Carols are blaring through shopping centre speakers, the general public is filling up every food court and we are having none of it good sir. It’s time to do your shopping online and eat at the joints listed below for a stress free holiday period! (You’ll thank us later)
Banter | Kangaroo Point
Bants, brews and seafood – name a more iconic trio, we’ll wait. Opening today, Banter Bar & Seafood is putting the hip in fish and chips, with an in store bar sporting crisp wines by the glass and bottle. Don’t be koi, reel in some social action at your new go-to!
Ciao | South Bank
Spaghetti House has added a cheeky bar, Ciao, to its family. Pouring wines, cocktails and aperitifs, this new Italian stallion is providing the ultimate pairings to its various small plates and pizzas. Molto bene.
Villa | Bulimba
Brace yourselves for a burst of Instaworthy bowls at Villa. Opening on Friday November 17, this dedicated Buddha bowl bar will see the rise of a new Brisbane trend. Think poke bowls without the rice – healthy, tasty and ridiculously good looking.
Bad Hombres | Fortitude Valley
Vegan Mexican food is coming my dudes!! Sydney’s own Bad Hombres will be popping up at Alf’s Place from Wednesday for five weeks. We’re talking all the tacos and authentic dishes you can get your hands on. Say sí to some seriously good food.
Olio Café & Bar | South Bank
Good morning, good afternoon and good evening! No, we’re not throwing greetings at you, but we are sharing Olio’s newest menu. Split into three dining experiences, you can choose delectable meals that are tailored to each portion of the day. You’ll have a very good evening indeed, thanks to Olio’s new closing time of 9pm from Wednesday to Saturday. What a time to be alive.
Queensland Beer Week | Various Locations
It’s the most wonderful time for a beer. Beer Week is kicking off from November 16-25 to celebrate our craft beer scene. Step away from your beloved mango and taste Queensland’s best at the likes of Woolly Mammoth, and more! See all events here.
Beaujolais Nouveau | Various Locations
Whether you can say it or not, Beaujolais Nouveau speaks more than words ever could. This full bodied red wine has its own annual festival because it’s THAT. GOOD. Celebrate the French sip on November 16 at Madame Rouge, and Newstead House on November 18. Oui like that a lot.
The Fox | South Brisbane
Alright make sure you’re in a safe drooling zone, because The Fox has launched dessert hot pocket pies and doughnut fries! Keep your eye on the pies, with fillings including raspberry, blueberry, strawberry and cream, and banana, Nutella and mascarpone plus more. Too good.
Alphonsus Pizza | Eight Mile Plains
Grab a slice of nice at Brisbane’s newest pizzeria! Open at The Glen Hotel, Alphonsus Pizza is home to two Stefano Ferrera pizza ovens direct from Naples, Italy. If that doesn’t scream authentic home style pizzas, we don’t know what does.
Tella Balls Dessert Bar | Surfers Paradise
This king of desserts will take you all the way to paradise and back. Tella Balls Dessert Bar is full of Nutella based goods, doughnut slides, doughnut fries, dessert lasagne and even a flippin’ dessert kebab. How’s that for a twist on your late night cravings?
Seavine Bar & Kitchen | Bulimba
If you’ve been fishing for a place that knows its surf and turf, you can rest easy knowing that Seavine Bar & Kitchen now exists. With experienced head chef Selau Mailata, Seavine is serving up some of Bulimba’s best steak and seafood for visits that go swimmingly.
Iku Yakitori Bar | Burleigh Heads
An ode to skewered chicken? Hai, onegaishimasu! Iku will have you hankering for yakitori, wagyu rump, kingfish collar and even a cheeky $420 whisky. Adding the list of hell yes, Iku’s cocktail list changes every single week. Is it possible to fall in love with an eatery? Because we just did.
Zephyr Coffee Co. | Coolangatta
Keep the cupfuls of good cafés rolling! Zephyr Coffee Co. is a notable addition to the brewing scene, serving specialty brews and delicious bites in a banging beachside location. We know where we’ll be kicking it this summer.
Lord of the Fries | Surfers Paradise
LOTF has finally reached Queensland! This vegetarian fast food hub makes faux meat taste so fauxing good, and the very good people behind the store are giving away free fries! Get down there on Wednesday November 15 for free fries between 12-1pm, and bottomless chip cups for 250 passersby between 2-4pm.
Words by Nicole Portacha