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Freshies: 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
November 29, 2022
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By Sarah Ward
November 29, 2022
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  • Food & Drink

    SOKO Rooftop

    Towering above the Jubilee Hotel, this luxe new 14th-floor restaurant and bar serves up Peruvian and Japanese cuisine.

  • Food & Drink

    South City Wine

    Woolloongabba has a new go-to for wines from around the world, French-inspired cocktails, steak frites, escargot, and lemon lime and bitter oysters.

  • Food & Drink

    BrewDog Fortitude Valley

    Not content with one Brisbane venue, BrewDog has opened a second River City location — a three-level Fortitude Valley beer bar on Brunswick Street.

  • Food & Drink

    La Luna Beach Club

    The Gold Coast is now home to Australia's first European-inspired floating beach club.

  • Food & Drink

    Holey Moley Golf Club Chermside

    You can now drink cocktails and play putt-putt at Chermside Shopping Centre, with Holey Moley opening its third Brisbane location.

  • Food & Drink

    Comiskey Distillery

    Eatons Hill just scored a new vodka, gin, rum, bourbon and whisky-making distillery — and it hosts workshops.

  • Food & Drink

    TGI Fridays Surfers Paradise

    Surfers Paradise is now home to the American bar and grill chain's first-ever beachside venue.

  • Food & Drink

    Purple Palm

    This Palm Springs-inspired garden bar in Woolloongabba features a ten-foot wall of gin.

  • Food & Drink

    Maggie May

    This Newstead supper club is Brisbane's gloriously 70s-inspired new go-to for cocktails and all-day bites.

  • Food & Drink

    Wahlburgers Surfers Paradise

    Mark Wahlberg's fast-food chain has finally brought its burgers — and Sunkist — to southeast Queensland.

  • Food & Drink

    Riverbar & Kitchen

    Watch the boats slink down the river with an ice-cold cocktail in hand.

  • Food & Drink

    Allonda

    This 90-seater laneway restaurant with a burrata bar hails from the Nota crew.

  • Food & Drink

    Superfly Disco

    Fortitude Valley's new retro-style nightclub has set up its light-up dance floor in Alhambra Lounge's old digs.

  • Food & Drink

    La Luna Dining

    Cider mussels, lobster rolls and pineapple margaritas are on the menu at this Seaworld Drive restaurant, which is part of La Luna Beach Club.

  • Food & Drink

    Booze

    The Zoo crew has opened a bottle shop, takeaway pizza joint and coffee spot in Tym Guitars' old digs.

  • Food & Drink

    Nosferatu Bar + Cafe

    Nosferatu has opened a dog-friendly gin distillery, bar and cafe in a leafy Bowen Hills warehouse.

  • Food & Drink

    Tillerman

    Eagle Street just scored a new holiday-style seafood restaurant and bar with killer river views from the Naga Thai team.

  • Food & Drink

    El Camino Cantina Surfers Paradise

    The Tex Mex chain's 250-seat Surfers Paradise joint is its first with beach views — and a breakfast menu.

  • Food & Drink

    Ramona Trattoria

    Coorparoo's new casual Italian eatery features a menu that changes monthly.

  • Food & Drink

    Maniax Gold Coast

    The Viking-themed axe-throwing chain has opened its second Queensland venue on the Gold Coast.

  • Food & Drink

    Yamas Greek & Drink

    Oysters with ouzo, lobster from the tank and cotton candy-topped spritzes are all on the menu at this new West End eatery.

  • Food & Drink

    Lune Croissanterie Brisbane CBD

    What's better than one Lune Croissanterie in Brisbane? Two, including a CBD outpost in Burnett Lane.

  • Food & Drink

    T'ang Court

    Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant T'ang Court has opened an Australian outpost on the Gold Coast.

  • Food & Drink

    Mews

    Howard Smith Wharves' resident hotel is now home to a new street art-filled restaurant.

  • Food & Drink

    Coast Beach Bar & Kitchen

    Surfers Paradise just scored a glam new dining spot with uninterrupted ocean views.

  • Food & Drink

    Casa Chow

    This new pastel-hued Woolloongabba eatery serves up Chinese Peruvian dishes, and hails from the Sasso Italiano crew.

  • Food & Drink

    Besitos

    When night falls each Thursday, Friday and Saturday, this Bulimba restaurant takes over Bellissimo's Oxford Street digs.

  • Food & Drink

    Summa House

    This boozy garden hangout has taken over X Cargo's old Fortitude Valley digs.

  • Food & Drink

    Doughcraft

    Albion is now home to a new European-style bakery serving up Nutella-filled cruffins and raclette.

  • Food & Drink

    Butler Wine Bar

    The Lune Croissanterie crew has opened its first-ever wine bar, setting up shop next door to its South Brisbane bakery.

  • Food & Drink

    Sushi Room

    Hailing from the team behind Hellenika and SK Steak & Oyster, James Street's new Japanese fine-diner serves up caviar rolls and wasabi cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    The Lodge Bar & Dining

    New Zealand clothing label Rodd & Gunn has opened a luxe new bar and restaurant on James Street.

  • Food & Drink

    Isoletto Pool Club

    The Star Gold Coast is now home to a sixth-level pool club with a bar and eatery — and views out over Broadbeach.

  • Food & Drink

    KaiKai Chicken Springwood

    This poultry buffet restaurant chain has opened a second venue, giving Brisbanites twice as many spots to head to for bottomless chook pieces (and booze).

  • Food & Drink

    Kickin'Inn Spring Hill

    Saucy seafood by the bag has landed in Spring Hill thanks to this Cajun-inspired eatery — and cutlery is very much optional.

  • Food & Drink

    Lisboa Caffe

    This market and cafe favourite has opened its own bricks-and-mortar Portuguese custard tart bakery in South Brisbane.

  • Food & Drink

    Stranded Bar

    Open five nights a week, this newcomer serves up a mezcal and tequila-heavy drinks menu, plus piña colada panna cotta.

  • Food & Drink

    Stratton Bar and Kitchen

    Serving up cacio e pepe udon and cheeseburger bloody marys next to The Triffid, this new bar and eatery hails from Mrs Brown’s Bar & Kitchen owners Ben and Tarryn Brown.

  • Food & Drink

    Milksha Albert St

    This bubble tea favourite has opened in the Brisbane CBD, pouring a menu that stars fresh milk and honey-cooked tapioca pearls.

  • Food & Drink

    Patina at Alumni Court

    A sibling to Patina at Customs House, this new St Lucia spot serves up yuzu oysters, ora king salmon tartare and espresso martini souffles in leafy surroundings.

  • Food & Drink

    Revel Brewing Co Rivermakers

    Brisbane’s eastside has a new beer-drinking go-to — a second venue for this local brewery, complete with shady umbrellas, fairy lights, and karaage chicken and burgers on the menu.

  • Food & Drink

    Lina Rooftop

    South Brisbane is now home to this 1500-square-metre beach club-inspired rooftop bar with a 30-metre infinity pool.

  • Food & Drink

    Veneziano Coffee West End

    This Montague Road spot has reopened after renovations — and now lets you watch coffee roasting in action as you get your caffeine fix.

  • Food & Drink

    Kurtosh West End

    The Central European-inspired pastry joint is known for its nutella-filled, cylindrical-shaped kürtőskalács, and also serves up burekas, brandy balls and cakes by the slab.

  • Food & Drink

    Anita Gelato

    The international chain has opened in West Village's old Peters Ice Cream Factory.

  • Food & Drink

    Bribie Island Hotel

    Following a $2.2 million revamp, this refurbed hotel now boasts a big fairy light-lit beer garden.

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