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River Quay Green Turns 10

South Bank's grassy riverside spot hits the big one-oh with a weekend of picnics, long lunches and bottomless feasts.
By Sarah Ward
November 25, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
November 25, 2021
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It's one of Brisbane's go-to waterside spots — for picnics, listening to live tunes and, sometimes, watching movies under the stars — and it's been keeping a picturesque patch of South Bank busy for a decade now. So, hitting the big one-oh milestone, River Quay Green is celebrating with a jam-packed weekend filled with excuses to head by (and to eat and drink while you're there, obviously).

Across Saturday, November 27–Sunday, November 28, you have a few options. This is the type of party that lets you choose how you'd like to mark the occasion, because we all have our own speeds. If throwing down a rug is more your style, Otto Ristorante, Popolo Italian Kitchen, River Quay Fish and The Jetty South Bank are all doing both lavish and standard picnics — and Aquitaine Brasserie is also getting in on the former.

That means that you can pick between prawns, oysters and prosecco, antipasto-heavy spreads, and Moreton Bay bug bao buns with roast beetroot and watermelon salad — and they're just some of the choices. Go for one of the long table picnics and you'll enjoy a stylish communal experience, while the standard option will require you to bring your own setup.

And, if you'd prefer to dine at one of the aforementioned venues, they're all doing in-house specials as well. Otto is pairing negronis with pea and parmesan arancini, Popolo is putting on a six-course Italian feast and Aquitaine Brasserie is serving up a bottomless boozy lunch. There is a birthday to celebrate, after all.

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