Restaurants
Za Za Ta | Brisbane restaurant | The Weekend Edition
Food & Drink

The Middle East meets the Mediterranean at stunning Fortitude Valley arrival ZA ZA TA

If you ask us, cultural collisions produce some of the most amazing culinary experiences. The best of these amalgamations do more than just cross-pollinate flavours – they also combine histories and traditions of each region, re-contextualising experiences and creating a harmonious blend of the best of each half. ZA ZA TA is one such glorious bonding. The anticipated restaurant officially opens today, Tuesday August 6, and seeks to plate up a soulful union of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines with a dynamic that showcases time-forged techniques and curious ingredient pairings. more

Bars
Sips, snacks and scenery – party with a heightened perspective at Altitude at Foresters
Food & Drink

Sips, snacks and scenery – party with a heightened perspective at Altitude at Foresters

Just under a month ago Foresters Restaurant and Bar made a big splash at the northern end of Brunswick Street. The revitalisation of its heritage-listed home marked a new age for the entertainment precinct's fringe, but the restaurant was only one half of the story. Perched six levels above terra firma, Altitude at Foresters is a swish rooftop cocktail-bar addition that is pairing incredible vistas across Fortitude Valley with luxe bottle-service vibes and modern Australian bar bites. more

Bars
Steins at the ready – The Bavarian opens its brand-new beer hall at The Barracks
Food & Drink

Steins at the ready – The Bavarian opens its brand-new beer hall at The Barracks

From Brisbane City and Chermside to Broadbeach, Maroochydoore and Toowoomba, The Bavarian brand has become synonymous with cheerful, casual and comprehensive hospitality. Potentially the most beloved concept in Rockpool Dining Group's thriving portfolio, The Bavarian has blossomed from a quirky one-off Bavarian-themed beer bar into a juggernaut of steins, schnitzels and sausages. Petrie Terrace is the latest suburb to snag a beer hall of its own, with The Bavarian opening at The Barracks today, Friday August 2. more

Cafes
Florence Cafe | Best cafes in Camp Hill | The Weekend Edition
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The round-up: elevate your brunch at the best cafes in Camp Hill

If any suburb was in the running for the title of Brisbane's brunch mecca, we reckon Camp Hill would have a good shot at the crown. The gorgeous inner-south community is flush with phenomenal coffee nooks and breakfast joints, each offering a brilliant take on morning fare. If you're unsure of where to start, we've assembled a quick hit list of some of Camp Hill's best cafes. more

Bars
Arc Dining and Wine Bar
Food & Drink

The round-up: what’s open this Ekka public holiday

The tents have been set up, the showbags have been stuffed with goodies and the rides have been switched on – it's Ekka time, baby! Brisbane's biggest carnival is back for 2019, and with it comes plenty of strawberry sundaes, dagwood dogs and treats galore. You know what else it brings? A public holiday! On Wednesday August 14, all of Brisbane gets a day off to enjoy how they please. Some folks choose to spend the whole day soaking up the Ekka atmosphere, while some might take the opportunity to catch up on sleep. Both are great options, but perhaps you'd like to use the day to visit some dining spots you've been meaning to tick off your list? Plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars will be open on the Ekka public holiday, and we've compiled a list of some of the spots operating from morning through to evening. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 234 August 6
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 234 August 6

From news of a new community-oriented watering hole for the bay to a lush garden bar in The Valley, 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
Feast on fat rice noodles and xiao long bao at Chu Bistro in Bowen Hills
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Feast on fat rice noodles and xiao long bao at Chu Bistro in Bowen Hills

A new culinary concept has appeared at the base of the Madison Heights Apartments complex, which stands at the centre of the ever-bustling nexus of Campbell Street and Mayne Road in Bowen Hills. Boasting a modern-industrial aesthetic, a menu of aromatic pan-Asian dishes and a cocktail list infused with a colourful array of ingredients, Chu Bistro is delivering an experience perfectly suited for lively group dinners and after-work libations. more

Best of Brisbane
Hôntô | Brisbane's best Japanese restaurants
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best Japanese restaurants

Apologies to any culinary aesthetes reading this, but we feel like a bit of clarification in order – there is so much more to Japanese cuisine than sushi and ramen noodles. The depth of Japanese cuisine is incredibly large, and sometimes it is hard to get a grasp on the diversity without jumping on a plane bound to Tokyo and beyond. It’s not a completely lost cause for Japanese cuisine in Brisbane, however. There are numerous eateries delivering delicious Japanese fare comparable to the real deal. We’ve assembled a list of some of the best. more

Best of Brisbane
District 1
Food & Drink

The round-up: where to find Brisbane’s best pho

When we rank our favourite noodle soups, number one would have to be pho, fo’ sho. We’re not promising that this round-up won’t be littered with soupy puns, but when your brain craves noods it’s hard to resist. Brisbane is flush with fantastic Vietnamese restaurants, all vying for the title of Brisbane’s best pho. Everyone’s got their own pick for the best pho in town, making this one of the most contentious lists in recent memory. We’re not confident we can name the best, but we’re damn certain we have a world-class selection – here are our picks. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 233 July 30
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 233 July 30

From news of a sizzling Tropical-style bar and eatery coming to The Valley to a brand-new gnoccheria slated for South Bank, 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
A Thai-tanic arrival – Jumbo makes a sizeable splash in Brisbane City's dining scene
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A Thai-tanic arrival – Jumbo makes a sizeable splash in Brisbane City’s dining scene

Brisbane is currently in the midst of a Thai renaissance. The cuisine has long been popular as a neighbourhood takeout staple, but now the fare is becoming the focal point of an upscale dining revolution. Jumbo is the newest entrant vying for our tastebuds – a restaurant that is set to deliver a harmonious melding of culture and cuisine. Utilising the freshest locally sourced produce, sauces and curry pastes made in house, and fare served in a sense-enlivening restaurant setting, Jumbo is raising the standard of Thai food available in Brisbane. The restaurant officially opens to the public on Friday July 26, but we've got the first glimpse right here. more

Bars
Pre-flight feeds get elevated at new eatery and bar The Lord Lamington
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Pre-flight feeds get elevated at new eatery and bar The Lord Lamington

You've triple checked you've packed the essentials, you've delivered your luggage to the bag drop and you've made it through the security stop – now you've got nothing but time to kill before your flight. Typically now would be the time to nab a simple cheese toastie and a grab-and-go coffee before heading to the gate, but last week Brisbane Airport welcomed a new eatery that could very well be the go-to destination for pre-flight relaxation. The Lord Lamington is looking to break the stereotypes surrounding airport dining with its brand-new restaurant, cafe and bar hybrid located in the heart of Brisbane Airport's domestic terminal. Offering a menu of eats made from the best produce Queensland has to offer, The Lord Lamington is already making an incredible impression on travellers visiting from out of town and locals alike. more

Cafes
Rise and shine – Monocle Coffee brings specialty brews and super salads to Morningside
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Rise and shine – Monocle Coffee brings specialty brews and super salads to Morningside

Morningside locals woke up to the scent of fresh roasts last Wednesday when hospitality movers and shakers Venzin Group has unveiled its new coffee-oriented concept on Thynne Road. Specialising in gourmet pastries, specialty coffee and a rotating selection of boutique salads, Monocle Coffee is looking to elevate the basics – taking your morning sip to new heights and injecting some more flavour, colour and fun into your healthy grab-and-go lunches. more

Best of Brisbane
LONgTIME | Brisbane's ten best restaurants
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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best restaurants as voted by you

The past 16 months has seen Brisbane's restaurant scene boom in terms of its profile and standing amongst Australia's major cities. New restaurants opened, and several old favourites underwent significant shake-ups. This meant that the stage was set for the most anticipated EAT/drink Awards in recent memory, and our readers didn't disappoint. The 2019 EAT/drink Awards were some of the most hotly contested in the lifespan of the competition, and our marquee categories naturally drew a lot of attention. After an entire month of voting, the winners and runner-up venues have been announced, but there were many other fine establishments that still received an overwhelming amount of votes. This year we have a brilliant crop of culinary destinations comprising the upper echelon of Brisbane's Best Restaurant vote getters, so we figured we’d acknowledge the cream of the crop and list the ten… more

Food News
All of the best things to sip, snack and sample at James Street Food & Wine Trail’s Market Day
Food & Drink

All of the best things to sip, snack and sample at James Street Food & Wine Trail’s Market Day

We’re not ones to play favourites, but when it comes to the annual James Street Food & Wine Trail, our hearts really do belong to Market Day. Picture it – strolling down Brisbane’s most chic promenades while snacking and sampling bespoke bite-sized creations from its selection of award-winning eateries sounds pretty dreamy, right? Block out Sunday July 28 in your diary and prepare for the most elegant food coma of your life – here are ten eats you need to make room for on Market Day. more

Providore
The Weekend Series: five boutique Queensland honey brands to drizzle over everything
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The Weekend Series: five boutique Queensland honey brands to drizzle over everything

By now, most of us are well aware of the plight of the bee. From widespread losses of bee colonies to underperforming Queens, it’s a conundrum that has stirred up plenty of conversation, controversy and calls for help. Indeed, the strong must protect the sweet, so we’ve rounded up five boutique Queensland honey brands that are not only supporting bees but also producing some mighty fine nectar perfect for winter indulgences. more