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Feast like royalty at King of the Wings' brand-new Stafford flagship
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Feast like royalty at King of the Wings’ brand-new Stafford flagship

After years spent cruising the streets slinging thousands upon thousands of crispy fried-chicken wings from its sought-after mobile dispensaries, King of the Wings has finally opened its very own flagship bricks-and-mortar eatery dedicated to its signature and award-winning eats. Located in the heart of Stafford, King of the Wings and Things is dishing up basket after basket of its acclaimed wings, plus racks of saucy pork ribs, towers of ice-cold beer, refreshing cocktails and more. more

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Get saucy at Teneriffe's cheeky new spaghetti bar Siffredi's
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Get saucy at Teneriffe’s cheeky new spaghetti bar Siffredi’s

This year has brought an overabundance of unexpected (and often undesired) surprises. A lot of good has emerged from the chaos, though, especially as far as our food scene is concerned. Perhaps one of the biggest cases of setback to success is the story of Teneriffe newcomer Siffredi's Spaghetti Bar – a product of "redundancies and ‘rona" that is officially launching on Tuesday November 17 after a short soft-opening period. The eatery has already amassed hundreds of bookings for its opening week – here's what you can expect from what might be one of the most exciting arrivals of 2020 so far ... more

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Get a taste of the French Riviera at Red Hill's Le Coin Bistro
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Get a taste of the French Riviera at Red Hill’s Le Coin Bistro

Imagine an eatery where you can enjoy classic brioche French toast in the morning, buttery escargot with a glass of rosé in the afternoon and poisson en papillote in the evening. Sounds amazing right? It's not a fanciful daydream – it's a place that really exists and it can be found on the corner of Waterworks Road and Enoggera Terrace. Le Coin Bistro is a new all-purpose venue bringing sun-soaked Côte d'Azur vibes and sumptuous French cuisine (and wine) to Red Hill. Here's a look inside this striking newcomer ... more

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South Brisbane's Gauge gets creative with a new culinary shake-up
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South Brisbane’s Gauge gets creative with a new culinary shake-up

Since opening in 2015, South Brisbane restaurant Gauge has sat at the pinnacle of Brisbane's culinary field, constantly nudging the boundaries of gastronomy while maintaining a broad appeal. The esteemed eatery has used recent turbulent times to enact some long-desired changes, emerging from 2020's tumultuous first half with a new sommelier, a new set menu and a new selection of snacks. more

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Walter's Steakhouse
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The round-up: stomach stuffers over stocking stuffers – where to eat on Christmas Day

With Halloween now in our rear-view mirror, it's time to take stock of what's ahead. The biggest holiday milestone on the horizon is Christmas and, whether you're ready or not, it's coming fast. The Christmas Day celebration is one of the most joyous and frustrating aspects of the festive season. In addition to dealing with cantankerous in-laws, gift wrapping and ensuring cookies are laid out for Santa, you've got a whole meal (or several meals) to prepare. Well, what if you let someone else take care of the cooking this year? Christmas is all about enjoying yourself, so leave the meal prep and cooking up to the experts and relax. We’ve decided to give you your gift early in the form of this list of spots to chow down on Christmas Day, so now all you have to do is sort out your own present shopping (you should really get on that, we're expecting something good). more

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Lounge at leisure at Newstead's lush bar and eatery Botany
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Lounge at leisure at Newstead’s lush bar and eatery Botany

When it comes to creating a superb dining experience, vibe and ambience has a not-insubstantial part to play. Gasworks Plaza's greenery-laden arrival Botany is just the thing we've been craving for relaxed springtime dining, with a menu of sumptuous modern-Australian morsels, collection of sparkling spritzes and a lush flora-centric aesthetic making this Newstead newcomer a revivifying revelation. more


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Dive into Woolloongabba's sleek dining destination The Pearl
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Dive into Woolloongabba’s sleek dining destination The Pearl

This year has been a whirlwind of lockdowns, cancellations and rescheduling. Despite this, Brisbane's hospo scene continues to bloom with new openings and revamps aplenty. One eatery that has taken the time to freshen up during the lockdown period is Woolloongabba's The Pearl. To celebrate its new ownership, this bistro beauty has a fresh menu of seasonal flavours and fine fare that's just waiting to be plated up. more

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Pavement Whispers: Fish Lane expands with new eateries from the operators of Rick Shores and Julius
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Pavement Whispers: Fish Lane expands with new eateries from the operators of Rick Shores and Julius

South Brisbane's burgeoning Fish Lane precinct is evolving next month, with its anticipated Town Square addition nearing completion. The public green space will not only revitalise more of the laneway's length, but it will also be home to several new culinary concepts from some top-tier operators. The crew behind lauded Burleigh Heads venue Rick Shores will be bringing multi-level restaurant Southside and express-service coffee and banh mi kiosk Kiki to the strip, while the brains behind Julius Pizzeria will be doubling their presence on Fish Lane with aperitivo and spuntini joint Bar Brutus. Here's what we know ... more

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Savour seafood and spritzes up high at Kangaroo Point's new cliffside cafe Joey's
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Savour seafood and spritzes up high at Kangaroo Point’s new cliffside cafe Joey’s

The Kangaroo Point cliffs boast some of the best views in all of Brisbane, which is why diners need to be incredibly excited for the arrival of Joey's – the brand-new restaurant and bar that is taking full advantage of the cliff's stunning vistas. Several of Brisbane's hospitality elite have come together to craft a venue that blends quintessential sun-dappled Queenslander vibes with a chic and summery European feel, which is definitely a combination we can get behind! more

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El Planta – 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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Italian eats, dumplings and a coffee fave headline Montague Markets' first wave of openings
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Italian eats, dumplings and a coffee fave headline Montague Markets’ first wave of openings

After years living in the shadow of the bustling boulevard that is Boundary Street, West End's Montague Road is flourishing, becoming a high street in its own right thanks to an influx of hospitality and residential projects. Recently the street has welcomed the likes of Superthing, Grown, Brisbane Distillery Company, Ehden Bar & Kitchen, Ballistic Beer's alehouse and La Lupa, and now a new mixed-use development is bolstering the local dining scene further. Montague Markets has welcomed the first wave of its hospitality tenants – Voglia, Jia by Fat Dumpling and The Cheeky Bean – all of which are owned by seasoned operators looking to tap into West End's lifestyle. more

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Popolo | Brisbane's best Italian restaurants
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The round-up: feast like royalty at Brisbane’s best Italian restaurants

We've already delivered our verdict on Brisbane's finest pizza parlours and pasta spots, but we couldn't take ourselves seriously if we didn't acknowledge Italian cuisine at large. Brisbane is flush with authentic Italian eateries, from the ultra-modern fine-dining sort to the rustic family-oriented restaurants. If you've been hankering for some hearty fare, it's near impossible to look past Italian. In no particular order, here are some of our picks for Brisbane's best Italian restaurants. Spettacolare! more

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Cheeky Poké Bar expands with an oasis-inspired location at Westfield Garden City
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Cheeky Poké Bar expands with an oasis-inspired location at Westfield Garden City

Ever since the poke craze touched down in Brisbane in 2017, Cheeky Poké Bar has there to ensure we can get our fix. Thanks to some savvy Japanese-inspired twits and plenty of culinary creativity, the burgeoning brand has kept tongues wagging and mouths drooling with its range of poke bowls, tacos and soups. If you've gotten tired of schlepping to the inner city to get a fix of Cheeky's live-giving menu, we've got good news for you. Cheeky Poké Bar opened a new tropical-inspired location at Westfield Garden City yesterday, Wednesday October 7. Here are the essential details you need to know before planning your next lunch date ... more

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The round-up: saddle up for race-day fun at Brisbane's best Melbourne Cup soirees
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The round-up: saddle up for race-day fun at Brisbane’s best Melbourne Cup soirees

We’re fast approaching that time of year where office sweeps heat up and trifectas are being calculated ahead of the race that stops the nation. The Melbourne Cup is galloping towards us at a frightening pace, which means pretty soon you’ll need to decide where you’ll be when the starting gates open and the action begins. We’ve compiled a handy list of spots that will not only offer glimpses of the action, but also plenty of race-day treats to keep you entertained after the results come in. more

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The Libertine crew opens riverside Thai party palace Naga at Eagle Street Pier
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The Libertine crew opens riverside Thai party palace Naga at Eagle Street Pier

After the year we've had, we could use a bit of vibrant colour and some fun vibes to brighten our lives. Today, Wednesday September 30, marks the official opening of Eagle Street Pier newcomer Naga – an eye-catching Thai-inspired party palace from the Libertine crew that is heralding spring with a vivid 60s interior aesthetic, smashable (and Instagrammable) cocktails and a zesty medley of bright and fresh Thai eats. more