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Sue's Burgers & Shakes unveils its new retro-inspired diner at South City Square
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Sue’s Burgers & Shakes unveils its new retro-inspired diner at South City Square

Last week, the crew behind Sue's Burgers & Shakes cut the ribbon on its second throwback-style diner. Naturally, burger-loving locals turned out in droves. But it's not just Sue's menu of mouth-watering two-handers that folks frothed over – they went crazy for Malteser-infused thickshakes, poutine fries, Southern-style fried-chicken bites and oozy Philly cheesesteaks. It's all available in a vibrantly coloured, neon-lit space in the heart of South City Square in Woolloongabba. Put it on your list to try this weekend. 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

The summer months may be officially coming to an end, but Brisbane's dining scene shows no signs of cooling off. February was filled with a number of sensational openings, from new bakery, deli and wine bar hybrids, Southeast Asian-inspired suburban stand-outs and chic hotel restaurants serving fare made with native Australian ingredients. Read on to hear more about some of February's best ... more

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South Brisbane newcomer Kinara is dishing up contemporary takes on India's regional specialties
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South Brisbane newcomer Kinara is dishing up contemporary takes on India’s regional specialties

As Australia's infatuation with Indian cuisine continues to deepen, many local restaurants are electing to expand their offering far beyond the usual array of madras, korma and rogan josh. Kinara Restaurant in South Brisbane is one such eatery that is looking to introduce Brisbane diners to a broader spectrum of India's regional specialties, from Rajasthani laal mass and Goan fish curry to pork vindaloo and nihari goat. Skip the butter chicken – Kinara has some equally delicious specialties you must try. more

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At Chalong, Chapel Hill's new Thai and Southeast Asian eatery, every meal is a cause for celebration
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At Chalong, Chapel Hill’s new Thai and Southeast Asian eatery, every meal is a cause for celebration

Today, over in a cosy Chapel Hill shopping strip, two Thai expats are opening a restaurant dedicated to showcasing a modern interpretation of Thai and Southeast Asian delights. At Chalong, serves of fried turmeric cuttlefish, grilled marinated chicken skewers and Phuket-style soy-braised pork belly fill tables, while the bar dispenses ambrosial cocktails infused with Thai rum and aromatic ingredients. Take a peek inside ... more

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Pavement Whispers: Gum Bistro, a neighbourhood eatery from a talented somm-chef tandem, is coming to West End
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Pavement Whispers: Gum Bistro, a neighbourhood eatery from a talented somm-chef tandem, is coming to West End

West End's evolution into Brisbane's go-to hub for casual dining continues to start 2024, with the news that the recently closed Pasta Club space will soon be home to new neighbourhood nosh spot, Gum Bistro. Here, Queensland produce will shine alongside a wine list stocked from top to bottom with absolute belters. Read on to find out what we know ... more

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Pavement Whispers: Burleigh Heads institution Justin Lane is opening a Brisbane location in The Valley
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Pavement Whispers: Burleigh Heads institution Justin Lane is opening a Brisbane location in The Valley

A once-buzzing corner of Fortitude Valley's entertainment precinct is set to come alive again later this year. The old Alfred & Constance site will soon be reborn as the Brisbane outpost of popular Burleigh pizza, pasta and party palace, Justin Lane. It'll boast a 200-person dining space, an underground cocktail spot, a coffee slinger and a brand-new rooftop bar. Here's what we know so far ... more

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Rosalie's Lulu Ramen is a new contender for Brisbane's best broth merchant
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Rosalie’s Lulu Ramen is a new contender for Brisbane’s best broth merchant

Aside from being incredibly satisfying from first sip to last slurp, the best thing about ramen is its versatility. Between broth style, toppings and noodle texture, a pitch-perfect bowl is usually merely up to preference. That said, when it comes to ramen, some tastes are more widely catered for. Lulu Ramen, Rosalie's brand-new soup spot is specialising in chicken-based ramen, ladling out bowl after bowl of rich and nourishing broth alongside sides and drinks. more


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Etna | Brisbane's best pizza
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The round-up: savour a slice or two from Brisbane’s best pizza joints

No meal is as versatile as pizza – it can cater to nearly any diet and taste and is easily made at home. Meat, cheese, sauce, vegetables, meat, seafood, cheese, meat – if you can dream it, your pizza can have it. Everyone has an opinion of where the best pizza in Brisbane can be found, so instead of simply adding our two cents to the definitive conversation, we decided to compile a list of the spots that do pizza exceptionally well. Check out the list below and then have yourself a pizza party! more

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Love is in the air with this romantic round-up of where to wine and dine this Valentine's Day
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Love is in the air with this romantic round-up of where to wine and dine this Valentine’s Day

With Valentine's Day looming once again, we’ve decided to don our cupid wings in search of best spots to spend the most romantic date night of the year. Whether you’re in the mood for some aphrodisiac decadence or are simply keen for a pared-back night out with your special someone, Brisbane’s finest eateries are out to prove their love with exclusive menus and experiences. Here’s our list of Brisbane’s best dining destinations this Valentine’s Day – curated for casanovas and cynics alike.  more

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Monal Dining, a new neighbourhood haunt from a young-gun chef, has opened in Newstead
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Monal Dining, a new neighbourhood haunt from a young-gun chef, has opened in Newstead

It's not often that a chef with some top-tier bona fides steps away from the pumping kitchens of Brisbane's biggest restaurants to open their own neighbourhood eatery. But that's exactly what rising star Yogesh Budathoki has done with Monal Dining, Newstead's newest destination for small plates, share-style mains and all-Aussie wines. Perfect for both spontaneous snacking sessions and celebratory occasions, Monal Dining is keeping the Newstead boom going into 2024. more

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Ach – Hamilton's striking new wine bar and bistro – is raising the bar for Middle Eastern cuisine in Brisbane
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Ach – Hamilton’s striking new wine bar and bistro – is raising the bar for Middle Eastern cuisine in Brisbane

Just before we called time on 2023, a crew of energetic hospo whiz kids planted a flag in Hamilton with Ach (pronounced 'ah-k') – a punchy nosh spot and vino-pouring haunt where Middle Eastern cuisine (and wine) is the star. Here, a mammoth custom-built woodfire hearth is putting flame to hunks of Margra lamb and swordfish skewers, while loaves of challah are being served straight from the oven, and bottles of Lebanese sparkling are uncorked with panache. It's an early standout for a suburb that's set for a big growth spurt – here's what we know ... more

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The round-up: tantalise your tastebuds at Brisbane's best Thai restaurants
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The round-up: tantalise your tastebuds at Brisbane’s best Thai restaurants

Any cuisine that can plate up fiery curries, saucy noodle dishes and zesty salads has our immediate vote, so you can only imagine how much we love Thai cuisine. Give it to us takeaway, or sit us down for a dine-in experience – either way we’re always ready to take on some Thai. Brisbane is flush with incredible Thai eateries, from flash restaurants to hole-in-the-wall neighbourhood joints. Everyone has their preferred spot, but we’ve endeavoured to collate as many as we can into a list of what we hear is the best. If you’re reading this on an empty stomach, be prepared to pick up an unshakable craving for Thai right about now … more

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Get the first look at Bar Rocco, an osteria-style concept from the Ramona Trattoria crew now open in Coorparoo
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Get the first look at Bar Rocco, an osteria-style concept from the Ramona Trattoria crew now open in Coorparoo

In the final weeks of 2023, just before Brisbane hunkered down for the festive weekend, the team behind cherished Italian restaurant Ramona Trattoria gave Coorparoo locals a sneak peek at Bar Rocco – the team's brand-new next-door wine bar and eatery that's giving die-hard diners a chance to devour a sensational selection of snacks, hand-shaped pizzetta and woodfire-grilled mains. We scored the first look at the new nosh spot – here's what we saw ... more

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Dapple + Waver
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Neighbourhood bar Dapple + Waver finds a new home in Yeerongpilly

The loss of the northside's beloved Toombul Shopping Centre in 2022 following devastating floods is one that still cuts deep for many of us. Not only did we lose a nostalgia-drenched icon, we also said goodbye to a number of local businesses we loved to frequent. One such business was neighbourhood watering hole Dapple + Waver, which upon closure received an overwhelming outpour of community support mourning its closure. We'll it's time to dry those tears suburban socialites – Dapple + Waver is back. more

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The round-up: what's open on the January 26 public holiday
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The round-up: what’s open on the January 26 public holiday

This Friday January 26 is a public holiday, which means it’s a short week for many. As much as we love a day out of the office, The Weekend Edition team would like to acknowledge the significance of this date for First Nations people and believe it is not a date to celebrate. However you choose to observe this day, there are a bunch of cafes, restaurants and bars keeping their doors open on Friday January 26. If you're keen to get out and support your local, here's a list of what's open ... more

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The year in review: Brisbane’s best restaurant openings of 2023
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The year in review: Brisbane’s best restaurant openings of 2023

This year was one for the history books, as far as Brisbane's restaurant scene was concerned. Big-name players from interstate planted flags north of the border, while local icons continued to prove why Brisbane is now seen as a world-class food city by many. Italian cuisine was big (again), as was steak – but innovation and rule bending was also huge trend of Brisbane dining over the past 12 month. If this stacked list of our picks for Brisbane's best restaurant openings of 2023 is anything to go by, this year is going to be hard to top. Read on to see why ... more

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Get the first look inside Como – the Italian-inspired restaurant bringing the party to South Brisbane
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Get the first look inside Como – the Italian-inspired restaurant bringing the party to South Brisbane

Brisbane's dining scene refuses to slow down in the final sprint towards the holidays. One hospitality crew in particular is intent to see the year off in style, opening a swish new restaurant where a party-like atmosphere is part of the appeal. Como Restaurant officially opens in South Brisbane today, Wednesday December 13, showing off a menu of Italian-inspired fare. Come for the glam interiors and serves of wild boar ragu, stay for another round of negroni ice-cream floats. more

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All-you-can-eat yum cha, Aussie craft beer and flying noodles – Goodtime at West Village lives up to its name
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All-you-can-eat yum cha, Aussie craft beer and flying noodles – Goodtime at West Village lives up to its name

Two of our favourite things – Queensland craft beer and Asian cuisine – will unite this Friday December 15 when Goodtime opens its doors at West Village. In addition to pouring frothy pints of beer from Slipstream, Goodtime will be slinging steamy baskets of yum cha, plate after plate of kitchen snacks and big serves of pan-Asian favourites. Here's what we know ... more