phillip’s new plans for the area ... more

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Mission Vietnamese
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The round-up: bite into some of Brisbane’s best banh mi

When it comes to sandwiches, we are connoisseurs. As long as there’s bread and some kind of filling, we’re interested. No sandwich gets us as excited as banh mi, though, and we’d hazard a guess we’re not the only ones. In an age where people are pushing the boundaries of food fusion, banh mi is an established and culturally rich blend. The meeting of French and Vietnamese cuisines has resulted in what could be the best sandwich in the world, and when you get a glimpse of the crusty baguette filled to bursting point with scrumptious ingredients you’d be hard-pressed to disagree. Brisbane’s got a booming banh mi scene. Want proof? Check out this list and see what all of the fuss is about. more

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The round-up: what's open on ANZAC Day 2018
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The round-up: what’s open on ANZAC Day 2018

After fallout of the hectic Easter long weekend festivities, it’s easy to forget that we have another public holiday right around the corner. ANZAC Day is fast approaching, so it’s a good idea to plan accordingly. Whether you are choosing to join in on the commemorative events or spending the day with family and friends, it’s handy to know that there are places around town that will be open and trading throughout the day. If you predict a post-march coffee outing or are in need of an ANZAC Day lunch spot, use our handy list to see what’s open. more

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Brisbane City's leafy new micro-pub Isles Lane turns on the taps
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Brisbane City’s leafy new micro-pub Isles Lane turns on the taps

In a huge boost for the inner-city dining scene, a new stylish micro-pub is opening to the public today – Thursday April 19 – in Post Office Square. Isles Lane is a charming bar and bistro that is combining Parisian-inspired design touches, a menu of farm-to-table delights and an all-encompassing bar selection to create a versatile drinking and dining destination. more

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Barbecue, burgers and bourbon – Coorparoo carnivores score big with Special Rub
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Barbecue, burgers and bourbon – Coorparoo carnivores score big with Special Rub

If you’ve been to Coorparoo Square recently, you might have picked up the intriguing scent of woodsmoke wafting through the central promenade. No, your mind isn’t playing tricks on you – it’s not bushfire season. That smell is emanating from the precinct’s newest tenant Special Rub, which fired up its imported smokers last week. Specialising in Texas-style barbecue, Special Rub is plating up some beefy bites that will have any red-blooded meat lover salivating, not to mention a glut of extra mouth-watering morsels and thirst-quenching beverages. more

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Très bien! Auchenflower celebrates the arrival of French-inspired Eiffel Restaurant
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Très bien! Auchenflower celebrates the arrival of French-inspired Eiffel Restaurant

After two years educating Fortitude Valley residents on the ins and outs of French cuisine, the team behind Eiffel Restaurant (formerly The French Food Shop) has picked up its foundations and moved suburbs. Ghislan and Selma Pourbaix are seizing the opportunity to spread their wings and take their offering to new levels, taking a fine-dining approach to French and European-inspired cuisine that is already having Auchenflower eaters exclaiming ‘mon dieu!’ more

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Charming dining with an Art Deco twist – Ovolo Inchcolm unveils Salon de Co
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Charming dining with an Art Deco twist – Ovolo Inchcolm unveils Salon de Co

Last week, Brisbane’s inner-city dining scene got an extra dose of classic 1920s chic, when Ovolo Inchcolm opened to the public. The reimagined boutique accommodation destination has spruced up the hotel’s interior, taking back to an early 20th-century feel that blends sophistication with style. The hotel’s restaurant has been revitalised as well, with new eatery Salon de Co offering up a menu of modern gustatory delights paired with timeless service and a classy Art Deco interior that will have you feeling far removed from the stressors of the busy city centre. more