RESTAU­RANTS IN REVIEW

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CITY DIN­ING

■ BAVAR­IAN BIER CAFÉ. Bavar­ian. Bavar­ian Bier Café is per­fectly po­si­tioned on the Bris­bane wa­ter­front at Ea­gle Street Pier. You’ll find all of your favourite Bavar­ian-style dishes on the menu, as well as an ex­ten­sive range of Pure Biers, schnapps and wine. Be sure to take ad­van­tage of their all day menu, which runs un­til 10pm each night.

Level 1, 45 Ea­gle Street, Ea­gle Street Pier, Bris­bane. Daily 11am–late. 3015 0555. bavar­i­an­bier­cafe.com

■ DOO-BOP. Jazz Bar. At Doo-bop Jazz Bar en­joy a tip­ple and choose from a se­lec­tion of Afro-cuban-in­spired food as you im­merse your­self in per­for­mances by some of the best lo­cal, in­ter­state and in­ter­na­tional jazz artists. Doo-bop hosts live jazz every night, with an open jam ses­sion from 10.30pm–2.30am, seven days a week.

101 Ed­ward Street, Bris­bane. 3151 7520. doo-bop.com.au

■ FRI­DAY’S. Mod­ern Aus­tralian. Fri­day’s restau­rant/bar and night­club is sit­u­ated in the River­side Cen­tre. With ex­pan­sive ter­races and a stylish bar, Fri­day’s is a pop­u­lar lunch and din­ner des­ti­na­tion for city work­ers and vis­i­tors alike. Af­ter dark, Fri­day’s is an im­mensely pop­u­lar nightspot with res­i­dent DJS and live mu­sic Wed­nes­day to Sun­day.

River­side Cen­tre, 123 Ea­gle Street, Bris­bane. 3832 2122. fri­days.com.au

■ PONY. Mod­ern Aus­tralian. Pony at Ea­gle Street Pier of­fers premier wa­ter­front din­ing and an iconic out­door bar with gar­den ter­race, boast­ing un­ri­valled views of the Bris­bane River and Story Bridge. At the heart of Pony is an open-plan kitchen with a wood fire grill, open coal pit and a con­tem­po­rary mod­ern Aus­tralian menu.

Up­per Level, Ea­gle Street Pier, 18/45 Ea­gle Street, Bris­bane. Sun–thu 11.30am–10pm, Fri–sat 11.30am–10.30pm. 3181 3400. pony­din­ing.com.au

■ SAKÉ RESTAU­RANT & BAR. Ja­panese.

Saké Restau­rant & Bar serves con­tem­po­rary Ja­panese cui­sine at Bris­bane’s iconic Ea­gle Street Pier. Along with a chic de­signer set­ting, mod­elled on its Syd­ney sib­ling, and an out­stand­ing menu cre­ated by ex­ec­u­tive chef Daisake Sakai, Saké has a dis­tinct lo­cal flavour, with chef Sakai draw­ing on his ex­ten­sive knowl­edge of tra­di­tional Ja­panese cui­sine to de­liver a sen­sa­tional bar menu and sea­sonal ad­di­tions to the main menu.

Level 1, 45 Ea­gle Street, Ea­gle Street Pier, Bris­bane. Daily lunch 12pm–3pm, din­ner 5.30pm–late. 3015 0557. sak­er­estau­rant.com.au

■ SONO BRIS­BANE CITY. Ja­panese. For an au­then­tic Ja­panese din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence try Sono Bris­bane City. Sono Restau­rant pro­vides a re­lax­ing, tran­quil es­cape from city life, set within an in­ner city rooftop gar­den. Us­ing the finest Ja­panese tra­di­tions, fresh qual­ity in­gre­di­ents and pre­ci­sion tech­niques, Sono Bris­bane City show­cases the best in Ja­panese cui­sine. Choose from à la carte sashimi and sushi, or mains such as chicken teriyaki or grilled lamb cut­lets.

Level 1, Tat­ter­salls Build­ing, cnr Queen and Ed­ward Streets, Bris­bane. Lunch Mon– Sat 11.30am–2.30pm, din­ner Mon–thu 6pm–9.30pm, Fri–sat 6pm–10pm. 3220 1888. sonorestau­rant.com.au

■ THE SPAGHETTI HOUSE. Ital­ian. A vi­brant, cosy and fam­ily run Ital­ian trat­to­ria, The Spaghetti House serves rus­tic fares, in­tended to be en­joyed over the per­fect spritz or vino and with per­fect com­pany. Lo­cated in sunny South Bank, the friendly ser­vice and re­laxed at­mos­phere will make you feel wel­come and at home. Serv­ing up mod­ern and tra­di­tional Ital­ian dishes with im­pres­sive pre­sen­ta­tion, The Spaghetti House is not to be missed!

Cnr Lit­tle Stan­ley, Grey and Glenelg Streets, South Bank, Bris­bane. Daily lunch 11.30am–3pm, din­ner 5pm–10pm. 3844 4844. spaghet­ti­house.com.au

■ THE WA­TER­LINE RESTAU­RANT. Mod­ern Aus­tralian.

Perched over the river, The Wa­ter­line Restau­rant takes full ad­van­tage of the river, bridge and cliff views. The mod­ern Aus­tralian menu show­cases pre­mium 1824 Beef from The Aus­tralian Agri­cul­tural Com­pany and lo­cal seafood in a stylish and ca­sual set­ting.

Fri­day’s, River­side Cen­tre, 123 Ea­gle Street, Bris­bane. 3832 2122. fri­days.com.au

HAMIL­TON

■ SONO PORT­SIDE. Ja­panese. Visit Sono Port­side for Ja­panese din­ing at its best with wa­ter­side views of Bris­bane River. Tran­quil wa­ter foun­tains and bam­boo ac­cents will trans­port you to Ja­pan, while the mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary cui­sine will wow you with its rich, au­then­tic flavours. Fea­tur­ing a team of highly spe­cialised Ja­panese chefs, you can be as­sured you’ll re­ceive the high­est qual­ity of ser­vice and food at Sono Port­side.

Port­side Wharf, 39 Her­cules Street, Hamil­ton. Lunch Wed–sun 12pm–2.30pm, din­ner Tue– Thu 6pm–9.30pm, Fri–sat 6pm–10pm, Sun 6pm–9pm. 3268 6655. sonorestau­rant.com.au

MT COOT-THA ■ SUM­MIT RESTAU­RANT. Mod­ern Aus­tralian.

For a uniquely Bris­bane des­ti­na­tion and one that is recog­nised as one of Aus­tralia’s most ro­man­tic, Sum­mit Restau­rant, Mt Coot-tha, is an ex­quis­ite din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Ex­ec­u­tive chef Sa­muel Mccrys­tal and his team care­fully craft sea­sonal menus to ex­cite even the most dis­cern­ing food critic. Din­ing at this iconic Bris­bane trea­sure is a must for lo­cals and vis­i­tors alike.

Open daily, 11.30am–late. 1012 Sir Sa­muel Grif­fith Drive, Mt Coot-tha. 3369 9922. bris­banelook­out.com

NEW FARM ■ THE BAL­FOUR KITCHEN. Mod­ern Aus­tralian.

Lo­cated in fash­ion­able New Farm, The Bal­four Kitchen is an in­ti­mate neigh­bour­hood restau­rant open for break­fast, lunch, high tea, and din­ner. Guests are in­vited to dine in­side or en­joy the al­fresco ex­pe­ri­ence of a clas­sic Queens­lan­der wrap-around ve­ran­dah and in­ti­mate court­yard shaded by Frangi­pani trees. The Bal­four Kitchen is a hid­den gem de­liv­er­ing a unique din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, who re­cently re­ceived one Chef Hat in the 2017 Bris­bane Times Good Food Guide.

37 Bal­four Street, New Farm. Break­fast Mon–fri 6.30am–11.30am, Sat–sun 7.30am–2pm, lunch Mon–fri 12pm–2pm, din­ner Mon–sat 5.30pm–8.30pm. 3358 8888. spicers­bal­fourho­tel.com

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