Fork Talk: All The Foodie News You Need To Know This Month

Fork Talk: All The Foodie News You Need To Know This Month

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By Dinushka Gunasekara | 29th November 2021

From the best martini in town to luxe lobster rolls, here’s a bite-sized round up of all the new restaurants and foodie news in the Brisbane dining scene.

Sushi Room

This will maki your day – the gastronomic genius behind Hellenika and SK Steak and Oyster has announced his third venue at The Calile Hotel, set to open in March 2022. Sushi Room by Simon Gloftis is a beautiful 80-seater eatery championing the art of fine sushi, with the help of sushi master Shimpei Raikuni (previously Gold Coast’s Kiyomi) as well as Theo Kampolis and Kelvin Andrews who make up the team at Sushi Room’s predecessors.

Tiny Bar

Hit refresh at The Jetty’s gorgeous pop-up bar in the lively Stanley St Plaza this summer. From midday to late, Tiny Bar will welcome 30 people at a time to enjoy cocktails on tap, Slipstream Pale Ales, or a smooth glass of wine. There’ll also be a delish miniature menu, featuring oysters, fresh prawns with cocktail sauce, and a classic Australian three cheese board. Book here.

W Brisbane's Eat Your Art Out High Tea

In partnership with QAGOMA, W Brisbane’s eclectic Living Room Bar is serving up a seasonal twist on a paint and sip every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until 9 January. The curated high tea experience will have you painting your own panna cotta, while digging into delicious, themed desserts like gingerbread fig boxes, peppermint ganache brandy cannoli, and poached mulled wine pear tarts. Whether you opt for the perfectly paired cocktails like Till Death Do Us Art and Oh My GoMa, or bottomless tea or champagne, you’re in for a treat. Book here.

Rothwell’s Bar & Grill

Joining the sophisticated Edward Street precinct inside the heritage-listed Rothwell’s building, Rothwell’s Bar & Grill brings the culture of the world’s most iconic dining rooms to Brisbane. The menu focuses on produce-driven cooking such as Moreton Bay bugs with cafe de Paris butter, beef wellington, and as-you-like-it grass fed T-bone steak. It also boasts the best martini in town amongst an array of timeless cocktails, plus a wine list of more than 2,000 bottles.

Betty’s Burgers' lobster rolls

Roll up, roll up! Betty’s Burgers' best-selling luxe lobster rolls are back and flying out the door. The fan-favourite has already sold out in VIC, WA, SA, and ACT, but Queenslanders still have time to get in on the goodness. Filled with premium chilled lobster, shallots, inhouse made chive mayo, and crisp lettuce on a warm buttery Betty’s bun, you can enjoy a boujee bite for just $19.

1st Edition

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Brisbane’s new bar and restaurant inspired by the action-packed world of comics. 1st Edition is a theatrical dining experience tucked away in California Lane, dishing up a fusion feast of shareable bites featuring cheeseburger gyoza with kimchi tomato or the MB 7 Wagyu with bacon bordelaise. Like Spiderman’s web, the drinks are also sure to catch your attention – think Ninja Turtle Negroni with salami-infused Campari.

Banc Brasserie & Wine Bar

Live out your Wolf Of Wall Street fantasies at the city’s new refined European brasserie, housed inside the Bank of New South Wales built back in 1850 – Banc Brasserie & Wine Bar. With a classically indulgent menu of staple dishes that are adapted to reflect the season, nowadays you can enjoy coral trout with blood lime and kipfler potatoes or steak frites with béarnaise or pepper sauce, alongside a wine list of 350 drops.

Bisou Bisou’s Express Lunch

Take your lunch break up a notch with Bisou Bisou’s Express Lunch on Monday to Friday from 12-3pm. With a two-course meal for $48 or three courses for $58, you’ll be feasting on the very best in French cuisine like rotisserie pork collar with toffee apple puree or cured Ora king salmon rillette with cucumber jelly. Plus, you won’t need to roll onto the bus to get back to the office as Bisou Bisou is throwing in free valet parking with any Express Lunch booking from Monday to Thursday. Book here.

Sasso Italiano

Woolloongabba’s latest resident, Sasso Italiano, is a neighbourhood Italian taking its rich culinary history and presenting it in family-style, old-school dishes designed to share. Hailing from the Amalfi Coast, Head Chef Gabrielle Di Landri creates food that tugs on heartstrings, like the burrata with bagna cauda, which uses anchovies from his hometown. The delectable pizza menu is prepared in the woodfire oven featuring a deck wrought from Mt Vesuvius lava stone and Sasso also boasts a specialised Negroni menu.

Hungry for more? Check out our pick of Brisbane’s best breakfasts here.



Article by Dinushka Gunasekara

Notorious for turning a random encounter into a three-hour conversation and running across streets to pat a dog, Dinu is a curious girl who loves a good story. Her extensive knowledge of Donald Glover is yet to come to good use and she would do basically anything for a hash brown. Catch her bombarding her friends with articles she thinks they should read or spending way too much time creating the perfect playlist.