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Enjoy old-school Euro vibes and stellar drops at Fortitude Valley's Mosconi Restaurant & Wine Bar
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Enjoy old-school Euro vibes and stellar drops at Fortitude Valley’s Mosconi Restaurant & Wine Bar

Brothers Daniel and Mark Rotolone are two culinary figures that would be familiar to patrons of New Farm’s Vine Restaurant. The Moray Street eatery is known for its flavoursome take on modern Italian, earning a cult following since opening its doors in 2005. Mosconi Restaurant & Wine Bar is the Rotolone’s newest venture – an intimate and beautifully appointed dining destination sitting snugly on Arthur Street. Mosconi is now open, and is pairing its smart interpretation of European fare with some truly excellent wines. more

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From vineyard to The Valley – Gerler Wines officially unveils City Winery
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From vineyard to The Valley – Gerler Wines officially unveils City Winery

The finest wines aren’t the ones with an exorbitant price tag. Rather, the best drops are ones that have a story to tell. Gerler Wines is all about telling stories – from that of its namesake inspiration Carl Gerler to the finer details of the grapes it sources – and the boutique winemaker’s latest project is shaping up to be a significant chapter in its own right. Opening today, City Winery is the result of a three-year process to bring boutique winemaking into Brisbane’s inner city. The micro-winery-cum-restaurant is not only an eye-catching spot for sampling Gerler wines and hearty fare, but also an opportunity for wine lovers to learn about the winemaking process, while simultaneously demystifying the industry for newcomers. more

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joy. restaurant brings Japanese and Nordic-inspired fare and intimate vibes to Bakery Lane
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joy. restaurant brings Japanese and Nordic-inspired fare and intimate vibes to Bakery Lane

It’s rare that one gets the opportunity to start a business that not only perfectly reflects your tastes but also is an embodiment of your personality. It’s even more rare that you get to open said business with someone you gel with on a harmonious and symbiotic level. For Tim and Sarah Scott, their forthcoming ten-seater joy. restaurant is the product of their shared vision – an intimate eatery that delivers a purposeful and refined dining experience that is as-yet unseen anywhere else in Brisbane. joy. restaurant opens on Friday March 22, but we've been lucky enough to be granted a peek inside ahead of its anticipated opening ... more

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Lucky Egg – Brisbane fried chicken
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The round-up: snack on Brisbane’s best finger lickin’ fried chicken

Put down the KFC bucket – no matter how many secret herbs and spices are sprinkled on top, the best fried chicken in Brisbane cannot be found at a fast food joint. Fried chicken is the ultimate comfort food and is exponentially better when made with love and care. Several locales in town are known for crunchy wings and flavoursome fillets, so if you only settle for the best, you are going to want to put these places to the test. more

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The La Lune team invigorate Woolloongabba's dining scene with Corella
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The La Lune team invigorate Woolloongabba’s dining scene with Corella

When you hear the names Paul McGivern and Bailee Dewes attached to any kind of hospitality venture, it indicates a particular standard of excellence. We’re not being facetious – their pedigree speaks for itself. The team that gave Brisbane The Wolfe and La Lune Wine Co is taking a slightly different tangent for its newest concept Corella. Officially opening on Thursday March 14, this Woolloongabba eatery is inspired by the idea of uniting the community around a central meeting point, and eschews the notion of ‘special occasion’ dining in favour of delivering an eatery that can be enjoyed by locals nearly any day of the week. more

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Maeve Wine brings duck-ham crumpets, rare drops and heritage charm to South Brisbane
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Maeve Wine brings duck-ham crumpets, rare drops and heritage charm to South Brisbane

A mere mention of South Brisbane's Queensland National Bank building may not ring any bells to you, but we can guarantee you're familiar with this heritage-listed beauty. Sitting pretty on the corner of Melbourne and Grey Streets, opposite QPAC and neighbouring Fish Lane, the building has previously lived a rather financial life, but as of today its first floor is home to a more liquid kind of currency. Through heavy heritage copper doors and up winding burgundy steps, Maeve Wine is waiting to deposit some moreish morsels into your mouth. more


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NOTA energises Paddington's dining scene with hearty and rustic fare
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NOTA energises Paddington’s dining scene with hearty and rustic fare

It is universally known that, put quite simply, teamwork makes the dream work. When it comes to the buzzing environment of a restaurant kitchen, this is especially true – too many cooks only spoil the broth when they're not on the same page. Paddington’s newest hotspot is the result of two kindred culinary spirits bringing together their ideas and techniques to realise a singular vision. NOTA is opening this Friday March 8 and from what we've seen so far, we predict a harmonious union of ideas, flavours and textures. more

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Little Big House – Monday Night Dining Brisbane
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The round-up: what restaurants are open on Monday night in Brisbane

If you’ve never experienced the Monday blues then you must be a robot. Just kidding (sort of), but starting the work week after the dizzying delights of the weekend can be a little bit soul destroying. Our solution is to extend some more of that fun into Monday. “How?”, we hear you ask. Simple – book in for dinner out one Monday night. Brisbane’s not as sleepy as it used to be – these days there are countless venues that are open for Monday-night trading, from fine-dining institutions to reliable neighbourhood eateries. If you want to line up a hot dinner date before the week gets too hectic, or can’t be bothered cooking after work (honestly, we feel you), check out Brisbane’s Monday-night scene and see what’s open using this handy list. more

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The whole package – ARC Dining and Wine Bar opens at Howard Smith Wharves
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The whole package – ARC Dining and Wine Bar opens at Howard Smith Wharves

An otherworldly dining experience is comprised of a collection of immaculate details. From the colours on the plate to the aesthetic touches of the venue itself, it’s the combination of the little things that make a difference. ARC Dining and Wine Bar is the bracing new addition to the thriving Howard Smith Wharves precinct, an establishment bringing together all the essential ingredients needed for a top-flight drinking and dining destination. An award-winning chef and sommelier tandem, a colourful and contemporary interior aesthetic too stunning to capture on Instagram and some of the best views in Brisbane is a bona fide recipe for success, but don’t take our word for it – ARC Dining and Wine Bar is a lovingly realised spot that demands that you experience it personally. more

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Curious cuisine – Sydney's Devon Cafe opens its first Brisbane location
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Curious cuisine – Sydney’s Devon Cafe opens its first Brisbane location

What started as a quirky brunch nook in the heart of Surry Hills has blossomed into a slick hospitality empire in the making. After conquering Sydney's tastebuds with three stellar eateries, the Devon Cafe has made its first in-roads into the Queensland market with its first location north of the border. Devon Cafe opened at Westfield Garden City this week, debuting its heralded range of Asian-inspired breakfast and lunch items, as well as some brand-new goodies exclusive to Brisbane. more

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Heritij – Brisbane's best Indian restaurants
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The round–up: spice things up with some of Brisbane’s best Indian restaurants

Quintessential Indian cuisine is arguably one of the most satisfying foods one can possibly enjoy – endless variations, aromas and tastes, backed up by a great range of unique dishes. Brisbane is stacked when it comes to top-notch Indian eateries, offering tastes from the country’s various regions. If you like curry, naan or tandoori, we suggest you cast your eye over this spicy list of eateries. more

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Sample the ocean's bounty at Kangaroo Point's snappy newcomer One Fish Two Fish
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Sample the ocean’s bounty at Kangaroo Point’s snappy newcomer One Fish Two Fish

As befits a city as sun kissed as Brisbane, our seafood scene is absolutely top notch. From ocean-fresh hauls to fab fish and chipperies, this crispy-golden age seems endless. The latest fishy eatery to reel us in is One Fish Two Fish – a charming bar and restaurant (opening this Friday February 15) from seasoned seafood chef Daniel Miletic and his partner, hospitality communications director Amelia. If you’ve been hankering for an inventive take on seafood, One Fish Two Fish will capture your tongues hook, line and sinker. more

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Chomp on soft-shell crab burgers and sashimi tacos at Yuzu & Co’s Milton eatery
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Chomp on soft-shell crab burgers and sashimi tacos at Yuzu & Co’s Milton eatery

Brisbane’s food scene is home to many hidden gems, but few eateries have earned as loyal a following as New Farm’s Japanese-inspired restaurant Yuzu & Co. The tiny restaurant has ensnared tastebuds with an inventive take on Japanese cuisine, and is now taking its fare to the masses with a sizeable sibling venue on Park Road in Milton. From sake and sushi to poke and popcorn shrimp, Yuzu & Co’s eye-popping selection of eats and drinks look to be a feast for the senses. more

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The round-up: get fired up for Brisbane’s best Korean BBQ
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The round-up: get fired up for Brisbane’s best Korean BBQ

When it comes to pairing salivation-worthy deliciousness with hands-on interactivity, Korean BBQ is one cuisine that marries the two perfectly. Picture this – a plate piled high with choice cuts of meat waiting to be seared to perfection on the hot grill in front of you. Throw in a veritable buffet of sides and baby, you’ve got us hooked! To us, Korean BBQ is woefully under-appreciated, which is why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to spread the love and give you a rundown of the best joints to get your teeth into some Korean BBQ goodness. more

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Goldfinch – Brisbane City restaurant
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Past meets present as Goldfinch takes flight at the Pullman Hotel

Although it has operated under various guises (Goldfish and Bistro Allure) in its decades of operation, the Pullman Hotel’s signature restaurant has always been a hotbed of activity. From the notorious days of the Fitzgerald Inquiry to now, the space has enjoyed a storied history – and more than its fare share of excitement. Seeking to bring the restaurant in line with Brisbane’s contemporary scene, the Pullman Hotel team has transformed the ground-floor tenancy into a multi-faceted airy oasis, with a stunning Hamptons-inspired fit-out that pays homage to the past while celebrating the future’s potential. more

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Valentine's Day in Brisbane - e'cco bistro
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The round-up: Valentine’s Day date spots in Brisbane that will make your lover swoon

In the words of Australian pop icon and wise sage John Paul Young, "love is in the air". We’re just over a week away from Valentine’s Day – the most romantic day of the year – and lovebirds all over town are searching for the perfect locale to nest and cuddle up. Us cupids here at The Weekend Edition like to think we’re pretty deft marksmen with our bow and arrow of romance, so we’ve targeted a few Valentine’s Day events for loved-up couples to enjoy, whether you’re only a few dates beyond a Bumble match or are decades into a beautiful union. more

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Flora by Greenhouse Canteen – Brisbane's best vegan spots
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The round-up: fill up on goodness at Brisbane’s best vegan spots

Put your presuppositions in the bin – plant-based food is not just salad and steamed vegetables. Vegan cuisine is becoming increasingly prominent due to the rise of dietary requirements and a conscientious focus of what we put in our bodies. For those of you who can’t stomach the thought of canning the cutlets and trashing the T-bones in favour of salad, please relax – we aren’t here to sway you to veganism. What we will say is that dining as a vegan can be hard in our predominantly meat-eating society, but also very rewarding – even if you love bacon and eggs. We’ve chosen to point out Brisbane’s best vegan spots well worth sampling. more

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Otto Ristorante
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The round-up: what’s open on the Australia Day public holiday

We know you don't need to be reminded, but we've got a long weekend coming up. It's a great opportunity to catch up with friends or family, but the trick is knowing where to go. The Australia Day public holiday falls on Monday this year, so to ensure you don't get caught off guard when your local closes for the day, we've compiled a list of spots that will be operating on Monday January 28. more