Restau­rants in Re­view

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CITY DIN­ING ■ 51ST STREET. Espresso & Burger Bar.

The New York-in­spired 51st Street serves up a tasty ar­ray of food at Ea­gle Street Pier. It’s open all day for espresso and break­fast, and then of­fers Amer­i­canstyle slow cooked meats and beer later in the day. En­joy great cof­fee, healthy STREETBOWLS, tasty burg­ers and yummy BBQ like Cape Grim Rump, BBQ Baby Back Pork Ribs, and Honey Pa­prika BBQ’D Chicken. There’s also a great range of de­li­cious house-made iced tea, house­made soda, su­per shakes, su­per­food smooth­ies and house spun gelato.

Ea­gle Street Pier, 45 Ea­gle Street, Bris­bane. Mon–fri 6am–9pm and Sat–sun 7am–9pm. ea­glestreet­pier.com.au

■ 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

■ MU­NICH BRAUHAUS. Bavar­ian. Mu­nich Brauhaus is a tra­di­tional Bavar­ian bier­haus, where guests can dine, drink and party like Ok­to­ber­fest never ended. Lo­cated on Stanley Plaza in the heart of South­bank Park­lands, just op­po­site Streets Beach, this state-of-the-art venue seats 850 peo­ple and is a bier lovers de­light. Try the venue’s very own sig­na­ture Mu­nich Lager, as well as a se­ries of ex­clu­sively im­ported Bavar­ian Biers, while the menu in­cludes crispy pork belly, pork knuckle, clas­sic schnitzels and haus-made sausages.

153 Stanley Street, South Bank. Mon–fri 11am–late, Sat–sun 8am–late. 1300 686 424. the­bavar­i­ans.com

■ 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

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 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

Left: Nori crisps, tuna, king­fish, green onion, tog­a­rashi and se­same dress­ing from Saké Restau­rant & Bar.

Right: Views from Sum­mit Restau­rant.

Sono Japanese.

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