Fork Talk: Issue 20

Fork Talk: Issue 20

We’ve got your Brisbane foodie news and gossip covered.

By Emmy-Lou McKean | 5th January 2017


Ginger’s Diner on Caxton Street has had a complete makeover and morphed into a 1920s-inspired speakeasy jazz bar. Sitting right next door to Lefty’s, Seymour’s Cocktails and Oysters is a New Orleans-style café by day and cocktail bar by night that is set to become a Petrie Terrace favourite.

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Once occupied by The Gaslight Bistro, The Long Road Bar & Eatery is the newest addition to New Farm’s Brunswick Street. Phoebe Mille is heading the kitchen after returning from five years of training under Maria Jose in the prestigious Le Chateaubriand & Le Mary Celeste in Paris Her passion for fresh locally-sourced produce combined with her French techniques creates an earthy modern twist. From bruléed foie gras to roasted beef cheek with crispy pork belly, this new dining destination is a foodie’s dream.
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In true Darling & Co fashion, the chefs are right on the latest foodie trends. This is now one of the first restaurants in Brisbane to offer a Hawaiian poké bowl on its main bar menu all summer long! The Mooloolaba Tuna Poké Bowl is made of quinoa, sushi rice, edamame, cucumber, carrot, ginger, sweet corn, wakame, sesame and chili, and is a delicious mouthful of gluten- and dairy-free goodness for only $19. Throw in a cold-pressed green juice and you’ve got yourself the perfect summer lunch!
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Recently taking up residence on McLachlan Street in Fortitude Valley, Madame Rouge has an atmosphere straight out of a moody 1920s Parisian bistro. There is no denying the new fit-out (candlelit and complete with red-velvet curtains) is utterly luxurious. The menu boasts French favourites including soufflé, escargot and steak frites.


Putting a modern spin on traditional Greek cuisine, The Lamb Shop is a destination where fast food is done well. Inspired by memories of his childhood, owner Peter Gloftis wanted to share the Greek flavours that he knows and loves with Gold Coast diners. The concept has seen great success, with their succulent, spit-roasted lamb selling out daily. And our prayers have been answered! King Street, Brisbane’s new favourite dining hub, will welcome The Lamb Shop’s second location in late January.


Fratelli Famous, the fast-casual spin-off of the popular Sydney and Melbourne Italian eatery Fratelli Fresh will debut its first Queensland eatery at Eagle Street Pier. Fratelli Famous customers build their own pizza by choosing one of three bases (sourdough, classic Napolitana, or gluten-free), selecting from a number of sauces, seasoning and cheeses, and unlimited toppings. AND it gets better: during Happy Hour (from 3-6pm every day), customers can purchase a large pizza and craft beer for $20. There’s also a pizza, soda and gelato deal available all day ($16 for an 8-inch pizza or $20 for a 12-inch pizza).

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Article by Emmy-Lou McKean

Emmy-Lou McKean is a Journalist at Style Magazines. She is a self-confessed pyjama enthusiast and on her weekends when she isn't in said pyjamas you'll find her enjoying live music, sipping Matcha lattes and eating her way through Brisbane and beyond.