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Place to eat in Brisbane

Brisbane pleasant outdoor climate and abundance of fresh produce means al fresco-style food and drink. Whether it is a steak at a pub, a good coffee or a five-star degustation is locally sourced ingredients; from Moreton Bay prawns to greens from Lockyer Valley.

1.The New Shanghai


Address: LG 23 Queens Plaza
226 Queen Street, Brisbane
Price range: $$

A themed like Hong Kong tea house will give you live entertainment of their skilful front kitchen staffs making the dumpling right before your eyes.

Go-to dish: xiao long bao

2. Deer Duck Bistro


Address: 396 Milton Road
Auchenflower, Brisbane
Price range: $$

The sound of jazz, the classic antiquity look, the touch of sensual fabric, the aroma and taste of food alchemy in Deer Duck Bistro make it quickly becomes a much talked dinner destination. In contrary with its carnivorous name, this is a place that caters for vegetarians. Textures potato and eggplant, 63 degree hen egg, lavosh and asparagus are some of the menu example.

Go-to dish: crab with tomato, avocado, jamon, and lemon ‘snow’ and asparagus with the chocolate forest with seven textures of chocolate and orange marshmallow dessert.

3. Brewhouse Brisbane


Address: 601 Stanley Street
Wooloongaba, Queensland
Price range: $$

Conveniently located in central Woolloongabba, the building of Brewhouse Brisbane is rich history as a hotel which dates back to 1889. Expect chef Andrew McCabe’s recommend dish, steak from the grill given a helping hand to tender with dark ale marinade in a lively pub-style surrounds. Also do not miss the mighty racks of beef-infused, fall-apart barbeque pork ribs. Most of the menu is given beery accents; garlic three-cheese pizza with tortilla base comes with dark ale-infused caramelised onion, or Brewhouse's pie of the day, fittingly accompanied by beer-battered chips.
Best of all, the beers are brewed fresh in their owned brewery in Albion Brisbane. Guarantee preservative fee and contain only the 4 key ingredients; barley, malt, water, and hops. Brewhouse Brisbane is definitely deserved a reputation for being one of Woolloongabba’s most popular destination.

Go-to dish: Dark ale marinade steak a la Chef Andrew McCabe.

4. Esquire and Esq


Address: 145 Eagle Street
Price range: $

Perfection is the word for Esquire and Esq. No concessions to sloppiness of presentation, no slacking off in the sourcing of the pure and fresh, no allowance for unknowledgeable service or slipshod attitude. In addition, experience a universe of casualness while sit at smart timber tables contemplating the river and Brisbane Story Bridge. The food delivered is arguably Brisbane’s best. The 3 course lunch taste menus as generous as $35. Choices are divided into categories of charcoal, raw, raw greens, basic and sweet. Esq menu highlights include Moreton Bay sand squid, ocean prawns in garlic emulsion and rainbow trout – all cooked using charcoal - and their famous dessert the $12 Campari sherbet, orange sorbet, curds and whey ice-cream.

Go-to dish: Campari sherbet, orange sorbet, curds and whey ice-cream

5. Alchemy restaurant and bar


Address: 175 Eagle Street
Price range: $$

2012 Brisbane Times Good Food Guide Awards – Queensland Good Food Guide 2012. Alchemy restaurant is one of Brisbane’s hidden gems with exceptional food. Minimalist décor acclaimed so diners can focus on the million-dollar views overlooking the Story Bridge Brisbane.
Head chef Brad has introduced an Oven Roasted Venison Loin dish to hail the onset of the cooler weather. With a Chocolate Coffee Crumble and Dark Chocolate Ganache accompaniment, it’s an unexpected and subtle taste sensation.

Go-for dish: Oven Roasted Venison Loin dish.

6. Custom house


Address: 399 Queen Street
Price range: $$

Custom House offers guests the chance to dine in a building steeped in history. You will find exquisite boardrooms, a stunning ballroom, and a relaxing restaurant popular with tourists, business clients and local customers. A modern Australian menu makes use of some terrific local produce while remaining fairly priced for a restaurant on the river in the CBD.
Dine on the likes of heirloom tomato tarte tatin with black olive tapenade for entree followed by an eye fillet main with beetroot purée, horseradish crème and duck fat potatoes. The cuisine philosophy is to source seasonal produce to prepare dishes that are well presented with good clean flavours. The wine list incorporates some strong cabernet blends from South Australia as well as a handful of stellar international drops likes the Finca Flichman Gestos Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina and a Kaltern ‘Südtirol’ Pinot Grigio from Alto Adige, Italy.

Go-to dish: eye fillet main with beetroot purée, horseradish crème and duck fat potatoes


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