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West End's Nostimo Restaurant & Bar gives Greek cuisine a modern overhaul
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West End’s Nostimo Restaurant & Bar gives Greek cuisine a modern overhaul

Following on from the Greek Club’s substantial renovations, the West End community hub got to work on its signature restaurant. Nostimo Restaurant & Bar is set to open this weekend, leading the charge for Greek cuisine’s resurgence in Brisbane. With a modern interior and a menu of contemporary takes on regional classics masterminded by one of Australia’s best Greek chefs, Nostimo is an eatery that looks to build upon the Greek concept of philotimo – a spirit focused on community and giving. more

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Julius Pizzeria
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The round-up: where to sample Brisbane’s best pasta

We owe a huge amount of thanks to Italy. Without their historic culinary influence we wouldn’t have pizza, gelati and pasta. If we didn’t have pasta, we’d have a massive gap in our diet. Spaghetti Bolognese, carbonara, even macaroni and cheese – these are dishes we take for granted but are fundamental pillars of our dietary roster. Brisbane is home to a plethora of Italian-inspired eateries that vie for the title of Brisbane’s Best Pasta. We couldn’t possibly crown a winner, but we can clue you in to some of the best. more

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District 1
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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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Moreton Bay bugs with charred cavolo nero and XO butter
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W Brisbane welcomes sustainable southern icon Three Blue Ducks

Over the past seven years, Three Blue Ducks has grown into one of Australia’s most beloved hospitality groups. Following on from its first location in Bronte and its subsequent venues in Byron Bay and Rosebery, the crew consisting of Mark Labrooy, Sam Reid-Boquist, Chris Sorrell, Darren Robertson, Jeff Bennett and Andy Allen were approached by W Brisbane to implement a new Three Blue Ducks concept as the hotel’s signature restaurant. On Friday June 1, Three Blue Ducks unveiled its Brisbane location, the group’s largest and most sophisticated set up to date. Much like its southern siblings, Three Blue Ducks Brisbane is plating up the brand’s own honest and ethically sourced fare, highlighting the benefits of conscious consumption and serving it in a comfortable-yet-modern setting with what could be the best view in town. more

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Black Hide by Gambaro at Treasury Brisbane serves up succulent cuts and worldly wines
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Black Hide by Gambaro at Treasury Brisbane serves up succulent cuts and worldly wines

It takes only the sound of a steak sizzling to make us salivate with hunger, so one can imagine how we reacted when we heard that Treasury Brisbane was teaming up with The Gambaro Group to bring its award-winning Black Hide concept to Brisbane City. Tomorrow Friday June 8 will see Black Hide by Gambaro at Treasury Brisbane open within the heritage surrounds of the iconic entertainment precinct, complete with a jaw-dropping selection of steaks, sumptuous seafood and a globe-spanning wine list. more


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Linger longer at Paddington's new casual bar and eatery Little Social
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Linger longer at Paddington’s new casual bar and eatery Little Social

Allow us to set a scene. You’re situated on the back deck of your friend’s suburban Queenslander, sipping a chilled cup of sangria while the wind gently rustles the trees. Sounds serene, right? Paddington’s newest haunt Little Social aims to deliver that same atmosphere without you having to harass your friends to host. Evoking the comfortable charm of an iconic Queenslander and complemented by a bevy of good food and drink, Little Social is positioning itself as a welcoming home away from home. more

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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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Gauge
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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