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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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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

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Old Monk Modern Indian bridges classic and contemporary at its newly open Paddington home
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Old Monk Modern Indian bridges classic and contemporary at its newly open Paddington home

The diversification of Brisbane's Indian food scene continues with the opening of Old Monk Modern Indian. Perched on the cusp of Paddington and Rosalie, Old Monk looks to redefine Indian cooking by amalgamating traditional tastes with inventive quirks. We're talking vegan butter chicken, gold-leaf-topped gulab jamun and traces of sizzling Indo-Chinese fusion. Give it a look ... more

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The round-up: slurp up the best ramen in Brisbane
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The round-up: slurp up the best ramen in Brisbane

Once the mercury starts to drop (or the rain sets in), ramen season comes on in full force. Ramen is quickly catching on in popularity around town, with several noodle soup joints specialising in the hearty dish. Forget all about your five-pack of instant mie goreng ramen noodles – the real deal is so much better that it’s unfair to call them both ramen. We’ve compiled a list of the best spots to get your slurp on, which we reckon is worth a hearty (r)amen!   more

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Inside look: all-vegetarian Mediterranean eatery Sunshine opens on James Street
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Inside look: all-vegetarian Mediterranean eatery Sunshine opens on James Street

If you’ve meandered down James Street in the last week or so, you would have spied a collection of sunray-hued umbrellas casting a warm glow over a welcoming olive-tree-lined courtyard. As of Wednesday April 20, those umbrellas will be shading hordes of hungry revellers devouring home-style Mediterranean cuisine by the plate when much-anticipated vegetarian eatery Sunshine officially opens its doors. The sun-dappled eatery is the latest concept from seasoned restaurateur Simon Gloftis (and business partners Theo Kampolis and Kelvin Andrews), positioned a short stroll across James Street from his acclaimed restaurants Hellenika and SK Steak & Oyster. The Weekend Edition was lucky enough to get a sneak peek today before it opened to the public – here’s an inside look … more

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The round-up: what's open on Anzac Day 2022
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The round-up: what’s open on Anzac Day 2022

After the hectic Easter long-weekend festivities, it’s easy to forget that we have another public holiday right around the corner. Anzac Day is here, so it’s a good idea to plan accordingly. If you plan to spend your long weekend catching up with family and friends, it’s handy to know that there are places around town that will be open. We've found the spots around Brisbane that are trading on the Anzac Day public holiday this Monday April 25 – so if you need a coffee, some brunch or an arvo tipple, this is the place to find it. more

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manly boathouse classic battered fish and chips
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best fish-and-chip spots

Few cuisines suit the Australian summer more than fish and chips. Battered, crumbed or fried – as long as it comes wrapped tightly in a paper parcel with a slice of lemon and some chips and calamari on the side then anything goes. Brisbane has a bunch of great, local fish and chip spots and with the seasons about to change we thought it would be a good idea to encourage you to get your fin fix while the weather is warm. more

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The round-up: what's open in Brisbane this Easter long weekend
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The round-up: what’s open in Brisbane this Easter long weekend

We don't know about you, but we're craving a long weekend. Not just any long weekend – we want one filled with good food, good drink and good times. If you share the same mindset as us and want to fill every second of Easter with tasty things, you'll want to bookmark this round-up. Here's our constantly updating list of bars, cafes and restaurants that are open this Easter long weekend! more

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Get the first look inside Stratton Bar & Kitchen – Newstead's jaw-dropping arrival
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Get the first look inside Stratton Bar & Kitchen – Newstead’s jaw-dropping arrival

Our favourite bars and restaurants are the ones that make the most out of unique spaces – the more creative the better! Stratton Bar & Kitchen – the new venue from the crew behind the perennially popular Mrs Brown's Bar & Kitchen – quietly opened to the public last week inside a pair of World War II-era hangars on Stratton Street, immediately scoring top marks on the location front. Those lucky enough to snag a seat were wowed by the roomy eatery's eye-catching industrial-inspired interior and flavour-packed menu featuring items like cacio e pepe udon noodles, cheeseburger dumplings and bolognese-and-burrata-topped pizzas, not to mention a seriously impressive cocktail list to boot. We were lucky to get the first look inside – here's what we saw ... more