Our ode to garlicky goodness.
While this pungent little clove may have ruined many a first kiss, it also has a load of health benefits, including aiding the management of high blood pressure and cholesterol. Grab the breath mints, because we’ve found Brisbane’s best garlic dishes.
Gauge | South Brisbane
It’s garlic bread but not as you know it. This semi-sweet black-bread dessert with brown butter and burnt vanilla has set tongues wagging all over Brisbane. And for good reason – it’s delicious!
OTTO | Brisbane
Fresh ravioli filled with Moreton Bay blue swimmer crab and mascarpone, surrounded by a black garlic crema is enough to make our mouths water. Get yourself to Otto to feast on this modern Italian dish.
1889 Enoteca | Woolloongabba
For a traditional take on the best garlic dishes, try 1889 Enoteca’s house-made tagliatelle pasta tossed with prawns, chili, chives and, of course, garlic. Hearty and homey, it will warm you up as the weather cools down.
Jamie’s Italian | Brisbane
The Famous Prawn Linguine lives up to its name. Fried garlicky prawns, fennel, tomatoes, chili, saffron, fish broth and lemony rocket come together to create a melt-in-your-mouth dish sure to satisfy every garlic fan.
Alchemy Restaurant & Bar | Brisbane
Alchemy Restaurant & Bar is a garlic-lover’s dream. Start with the prawn dumplings with garlic, ginger, chili and black vinegar. Then treat yourself to the outstanding mustard crumbed confit duck leg with garlic puree, sautéed silver beet, creamy mash and cherry sauce.
Kabuki Teppanyaki Restaurant | Brisbane
Most of the meals at Kabuki Teppanyaki have some form of garlic goodness in them but the standout is the Tsubaki set teppanyaki dinner: local prawns, light soy and lemon; Kabuki’s famous teriyaki chicken; and Angus beef fillet, garlic and soy. It also comes with a garden salad, fried rice, miso soup and dessert to satisfy your cravings.
Black Hide Steakhouse | Petrie Terrace
Start your meal at Black Hide Steakhouse with the selection of marinated olives share plate. Wild olives with rosemary, chili and garlic, and Sicilian olives with preserved lemon, thyme and garlic are the perfect way to munch and mingle.
Gambaro Seafood Restaurant | Petrie Terrace
If you love your seafood, try the mud crab with garlic butter from award-winning Gambaro Seafood Restaurant. Full of flavour and locally-sourced, it’s the decadent way to celebrate your love of garlic!
Pane e Vino | Brisbane
Stunning Australian prawns with garlic, fresh chili and ciabatta make for a perfect antipasti platter. Pane e Vino gives traditional Italian a modern Aussie spin that diners can’t get enough of.
Malt Dining | Brisbane
Succulent medium-rare Milly Hill Lamb, malted barley, glazed witlof and black garlic is the perfect winter warmer. The sweet and syrupy black garlic complements the lamb so well you’ll be tempted to order seconds.