What's On Brisbane - August Edition

Here’s our monthly edit of What’s On in and around Brisbane! 


Thierry does it again!

After a three-year break from the Brisbane dining scene, Montrachet founder Thierry Galichet is back with his new restaurant La Cache a Vin and boy, are we excited!

Opening just under a month ago, the new venue now is located in the old St Paul’s Tavern. It sets the scene for a quick business lunch at the bar, to a more decadent affair in the 14 seat private wine room, whatever the occasion, feel free to invite us along!

The menu is classic Thierry, featuring many of the traditional and rich French dishes he is famous for. The wine fridge that greets you at the front door boasts over 250 different burgundies and 50 Champagne varieties, then beyond is an expected novel wine list (90% french of course) imported by Thierry himself. An additional feature to this new venture is the small shop next door where you can purchase your wine of choice to come home with you!

In true Galichet style, the venue is only open Monday- Friday. We can’t wait to host our next business lunch here!


Restaurant Dan Arnold

Brisbane-born chef Dan Arnold has spent the last eight years on an incredible French culinary experience, working at three Michelin-star restaurant, l’Espérance, followed by seven years at two Michelin-star Serge Vieira.

Back to his old ‘hood, Dan Arnold has taken a space on Ann Street beneath the Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments, creating a simple-yet-elegant dining room and bar.

Working together with his wife Amelie, Dan has kept the fit-out relatively minimal – the open, sun-filled space highlighted simply with pendant lighting, a mirrored bar and an impressive open kitchen. The tables have been left undressed, topped with flora-filled ceramics, linen napkins and handmade knives, proudly branded with the chef’s name. It’s an exciting addition to Brisbane’s blossoming scene.



For your next Friday knock off drinks, look no further than X Cargo! With its impressive 2 block coverage in the heart of Fortitude Valley on McLauchlan St, it stands out from the crowd that is for sure! Built from cargo containers stacked on top of each other with beautiful open air areas it set to be a party goers playground!

Its unique design features many different areas for Brisbanites to enjoy from breakfast through to dinner, from drinks to movies in the outdoor theatre, from Dj’s to killer valley views and all set amongst a tropical garden paradise!

This one it at the top of our to-do lists and if we listen closely… we can almost hear the cocktails being shaken.


Ekka Holiday

Every year the exhibition holiday rolls round in mid-August and our simple suggestion is; head somewhere far away and relax for the day! Lunching on Hastings street on a mild winters day is our idea of heaven.

Mark Trayner