6 Reasons To Visit This Bustling Northside Hub

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By Dinushka Gunasekara | 7th June 2024

Oftentimes, the best reasons to visit a new suburb are found by asking locals who know the area like the back of their hand. From hidden gems to specialty spots they visit on the regular, you can trust the people who live there to have insider tips and tricks. And for the northern nook of Banyo, that’s certainly the case!

With everything you need wrapped up in a relaxed and charming atmosphere, there are plenty of reasons to visit this hub that’s tucked away less than 20 minutes from the Brisbane CBD. Discover why the locals can’t get enough of their neighbourhood, with six reasons to visit Banyo below: 

Brad’s Fish House

The best fish and chips joint is equal parts delicious tastes and friendly banter, and at Brad’s Fish House, you’ll get both by the bucketload. Hailed for their consistency, affordability, and speedy service, the menu here goes beyond your usual meal deals with zesty fish tacos, loaded burgers, and pan-seared calamari in herby butter also on offer. For a top-notch feed, you can’t go wrong at Brad’s Fish House! 

Brad’s Fish House

Kokoro Bento

When a craving for fresh and quality Japanese dishes hits, this local favourite has your fix. Kokoro Bento is a welcoming sushi restaurant, boasting tantalising flavours and fusion rolls with an emphasis on excellent service. From the decadent sashimi to their iconic lion king roll (crab meat and avocado baked with salmon and parmesan cheese then topped with kewpie and teriyaki sauce), Kokoro Bento’s chicken katsu has its very own fan base and it’s no wonder why – it’s simply the best! 

The Yarn Bowl

Get set for a delightful crafternoon with a visit to this boutique yarn store and creative destination. Not only will you find both local and internationally sourced yarns and notions to level up your knitting, crocheting, and sewing, but the passionate team are also brimming with advice to help you make your very own masterpiece. Plus, keep an eye on their socials as The Yarn Bowl is often hosting classes and workshops with special guests from near and far! 

The Yarn Bowl (via @theyarnbowl)

Deepmala Groceries

Want to cook up your best curry yet but can’t find that one ingredient to make it Michelin star-worthy? Look no further, because Deepmala Groceries has the goods! This Indian and Polynesian spice boutique offers an array of hard-to-find ingredients, groceries, and produce from around the world, handpicked for quality assurance. Don’t let the small size fool you – the stocked shelves house an extensive variety, while the knowledgeable staff are always happy to share their recommendations and tips. 

Destiny Hair

Finding a hairdresser with the skills and expertise to turn your vision into a reality is no easy feat, but this local salon has developed a dedicated client base purely for that reason! Kick back in the neighbourly atmosphere at Destiny Hair, as the stellar team of stylists work their magic so you feel refreshed and fabulous as you strut out their doors. Whether you’re after a gorgeous colour service or professional styling, Destiny Hair will always look after you. 

Destiny Hair (via @destinyhair1)

Banyo Meat Service

This local butcher needs to be a pit stop on your next grocery trip! Supplying locals with quality meat for years, Banyo Meat Service offers a great variety at even better prices. From free-range to grass-fed and everything in between, you can expect mouth-watering steaks, lamb chops, pork belly, chicken wings, juicy ribs, award-winning sausages, and a whole lot more. Ps. While you’re there, pick up one of their fresh gourmet pies made onsite daily! 

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By Dinushka Gunasekara A self-proclaimed Spotify connoisseur who plans her weekends on Monday, Dinushka’s least favourite time of the day is in between meals.




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