Spring is well and truly here, jacarandas are blooming, the sun is shining and our days are stretching out that little bit longer. In celebration of this seasonal transformation a number of restaurants and cafes dotted around Brissy have released their spring menus highlighting the best in seasonal produce and delightfully reinvented bites.
With so many to choose from we’ve done all the dirty work for you and compiled a list of the springtime menus you won’t want to miss out on.
Todd & Pup | Moorooka
Todd & Pup have hit the springtime nail on the head with their seasonal menu featuring dishes like earl grey lavender waffles for brekky and fried chicken burgers with house kimchi slaw, pickled cucumbers and sriracha aioli on a brioche bun for dinner.
The Pie Hole | Brisbane CBD
If you’re a devoted Brisbane market patron then you’ve definitely seen these guys once or twice. The Pie Hole frequent local Bris markets (Brisbane Twilight markets especially) and have answered our pie prayers with a spring menu. One of their creations include this mint julip cream pie – of course, it’s adults only.
Moreish Food & Café | Greenslopes
Located in the heart of Stones Corner is Moreish Food & Café serving coffee alongside delicious gourmet food. With puppy parking and a new spring menu what more could you need to pay them a visit? One of their new creations is the stacked waffles with ice cream, fairy floss, marshmallows and seasonal compote.
Unico Espresso | Thorneside
If you’re a keen brunch connoisseur you’ll find Unico Espresso to have the spring specials you’ve been waiting all year for. Whether it be sweet or savoury they have a drool-worthy list of treats that’ll delight like the breakfast parfait.
Pantry 360 | Newstead
Proudly supporting local farmers, Produce 360, otherwise known as The Regional Grocer, is a boutique regional food outlet and café in Newstead. Taking full advantage of seasonal produce within a 360km radius of Brisbane, Pantry 360 have introduced their spring menu featuring tasty dishes like their goat cheese and beetroot tart with caramelized onion and candied pecans.
Vieille Branche – The Old Branch | Albion
With their chefs slaving away for weeks in the kitchen, Vieille Branche is proud to introduce their spring menu – their classic French twist included of course. Combining seasonal produce, fresh flavours and French inspiration, there is something for the sweet-toothed bruncher all the way to the hungry meat-eater. Try their traditional French tartine with fresh mushroom salad, anchoiade, sliced prosciutto and truffle pecorino drizzled with olive oil on a bed of rocket & grilled sourdough. To check out our food review on Vielle Branche click here.
Lady Marmalade Café and Bar | Greenslopes
Reopening their doors after a stylish renovation, Lady Marmalade Café and Bar is back with a sensational spring menu to solidify their return. Their menu boasts a lot of seasonal fruits and creations alongside classic reinventions like their Raisin Pain Au Lait French Toast served with sea salt and nut brown butter ice-cream – say no more sister.
Alchemy Restaurant and Bar | Eagle St
If you fancy a spot of fine dining over spring then look no further. Alchemy Restaurant and Bar, right next to the Brisbane river, has a seasonal selection of gastronomic proportions. Just take a look at one of the desserts on offer, their hazelnut cream with pistachio meringue and dark chocolate disk.
Aria | Eagle St
Brisbane’s Aria restaurant was sure to jump on the spring menu train showcasing the crisp flavours the season has to offer. Take their fresh stracciatella, fennel, pea and parmesan oil dish.
Lokal + Co | South Brisbane
Offering a new spring menu available over breakfast, lunch and dinner, Lokal + Co have graced our palettes with some classic oldies and interesting newbies. Regulars of the restaurant can expect their faves like the green olive tapenade on toast with poached eggs, zucchini, currents and Persian feta salad, but some new creations on the horizon scream spring time like the spring salad bowl of beetroot tahini, roasted sweet potato, quinoa, mixed seeds, broccoli and walnuts.
Marriott Hotel | Brisbane CBD
After weeks of experimenting, tasting and trialling, the Marriott Hotel has finally released their spring menu and it will not disappoint. With a strong focus on fresh local produce and bright colours there is a delicious dessert selection as well as succulent dinner menu.
Morning After | West End
Morning After are no strangers to creating a delightful menu and spring time is no exception. Keen to do things a little differently (take their salmon gravlax with puffed rice instead of steamed), their menu is set to impress over the season. Check out their torn red velvet waffle with berries, meringue, chocolate ganache & strawberry dust – we’re dying.
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