Restaurants
Pony Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane
Food & Drink

Sydney institution Pony opens at Eagle Street Pier

With locations at Neutral Bay and The Rocks in Sydney, Pony Dining has eloped up the coast to Brisbane’s Riverside precinct. Known for impressive design fit-outs of contemporary furniture, curved wooden ceilings and block-colour stained-glass windows, Pony Dining continues to embrace all things raw and exposed in the new Eagle Street Pier space. more

Restaurants
Made in Africa, Moorooka
Food & Drink

Discover the wonders of Ethiopian cuisine in Brisbane

Fostering the true meaning of shared dining is the cuisine of Ethiopia. Forgoing cutlery, Ethiopian cuisine uses injera – a spongey pancake- or crepe-like bread – as means for picking up portions of meat, curries and vegetables. Seeking out the most authentic Ethiopian foodstuffs in Brisbane, we discovered a plethora of African food experiences in Moorooka. more

Restaurants
O'lea food bar, Woolloongabba
Food & Drink

New bar and foodie haunt Olea opens in Woolloongabba

Small bars are a golden invention. Design savvy and serving carefully curated offerings of liquor and foodstuffs, the small bar lets you indulge in superb offerings and be tucked back in bed just post midnight. The latest establishment to open under this pretense is O’lea in Woolloongabba. Posited along Stanley Street East, next door to Foxy Bean, O’lea is a suburban wine and beer bar, serving meals crafted from market-driven produce. more

Restaurants
Hatakaya Ramen, Sunnybank
Food & Drink

Try the traditional broths of Hakataya Ramen, Sunnybank

Analogous to a tiny ramen shop in downtown Tokyo, Hakataya Ramen transports diners straight to Nippon. Raw wooden panelling and two long wooden benches span the length of the narrow interior, with seats filled with hungry locals bringing bowls to their mouths to slurp delicious noodles – a traditional custom in Japan. more

Restaurants
dinesmart, south bank
Food & Drink

DineSmart at South Bank to help the homeless

While the festive season begins to envelop us in celebratory evenings out sipping champagne and toasting to a good year, it’s also a time for giving back and thinking of others. In the six weeks leading up to Christmas, restaurants the country over are participating in DineSmart, a national initiative to support the homeless in our local community. more

Restaurants
The Postale Society, Brisbane
Food & Drink

The Postale Society hosts a supperclub at The Servery

The Postale Society is a new collaboration between local creatives Louise Lindgren (of looseleaf.paper) and Kristina Chelberg. An intimate evening of dining, stories and kinship, The Postale Society Supper Club will see 20 folk of various backgrounds come together for hors d’oeuvres and fine wines. The Postale Society was formed as a way to tell stories, piece by piece, through beautifully written correspondence that arrives in your letterbox in installments, like a postcard. Reinventing the joy of postal communication, The Postale Society is now branching into stories told in person through hosting a supperclub. Fostering an opportunity for inspiration and fellowship, the Supper Club lets local creatives engage in conversations over a common enjoyment of shared dining in a sumptuous space. The first of these evenings is being held at The Servery on November 15. more

Restaurants
Stokehouse, River Quay
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Stokehouse Q

Modern angles meet rich timber in the contemporary design of Stokehouse Q at River Quay. Vibrant orange and green tones contrast sleek grey seating and crisp white tablecloths among the immaculately set tables. Fresh breezes sweep off the water as you soak up river and city views from the restaurant or riverside deck. The adjoining Stoke Bar keeps things casual, with the street-side wooden nook perfect for lounging with a well-crafted cocktail. One to embrace local seasonal produce, Stokehouse is highlighting strawberries on the dessert menu this month. Check out Stokehouse Q on The Street Photographer. more


Restaurants
Bacchus, South Bank
Food & Drink

Pool-meets-restaurant Bacchus opens at South Bank

Named after the Roman God of food, wine and good times, a new restaurant, bar and pool concept has opened at South Bank. Designed by LA-based Tracy Beckmann, the Bacchus interior features chandeliers and Italian draperies, while rich tones of chocolate and cream mesh within the furniture, the rooms warmed by ambient lighting. more

Restaurants
Melbourne Cup Lunch Brisbane
Food & Drink

Plan a festive Melbourne Cup luncheon

A day of long lunches and cheery sips of Champagne, Melbourne Cup is right around the corner. If you’re lucky enough to have the day (or half day) off work here in Brisbane, we’ve put together a little list of potential waterfront luncheon and race-watching locales for Tuesday November 6. more

Restaurants
Alfred & Constance Pork, Cork & Fork Festival
Food & Drink

Alfred & Constance host preview Pork, Cork & Fork Festival

Wandering through the mass of brightly coloured fashions gracing shops’ shelves at the moment, one can’t help but feel an essence of tropical tiki times is in the air. Embracing this festive spring spirit head on is soon-to-be-opened venue Alfred & Constance. Hosting a second pop-up restaurant and tiki bar this weekend, the Alfred & Constance Pork, Cork & Fork Festival will be taking over the park adjacent to the new venue in Fortitude Valley. Running from 12:00–10:00 pm both Friday October 12 and Saturday October 13, the Pork, Cork & Fork Festival will give punters a preview of the rustic food this gastro pub and tiki bar will offer when it opens on October 25. Serving handmade sweet treats, woodfired meats, spring salads and roast vegetables, the Pork, Cork & Fork Festival will also feature tiki jam-jar cocktails from the White Lightning TIKI Bar within this… more

Restaurants
Malt Dining
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Malt Dining

Wenley House has a deeply ingrained history of housing fresh produce in Brisbane. Built in 1865 Wenley House was the state’s first market open to the public. Horses drew carriages of fresh produce up from the Brisbane River for three years before demand outgrew the site. The markets then moved to Roma St Parklands before flourishing to a final expansive site at Rocklea, where locals continue to visit each Saturday morning. Situated on Market Street in the city, Wenley House acts as a reminder to where it all began, with its current tenant Malt Dining devoted to keeping the story alive. Maintaining the raw, exposed brick and original timber flooring, Malt Dining preserved the building’s history when it moved in, using these handsome architectural pillars to shape an atmosphere of rustic sophistication. Exquisite flavours converge on the finely curated menu of the upstairs restaurant,… more

Restaurants
Ya Ya Bar and Eatery, Samford
Food & Drink

New spring menu at Ya Ya Bar and Eatery, Samford

A quick trip to the serene mountainside can be good for renewing the city-dweller soul – revelling in the fresh air, the smell of nature, the quiet. Without leaving Brisbane, you can happen upon the sleepy little suburb of Samford, which – upon closer inspection – isn’t so sleepy. more