Restau­rants in Re­view

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■ 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 Bavar­i­anstyle 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.

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

■ MECCA BAH. Moroc­can/mid­dle Eastern.

Be swept away to an­other world with the au­then­tic Mid­dle Eastern and Moroc­can cui­sine at Mecca Bah. Sam­ple their mezze menu, or try their fa­mous Moroc­can tagines served with cous cous, in­clud­ing lamb with pre­served lemon, green olives and harissa. On the grill, the crispy skin bar­ra­mundi with roasted toma­toes, wal­nuts, Mediter­ranean ar­ti­choke, broc­coli, hum­mus and a side of lemon, is a must!

21/1000 Ann Street, For­ti­tude Val­ley. Daily 11am–late. 3252 5299. mec­ca­bah.net

■ 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

■ RIVERLAND. Street Food. En­joy a cold brew with a killer view! Sit­u­ated in the heart of the city with sweep­ing river views, Riverland is a unique des­ti­na­tion for all to en­joy! Ex­pe­ri­ence a wide range of beers, wines and cock­tails, five chang­ing street food kitchens and live mu­sic and DJS ev­ery Thurs­day, Fri­day, Satur­day and Sun­day. This in­dus­trial oasis is per­fect to re­lax and un­wind, and have fun!

Ground Floor, 167 Ea­gle Street, Bris­bane. Daily 11am–late. 3220 0555. river­land­bris­bane.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

n 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

ASPLEY

OUT­BACK STEAK­HOUSE. Steak­house. Out­back Steak­house has a ca­sual at­mos­phere and a strong fo­cus on qual­ity food and ser­vice. Al­though aged steaks, grilled chicken and ribs make up a good por­tion of the menu, the con­cept also of­fers a wide va­ri­ety of fresh seafood, burg­ers, crisp sal­ads and pasta dishes made from scratch with the high­est qual­ity in­gre­di­ents. With gen­er­ous por­tions and bold flavours, Out­back Steak­house is com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing the best steak ex­pe­ri­ence at rea­son­able prices in a warm, wel­com­ing en­vi­ron­ment. Happy Hour spe­cials are avail­able Mon­day to Fri­day from 4pm to 6pm, fea­tur­ing a great range of beers on tap, wines and con­tem­po­rary cock­tails.

Sun–thur 12pm–10pm, Fri–sat 12pm–11pm, 815 Zillmere Road, Aspley. 3862 8199. out­back­steak­house.com.au

HAMIL­TON

n 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 Scott Gibbs 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 Coot­tha. 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

Hi­ra­masa King­fish from Pony. Photo: David Kelly.

The Bal­four Kitchen. Photo: Hamil­ton Lund.

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