5 of the Best Pre-Movie or Theatre Dining Hot Spots

5 of the Best Pre-Movie or Theatre Dining Hot Spots

Alana gives us her list of the best pre-movie dining institutions for a fabulous feed that won't leave you reaching for the popcorn.

By Alana Lowes | 12th August 2014

Your movie tickets are booked for tonight, you’ve popped on a gorgeous lippy, a cute pair of heels…now where can you go for a pre-movie meal when it is too early for dinner, but too late for lunch?

Here are 5 of my quick and delicious choices to help take the panic out of a last minute dash to Subway.

Heading to the Barracks Cinema:

The Chelsea Bistro serves up casual French fare and the $35 fixed price menu includes a small plate, a light meal plus a glass of wine and is available everyday from lunchtime.

Off to QPAC to catch the theatre:

The all day “snacks & something light” menu at The Jetty South Bank is filled with moreish dishes.  My pick is the spring rolls with braised beef and the tangy nahn jim sauce.  If you are after something slightly more filling, the dinner menu begins at 5:30pm each night.

Styling it up at Palace Cinemas James St or off to catch a show at the Brisbane Powerhouse:

It is Aperitivi Hour from 5pm at Bucci Restaurant in James St.  They serve classic Italian aperitivi along with a selection of assaggini (small plates).

Gerard’s Bar (Gerard’s Bistro’s little sis) and its classic Euro styling is open from 3pm Monday to Thursday and from 12noon Friday to Sunday.  Here they will serve up small and large Spanish inspired charcuterie plates and the exhaustive wine list will have you loosened up before a side splitting romcom or live comedy act!

Hitting the burbs of Rosalie to watch a movie at the Blue Room Cinebar:

Moga Izakaya & Sushi Bar is where the traditional Japanese Izakaya drinking establishment serving hot grilled meats crosses with your favourite sushi train.  Open from 11am, there is now no excuses for scoffing a large popcorn before the opening credits of the movie have finished.


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Article by Alana Lowes

Alana Lowes is of MasterChef pedigree, a celebrity cook, has travelled the world co-hosting the television show ‘A Taste of Travel' on Channel Ten and loves to write here, there and everywhere about food and travel.


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