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The Spaghetti House team opens family-centric Italian eatery Ronnie's Clubhouse in Middle Park
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The Spaghetti House team opens family-centric Italian eatery Ronnie’s Clubhouse in Middle Park

Family is at the core of Ronnie's Clubhouse – a brand-new Italian eatery nestled in the heart of Middle Park. Owned and operated by a team of seasoned restaurateurs, Ronnie's mixes its namesake's vivacious zest for life with a menu of outstanding pastas, pizza and traditional Italian mains, bolstered by a stellar selection of cocktails and vino. It's open now – here's what's on offer ... more

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Biànca – Monday Night Dining Brisbane
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The round-up: what restaurants and bars 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 if you're in hospo and are looking to make the most of your weekend, check out Brisbane’s Monday-night scene and see what’s open using this handy list. more

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The round-up: where to find Brisbane’s best pho
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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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The round-up: Brisbane's best American barbecue restaurants
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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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Yassou! Riverside Greek favourite OPA Bar + Mezze has reopened – and now it's serving brunch!
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Yassou! Riverside Greek favourite OPA Bar + Mezze has reopened – and now it’s serving brunch!

Brisbane City's riverside precinct was hit hard by recent floods, but now that the water has receded, there's life along the banks once more. Popular Greek eatery OPA Bar + Mezze celebrated its anticipated reopening last week, with inner-city dwellers turning out in droves to celebrate the Santorini-inspired locale's reinvigorated menu. Here's what's on offer ... more

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From afternoon delights to lobster-filled buffets – The Langham, Gold Coast unveils its eagerly anticipated new restaurants
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From afternoon delights to lobster-filled buffets – The Langham, Gold Coast unveils its eagerly anticipated new restaurants

Last week, in what could only be described as a defining moment in the Gold Coast's story, the eagerly anticipated The Langham, Gold Coast welcomed its first guests. The lavish five-star hotel is the first development with direct beach access to be built in more than 30 years and has undoubtedly ushered in a luxurious new era of staying and playing on the Gold Coast. It goes without saying that a hotel of this calibre is bound to have some pretty impressive dining options, and friends, The Langham, Gold Coast does not disappoint. Read on for all of the delicious details … more

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Riverside spot Will & Flow has reopened for your sipping and snacking pleasure
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Riverside spot Will & Flow has reopened for your sipping and snacking pleasure

The February floods had an unimaginable impact on Brisbane, with some of the city's most beloved businesses forced to shutter and rebuild after significant damage. With the sun now shining, these adored locales can open up again – and that's exactly what dreamy waterfront venue Will & Flow will be doing this Thursday June 30. Soon you'll be able to soak up spectacular views, stellar sips and sumptuous snacks by the water. more

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The round-up: the biggest food openings of the year (so far)
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The round-up: the biggest food openings of the year (so far)

While it's hard to get our head around the looming threshold that is 2022's half-way mark, once we take stock of all that has happened this year it becomes easier to see why time has moved at such a blistering pace. Rain, floods and election campaigns aside, the first half of 2022 has been filled with a host of hospitality openings, from ultra-luxe sushi restaurants and resort-style rooftop bars to punk-inspired boozers and sandwich-slinging general stores. We've decided to take a beat and reflect on the past six months, collating a list of what we think have been the biggest foodie openings of the year so far. more


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Fat Noodle is launching a three-month series celebrating Asian street food
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Fat Noodle is launching a three-month series celebrating Asian street food

Anyone who has travelled to Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam, can attest that the street-food scene is some of the best in the world. Those wishing to experience this culinary melting pot of flavours or recreate a gastronomic journey already ventured can do so at Fat Noodle at Treasury Brisbane, which come July 1 will be hosting a three-month series celebrating Asian street food. more

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Mina Italian brings a taste of the Mediterranean Coast to Bulimba's Oxford Street
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Mina Italian brings a taste of the Mediterranean Coast to Bulimba’s Oxford Street

With ceilings coated in pastel yellow, eye-catching terrazzo bar fronts, white marble table tops and blonde timber furnishings, Mina Italian looks like a restaurant plucked straight from the waterfront promenades of Amalfi. It's not all looks, though – this newly open eatery from the crew behind La Costa Restaurant & Bar, Cielo, Evita and Lina Rooftop backs up its alluring aesthetics with a menu of traditional and contemporary Italian eats. We're talking plates of crispy calamari fritti, delightfully jiggly globes of burrata, succulent slabs of slow-cooked porchetta and an assortment of pizzas freshly puffed in the restaurant's custom-built woodfired oven. Throw in a selection of effervescent spritzes, cocktails and wines and it's easy to imagine that you've miraculously manifested an Italian holiday. Have a gander inside ... more

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Five cosy spots in Brisbane City where you can warm up this winter
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Five cosy spots in Brisbane City where you can warm up this winter

While there's a wealth of culinary gems dotted around The City, there's a handful that boast a particular charm – a cosiness, if you will. Walking into these locales is like being embraced into a warm hug – and that's exactly what we want in the midst of winter. If you're searching for somewhere cosy to wine and dine this season, we have rounded up five spots filled with cushy nooks, decadent dishes and belly-warming cocktails ... more

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The Calile Hotel welcomes Simon Gloftis’ highly anticipated Japanese restaurant Sushi Room
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The Calile Hotel welcomes Simon Gloftis’ highly anticipated Japanese restaurant Sushi Room

Restaurateur Simon Gloftis and his lauded venues, Hellenika, SK Steak & Oyster and most recently Sunshine, need no introduction. After firmly planting himself in the Brisbane dining scene (and more specifically, The Calile dining precinct on James Street) in 2018, Simon and his team have consistently pleased palates with their simple-yet-elevated menus and impressive dining environments. Now, after more than 12 months of development and intricate fine tuning, Simon’s STK Group is finally ready to reveal what is set to be its most sophisticated venture yet – Japanese fine diner Sushi Room. more

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Exhibition – the new head-turning restaurant from Joy co-founder Tim Scott – is now open
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Exhibition – the new head-turning restaurant from Joy co-founder Tim Scott – is now open

Before Metro Arts moved into its new digs across the river, its home on Edward Street was a hive of artistic expression – from the visual to the theatrical. This week, the basement space beneath the heritage building will become home to art once again. This time, however, it will be largely edible. Exhibition Restaurant, the brainchild of acclaimed culinary maestro Tim Scott, looks to imbue every aspect of its operation – from the food and decor to its tableware – with an element of artistic flair. This eagerly anticipated restaurant, which officially opens on Tuesday June 7, is shaping up to be one of the stand-out debuts of the year. Here's what you can expect ... more

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Pavement Whispers: JuJu Bar & Dining to bring fine casual fare to Sunnybank Hills
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Pavement Whispers: JuJu Bar & Dining to bring fine casual fare to Sunnybank Hills

As Brisbane's boundaries gradually spread out from the city centre and the suburbs start to fill in, demand is rising for a commensurate proliferation of upscale eateries. JuJu Bar & Dining is looking to bring an elevated epicurean experience to Sunnybank Hills, with a focus on contemporary East Asian cuisine delivered in a refined but approachable setting. Here's what we know ... more

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The recap: the best new Brisbane restaurants, bars and cafes this month
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The recap: the best new Brisbane restaurants, bars and cafes this month

Finally, it’s starting to get cold. The mercury is dropping and the winter jackets are emerging out of the depths of the closet – and there's no better way to warm up than by getting amongst Brisbane’s dining scene. We're not going to lie, May was a big month. We saw the opening of a new retail-meets-hospitality hybrid on James Street, a charming general store in the heart of The Valley and a fresh craft-beer brewery slinging frothies bayside. Here are the new arrivals we loved this month ... more

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A team of hospitality elite open striking Albion newcomer, Hervé’s Restaurant and Bar, at Craft'd Grounds
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A team of hospitality elite open striking Albion newcomer, Hervé’s Restaurant and Bar, at Craft’d Grounds

While head chefs usually create headlines and draw in the accolades, operational virtuoso’s like Hervé Dudognon are the straw that stirs the drink. After stints overseeing some of Australia's best restaurants, the front-of-house wizard is masterminding his own eatery, Hervé's Restaurant and Bar – a slick nosh spot perched on the upper level of Craft'd Grounds in Albion. With esteemed husband-and-wife chef duo Chris and Alex Norman in the kitchen executing a menu of French-inspired treasures, Hervé's has the blue-ribbon pedigree to rival even the most in-demand fine diners. It opens today – here's what you can expect ... more

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The round-up: Brisbane's best cheap eats
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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 (and deals) in Brisbane. more

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James Street welcomes The Lodge Bar & Dining – Rodd & Gunn's dapper restaurant and cocktail spot
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James Street welcomes The Lodge Bar & Dining – Rodd & Gunn’s dapper restaurant and cocktail spot

James Street is often the spot to spy snazzily attired shoppers and dressed-up diners, so it makes sense the high street would be the location for The Lodge Bar & Dining, Rodd & Gunn's multi-faceted noshery. Boasting distinct antipodean-inspired aesthetics, a menu conceived and executed by Michelin-starred talent and a drinks list sure to entice wine lovers and cocktail cravers alike, this eye-catching eatery and bar is sure to stand out, even amongst James Street's established cadre of acclaimed dining spots. The Lodge Bar & Dining officially opens today, Thursday May 19 – have a gander inside ... more

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Voila, vino! Paddington restaurant NOTA unveils its new wine-bar extension
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Voila, vino! Paddington restaurant NOTA unveils its new wine-bar extension

Flexibility is a big part of the hospitality game, especially after two years of spur-of-the-moment pirouettes and pivots. No crew knows this better than the brains over at NOTA – Paddington's beloved modern-European eatery. After two-ish years of breakfast sittings, take-home packs and artisanal sweet making, the venue has seized the opportunity to acquire its next-door space (previously a clothing store) and convert it to a swanky new wine bar and function area. Now reopened as NOTA Restaurant & Wine Bar, the team is forging forward with a new outlook and operational scheme. Folks are now free to pop in for impromptu pre-game snacks and a cheeky vino or settle into a leather booth for a lengthier, more leisurely experience. more