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Lunch ahoy! Banter Bar & Seafood makes landfall in Kangaroo Point
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Lunch ahoy! Banter Bar & Seafood makes landfall in Kangaroo Point

The neighbourhood fish and chip joint is a staple of Queensland summer snacking. Let’s be real, there’s nothing like picking your way through a freshly cooked batch of goodness, wrapped tightly in butcher’s paper on a sunny afternoon. These days it’s rare that you’d encounter a fish and chippery with a bar attached, but if that’s the way of the future then we’re not complaining. Banter Bar & Seafood in Kangaroo Point is a new breed of venue that blends a sumptuous range of fresh and locally sourced seafood with a short and sharp selection of boutique wine and craft beer, and a coastal vibe that has us dreaming of sea breezes. more

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Views, brews and chews – Eagle Street’s Riverland opens to the public
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Views, brews and chews – Eagle Street’s Riverland opens to the public

While not completely certain, we’re fairly sure that there’s a scientific correlation between the taste of a cool beverage and your proximity to a killer vista. Our hypothesis – everything tastes better with a great view. Just when you thought all of Eagle Street’s riverside real estate had been snatched up, a new venue arrives to give us another option for peeping a ripper sunset over the Brown Snake and the Story Bridge – just in time for summer sessions. Riverland is a brand-new dynamo drinking and dining destination that will offer something different each visit. Except for the view, of course. That will always be primo. more

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Junk
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It’s hip to be square – Coorparoo Square unveils its first wave of openings

Folks, it’s here! It’s finally here! One of the most highly anticipated developments has come to life after some perspiration-soaked anticipation. Coorparoo Square has gradually ascended above Cavendish Road over the past few months, swelling with the promise of hip new bars and eateries and a host of other quality retailers. Well, this week marks the first wave of openings in the centre, ranging from tantalising taquerias, choice coffee spots, gorgeous gelaterias and beautiful bars. Before you flock to chock your mouth full of goodies, have a closer look at what Coorparoo Square is bringing to town. more

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Thomson's Reserve
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The round-up: Feast of Christmas future – where to eat on Christmas Day

If the increasing number of decorations around town didn’t give it away, Christmas is fast approaching, which means you need to start planning your holiday celebrations ASAP. If you’ve been thinking about doing things differently this year, we’ve got a great suggestion. Forget telling your family to bring a plate, forget slaving away in a hot kitchen for hours, and forget doing the dishes when you should be napping your food sweats away. Christmas is all about enjoying yourself, so leave the meal prep and cooking up to the experts and relax this year. We’ve decided to give you your gift early in the form of this list of spots to chow down on Christmas Day, so now all you have to do is sort out your own present shopping (you should really get on that, we're expecting something good). more

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Margo Restaurant and Bar brings a worldly spin to Paddington’s fine-dining scene
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Margo Restaurant and Bar brings a worldly spin to Paddington’s fine-dining scene

After Paddington mainstay Montrachet closed its doors in anticipation of a move to King Street, the hot topic on everyone’s lips was who would step up and fill the vacant Paddington destination. Americo Fernandes has taken on the challenge, recently opening up Margo Restaurant and Bar in the rustic restaurant space. If you salivate at the sound of a light fusion of European and Asian cuisine, then grab some napkins, mar-go ahead and read on. more

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Tease your tastebuds at Monty's Bakehouse in West End
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Tease your tastebuds at Monty’s Bakehouse in West End

There's something completely intoxicating about the aroma of freshly baked bread. Your nose tingles as you inhale that warm familiar scent, your mouth watering at the thought of the carby goodness that awaits your tastebuds. Let's be real, it's pretty hard to concentrate on anything else once a baked good grabs your attention. Just a word of warning – this exact sensation is going to hit you the moment you step inside Monty's Bakehouse, and you're probably going to want to buy everything that lies before you in the cabinet. Look, we get it. No judgement here. more


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Nice buns! Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co. has arrived in Newstead
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Nice buns! Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. has arrived in Newstead

There was once a strapping young knight who made a very keen observation that his anaconda does not want none unless one has got buns, hon. We wholeheartedly agree – the anaconda is a metaphor for his insatiable hunger, right? And by buns, he surely meant Betty's Burgers. The much-loved Noosa-born institution has made its way to Newstead for its second Brisbane location, bringing its signature burgers, decadent concretes and moreish sides. more

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Woodfired pizzas and rock ‘n' roll combine at Caxton Street's Enzo & Sons
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Woodfired pizzas and rock ‘n’ roll combine at Caxton Street’s Enzo & Sons

The surname Webb has pretty darn instrumental in the rebirth of Caxton Street – bar tsar and restaurateur Jamie Webb is who we all thank for Lefty's Old Time Music Hall and Seymour's Cocktails and Oysters. Caxton Street's latest addition, however, is not the handiwork of Jamie, but rather his clever wife Siarah. This weekend Siarah will present us with the gift of Italian food and a whole lot of spritzes, with her new bar and restaurant Enzo & Sons. more

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Make a little mischief at new Coorparoo bar and eatery Beyond the Pale
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Make a little mischief at new Coorparoo bar and eatery Beyond the Pale

You may have heard the phrase 'beyond the pale'. In modern language, it refers to behaviour that ventures outside of the bounds of what is considered acceptable – behaviour that's a little bit naughty and mischievous. You know, the kind of cheeky debauchery you might get up to with a little Dutch courage. What you may not know, however, is that the origin of the phrase dates back to 14th Century Ireland. The part of the country that was under English rule was marked by a boundary of stakes or fences, know as the English Pale. Those who travelled outside that boundary, or beyond the pale, were considered uncouth and unacceptable amongst civilisation. more

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Battered prawn rolls, lettuce and sriracha prawn mayonnaise on a toasted milk bun
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Get comfy at Newstead’s homely hideaway Mrs Brown’s Bar & Kitchen

It’s no secret that we live for dining out, but we’ll also readily admit that we love the odd dinner party with friends. Any restaurant that can promise the same comfortable home-style intimacy gets a big tick from us, which is why we are really digging the vibe at Newstead’s Mrs Brown’s Bar & Kitchen. With good food, good drink and the perfect atmosphere for good conversation, a meal at Mrs Brown’s Bar & Kitchen is akin to dining at a mate’s place, except you don’t need to help wash the dishes after you’ve eaten. more

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Return of the mac – Mac From Way Back opens a mac ‘n' cheesery in The Valley
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Return of the mac – Mac From Way Back opens a mac ‘n’ cheesery in The Valley

We’re so excited – we just can’t hide it. One of the most popular food trucks is letting all the people know that it’s back to run the show. That’s right – Daddy Mac is making us jump (for joy). Mac From Way Back has set up shop inside Fortitude Valley haunt Sabotage Social, pumping out overflowing bowls of gooey and golden mac 'n' cheese with a variety of twists, as well as loaded burgers that make our hearts pound or stop beating entirely – frankly it could go either way. more

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Fortitude Valley's pub culture born again with the arrival of the Osbourne Hotel
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Fortitude Valley’s pub culture born again with the arrival of the Osbourne Hotel

Don't worry – we’re not going to beat you over the head with puns about rebirth. That being said, we do want to talk about a significant metamorphosis that has been going on in The Valley. Like a caterpillar cocooning itself and emerging as a beautiful butterfly, the heritage-listed Osbourne Hotel on the corner of Ann and Constance Streets has been transformed into a truly impressive destination pub, boasting everything from a leisurely beer-garden atmosphere to a seductive lounge-bar vibe. Officially opening today Friday October 6, the Osbourne Hotel is a crisp new addition to The Valley’s array of watering holes, pairing history with modernity in fine form. more

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Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers
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The round-up: the best BYO spots in Brisbane

Everyone agrees that any BYO restaurant is a great way to enjoy a bit of extra value while dining out, but many don’t know how many spots around town allow customers to bring their own drop. Not only are there plenty of restaurants where BYO is acceptable, but also several bars encourage patrons to BYO food and other eateries welcome patrons to bring their own drop on special nights of the week. We’ve compiled a handy list to help you make a choice of where to take that special bottle of pinot this weekend. more

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Brunch has never tasted like this – Happy Boy launches Chinese-style morning eats
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Brunch has never tasted like this – Happy Boy launches Chinese-style morning eats

Before you jump to conclusions – no, this isn’t yum cha. Anyone familiar with Happy Boy will know that the restaurant doesn’t like to conform to the Westernised brand of Chinese food we have become so accustomed to, but rather introduce our tastebuds to flavour sensations that we’ve never experienced before. Applying this concept to the am, Happy Boy has launched its first-ever brunch menu, infusing its regional Chinese tastes into modern-Australian morning dishes. more

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Cribb Street Social brings the whole culinary package to Milton
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Cribb Street Social brings the whole culinary package to Milton

If we told you about a venue that offered breakfast, lunch, dinner, tap beer, sublime barista-made coffee, top-shelf whisky and gin, a shady beer garden and a well-stocked charcuterie fridge, you’d accuse us of making up places that don’t exist. Rest assured, we’d never lie to you, our dear friends. This unicorn of an eatery exists and has a name – Cribb Street Social. Located in the heart of leafy Milton, Cribb Street Social is a new venue from the team behind inner-city staple Mr. Edward’s Alehouse & Kitchen, and offers a premium range of eats and drinks within a warm and friendly atmosphere. more

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Victoria Park Bistro turns up the heat with its new rotisserie kitchen
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Victoria Park Bistro turns up the heat with its new rotisserie kitchen

You’re hearing it here first – rotisserie cuisine is back in a big way! It's no surprise – there isn’t a more alluring sight than catching a glimpse of a gently rotating chicken or pork hunk, sizzling away. The Victoria Park Bistro has just added a new rotisserie element to its already impressive kitchen, plating up lovingly cooked morsels for lunch and dinner that will have tongues wagging and stomachs grumbling. more

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The Palace Supper Club brings a touch of opulence to late-night Valley eats
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The Palace Supper Club brings a touch of opulence to late-night Valley eats

We've all had those nights. You head out for a couple of casual negronis, then suddenly it's 10:30 pm and you're starving. Pickings are slim, let's be honest, and sometimes the only thing to bring you back from the brink of starvation is a cheeky kebab or a greasy burg. Don't get us wrong, we love the odd naughty indulgence, but as we get older we find our cravings have become a little more refined. Enter The Palace Supper Club, Fortitude Valley's decadent new oasis, serving up delectable eats until the early morn. more