Bars
Monal Dining, a new neighbourhood haunt from a young-gun chef, has opened in Newstead
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Monal Dining, a new neighbourhood haunt from a young-gun chef, has opened in Newstead

It's not often that a chef with some top-tier bona fides steps away from the pumping kitchens of Brisbane's biggest restaurants to open their own neighbourhood eatery. But that's exactly what rising star Yogesh Budathoki has done with Monal Dining, Newstead's newest destination for small plates, share-style mains and all-Aussie wines. Perfect for both spontaneous snacking sessions and celebratory occasions, Monal Dining is keeping the Newstead boom going into 2024. more

Bars
Ach – Hamilton's striking new wine bar and bistro – is raising the bar for Middle Eastern cuisine in Brisbane
Food & Drink

Ach – Hamilton’s striking new wine bar and bistro – is raising the bar for Middle Eastern cuisine in Brisbane

Just before we called time on 2023, a crew of energetic hospo whiz kids planted a flag in Hamilton with Ach (pronounced 'ah-k') – a punchy nosh spot and vino-pouring haunt where Middle Eastern cuisine (and wine) is the star. Here, a mammoth custom-built woodfire hearth is putting flame to hunks of Margra lamb and swordfish skewers, while loaves of challah are being served straight from the oven, and bottles of Lebanese sparkling are uncorked with panache. It's an early standout for a suburb that's set for a big growth spurt – here's what we know ... more

Best of Brisbane
The round-up: tantalise your tastebuds at Brisbane's best Thai restaurants
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The round-up: tantalise your tastebuds at Brisbane’s best Thai restaurants

Any cuisine that can plate up fiery curries, saucy noodle dishes and zesty salads has our immediate vote, so you can only imagine how much we love Thai cuisine. Give it to us takeaway, or sit us down for a dine-in experience – either way we’re always ready to take on some Thai. Brisbane is flush with incredible Thai eateries, from flash restaurants to hole-in-the-wall neighbourhood joints. Everyone has their preferred spot, but we’ve endeavoured to collate as many as we can into a list of what we hear is the best. If you’re reading this on an empty stomach, be prepared to pick up an unshakable craving for Thai right about now … more

Food News
Manly Boathouse expands its fleet with a new seafood-slinging trawler
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Manly Boathouse expands its fleet with a new seafood-slinging trawler

When it comes to waterfront locales, Manly Boathouse boasts a primo perch. The restaurant, bar and takeaway spot is known for its sumptuous seafood offering, spectacular selection of sips and near-panoramic views of Moreton Bay. Continuing to grow its dynamic fleet of dining experiences, Manly Boathouse's newest addition is The Trawler – a mouth-watering marketplace housing the freshest ocean-caught fare. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 441 January 16
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 441 January 16

From news of a new Mexican-inspired eatery opening south of the river to plans for The Victory Hotel's reinvigoration, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food 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

Bakeries
Superstar Melbourne bakery Baker D. Chirico has launched a pop-up at its soon-to-open Newstead location
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Superstar Melbourne bakery Baker D. Chirico has launched a pop-up at its soon-to-open Newstead location

Ever since renowned loaf maker Baker D. Chirco revealed its plans for a production bakery, shopfront and cafe in Newstead, we've been eagerly awaiting word on when the acclaimed creator of artisanal goodies (inspired by French, German and Italian baking cultures) would open to the public. Well, folks, we have some good news – today Baker D. Chirico has opened a pop-up slinging its signature hot bread and pastries, heralding more to come as we inch ever closer to its official launch. Here's what we know ... more


Bars
Get the first look at Bar Rocco, an osteria-style concept from the Ramona Trattoria crew now open in Coorparoo
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Get the first look at Bar Rocco, an osteria-style concept from the Ramona Trattoria crew now open in Coorparoo

In the final weeks of 2023, just before Brisbane hunkered down for the festive weekend, the team behind cherished Italian restaurant Ramona Trattoria gave Coorparoo locals a sneak peek at Bar Rocco – the team's brand-new next-door wine bar and eatery that's giving die-hard diners a chance to devour a sensational selection of snacks, hand-shaped pizzetta and woodfire-grilled mains. We scored the first look at the new nosh spot – here's what we saw ... more

Food News
The round-up: the most anticipated openings in Brisbane this year
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The round-up: the most anticipated openings in Brisbane this year

As we leave the murky, lockdown-riddled days of the early 2020s further behind us and begin to stride confidently into 2024, Brisbane's dining scene is gearing up for what could be a banner year. While 2023 was certainly big, we're expecting some landmark openings in the next 12 months, including anticipated projects from lauded interstate heavyweights, brand-new culinary concepts from homegrown heroes and the completion of some city-shaping development projects. Like we said, 2024 is going to be a big one. Here's what you can expect ... more

Bars
Perentie Brewing Co
Food & Drink

Brews and chews – Eagleby welcomes new $6-million brewery Perentie Brewing Co.

For a long time, the Eagleby stretch between Brisbane and the Gold Coast didn’t offer much that would inspire one to veer off the Pacific Motorway. That all changed in 2015 when Distillery Road Market arrived – heralding the beginning of a new food and entertainment precinct centred around community and connection. The most recent addition to the precinct has been unveiled and it’s no small feat – the $6-million, one-million-litre capacity lager brewery, Perentie Brewing Co. Lager lovers, this one's for you. more

Bars
Dapple + Waver
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Neighbourhood bar Dapple + Waver finds a new home in Yeerongpilly

The loss of the northside's beloved Toombul Shopping Centre in 2022 following devastating floods is one that still cuts deep for many of us. Not only did we lose a nostalgia-drenched icon, we also said goodbye to a number of local businesses we loved to frequent. One such business was neighbourhood watering hole Dapple + Waver, which upon closure received an overwhelming outpour of community support mourning its closure. We'll it's time to dry those tears suburban socialites – Dapple + Waver is back. more

Food News
Sip, snack and soak up serene surrounds on this Scenic Rim pub trail
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Sip, snack and soak up serene surrounds on this Scenic Rim pub trail

Just an hour's drive from Brisbane and one hour inland from the Gold Coast is where you'll find a picturesque paradise bursting with local flavours, friendly farms, wineries, breweries, pubs and more. Bordered by the Great Dividing Range and World Heritage-listed National Parks, the Scenic Rim – as its name suggests – is one of the most scenic places in Queensland (in our humble opinion), and there's no better way to soak up its serene surrounds then by sipping and snacking the day away at one of its top-notch taverns. If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle, give this Scenic Rim pub trail a go – trust us, it won't disappoint. more

Bars
The round-up: what's open on the January 26 public holiday
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The round-up: what’s open on the January 26 public holiday

This Friday January 26 is a public holiday, which means it’s a short week for many. As much as we love a day out of the office, The Weekend Edition team would like to acknowledge the significance of this date for First Nations people and believe it is not a date to celebrate. However you choose to observe this day, there are a bunch of cafes, restaurants and bars keeping their doors open on Friday January 26. If you're keen to get out and support your local, here's a list of what's open ... more

Pavement Whispers
JUK
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 440 January 9

From news of JUK's latest pop-up instalment to Queen Street Mall's new open-air dining experiences, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food 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

Bars
The year in review: Brisbane’s best bar openings of 2023
Food & Drink

The year in review: Brisbane’s best bar openings of 2023

From izakaya-style vinyl bars slinging sake negronis and back-alley boozers playing 80s rock 'n' roll until 3:00 am, to concealed laneway bars where martinis reign supreme, and neighbourhood pubs serving craft suds with a side of Australiana, Brisbane's bar scene welcomed a diverse crop of newcomers this year. We're raising a glass to the Class of 2023, offering up our picks for the year's best new wine bars, breweries and cocktail spots. more

Best of Brisbane
The year in review: Brisbane’s best cafe openings of 2023
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The year in review: Brisbane’s best cafe openings of 2023

As the final weeks of 2023 sees Brisbane shifting gears into holiday mode, we're getting ready to reflect on what the past 12 months have brought us. While this year wasn't a huge one for brand-new brunch slingers, it was big on sandwiches, bakeries and boutique coffee spots. We've collated a list of what we think are some of the year's best new cafe openings, from the viral sensations to the quiet achievers. In no particular order, here are our picks ... more

Best of Brisbane
The year in review: Brisbane’s best restaurant openings of 2023
Food & Drink

The year in review: Brisbane’s best restaurant openings of 2023

This year was one for the history books, as far as Brisbane's restaurant scene was concerned. Big-name players from interstate planted flags north of the border, while local icons continued to prove why Brisbane is now seen as a world-class food city by many. Italian cuisine was big (again), as was steak – but innovation and rule bending was also huge trend of Brisbane dining over the past 12 month. If this stacked list of our picks for Brisbane's best restaurant openings of 2023 is anything to go by, this year is going to be hard to top. Read on to see why ... more