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Pavement Whispers: the Tassis Group is moving its signature steak and seafood restaurant Fatcow to James Street
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Pavement Whispers: the Tassis Group is moving its signature steak and seafood restaurant Fatcow to James Street

The team behind Rich & Rare, Fosh, Opa Bar + Mezze and Massimo Restaurant & Bar is set to continue its breakneck run of restaurant openings well into 2024. In autumn the crew will reopen its steak- and seafood-centric restaurant Fatcow on James Street, with plans underway to transform part of the old David Jones space into an elevated eatery. Here's what we know ... more

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Pop-up restaurant Ithaka brings a touch of Greece to South Bank's riverside
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Pop-up restaurant Ithaka brings a touch of Greece to South Bank’s riverside

If there's one cuisine that is well suited for summer feasting, it's Greek food. South Bank has just scored a new pop-up restaurant that is serving a smorgasbord of Greek-inspired dishes, from sizzling halloumi and grilled octopus to souvlaki, slow-cooked lamb and slabs of custard pie (as well as Greek beers, wines and cocktails). Oh, and did we mention it's located right on the river? Talk about a perfect location! Take a peek inside ... more

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New look, new chef, new menu – Gerard's has reopened in Fortitude Valley
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New look, new chef, new menu – Gerard’s has reopened in Fortitude Valley

Even in a year filled with exciting new restaurant arrivals, the biggest opening might actually be a reopening. In early November, lauded Levant-inspired restaurant Gerard's opened its doors after a substantial renovation, showing off an earthy and textural aesthetic rejig alongside a fresh menu masterminded by new executive chef Jimmy Richardson. We took a peek inside the new-look Gerard's, which is poised to remain one of Brisbane's most esteemed eateries for a long time to come. Here's what we saw ... more

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Pavement Whispers: fiery forthcoming restaurant ēmmē will set James Street alight in 2024
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Pavement Whispers: fiery forthcoming restaurant ēmmē will set James Street alight in 2024

Next February, Fortitude Valley's high street will welcome a brand-new dining concept focusing on woodfired morsels. ēmmē, the brainchild of a rising culinary talent with a flair for improvisation, will be serving an ever-changing menu of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern-inspired dishes from a prime site off James Street. It's shaping up to be one of 2024's headline openings – here's what we know ... more

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Pavement Whispers: first details revealed of The Star Brisbane's Sky Deck venues Aloria, Babblers and Cicada Blu
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Pavement Whispers: first details revealed of The Star Brisbane’s Sky Deck venues Aloria, Babblers and Cicada Blu

A high-end woodfire-powered grill serving premium dry-aged beef and world-class seafood. A casual all-day diner exuding charm in spades. A buzzy open-air bar boasting some of the best views in The City. The Star Brisbane has dropped exciting details and first-look renders of the venues that will soon call its 250-m-long rooftop playground home – and they don't disappoint. Read on to get the scoop! more

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The round-up: what's open in Brisbane on Boxing Day
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The round-up: what’s open in Brisbane on Boxing Day

People use Boxing Day for a variety of things – shopping, seeing the latest blockbuster film or simply recovering from the Christmas Day chaos. We like to use it for, you guessed it … more feasting! Sure, there might be plenty of Christmas lunch leftovers floating around, but we prefer to seize the day by dining at some of Brisbane’s best nosh spots. This Boxing Day loads of eateries will be opening to the public – here are some to look out for … more


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Sneak peek: take a look inside Establishment 203, the new Italian-inspired steak restaurant gunning for the title of Brisbane's best
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Sneak peek: take a look inside Establishment 203, the new Italian-inspired steak restaurant gunning for the title of Brisbane’s best

Equipped with a Michelin-level cooking suite, premium Queensland-sourced protein from a nationally renowned beef and cattle company, a wine list flush with rare Italian reds, and a seasoned chef at the helm, Establishment 203 is shaping up to be one of the biggest openings of 2023. When it officially opens on Tuesday November 28, Establishment 203 will look to raise the standard of Brisbane's steak scene, with lofty ambitions to not only claim the title of Brisbane's best, but one of the finest steak spots in the world. We scored a peek inside – come and take a look with us ... more

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Silly season sorted – here are the top spots to celebrate Christmas in The City
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Silly season sorted – here are the top spots to celebrate Christmas in The City

If you're yet to clue onto the sudden influx of decorations, we have some slightly stressful, but very exciting news for you. Christmas in nearly here, and while some of us have been prepping for the festive season months in advance and already have their Christmas plans sorted (we're looking at you November tree assemblers), for the slightly less organised folk, this round-up is for you. From end-of-year parties and after-work watering holes to Christmas long lunches and festive dinners, this list of top spots in The City is sure to assist in your silly season planning. more

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Creative spirit shines at Pneuma, the new inner-city restaurant from two top culinary minds
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Creative spirit shines at Pneuma, the new inner-city restaurant from two top culinary minds

Two heralded chefs are breathing life into the northwestern pocket of The City with Pneuma, an anticipated restaurant nestled in the loft-style space previously home to Greenglass. Lauded chefs Matt Blackwell and Dan Arnold are distilling their shared ideas and creative whims into an ever-evolving and highly imaginative menu, with plans already in the works for more to come. Take a peek inside ... more

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Crack the Christmas bon bons over this round-up of Brisbane’s best festive feasts
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Crack the Christmas bon bons over this round-up of Brisbane’s best festive feasts

October is now in our rearview mirrors, which means it's time to dust off the Halloween cobwebs and make way for the most wonderful time of the year. That's right, Christmas is right around the corner and whether you like it or not December 25 is approaching fast. We know that planning for the big day can be overwhelming, so to make life easier we've compiled a list of Brisbane’s best Christmas Day soirees. All you have to do is sit back, relax and revel in the festive fun. more

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The round-up: what restaurants and bars are open on Monday night in 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 (and more than a few bars, too). 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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Bird's Nest fires up the charcoal grill at its new Portside Wharf yakitori bar
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Bird’s Nest fires up the charcoal grill at its new Portside Wharf yakitori bar

If you've been to Portside Wharf recently, you might have heard the distant calls of 'irasshaimase' ringing through the air or, perhaps, picked up the scent of skewered morsels sizzling on a binchotan grill. Follow the sounds and smells to their source and you'll discover Bird's Nest's brand-new yakitori bar. The team behind the popular Japanese-inspired eatery fired up its white-charcoal grill last month, not only joining Portside Wharf's 2023 glow up, but also heralding a period of growth for Bird's Nest itself. more

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It's your last chance to devour Japanese bites and knock back beverages from a beer sensei at Night Feast's Sapporo Izakaya by Taro
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It’s your last chance to devour Japanese bites and knock back beverages from a beer sensei at Night Feast’s Sapporo Izakaya by Taro

Night Feast – the culinary and cultural celebration currently taking over Brisbane Powerhouse – is in its final week, which means three things. You have only a few more days to feast your way around a flavour-packed roster of eats from some of Brisbane's best restaurants, immerse yourself in an awe-inspiring line-up of art and enjoy a delectable dining experience from one of The City's most revered ramen chefs and a beer sensei. If you're yet to journey through the sensory wonderland that is Night Feast, we suggest you plan your visit now, before it's too late! more

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Walter's Steakhouse | Brisbane's best steaks
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The round-up: eat your way through Brisbane’s best steaks

Apologies in advance to all of our vegan and vegetarian friends, but this one is for the carnivores. Steak. To most meat eaters, it doesn’t get much better than a juicy, succulent steak. Rare, medium rare, medium, well done – it doesn’t matter how you like it, steak is a staple for good reason. While we love an old-fashioned backyard barbecue, sometimes we like to let the professionals handle the cooking every once in a while. When it comes to steak, we are flush with stellar spots to get our incisors into some fantastic flame-grilled beef, so bring out your inner Ron Swanson and start ticking off this list. more

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Industry Beans | Best cafes, bars and restaurants in Newstead
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The round-up: here are Newstead’s best cafes, bars and restaurants

Recent years have seen Newstead evolve into a nexus of high-end hospitality, rivalling The City and Fortitude Valley as Brisbane's go-to dining destination. From izakaya-style vinyl bars, widely regarded breweries and flame-powered eateries to coffee-slinging outposts from nationally regarded roasters, if there's one spot guaranteed to deliver great nosh, it's Newstead. We've gathered our favourite cafes, bars and restaurants in the area into one handy list – here are our picks ... more

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High-flying fine diner Vertigo is now serving elevated eats at Brisbane Powerhouse
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High-flying fine diner Vertigo is now serving elevated eats at Brisbane Powerhouse

There's a new restaurant that has foodies talking. It's not the food or beverage list that they're raving about, it's the setting. It's a rooftop restaurant, which we love, but one unlike any other in town. Vertigo is Brisbane Powerhouse's new vertical restaurant, which hangs four storeys above the ground. Guests are harnessing up to dine, first swallowing the heart in their throat before enjoying a three-course feed from Bar Alto with a side of sensational city views. Here's what you can expect ... more