Monthly Digest: What’s New On The Brisbane Foodie Scene

Dishing out the goods

By Style Journos | 7th April 2024

Hey there, fellow foodies! Ready to hop into the latest goss on the Brisbane foodie scene? With exciting openings, new menus, and other delectable news, we’ve got a lot to cover. From a trendy new wine bar to a brand-spankin’ new taqueria, scroll to find the 411 on the city’s hottest spots. 

Dark Green By The Green

The candles are lit, the grill is ablaze, and the flavours are fabulous. What are we on about you ask? Popular James St restaurant, The Green, has launched their new Dark Green Dinner Series where the eatery stays up late every Friday and Saturday night. Offering a set menu starting from $55pp from 5.30pm, devour Middle Eastern delights. From the warm embrace of homemade Lebanese bread to the robust flavours of charcoal-roasted fish cooked to perfection, a seriously good feast awaits. It’s unknown how long the dinner series is going to last, so come on habibi, make that reservation! 


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Doughnut Time x Menz Violet Crumble

What time is it? Doughnut time! Brisbane-born doughnut empire, Doughnut Time is back at it again with another epic flavour and this is one we can’t resist. For a limited time only, they’re partnering up with Menz Violet Crumble – a match made in heaven. Available exclusively in Ampol Foodary locations Australia-wide, stop by for a sweet treat next time your car is low – filling up has never be so delicious!

ChauChow By Zyon

Fortitude Valley’s newest culinary hotspot offers casual Asian-fusion cuisine with a twist—it’s located within a nightclub (yes, a nightclub!). Headed by chefs Jacky Chau and Ben Chow, this pop-up dining concept reimagines Chinese takeaway classics. Found one level above China Town Mall in the former home of The Palace Lounge, guests enter through Zyon’s Duncan Street entrance every Friday and Saturday between 6-10pm. Ascend the gold-accented steps to find ChauChow, a separate yet complementary addition to Zyon. Enjoy a tasty dining concept like no other and maybe even a post-dinner boogie!


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Reverie Coffee House

It’s a great day because Paddington has just gained a new cafe! Reverie Coffee House, located on Kennedy Terrace in Paddington, offers Bear Bones Coffee and delicious pastries from Banette – a match made in heaven. With its light-filled ambience, welcoming vibe, and art sourced from local creatives, it’s a place where you can brunch with your bestie or settle in with your laptop. Everyone is welcome, so bring along your furry babies for a free puppycino. 

Nodo New Location

If Westfield Carindale is your local, then you’ve probably been feeling a little left out of the fun when it comes to GF donuts. Well, the day has come! A new Nodo grab-and-go location has just opened in Westfield Carindale and it’s a welcome addition to a hard day of shopping. Stop by the kiosk on level 1 (near Seed) to fuel up and indulge in a little sweet treat. Open from 9am until sold out, make sure to get in before there’s none left!


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Victoria Park Bistro

Did you hear? Victoria Park Bistro has just launched its autumn menu! Featuring delicious seasonal dishes on offer, get a taste of autumn with dishes such as burrata, roast pork belly, and woodfired pizza. Kick back with your pals in their charming alfresco setting and book yourself in. Want the full scoop? Check out the menu here


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Lamune Restaurant

Keep your eyes peeled! Brendale is preparing to welcome Lamune Restaurant, a new Thai eatery in Eatons Hill Village. Led by seasoned hospitality experts, you can expect clean and authentic flavours with a modern twist in a chic yet cozy atmosphere. Stay tuned for the opening date!


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Taro’s Ramen New Izakaya Menu

Guess what? Taro Ramen’s Queen Street venue isn’t just about noodles anymore! By day, it’s your go-to ramen spot, but when night falls, it transforms into a buzzing izakaya. Chef Taro Akimoto is all about spontaneity in the kitchen, with a menu that changes daily. From classic izakaya bites to vegan-friendly options like vegan karaage, there’s something for everyone. Swing by between 5.30pm and 8.30pm any day of the week, and enjoy the Japanese hospitality!


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Hello Please New Brunch 

Fist ups, its time to join the breakfast club (well, brunch club)! Hello Please in Fish Lane has switched gears and dived into a new brunch venture. Forget the typical Vietnamese you think of when you hear Hello Please and picture ricotta hotcakes that will make your life a whole lot sweeter. Pop in every Friday and Saturday from 10am to 3pm to indulge in their crowd-pleasing dishes with specialty coffee and brunch cocktails. 


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Mexicali Bar Y Taqueria Brisbane

Hola amigos! Gold Coast cult fave Mexicali is celebrating a decade of serving up tacos and margaritas. And guess what? They’ve just opened a vibrant new rooftop bar and taqueria in Bulimba, bringing the flavours of coastal Mexico to Brisbane. From seafood delights like freshly shucked oysters with a spicy mignonette to street-style corn and pineapple chilli-salt squid, there’s something for every palate. Don’t forget to try one of their eight signature margaritas. Mexicali Bulimba is now open—see you there!!

Ardo’s Wine

Sip-Sip hooray! Ardo’s Wine has expanded and has opened up a new cellar and bar in Milton. Swing by the new location to try something new from the rotating By The Glass list or even just setter in for a bottle. How could we forget the locally sourced cheeses, charcuterie, and other snacks to keep you going through glasses one and two (and three). Drop in, stay a while, and raise a glass in their stylish new spot, featuring their signature pink marble bar and City Winery’s own products. 


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Cozy up and wine down; Snug, a Korean-inspired cafe and wine bar has just opened in Coorparoo! Led by chefs Leaham Claydon and Jianne Jeoung, this charming spot will serve up coffee, brunch, vino, and snacks, with a nod to Korea’s hospitality scene. Stop by and settle into the welcoming space.


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A new sandwich joint is coming to town! Dijon, inspired by the popular sandwich shop Hector’s Deli in Melbourne, is popping up in Tarragindi soon. They’ll be serving toasties that pack a punch with housemade sauces that give any other toastie a run for their money. Keep an ear out for the crispy golden crunch – Dijon is opening May/early June.


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