Bars
Flora by Greenhouse Canteen – Brisbane's best vegan spots
Food & Drink

The round-up: fill up on goodness at Brisbane’s best vegan spots

Put your presuppositions in the bin – plant-based food is not just salad and steamed vegetables. Vegan cuisine is becoming increasingly prominent due to the rise of dietary requirements and a conscientious focus of what we put in our bodies. For those of you who can’t stomach the thought of canning the cutlets and trashing the T-bones in favour of salad, please relax – we aren’t here to sway you to veganism. What we will say is that dining as a vegan can be hard in our predominantly meat-eating society, but also very rewarding – even if you love bacon and eggs. We’ve chosen to point out Brisbane’s best vegan spots well worth sampling. more

Cafes
The Miss Jones crew unveils Sister – Hawthorne's new pastel-hued charmer
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The Miss Jones crew unveils Sister – Hawthorne’s new pastel-hued charmer

For Daniel and Hannah Bowles, their newly opened cafe Sister is all about family. Not only is the eatery itself a new addition to their growing cafe family (which also boasts New Farm’s Miss Jones), but also at the time of writing the couple are expecting the arrival of their first child. Sister marks a slight change in focus for the duo, delivering a more family friendly atmosphere on top of their already heralded approach to breakfast, lunch and coffee. more

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Sip spritz by sunset at The Fantauzzo's own rooftop watering hole Fiume Bar
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Sip spritz by sunset at The Fantauzzo’s own rooftop watering hole Fiume Bar

Let us set a scene for you – imagine basking in the fading rays of the setting sun, cocktail in hand and a platter of moreish morsels at your elbow. Below you is the bustling hubbub of Howard Smith Wharves and ahead is the twinkling skyline of The City. You’re located far above the rabble, indulging in the kind of elevated luxury you can only experience at a rooftop bar. This vision isn’t a fanciful dream – at Fiume Bar it’s a reality. The Fantauzzo has unveiled its stellar rooftop watering hole, blending the hotel’s modern aesthetic with a killer list of libations, share plates and good times illuminated by sun or stars. more

Casual Dining
Buns under the bridge – Betty's Burgers opens its Howard Smith Wharves riverside outpost
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Buns under the bridge – Betty’s Burgers opens its Howard Smith Wharves riverside outpost

Brisbane’s booming foodie precinct at Howard Smith Wharves continues to grow underneath the Story Bridge, but just when you think there wasn’t room for any more eateries, Betty’s Burgers opens and becomes the cherry on top of the area’s formidable array of options. Combining its signature selection of burgers, desserts and sides with some terrific riverside atmosphere, Betty’s Burgers (which is opening today, Tuesday May 28) is already shaping up to be a huge boon for one of the city’s popular hotspots. more

Bars
The round-up: snack your way through South Bank's cheap eats
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The round-up: snack your way through South Bank’s cheap eats

Look, perhaps eating out has given your wallet a walloping, but who are we to judge? We love the finer things in life! Being frugal doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the tasty goods available around town, it just means you need to make some smarter choices. South Bank’s major food hub is full of top-notch eateries, and many of them have well-priced options and deals that you’d be a fool to ignore. If you’ve got a little bit of cash left over, have a look at this list of South Bank’s cheap eats and keep your splurge streak going. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 224 May 28
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 224 May 28

From whispers of Bavarian eats on Caxton Street, a new rooftop bar for The Valley and official opening dates for Brisbane's anticipated new music venue, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more


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Elizabeth Arcade’s dining hub FudoDori shows off its first wave of eateries
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Elizabeth Arcade’s dining hub FudoDori shows off its first wave of eateries

When it comes to Asian eats, it doesn’t matter the cuisine – we’re always keen to chow down. So, imagine the ecstasy and excitement we felt when we heard that the Elizabeth Street Arcade was being transformed into a dedicated hub of Asian dining. Safe to say our appetites were inflamed to immeasurable levels. FudoDori’s announcement caused quite a stir when its initial plans were revealed in February, and now the first wave of eateries will open to the public within days. If you’re intrigued by the sound of tea-based cocktails, matcha soft-serve, Japanese-style hot dogs, modern Chinese and Japanese cuisine and more, read on, pals! more

Bars
Timeless luxury meets casual flair at Brisbane City's Stanton Bar
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Timeless luxury meets casual flair at Brisbane City’s Stanton Bar

Elevated above the press of Queen Street Mall sits one of The City’s most engaging newcomers. Stanton Bar at QueensPlaza has just unveiled its stunning lavishly appointed open-air venue, and it’s already got folks talking. Blending a lived-in Manhattan-meets-Melbourne-via-Paris aesthetic with a worldly menu of all-time classic dishes (and a stash of small-batch wine to boot), Stanton Bar isn’t looking to redefine inner-city casual hospitality, but remind people of what it can be at its best. more

Cafes
Now pouring – Only. Specialty Coffee perks up Woolloongabba with its new coffee nook
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Now pouring – Only. Specialty Coffee perks up Woolloongabba with its new coffee nook

When Arthur Graczyk and Paul Crossland opened Only. Specialty Coffee on Queen Street last September, they knew they were filling a gap in the local caffeine scene for their end of The City, but little did they know that the reception to their humble specialty coffee and salad joint would be so overwhelmingly positive. Soon after opening, the duo had commercial leasing agents knocking on their door, each fervently trying to convince them to bring their concept to other corners of Brisbane’s market. Arthur and Paul already had their eyes on expansion, and this week marks the arrival of Only.’s second nook – this time in the heart of Woolloongabba. more

Bars
The round-up: rock out at Brisbane's best live-music venues
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The round-up: rock out at Brisbane’s best live-music venues

Brisbane’s always had a strong musical heritage, dating back to the days of The Saints and The Go-Betweens, through to the heyday of Powderfinger, Savage Garden, George, The Grates and the current crop of stars such as Violent Soho, The Jungle Giants, Mallrat and Cub Sport Brisbane’s live music scene is a melting pot of styles, with numerous venues dotted around the city hosting gigs on just about any given night. Our music scene is as healthy as ever, and if you’re keen to step out for a bit of rock‘n’roll, punk, jazz, blues or whatever catches your ear, have a look over this handy list of Brisbane’s best live-music venues and get amongst it. more

Bars
Roma Street scores new heritage-inspired boozer Mr Luxford's
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Roma Street scores new heritage-inspired boozer Mr Luxford’s

Brisbane City’s Roma Street strip is steeped in history dating back to the city’s earliest periods, but despite its heritage Roma Street’s contemporary hospitality scene is yet to flourish on a level comparable to the CBD’s other major promenades. Mr Luxford’s is a brand-new boozer looking to add another option for Roma Street workers, taking inspiration from the area’s history and pairing it with a concise offering of cocktails, Asian-inspired eats and casual vibes. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 223 May 21
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 223 May 21

From whispers of a low'n'slow barbecue joint for Windsor and a superstar chef's speaking tour of Australia, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

Restaurants
Signature | South Bank restaurant | The Weekend Edition
Food & Drink

Emporium Hotel South Bank caps off its culinary collection with Signature

Over the past year, South Bank’s newest five-star luxury accommodation spot Emporium Hotel has been gradually unveiling its comprehensive drinking and dining offering, from Parisian-inspired patisseries to jaw-dropping rooftop cocktail bars. The last – and by no means least – of the hotel's eateries is set to officially open to the public when Signature commences service on Tuesday May 21. Designed as the culmination of Emporium South Bank’s vision for the intersection between innovation and elegance, the hotel’s crown jewel blends an opulent decor with modern Australian fare and what could be Brisbane’s most outstanding wine list. more

Bars
A slice of Spain in the suburbs – Botellón brings wine and tapas to Graceville
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A slice of Spain in the suburbs – Botellón brings wine and tapas to Graceville

Typically, once you cross the Walter Taylor Bridge at Indooroopilly and head down Honour Avenue towards Graceville, your options for cosy watering holes diminish. Well, good news for locals of Brisbane’s deep west – a new uber-chic wine bar is looking to change this. Botellón is a cosy Spanish-inspired tapas and vino bar that is blending a classically cool interior with flavoursome share plates that will have you crossing the bridge far more often. more

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Unwined Bar & Kitchen pops the cork on new Racecourse Road hotspot
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Unwined Bar & Kitchen pops the cork on new Racecourse Road hotspot

A stellar list of vino and a menu of Nepalese-inspired eats are on the cards for Ascot’s newest eatery, which is set to open its doors to the public on Friday May 17. Unwined Bar & Kitchen is setting up shop in the cosy former home of The Stables Craft Bar & Kitchen, shifting gears from the froth-focused offering to concentrate on new-wave wines from young, emerging makers. In good news for Ascot locals, Unwined is also looking to set itself up as a low-key late-night haunt for night owls starved for suitable options. more

Best of Brisbane
The round-up: Brisbane’s best multi-purpose event spaces
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best multi-purpose event spaces

Whether you’re walking down the aisle, celebrating a milestone birthday or another massive life moment, you don’t want the memory tarnished by the fact your location didn’t match your dream. Brisbane is flush with top-notch function and event spaces, all of which are perfectly suited to housing just about any function you can envision. We’re not talking about the back room at your local pub here, we’re listing Brisbane’s biggest multi-purpose event venues. If you’ve got a big occasion on the horizon, check out this list and see if it’s got what you need. more

Bars
Take a load off at Wilston’s SALT Dining & Lounge Bar
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Take a load off at Wilston’s SALT Dining & Lounge Bar

Wilston’s Kedron Brook Road dining strip scored a warm and welcoming new eatery in April when SALT Dining & Lounge Bar opened its doors. Owner and youth mentor Danni Suriano has sought to establish a safe place where people can come together over good food and positive vibes. In addition to a menu of inclusive fare, SALT Dining & Lounge Bar is also specialising in decadent desserts and inventive cocktails, injecting some action into the area’s nightlife. more