Another day, another dollar (to spend on food). If your bank statement is looking more like a menu than what it actually is, you’re not alone buddy. We could tell you to ease up, but by giving you this list, we’re not really doing that at all are we? Don’t worry, you’ll be thanking us after this one.
Top 100 restaurants | Queensland
Started from the bottom now we here! This year’s Top 100 Queensland restaurants are large and in charge for all the right reasons, with fan favorite Rick Shores taking out number one, followed by Urbane and other local loves such as La Lune and The Wolfe. Support your locals and treat your taste buds by working through this very deserving list.
Truckin’ Hungry | Woolloongabba
Well, are you truckin’ hungry? This new dig is bringing a line up of very worthy food trucks to Woolloongabba, with a daily rotating roster of delicious eats. Opening on December 9, you’ll want to get down for FREE doughnuts courtesy of Bad Boys Doughnuts. Best yet? The park is BYO friendly so bring your date, some wine and start feasting. This is one bad boy you won’t hate falling for.
The Loft | Miami
Paddock Bakery is on a whole ‘nother level, literally. This go-to Miami café is sporting a new space on its shoulders, known as The Loft. Available for functions or a rainy day escape, you’ll be drinking milkshakes and downing Philly cheesesteak over a sublime view in a homely, contemporary space. We’re swooning!
Sweety’s Treat Boxes | Online
Brace your bank account (and your pants), boxes full of deliverable treats are now available throughout the inner Brisbane suburbs! Sweety’s is an online store, boxing up your wildest dreams in one neat little package. We’re frothing over The Australian Survival Box, featuring a precious Milton Mango, VB and Tim Tam’s, amidst other true blue essentials. Pretty sweet hey?
Flying noodles!| Bulimba
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s flying noodles! This Insta-crazy trend is taking the world by storm, and you can get your very own taste of some sky-high noodles at Vietnamese Mint. Seemingly floating with airborne chopsticks, you can tuck into tastes such as Mee Goreng with prawns, proving that trends do have the power to taste damn good. Pretty fly for a noodle guy.
Frequent flyers for diners! | Various locations
Rockpool Dining Group has teamed up with Qantas so you can score bulk Frequent Flyer points for doing what you do best (eating, obviously). Grab a bite at any venue and before you know it you’ll have grabbed enough points to get you to a literal rock pool in Iceland. Baller.
Brisbane Brewing Co. | West End
New flavours have been brewing at this beloved joint, and our bodies are beyond ready. Think mac n blue cheese, Reuben fries, bulk burgers, and a supersize salad full of spice roasted cauliflower, feta, greens and pickled onions. Looks like our summer bodies are going to have to wait.
Jam Pantry | Greenslopes
If you’re all about Christmas flavours, Jam Pantry is sleighing hard. We’re talking eggnog pannacotta, latke fried eggs, and smashed avo with cranberry relish and goats curd. It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas indeed.
Belle Époque Patisserie | Fortitude Valley
Brisbane’s Belle of the ball has unveiled a stunning Christmas menu, courtesy of Executive Chef John Lopez. Think eggnog trifle, mince pie macaron, pumpkin pie and edible Christmas baubles. That’s a ho ho whole lot of goodness.
Cherry | Broadbeach
The Star’s newest cocktail bar really is the Cherry on top. Featuring seasonal signature cocktail menus amidst classic favourites, coming here will easily be the most pourfect decision for your night out. Keep your eye on the cheeky infused lemongrass and ginger gin, she’ll get ya.
Burleigh Brewing Co. | Burleigh Heads
Bringing the brouhaha to Christmas, Burleigh Brewing Co. will launch a limited edition Red Festive Lager on December 8. The launch will feature food trucks at the ready for your holiday spirit hunger. How’s that for the gift that keeps on giving?
Words by Nicole Portacha