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Christmas Closure

Wild Spice Kitchen

Cafe    $$$$$   Open Now

Annerley

Christmas Closure Woodford Festival Pop UpOur Annerley location will be closed from December 16, reopening on Saturday, January 4 with a new Summer menu. During this time, we will have a pop up at the Woodford Folk Festival from December 27 t...
In Graeme Stockdale's new book, Red Hot & Smokin! this bearded and tattooed Chef takes readers on a whirlwind tour of fried chicken, BBQ and burgers with all the extras and sides thrown in...
Sweet Treat

The Little Persian Cafe

Middle Eastern    $$$$$   Open Now

Hamilton

Sweet TreatCome and EnjoyBaklava…just out of the oven with a pistachio crumb! Come in today and try this delicious traditional dessert, to book your table call (07) 3268 3902. ...
Have You Tried Our New Cocktail?

Vine Restaurant Bar

Italian    $$$$$

New Farm

Have You Tried Our New Cocktail?Elderflower Scotch SourHave you heard about our new cocktail? Refresh yourself with our elderflower Scotch sour, with lemon juice…ideal for hot Summer nights. To book your table, or for more information call (07) 3358 6658....
Sit back with a cocktail, drop of vino or icy cold beer and contemplate what the rest of the world is doing as you soak up holiday vibes at some of our favourite bars around the country....
BYO Wine

Haig Rd Bistro

French    $$$$$

Auchenflower

BYO WineTuesday-ThursdayBYO? Yes, we are…from Tuesday to Thursday, just $10 corkage per bottle, wine only. To book your table, call (07) 3706 3381....
Dinner's @Method to the Madness

Method to the Madness

Cafe    $$$$$   Open Now

Kenmore

Dinner's @Method to the MadnessMadness Mediterranean CuiEvery Friday & Saturday night, why not enjoy a night out at Method to the Madness? We have delicious menu options for you to choose from. Please call to book as tables are limited: (07) 3706 3793. ...
Christmas Lunch @ Barolos 25th December

Barolos Ristorante Italiano

Italian    $$$$$

Toowong

Christmas Lunch @ Barolos 25th December Celebrate Christmas Lunch with us @ Barolos Al Cart Menu, Cold Seafood Platers, Champagne & Wine all @ Barolos this Christmas Enjoy a stress free Xmas this year! Open 11am till 3pm This Christma...
"choose from five levels to dine on"
Signature Tasting Menu

hundred acre bar

Modern Australian    $$$$$   Open Now

St Lucia

Signature Tasting MenuSpecial5 stunning courses by Executive Chef Mark Penna. Exceptionally priced - $59 per person. Available 7 days - lunch or dinner....
"2019 Readers' Choice - French"
CHRISTMAS DINING AT MONTRACHET

Montrachet

French    $$$$$

Bowen Hills

13 Chef Hat Award
CHRISTMAS DINING AT MONTRACHET Throughout November and December we will offer a special Christmas menu for bookings of 8 and above; 3 courses for $85pp, or enjoy a glass of champagne on arrival, with 3 courses for $100pp – win...
Combining two great beverages – Poonawatta the Eden Riesling and your favourite vodka – the Poontini is a fresh new twist on the traditional martini, dry, crisp, vibrant and pure....
Having dessert as a Christmas aperitif? Why not…a refreshing cocktail for a hot Summer’s day....
“Christmas Day cooking can be stressful, that’s why I’ve come up with this really quick, simple yet delicious dessert! The best part about this recipe is that all the elements can be made in advance a...
This recipe is for the more gifted home cooks, but the effort is well worth the result and it will make a stunning main dish for your Christmas lunch with perfectly cooked steak, complemented by the s...
For those who aren’t naturally-gifted in the kitchen, Otway Pork shares their tips and tricks they’ve mastered over the years, to prepare, score, glaze, cook and store the perfect Christmas ham....
Christmas Lunch

Tempest Seafood Restaurant & Teppanyaki

Modern Australian    $$$$$

Scarborough

Christmas LunchSeafood BuffetEnjoy trawler fresh seafood including Moreton Bay bugs, prawns, oysters and crabs; plus roasts, ham, desserts and much more! Adults & teenagers $139 pp. 7-12 years $69.50 pp. 3-6 years $35 pp. Several...
Christmas Functions

Traditional India

Indian    $$$$$   Open Now

Sandgate

Christmas FunctionsBook NowTraditional India is available for any special occasion and can cater for all sized functions and parties with a menu to suit your needs and budget. Call (07) 3269 0662 to book your Christmas party no...
Salon De Co

Salon De Co

Modern Australian    $$$$$

Spring Hill

12 Chef Hat Award
For a truly unique dining experience when in Brisbane, make your way along Wickham Terrace in Spring Hill to Salon De Co, residing inside the Ovolo Inchcolm Brisbane. Playing on the idea of mixing hom...

Worth every bit of their award and more. Very possibly the best lunch we've had this year!...
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George's Paragon

George's Paragon

Seafood    $$$$$   Open Now

Brisbane CBD

Just minutes from the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, George’s Paragon on Eagle Street Pier offers a seafood restaurant oasis perched beside the Brisbane River. Dine alfresco by the water’s edge as all manne...

Food is exceptional, views are to die for and the service is outstanding.
amanda12254

Pony Eagle Street Pier

Pony Eagle Street Pier

Modern Australian    $$$$$

Brisbane CBD

Riding high on the lively riverfront precinct of Eagle Street Pier in the heart of the city, Pony restaurant offers premier waterfront dining with unrivalled views across the Brisbane River. Featuring...

Not the place to book to take older people, both ours had hearing problems, the noise level on Saturday night was loud but luckily the food was fantastic and everybody at our table tasted everyone's p...
Fooddee13

Pamela's Pantry

Pamela's Pantry

Cafe    $$$$$   Open Now

Brisbane CBD

Catering for parties and events since 1978, loyal followers can now duck into Pamela’s Pantry takeaway gourmet deli and catering on Brisbane’s Caxton Street for fresh salads, baked treats and a wide s...
Abbiocco Food Truck

Abbiocco Food Truck

Italian    $$$$$

Brisbane CBD

Abbiocco Food Truck brings Italian food with attitude to venues around South-East Queensland. The product of a creatively frustrated Chef, Abbiocco is all about taking the joy of food to the streets a...

Best Arancini I have tasted. Pleasantly surprised when I tasted the Arancini. 5 star without a doubt!...
Ursella

That Greek Truck

That Greek Truck

Greek    $$$$$

Brisbane CBD

Brisbane foodies get their souvlaki fix from That Greek Truck, as it trundles around the city serving authentic fare like Yia-yia makes. Setting up at various venues, markets and festivals, this food ...

The food was delicious! Thanks Nicole and Pelli for everything! Nicole was lovely and made everything easy for us. She was very helpful. We had so many people come up to us to say how great the food was....
vicky11420

Motorwagen

Motorwagen

Modern Australian    $$$$$

Brisbane CBD

Reflecting the creativity of inventor Karl Benz, Motorwagen on Adelaide Street brings a stunning new dining venue to Brisbane. Named after the world's first petrol-powered vehicle, this restaurant, in...

Great City Dining Whether dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner, the options are minimalist but inspiring. There's something for everyone and you don't have to spend 10 minutes trying to understand what you're going to...
Karissa13

Massimo Restaurant & Bar

Massimo Restaurant & Bar

Italian    $$$$$   Open Now

Brisbane CBD

Eat, live and enjoy at Brisbane's latest dining destination, Massimo Restaurant & Bar in the Riverside Centre on Eagle Street. This sophisticated venue on the boardwalk level has a prestigious waterfr...
Rosé Weekends

Eden's Table

Modern Australian    $$$$$

Brisbane CBD

Rosé WeekendsFrom $50 PPThis Summer, experience Rosé Weekends in Eden's Table every Saturday & Sunday from 12:30 pm. ...
The Balfour Kitchen

The Balfour Kitchen

Vietnamese    $$$$$

New Farm

Escape the bustle of the city at charming and serene The Balfour Kitchen on Balfour Street in New Farm. Set in a beautiful Queenslander, guests can dine on the verandah, enjoy relaxed gatherings under...

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Three Monkeys Coffee & Tea House

Three Monkeys Coffee & Tea House

Cafe    $$$$$   Open Now

West End

A local hangout for West End regulars, Three Monkeys Coffee & Tea House on Mollison Street makes an ideal place for brunch catch ups, in between exploring thrift shops and nearby boutiques for knick-k...
Nostimo Restaurant Bar

Nostimo Restaurant Bar

Greek    $$$$$

South Brisbane

Deliciously Greek and deliciously new, Nostimo Restaurant Bar on Edmondstone Street transports diners to the Mediterranean from the heart of Brisbane. Featuring white rendered walls, cascading worry b...

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Bacchus

Bacchus

Modern Australian    $$$$$

South Brisbane

15 Chef Hat Award
It wouldn’t be surprising to see the God of food, wine and indulgence himself lounging at Bacchus Restaurant, his South Brisbane namesake. Located on the podium level of the Rydges South Bank, this la...

Garry Swanson

Grape Therapy City

Grape Therapy City

Brisbane CBD

For a little after-work wine down time, Brisbanites best head to Grape Therapy bar tucked into a basement level establishment on the corner of Adelaide and Macrossan Streets. Leather Chesterfield loun...
Gerard's Bar Charcuterie

Gerard's Bar Charcuterie

Spanish    $$$$$

Fortitude Valley

A hidden gem just off James Street, away from the hustle of stylish Fortitude Valley, Gerard’s Bar Charcuterie beckons for a drink and fare to share. Inspired by tapas bars found in the back alleys of...
Proud Henry

Proud Henry

Fortitude Valley

Escape the hustle and bustle of Fortitude Valley and relax over a gin and tonic at Proud Henry on Wickham Street. High, pressed metal ceilings, a historic cellar and cosy courtyard offer a variety of ...

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Bar Spritz

Bar Spritz

Cafe    $$$$$   Open Now

Kangaroo Point

Say buon appetito to a taste of Italy with the best views in Brisbane at Bar Spritz on River Terrace in Kangaroo Point. With a passion to create a unique space to dine and relax, this family-run estab...
Boo's Kitchen

Boo's Kitchen

Thai    $$$$$

Woolloongabba

Bringing families together through food is the aim of Woolloongabba restaurant Boo’s Kitchen on Annerley Road. With a focus on Northern Thai and Isan cuisine, this bright and breezy eatery has an abun...
The Greek Club Functions and Events

The Greek Club Functions and Events

Greek    $$$$$   Open Now

South Brisbane

Offering a sophisticated dining experience for your next special occasion, The Greek Club Functions and Events on Edmondstone Street in South Brisbane caters to all tastes. Enjoy Greek hospitality and...

jess1

Six Acres Restaurant

Six Acres Restaurant

Steak    $$$$$

Bowen Hills

Championing the fresh produce of Queensland in the state’s capital, find Six Acres Restaurant inside Rydges Hotel Fortitude Valley, boasting a prime location on Gregory Terrace. Spaciously set, this v...
The Mix Bar

The Mix Bar

Woolloongabba

Escape into a world of timeless glamour and wine down the working week at iconic heritage-listed The Mix Bar on Stanley Street, just a few minutes from Brisbane's CBD. This stunning art deco style bar...

mick7b

"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
Christmas Glee

Ocean View Estates Winery and Restaurant

Modern Australian    $$$$$   Open Now

Ocean View

Christmas GleeCome Join UsCelebrate Christmas with a fantastic night at Ocean View Estates with friends, family or staff on Saturday, December 14 from 5.30pm; enjoy live music, a delicious three-course meal and drinks, as well...
The Perfect Christmas Venue

Songbirds

Modern Australian    $$$$$

Mount Tamborine

The Perfect Christmas Venue Book now Are you looking for the perfect venue for your Christmas party this year? Experience Songbirds! Delicious food, incredible drinks and the highest standards of service from our amazing staff. Give us...
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Bangkok Milton

Thai    $$$$$

Toowong

Order Online and save !!!20 % off Receive 20 % off for your first online order. ...
Schnitty Night

Beenleigh Bowls Club

Bistro    $$$$$

Beenleigh

Schnitty NightEvery WednesdayJoin us on Wednesdays for schnitty night and get a free topper for your crumbed chicken schnitzel, chips and salad for just $15. To book your table, call (07) 3287 2208....
Steak Night

Margate Beach House

Modern Australian    $$$$$   Open Now

Margate

Steak Night$18 each WednesdayJoin us on Wednesday nights for $18 Angus rump steak, cooked to your liking with chips, mushroom, grilled tomato, battered onion rings and choice of sauce. To book your table, call (07) 3448 3400....
Thursday Night

Club Hotel Motel

Bistro    $$$$$   Open Now

Lowood

Thursday Night$10 SteakJoin us on Thursday nights from 6pm-8pm for $10 rump steak, slaw and chips. To book, call (07) 5426 1310....
"city dining destination"
High Tea ReimaGINed

Motion Dining

Modern Australian    $$$$$   Open Now

Brisbane CBD

High Tea ReimaGINed$59 pp We're reimaGINing high tea! Sip on our expertly crafted Bombay Sapphire gin cocktails while indulGINg in our British-themed high tea. Our expert Chefs have curated a best of British high tea menu whil...
"Some of Coast’s best Japanese fare"
New Years Eve

Misono Japanese Steakhouse

Japanese    $$$$$

Surfers Paradise

New Years Eve Banquet Celebrate the new year in style at Misono Japanese Steakhouse! We have an array of delicious banquet menus for you to try starting from just $95 pp. Click on more info view our menus. Call to book on ...
Christmas Day Banquet

Miss Moneypenny's Broadbeach

Mediterranean    $$$$$   Open Now

Broadbeach

Christmas Day BanquetEventEnjoy a Christmas Day banquet with seafood boards to start, roasted turkey, roasted double smoked leg ham, roasted root vegetables, green beans, salad and Miss Moneypenny’s pavlova! $145pp (kids un...
Mighty morsels of lamb mince with Napoli sauce, marinated feta and toasted baguette, that are sure to make any party a success....
Tantalisingly crisp and crunchy chicken thigh bites, with roasted garlic mayo that will have party guests asking for more....
Dips are essentially sauces on steroids, while the dipper whether it’s a water cracker or a stick of capsicum, is really just a way of transporting the dip into your mouth...
Bringing the Bhangra to your BBQ, The Spice Tailor’s new Fast Paste range doesn’t disappoint....
The journey from Stuttgart to Bowral has taken German-born Chef Thomas Ege on many different tangents – including stints in Vienna and the Cayman Islands, before landing on our shores....
For almost two centuries Australians have been growing grapes and making wine – generations of the same families have made their livelihood from the some of the country’s finest vineyards from the far...
Everyone loves pasta, so why not for Christmas lunch? This light and enticing dish of Mooloolaba King prawns, cherry tomatoes, chilli, linguine and white wine is as pretty on the plate as it is on the...
A healthy, flavoursome dish using Canadian scallops with a Mediterranean twist, this is an ideal entrée to kick start your Christmas lunch....
“I like to kick back and enjoy these tasty toasts with a cold beer, but they are also a great appetiser. Throw them on top of a simple spinach salad, which will wilt from the heat in a most delicious ...
It’s the ideal time to head for air-conditioned comfort at one of our favourite restaurants, where menus turn to light, delicious fare to suit the season and temperature....
Take a breath, do some yoga and have a drink with one of these six rosés, content in knowing that we've taste-tested them all!...
Catering to the ‘adventurous foodie’, his Sydney venue serves up plates that are works of art, bursting with flavours you are unlikely to have tried anywhere before....
Restaurants come and go. Food trends peak and trough and those who take the risk on new fads often don’t last the test of time like these eight venues that are pushing half a century...
Easy gift voucher shopping, all-inclusive party packages and cleanup-free feasts, memorable experiences, endless pampering and sublimely beautiful timeout zones – the Blue Mountains is a stress-free...
Pairing wine with seafood can be daunting… what is the perfect drop to serve with those plump Coffin Bay oysters or grilled fish is the question on many lips as the Summer entertaining season...
Only the unimaginative can fail to find a reason for drinking champagne....
With nose-to-tail cooking of animals readily accepted worldwide, Josh has set out to bring that same philosophy to fish. From sourcing and butchering to dry ageing and curing, he challenges...
We asked four of our favourite seafood restaurants to batter up to the plate and dish up a sure-fire fish recipe that is guaranteed not to strikeout....
Take the ocean drive from water to your plate and drop a line at some of our favourite seafood restaurants....
Tapping into the trend of low-alcohol drinking, you can enjoy cocktails any time of the day with this collection of fresh, flavour-packed recipes sure to make your party guests wake up feeling great...
The water that surrounds her keeps Venice separate from her neighbours, something that Venetians – a fiercely independent people – aren’t perturbed about in the slightest....
It’s not just bubbles that’s popping the cork these days, with these limited-edition spirits secured with wax and a cork to seal in flavours such as cocoa and coffee, alongside triple distilled vodka ...
Celebrate any occasion – from birthdays, engagements and anniversaries, to work functions and corporate events – in style at some of our favourite places to pop the cork....
Ideal cocktail for a hot Summer’s day with gin, lemon juice and sparkling wine served ice cold with a lemon twist garnish....
Classic flavours of gin and lemon combine with champagne syrup and Prosecco to make this French-inspired cocktail....
This cocktail takes a little more preparation than normal, with the Gold Brick Pu’er Baijiu made a week in advance, but it is worth the effort!...
Citrus flavours, vodka, anise-flavoured Pastis and sparkling wine, topped with lemon and thyme sherbet, make this a refreshingly simple champagne cocktail....
A light and fluffy raspberry souffle, served at room temperature with fresh raspberries, which is an ideal end to a flavourful Summer meal....
A stunning dish of vibrant colours and textures, with battered and stuffed zucchini flowers sitting in a bouillabaisse emulsion, garnished with baby herbs. Mussels can be salty, so don’t add any salt ...
A tagine is a cone-shaped earthenware cooking pot traditionally used in Morocco. Dishes cooked in a tagine are generally layered with meat, vegetable, aromatics and spices; as they cook a stew-like co...
“One day I cooked a lobster bisque and when I tried it, the flavour was light and sweet, I thought yes that would also be great as ice cream!” – Thomas Ege....
Here is my interpretation of a wonderful meal I had as an apprentice at restaurant Bistrode....
If you can find ultra-fresh sardines and anchovies, then this recipe is a must!...
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