Casual Dining
From pop-up sensation to patty-flipping powerhouse – Broken Hearts Burger Club opens in Morningside
Food & Drink

From pop-up sensation to patty-flipping powerhouse – Broken Hearts Burger Club opens in Morningside

While Brisbane's burger scene is already brimming with some exceptional patty slingers, our insatiable appetite for juicy handfuls knows no limits – we are always eager for more! Broken Hearts Burger Club is the newest entrant to throw its hat into the ring, taking an old-school approach with its goal of perfecting the art of the smash burger. In a few short months this sizzling outfit has expanded far beyond its humble lockdown project beginnings, transforming from a sell-out pop-up and Instagram sensation into an anticipated bricks-and-mortar dining destination. Broken Hearts Burger Club is making burgers that are artfully simple and simply irresistible – an approach that has earned a stamp of approval from some internationally renowned burger heavyweights. It officially opens tomorrow, Tuesday December 1 – here's a look at what you can expect ... more

Bars
Bakery Lane pops the cork on newcomer Uh Oh Bottle-O & Wine Bar
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Bakery Lane pops the cork on newcomer Uh Oh Bottle-O & Wine Bar

Bakery Lane is in the midst of a renaissance period, evolving into one of the most popular micro precincts in Fortitude Valley. The recent arrivals of award-winning restaurant Joy and late-night pasta parlour Uh Oh Spaghettio have bolstered the laneway's cadre of eateries, but the laneway's latest arrival is looking to activate the hub even more. Uh Oh Bottle-O & Wine Bar is the boozy younger sibling of Uh Oh Spaghettio, a pint-sized sipping spot stocking new-wave wines, craft beers and boutique spirits – all of which are available to drink on site, in the laneway or to take to The Valley's plethora of BYO-friendly restaurants. more

The Grocer
4ZZZ celebrates 45 years on the air with new collaborative brew from Young Henrys
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4ZZZ celebrates 45 years on the air with new collaborative brew from Young Henrys

It's hard to imagine what Brisbane's music scene would be like without the support of the city's preeminent community radio station 4ZZZ. The beloved FM fixture is celebrating 45 years of operation and, frankly, it's never sounded better. To celebrate more than four decades in the biz, 4ZZZ has linked up with music-loving malt magicians Young Henrys to craft a beer imbued with qualities that reflect the station's appeal, resulting a bold and unique drop that's best enjoyed on a warm summer evening. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 286 December 1
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 286 December 1

From news of Australia’s best bar team coming to The Valley to Eagle Street’s forthcoming Italian eatery, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know (while also supporting our local hospitality industry). When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

Coffee
The round-up: what's open on Christmas Day
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The round-up: what’s open on Christmas Day

Santa's come, delivered his gifts and moved on, which means only one thing – it's Christmas Day! Today is all about family, friends and festive feasting, but let's not kid ourselves – it's a big day. There's no shame in admitting you need a pick-me-up to get into the Christmas spirit (especially after the year we've had), which is why we've put together this handy list of spots serving coffee (and also a little bit more) around town. Merry Christmas, from us to you! more

Cafes
The round-up: what's open in Brisbane on Boxing Day
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The round-up: what’s open in Brisbane on Boxing Day

Real talk – Boxing Day is totally underrated. Whether you’re a fiend for the sales, hanging to check out the latest blockbuster at the movies or simply just want to chill, this is the time to do it. If the stacks of leftover ham in your fridge are giving you Christmas food coma PTSD, we’ve tracked down the spots in Brisbane that are trading this Boxing Day. more

Bars
The round-up: what's open in Brisbane on New Year's Day
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The round-up: what’s open in Brisbane on New Year’s Day

Wow, what a year it's been. We won't say it's been a good one – to be honest it's been frankly awful. But, we got through it. Now, it's time to celebrate. Although the bas taste of 2020 is sure to linger into 2021, there's no reason we can't bid it farewell in style. New Year's Day 2021 is the beginning of a fresh start, so we better make the most of it. If you ask us, there's no better way to kick a year off on a good note than with a top-notch meal. If you haven't overindulged the night before (it's okay if you do – we get it), then here is a list of spots that are committed to being there for us on January 1. more

Bars
Fish Lane welcomes Bar Brutus – a spirited spritz bar from the Julius Pizzeria team
Food & Drink

Fish Lane welcomes Bar Brutus – a spirited spritz bar from the Julius Pizzeria team

Fish Lane's lauded pizzeria Julius is so popular that it's not uncommon for diners to wait upwards of an hour to score a table. While the wait is absolutely worth it, the team at Julius has taken pity on our weary feet. The crew has expanded across the laneway to open Bar Brutus – a cosy Italian-inspired spritz and snack bar that not only doubles as a primo perch to wait for a free table at Julius, but also as a classy haunt that's perfect for whiling away a whole evening if desired. more


Bars
Treasury Brisbane's overwater bar Will & Flow opens in The City
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Treasury Brisbane’s overwater bar Will & Flow opens in The City

For a place commonly dubbed the River City, Brisbane could sure use some more riverside bars, in our opinion. It seems as if the team at Treasury Brisbane has read our minds, because its new overwater locale Will & Flow has opened today! Offering unbeatable views from the gently lapping banks of the Brisbane River, Will & Flow (named in homage to the river's gentle current and the Goodwill Bridge under which it sits) is set to become one of the summer's most popular destinations. Read on to see why ... more

Casual Dining
Feast like royalty at King of the Wings' brand-new Stafford flagship
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Feast like royalty at King of the Wings’ brand-new Stafford flagship

After years spent cruising the streets slinging thousands upon thousands of crispy fried-chicken wings from its sought-after mobile dispensaries, King of the Wings has finally opened its very own flagship bricks-and-mortar eatery dedicated to its signature and award-winning eats. Located in the heart of Stafford, King of the Wings and Things is dishing up basket after basket of its acclaimed wings, plus racks of saucy pork ribs, towers of ice-cold beer, refreshing cocktails and more. more

Bars
South Bank welcomes two-storey Tex-Mex and margarita manor El Camino Cantina
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South Bank welcomes two-storey Tex-Mex and margarita manor El Camino Cantina

With colourful decor coating the walls, luminescent neon lights blazing vivid hues and party vibes reverberating through the air, you'd be forgiven for thinking there was no way El Camino Cantina could escalate its roistering appeal. Well, the team at Rockpool Dining Group has elected to go supersize with the latest entrant in its burgeoning portfolio – a two-level El Camino Cantina outpost situated in the heart of South Bank's Stanley Street Plaza. Transforming the old Munich Brauhaus building into a multifaceted, rock 'n' roll-inspired party hub, this deluxe El Camino Cantina is kicking off its opening celebrations with some margarita-soaked revelry. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 285 November 24
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 285 November 24

From news of a new steakhouse for Eagle Street Pier to a lauded chef's Sunshine Coast pop-up restaurant, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know (while also supporting our local hospitality industry). When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

Restaurants
Get saucy at Teneriffe's cheeky new spaghetti bar Siffredi's
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Get saucy at Teneriffe’s cheeky new spaghetti bar Siffredi’s

This year has brought an overabundance of unexpected (and often undesired) surprises. A lot of good has emerged from the chaos, though, especially as far as our food scene is concerned. Perhaps one of the biggest cases of setback to success is the story of Teneriffe newcomer Siffredi's Spaghetti Bar – a product of "redundancies and ‘rona" that is officially launching on Tuesday November 17 after a short soft-opening period. The eatery has already amassed hundreds of bookings for its opening week – here's what you can expect from what might be one of the most exciting arrivals of 2020 so far ... more

Bars
Burleigh-born beer crew Black Hops opens its East Brisbane brewery and taproom
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Burleigh-born beer crew Black Hops opens its East Brisbane brewery and taproom

Here's some news that'll be sure to have hops heads in a frenzy – Black Hops Brisbane has officially opened to the public! After purchasing Semi-Pro Brewing Co. earlier this year, the coastal outfit is showing off its new northern HQ, tapping the kegs on Black Hops' core range of surfy suds and a selection of limited-edition brews crafted in the East Brisbane tanks. Fancy a sip? Save yourself a trip south on the M1 and plot a course for this Manilla Street oasis. more

Cafes
Get a taste of the French Riviera at Red Hill's Le Coin Bistro
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Get a taste of the French Riviera at Red Hill’s Le Coin Bistro

Imagine an eatery where you can enjoy classic brioche French toast in the morning, buttery escargot with a glass of rosé in the afternoon and poisson en papillote in the evening. Sounds amazing right? It's not a fanciful daydream – it's a place that really exists and it can be found on the corner of Waterworks Road and Enoggera Terrace. Le Coin Bistro is a new all-purpose venue bringing sun-soaked Côte d'Azur vibes and sumptuous French cuisine (and wine) to Red Hill. Here's a look inside this striking newcomer ... more

Bars
Culture clash – sample fusion fare at South Brisbane's Baos Pop Bistro
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Culture clash – sample fusion fare at South Brisbane’s Baos Pop Bistro

We love an adventurous fusion, especially when it comes in an easy-to-eat package. South Brisbane's newest haunt Baos Pop Bistro is amalgamating elements of Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Korean eating and drinking cultures, delivering it in an approachable and easygoing setting. If the sound of truffle-chicken baos, tea-smoked duck, Korean-style fried cauliflower and sudsy tap beers are enticing, read on to find out more about your new favourite venue. more

Casual Dining
Winner winner, chicken dinner – Yums! Chicken opens in Woolloongabba
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Winner winner, chicken dinner – Yums! Chicken opens in Woolloongabba

Do you feel like chicken tonight? We know the place to get it. A couple of enterprising individuals have just launched a brand-new home-grown fast-casual dining concept that specialises in cluckin' incredible chicken. We're talking succulent burgers, crispy wings and tantalising tenders, backed up by mouth-watering mounds of fries and a possible contender for the title of best thickshakes in Brisbane. If you've been itching to fly the coop for a feast, here's a perfect excuse. more

Food News
Wine, dine and get into the festive spirit – the top places to eat and drink this Christmas
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Wine, dine and get into the festive spirit – the top places to eat and drink this Christmas

'Tis the season to feast! Christmas is just around the corner and so is a bounty of delicious food that we get to fill our bellies with. The silly season is prime time to sip, snack and satiate your cravings, as well as the perfect excuse to gather your crew for some quality time around the table. Whether you’re planning to down cocktails with the girls, seeking a romantic date-night spot or you’re in charge of organising the office Christmas party, we’ve got you covered – here are some of best places to eat and drink in Brisbane this festive season. more