What's ON Brisbane?
We'll be straight up. We love great food (who doesn't?). So, it goes without saying that we like to stay across the latest trends and changes in Brisbane's food and wine scene. Here's our edit of what's ON in Brisbane this month, including our picks for Good Food Month. Who's up for lunch?
W Hotel / Three Blue Ducks
The W Hotel has opened its doors in Brissy and is arguably the coolest thing to happen to the city in many years! The 34-storey tower along North Quay boasts 312 rooms, all featuring river views, luxury fitouts, fully stocked bars and top of the line Bowers & Wilkins bluetooth speaker systems.
We checked out its Three Blue Ducks restaurant a couple of weeks ago, just after the opening, and we loved it.
We had been to its sister restaurant in Byron Bay (also known as The Farm) just shortly after it opened, and loved its no-fuss attitude to food so we had reasonably high expectations for the Brisbane version.
And it didn't disappoint! Service was great, food is fab, and the fitout is a nice variation on their usual laidback theme - casual and easy going but with a touch of the luxe that you'd expect from The W. And yes, the views are fantastic, as you'd expect when you're dining atop of some of Brisbane's most highly sought-after real estate.
We migrated to The Living Room bar after dinner and kicked back with a wine. With a a 360-bottle wine cellar, out of this world cocktail list which features many local, boutique spirits and Queensland beer on tap from Burleigh Brewing Co, you've got a few options to work your way through.
Get ready to be transported to somewhere very far from the Brissy CBD!
Good Food Month
It's been an exciting month in food for Brisbane as many of the best chefs from around Australia has arrived to present a series of culinary events. We loved the Young Chef's Lunch at Aria, and the Pasta Party at Bucci. Still to come are the Night Noodle Markets, which will be held on the Southbank forecourt on 25th July - 5th August. Grab your jumpers and your appetite and head to the noodle markets and unwind from the week!
For the whole program, see here: https://www.goodfoodmonth.com/brisbane/
James St Food and Wine Trail
We've done the James St Food and Wine Trail since it started 7 years ago, and we'll definitely attend again this year when it returns on the 28th-29th of July.
Once again we will see the street’s finest foodies preset a culinary marketplace with street-style fare and pop-up bars under the fig trees.
Saturday is considered the entrée to Market Day. Enjoy a day of exclusive menu offerings at the local venues, local collaborations and unique dining experiences.
Sunday is where it all happens The street is shut off and becomes a trail of deliciousness. Join James Street’s finest as they present an outdoor culinary marketplace with street-style fare, pop-up bars and fun for the whole family!