Ascua Wood-fired meats are the main event at this Spanish-style grill-house at the base of the InterContinental. ascua.com. au; mains from A$28. Fromage Artisans Offering a range of tasting boards, wine and cheese masterclasses and bespoke artisanal cheese hampers, this boutique bar answers all dairy cravings. fromage.com. au; cheeseboards from A$22. Heno & Rey As well as a diverse tapas menu, this lively spot at the InterContinental serves sangria on tap, Latin beers and top Spanish sherries. henoandrey.com.au; tapas from A$13; drinks from A$6. Island Market Trigg The bright and airy dining space here has views of Trigg Beach with a relaxed yet refined menu. islandmarkettrigg.com; mains from A$16.
Market Grounds This two-story eating-anddrinking complex offers several bars for an after-work tipple. Our pick is the outdoor garden bar—perfect for summer sundowners. marketgrounds.com.au; mains from A$19; drinks from A$9.