Chu Bistro in Bowen Hills is an informal bar-meets-restaurant concept specialising in an offering of pan-Asian eats and colourful cocktails. The venue boasts a clean industrial look, incorporating brown leather banquette seats, a concrete bar and a chic palette of patterned greys, which are complemented by high ceilings and street-facing windows offering prime position for people watching. Chu Bistro’s subdued aesthetic is offset by the colourful array of food and drinks, with the eye-catching selection of share-style dishes largely designed to cater to groups of diners. The menu draws inspiration from numerous countries, including but not limited to China, Thailand and Indonesia, and offers small and larger plates. Must-try options include the pork and crab xiao long bao, barbecue-pork steamed buns, crispy skin duck with Balinese chilli, twice-cooked sticky pork ribs and the fat-rice noodle with Chinese sausage, fish cakes, chicken and eggs. Over at the bar, a selection of classic cocktails are given an Asian-inspired makeover, but guests also have the option of craft beer on tap or a selection of Australian and New Zealand wines.