Set in a beautiful Queenslander in New Farm, The Balfour Kitchen is a charming and serene spot to escape the bustle of Brisbane city - enjoy relaxed gatherings under fragrant frangipanis in the courtyard, or cocktails on the rooftop bar, as the sun sets over the Storey Bridge.
We asked Head Chef Nick Stapleton to tell us where he goes when he wants to enjoy good food, wine and good times!
Your go-to coffee stop?
Miss Jones in New Farm.
The best spot to banish a hangover?
Quan Thanh in West End, for a bowl of pho.
Your favourite place to take the family?
Teneriffe Park, or Spit Water Park.
Where do you go to splurge?
Book shops for cookbooks and kids’ books – Scrumptious Reads in Red Hill.
Where do your staff go after work?
The Brunswick Hotel in New Farm.
Restaurant you most want to try?
Best date night venue?
Having a young child restricts us, but with him we loved Bucci, prior to it closing, and South Bank.
Best weekend getaway stay (when you’re lucky to have one off)?
The Sunshine Coast Hinterland and Straddie.
When you’re craving something sweet?
Gelato Messina in Fortitude Valley.
Your furry friends preferred pet-friendly spot?
We have new fluffy baby chickens, so seeing my son playing with them in the backyard, is perfect.
Where do you grab your local produce from?
Best brunch spot?
Golden Barbeque Chinese in Fortitude Valley for breakfast; Lucky Duck Café and Bar in Highgate Hill for brunch.
Lucky Duck Cafe & Bar.
The best place for a late-night feed?
Any Korean fried chicken joint.
Tell us a fun fact that not many people know about you!
I love all things pork, dumplings, Nick Cave, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, J Mascis, Lemmy and Joe Strummer!
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