Himalayan Cafe in New Farm is the place to go when you want to escape Brisbane (and Australia) for the night. Its transportive powers are unlike any other local dining experience, which could be why it's booked solid just about every night of trading.
The ambient lighting and generally jovial atmosphere make Himalayan Cafe the perfect spot for a hot date or dinner with friends, with richly coloured carpets, cushions and wall hangings creating a feeling of warmth and intimacy. The BYO alcohol policy guarantees a very healthy buzz of conversation along with the strains of meditation chants coming over the speakers.
The food is fantastic. For starter, the Himalayan breads with dipping sauce are an absolute must-have. Light with an almost cake-like sweetness, the bread sets the tone for the night's meal. The mains are delicious and crowd favourites include the Sherpa Chicken and Pesto Chicken. There is a huge variety of options for vegetarians and meat-lovers alike, with the quality unwaveringly excellent.
This place is unbelievably popular, so make a booking if you want to get a seat. It will be worth your while.