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Jiro Dreams of Sushi
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Watch: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Situated within a subway station in Tokyo, Sukiyabashi Jiro is the first restaurant of its kind to receive a three-star Michelin Guide rating. A ten-seat, sushi-only restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro is the creation of Jiro Ono, regarded as the world’s greatest sushi chef. Bookings need to be made months in advance to visit, with the reward for your patience being fresh seafood that’s sliced and chopped to perfection, displayed as tiny works of art before you. Delve into the world of sushi master Jiro and Sukiyabashi Jiro in the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Image via Cinespect. more

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Quan Thanh, West End
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Quan Thanh expands its Hardgrave Road presence

West End icon Quan Thanh has now taken up a second residence along Hardgrave Road, expanding dining potential. Now straddling both sides of the conveniently placed bottleshop, Quan Thanh has split its offerings to Vietnamese cuisine in the original outfit, and Chinese and Malaysian in the new restaurant space. Come evening, both venues are now bustling with hungry locals eager for a tasty, cheap feed. While diners will need to pick their favourite side of the menu and eat at that restaurant, sizzling dishes have been known to cross borders for those not wanting to choose. more

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burnett lane, brisbane
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The Street Photographer: Burnett Lane

From the early days when Brew was merely a coffee cart stationed atop some astroturf to the opening of sleek architectural offering Super Whatnot, Burnett Lane has grown from a measly service road to a kitted out laneway of food, drink and cultural wonder. No longer just a space for city folk to smoke – though this is still a regular sight – Burnett Lane now plays host to Brew, Super Whatnot, The Survey Co., The German Sausage Hut, many a back-door entrance to Adelaide Street shops and a myriad of detail that is both organic and placed to help tell the laneway’s tale. See Burnett Lane up close on The Street Photographer. more

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Next Door Kitchen & Bar, South Bank
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Next Door Kitchen & Bar opens at South Bank

The latest venture from the folk behind Ahmet’s Turkish Restaurant and Olé has opened its doors, the new space drawing inspiration from the allure speakeasies and forbidden mischief. Next Door Kitchen & Bar is perched along the Little Stanley Street dining strip at South Bank, sitting squarely between its two cousins, Ahmet’s and Olé. more

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Fat Noodle, Brisbane City
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Luke Nguyen’s Fat Noodle opens in Brisbane City

The latest restaurant from celebrity chef Luke Nguyen has opened at the Treasury Casino and Hotel in the city, just in time for last-minute work Christmas lunches and late-night feasts. Fat Noodle is Luke’s second noodle bar, with the first Fat Noodle having opened at The Star in Sydney two years ago. more

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Christmas lunch in brisbane
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Escape kitchen duty on Christmas Day

Wrapping paper is torn with eager haste, Christmas carols ring through the house, there's a constant stream of food and drink and lazy afternoons set the scene for a blissful siesta. Christmas Day truly is a moment of relaxation at the end of a busy year. For those who fancy letting someone else tend to kitchen duties this year, we’ve compiled a list of restaurants offering festive spreads this Christmas. more


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The Spaghettihouse Trattoria
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The Spaghettihouse Trattoria opens in West End

Calls of buon giorno, buon appetito and grazie ring about The Spaghettihouse Trattoria as you enter, and the jovial atmosphere is contagious. Known for Greek locale Char Char Yiros on the corner of Boundary and Russell Streets in West End, owner Andrew Michael has stationed himself in the kitchen as head chef at The Spaghettihouse Trattoria. more

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Popolo, South Bank
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The Street Photographer: Popolo

Tucked along dining precinct River Quay is Italian restaurant Popolo, offering up a slice of Mediterranean living locally. A menu of sumptuous shared plates and tapas choices keeps dinner dates intimate, while diners enjoy the cool breezes and city skyline views of being situated riverside. Pendant lighting and a raw, urban interior frame the Popolo experience, with authentic pasta and pizza dishes and an extensive list of Italian and local wines and beers leaving your inner foodie rather satisfied. Check out Popolo on The Street Photographer. more

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At Sixes and Sevens, Fortitude Valley
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Cru Bar’s At Sixes and Sevens opens on James Street

Built in 1878, the distinct cottage on the corner of James and Arthur Streets in Fortitude Valley was once the home of Lawrence Muir. From 1926 a shopfront was added, with a newsagency operating on site until recently. Now the joint cottage and shop space has been given a new lease on life as new public house At Sixes and Sevens. more

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La Finestra, Camp Hill
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Indulge in the simple flavours of Italy at La Finestra

Inspired by the food, wine and traditions of family and festivities central to Italian life, La Finestra celebrates authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant hums with informal trattoria-style dining, the cheerful chatter of diners and lively Italian music, injecting a bustling atmosphere to the local neighbourhood. more

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Granada Cafe Tapas Bar, South Brisbane
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The Street Photographer: Granada Cafe Tapas Bar

A discreet hub of Spanish decadence, Granada Cafe Tapas Bar in South Brisbane is an elegant-yet-relaxed spot for slowly sipping sangria and sampling tasty morsels rich with flavour. Home to a lavish supply of Spanish wines and Mexican beers, Granada embraces all things Andalusian. A refined space of perfectly aligned table settings, Mediterranean tiling and Spanish paintings, this neighbourhood tapas bar buzzes to life come Paella Tuesday. Check out Granada Cafe Tapas Bar on The Street Photographer. more

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Chowhouse, Fortitude Valley
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New Chowhouse brings street food to James Street

Serving up a menu that combines classic bistro favourites with Asian-influenced cuisine, Chowhouse is the latest addition to the James Street food strip. The same owners of previous tenant James Street Bistro have executed a suave makeover, modernising both the design and menu to suit Brisbane’s sophisticated palate. more

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Pony Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane
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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

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Made in Africa, Moorooka
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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