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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

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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: 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