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FOOD & DRINK

Exciting and Vibrant New Brisbane Openings to Add to Your Must-Visit List

Discover your next favourite dish or drink at one of these fresh Brisbane haunts.
By Sarah Ward
October 06, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
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  • Food & Drink

    Dr Gimlette

    Located in one of Brisbane's oldest buildings, this new table service-oriented bar hails from the team behind laneway favourite Death and Taxes.

  • Food & Drink

    Picnic Cafe West End

    Meet West Village's new go-to for cream cheese pancakes, wagyu scotch eggs and Biscoff martinis.

  • Food & Drink

    Bar Tano

    A sibling venue to James Street's Gemelli Italian, pairing Italian wines and cocktails with salumi and cheese.

  • Food & Drink

    Gemelli Italian James St

    The Gold Coast-based chain has opened its first Brisbane location on James Street, serving up bistecca, deep-fried dessert gnocchi and Sicilian margaritas.

  • Food & Drink

    The Green

    Tuck into green shakshuka, tahini granola and spiced king salmon while surrounded by plants, then take some greenery home with you.

  • Food & Drink

    Embers at The Charming Squire

    A sibling venue to the Brewhouse with its own standalone entrance, this new eatery goes heavy on wood-fired dishes and wooden decor.

  • Food & Drink

    The Paddock

    This Scenic Rim restaurant and cocktail bar sits on a 75-acre farm — and you need a passcode to get through the gates.

  • Food & Drink

    Essa Restaurant

    The latest venture from ex-Gauge chef Phil Marchant, this new fine diner focuses on locally sourced ingredients.

  • Food & Drink

    Granddad Jack's Craft Distillery Brisbane

    The Gold Coast-based craft distillery has set up a dog-friendly bar and tasting room in Albion.

  • Food & Drink

    Lune Croissanterie South Brisbane

    Melbourne's acclaimed bakery is now slinging its world-famous croissants in Brisbane.

  • Food & Drink

    Rosmarino Restaurant & Wine Bar

    Fortitude Valley's newest Italian eatery is serving up Sicilian-inspired dishes inside the newly revamped Stewart & Hemmant building.

  • Food & Drink

    Tarbouche Mezza Bar

    Fish Lane's latest addition serves up shawarma beef and chicken towers, baklawa and Arabic coffee espresso martinis.

  • Food & Drink

    The Inchcolm Bar

    Restaurant Salon de Co has shut up shop, with this newcomer taking its place.

  • Food & Drink

    Newstead Brewing Co Airport Taphouse

    Up your pre-flight game with beers, Moreton Bay Bug rolls and runway views at the Brisbane brewery's third venue.

  • Food & Drink

    Ooh La La Rooftop

    C'est Bon has launched a sky-high new addition, serving up oysters, duck liver parfait eclairs, hot whisky cocktails and city views.

  • Food & Drink

    The Parlour

    The Italian riviera-themed spot joins Cielo, La Costa and La Valle on Brunswick Street.

  • Food & Drink

    Palette Restaurant

    Part of the Gold Coast's new art gallery, the ground-floor restaurant serves degustation menus inspired by the venue's artworks.

  • Food & Drink

    City Winery Eagle Street

    The riverside spot serves up tastings, workshops and meals five days a week.

  • Food & Drink

    The Exhibitionist Bar

    Check out the Gold Coast's new art gallery, then peer over Surfers Paradise at its sky-high rooftop bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Bianca

    The Same Same crew has opened a neighbouring trattoria in Ada Lane, serving up Italian dishes with an Aussie twist.

  • Food & Drink

    Iris Rooftop

    The Mediterranean-inspired venue is the latest addition to Brunswick Street's new Hotel X.

  • Food & Drink

    La Valle Wine Bar and Bottle Shop

    Drop by to pick up one of the 200-plus bottles of vino on the shelves, or stop for a drink and some cheese.

  • Food & Drink

    Bisou Bisou

    The all-day French restaurant with an oyster and caviar bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Wildflower Gin Distilling

    You can now head to Varsity Lakes, sink into leather chairs, sip lamington espresso martinis and build your own G&Ts.

  • Food & Drink

    Kazba

    This Tel Aviv-inspired spot is serving Turkish coffee martinis, chilli haloumi doughnuts and a cocktail hidden in a novel.

  • Food & Drink

    Cielo Rooftop

    Sit on a rooftop, peer over Fortitude Valley and sip cocktails curated by one of Australia's best bars.

  • Food & Drink

    La Costa

    Inspired by the Italian Riviera, this two-in-one venue serves up a seafood-heavy menu, small bites and a cocktail list by one of the best bars in the world.

  • Food & Drink

    OTTO Brisbane

    The revamped site now features three Otto ventures, including its restaurant, a waterside bar and an events space.

  • Food & Drink

    Will & Flow

    Treasury Brisbane's all-day overwater bar serves up a seafood-heavy menu with coffee, spritzes and stellar river views.

  • Food & Drink

    Joey's

    The cafe atop Kangaroo Point Cliffs has had a big makeover — but those scenic views remain the same.

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