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The round-up: celebrate the finer things at Brisbane's best French restaurants
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The round-up: celebrate the finer things at Brisbane’s best French restaurants

We subscribe to the notion that food is a primary reason for being. Out of all of the historic European-born cuisines, perhaps French food reflects this mentality the most. In French cooking, indulgence is intrinsic to its character – rich and hearty flavours abound, creating plates that evoke warmth, nostalgia, ecstasy and contentment in equal measure. This intense sensory response is probably what makes French cuisine popular globally and we're fortunate enough to boast some terrific French-inspired eateries here in Brisbane. Here's some of the best ... more

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Indulge in taste bud-tingling Southeast Asian-inspired flavours at Fat Noodle
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Indulge in taste bud-tingling Southeast Asian-inspired flavours at Fat Noodle

Anyone who has travelled to Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam, can attest to the fact that the food-scene is top-tier. For more than a decade the culinary crew at Treasury Brisbane's Fat Noodle has filled Brisbane bellies with a mouth-watering menu of flavour-packed fare that draws upon head chef Luke Nguyen's Vietnamese heritage. Tempted for a taste? Here are all of the delicious details ... more

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The round-up: Brisbane's biggest food openings of the year (so far)
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The round-up: Brisbane’s biggest food openings of the year (so far)

Whew! Is it just us, or has the first half of 2023 sailed by? It's time to take a minute to catch our breath and look back on the whirlwind that was the past six months with a cheeky retrospective of some of the biggest openings so far. In the last half-year alone we've scored head-turning Sardinian-inspired restaurants, Queensland outposts from interstate heavyweights, a neighbourhood bar soaked in heady Australiana, a chic 70s-style laneway cocktail spot, a craft-beer brewery with wacky experimental leanings, a modern minimalist bakery and a bevy of top-notch sandwich shops. Read on to see what you might have missed! more

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The Ngon team brings its homestyle Vietnamese to Newport with sibling restaurant Quê Dining
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The Ngon team brings its homestyle Vietnamese to Newport with sibling restaurant Quê Dining

The name Ngon has long been synonymous with steaming bowls of noodle soup and crispy chunks of twice-cooked pork belly, but soon it might have to share the honour with Quê Dining, the team's brand-new culinary concept now open at Newport Marketplace. Delivering the same flavour-rich recipes honed by generations of home cooks, Quê Dining evokes the essence at the heart of Vietnamese cuisine through dishes like roast barbecue duck curry, tamarind prawns and pandan brulee. It's open now and is a must visit. Read on to find out why ... more

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Gather your gold coins and prepare your appetite for the return of the Sunnybank Food Trail
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Gather your gold coins and prepare your appetite for the return of the Sunnybank Food Trail

We’re emptying our pockets, checking glove boxes and cracking open piggy banks in anticipation of the return of one of Brisbane’s beloved belly-filling events. After a four-year hiatus the Sunnybank Food Trail is back on Saturday July 22, bringing a myriad of mouth-watering morsels of the Asian-inspired variety to Sunnybank Plaza. The best part? The dynamic selection of drool-worthy dishes will only set you back a couple of bucks, so start collecting your loose change as this delicious event is sure to be a doozy. more

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W Brisbane's signature restaurant, The Lex, is now open and serving a sizzling selection of New York-style eats
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W Brisbane’s signature restaurant, The Lex, is now open and serving a sizzling selection of New York-style eats

When the news of Three Blue Ducks' departure hit Brisbane's food-scene, we were all left wondering what exceptional eatery would be taking over the spectacular slice of real estate at the W Brisbane. Our questions were answered about a month ago, when The Lex, a sizzling New York-style grill, was announced as W Brisbane's new signature restaurant. The Lex is now open and is sporting the spirit of New York City whilst still championing the freshest locally-sourced produce. Feeling peckish? Well keep reading as we've got all of the delicious details ... more


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Flights Bar & Grill is bringing the perfect pairings to Fortitude Valley
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Flights Bar & Grill is bringing the perfect pairings to Fortitude Valley

When it comes to dynamic dining duos, cheese and a boozy beverage is our choice match made in heaven. On May 12, the Church Mouse Cheese team softly opened Flights Bar & Grill, combining their knowledge and love for cheese with a beloved culinary concept, the flight. Now boarding on St Pauls Terrace in The Valley, Flights Bar & Grill is dishing up the perfect pairing, taking your taste buds on an unforgettable journey. Keep reading for all of the delectable details ... more

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The round-up: Brisbane's best ramen spots to beat the winter chill
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best ramen spots to beat the winter chill

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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Fill up before you take off – where to find the best pre-flight eats at Brisbane Airport

Airports are unique places. Once you get through the frenzy of security, there is this serene feeling like you're almost floating through the space – the time of day is irrelevant, magazines are suddenly back on your radar and no one judges you if you decide to have a wine at 9:30 am. Although airports can often be the site of regrettable impulse decision making (we're looking at you, cheesy romance novel), your pre-flight meal doesn't have to follow suit. Whether it's a pre-Euro trip meal with friends, or if travelling is part of your job, a packet of chips and lollies can only provide fleeting satisfaction. Instead, take advantage of the long list of delectable eats on offer at Brisbane Airport – from bug rolls with cauliflower bites and rustic ratatouille to spicy char sui ramen and gyoza. Dig in before you take off! more

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Now open – fire-licked fare a specialty at scorching Racecourse Road arrival, Flaming & Co.
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Now open – fire-licked fare a specialty at scorching Racecourse Road arrival, Flaming & Co.

If you've recently caught the aroma of ironbark coals floating down Racecourse Road, we strongly suggest following your nose to the source. Tucked away at the Hamilton end of the resurgent promenade is Flaming & Co., a newly minted restaurant that's cooking just about everything over open flame. From whole smoked ducks and grilled coral trout to charred scallops and seared Fremantle octopus – Flaming & Co. is harnessing fire to bring the best out of top-tier ingredients. Take a peek inside ... more

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Pavement Whispers: Mantle Group Hospitality submits plans to revitalise The Summit at Mount Coot-tha
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Pavement Whispers: Mantle Group Hospitality submits plans to revitalise The Summit at Mount Coot-tha

One of Brisbane's most iconic destinations could be in store for a significant revamp. Mantle Group Hospitality, the operators of The Summit cafe at the top of Mouth Coot-tha, has just submitted a development application to transform the heritage-listed establishment into a multi-faceted hub worthy of its prime position. If approved, the site could soon be home to a two-level restaurant and gin distillery, a rooftop garden and a new viewing platform. Here's what we know ... more

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The Happy Boy crew tackles Thai with a new culinary concept taking over Kid Curry
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The Happy Boy crew tackles Thai with a new culinary concept taking over Kid Curry

Kid Curry is growing up. The Covid-era concept that wowed us in lockdown with its menu of South Asian-style curries is getting a shake up, with the hospitality crew behind the beloved East Street dining strip honing in on a singular cuisine. Now named Nice Thai by Kid Curry, the eatery is dishing up inventive interpretations of iconic and unheralded dishes from Thailand, from beef cheek pad see ew and chu chee prawn to stir-fried clams with chilli jam and fragrant Chiang Mai-style sausages. Here's what we know ... more

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Pavement Whispers: the Tassis Group is opening two new eateries on the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge next year
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Pavement Whispers: the Tassis Group is opening two new eateries on the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge next year

Next year is set to be a big one for denizens of the inner city. Not only will the forthcoming Kangaroo Point Green Bridge vastly improve access to The City's waterfront, the crossing's completion will also herald the arrival of two brand-new eateries from the team behind Opa Bar + Mezze. Early details for Bombora and Mulga Bill’s have been revealed, with the newcomers set to add both an upscale and an approachable option for commuters, revellers and gourmands. Here's what we know ... more

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Clear out to the countryside and indulge in a culinary adventure surrounded by lush bushland at Spicers Hidden Vale
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Clear out to the countryside and indulge in a culinary adventure surrounded by lush bushland at Spicers Hidden Vale

Looking for an excuse to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, even just for a day? Let us give you one, in the form of a luxury five-star retreat located just an hour from Brisbane – Spicers Hidden Vale. It's here where you'll find 12,000 acres of lush bushland and rolling hills, a hatted paddock-to-plate restaurant and a spectacular selection of activities from culinary adventures and scenic flights to cuddly koalas and four-wheel-drive tours. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, jump in the car and clear out to the countryside. more

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Take a look inside Ippin Japanese Dining, West Village's new show-stopping upscale restaurant
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Take a look inside Ippin Japanese Dining, West Village’s new show-stopping upscale restaurant

Every time West Village welcomes another eatery, we can't help but get excited. This week, West End's thriving dining and lifestyle precinct welcomed an eye-popping restaurant into the fold – one specialising in high-end Japanese cuisine. Ippin Japanese Dining is serving an expansive offering that spotlights local seafood. Expect popcorn lobster, miso-glazed toothfish, sea-to-table sashimi, flame-licked yakitori skewers, barbecued coral trout and much more. Take a look inside ... more

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Seafood feasts and lush Levantine eateries  – elevate your dining experience at these riverside venues
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Seafood feasts and lush Levantine eateries – elevate your dining experience at these riverside venues

When it comes to top-tier dining destinations it's safe to say Brisbane City has a bunch of them. From laneway bars to intimate nosh spots there are so many places to sip and snack, but only a handful boast some of the best views in Brisbane. If you're looking to elevate your dining experience, why not seek out a restaurant by the river? After all, everything tastes better with a view. Here are six riverside venues serving up delectable dishes, curious cocktails and primo views of the Brisbane River. more