Brisbane is booming with new places to wine and dine, and May brings a whole new round of epic spots for you to check out. From new menu releases to hidden laneway bars, this is what you should be eating and drinking throughout the month of May.


With the launch of Art Series Hotels’ Fantauzzo, comes the opening of adjoining restaurant, Polpetta. The Italian kitchen and bar will serve rustic, traditional, and hearty meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and welcomes one and all to enjoy a laid back dining experience.


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Emporium Piano Bar

For a sophisticated night out of wining and dining, head to Emporium South Bank’s newly opening Piano Bar. Listen to a live pianist every afternoon, while sipping on a curated drinks menu of barrel aged spirits, local and international wines, and handcrafted cocktails, or listen to live jazz of a weekend every evening, while tasting the gorgeous menu created by Executive Chef Chris Norman.


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The much loved Redcliffe restaurant now has a new location, but will still be serving traditional Middle Eastern cuisine that diners know and love. The new bar exudes casual and relaxed vibes, perfect for weekend catchups, and the menu will feature all of your favourites, including kebabs, falafels, and delicious desserts.


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Paper Daisy

Hatted restaurant Paper Daisy has launched an entirely new menu with fresh and exciting starters, entrees, mains and desserts. Crafted by Executive Chef Jason Barratt, the fresh new menu features a variety of seafood twists with modern infusions, as well as a separate menu dedicated entirely to vegan friendly dishes.


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Death & Taxes

Yet another epic spot opening up on Burnett Lane is this super slick bar. Inspired by the underground bars of London and Paris and boasting an extensive cocktail list, 40 wines and 500 whiskeys, the talented bartenders at Death & Taxes can easily whip you up the perfect after-work concoction.


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El Matador

Burnett Lane is heating things up in the CBD this month, becoming the home of a stylish tapas, wine and lounge bar. Taking influence from the energetic bars of Madrid, and incorporating Spanish produce, techniques and traditions, diners can expect both sweet and savoury eats, sangria jugs, Spanish beers, and the fi nest meats and cheeses from artisan food producers.

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