Eat Out

vittoria coffee restaurant of the year

Japanese sweet potato and black olive, served on a rock.

Esquire

145 Eagle Street, Brisbane, Queensland
  • Rating:

    18/20

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  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    3 reader ratings

This degustation is a culinary roller-coaster that's equal parts kitchen alchemy, art, breathtaking imagination and just plain good cooking.

melbourne

Cauliflower hummus at Bluff Town.

Bluff Town

Matt Holden This smart new cafe near Sandringham Beach is primed for success.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (2)

sydney

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 23: The Connecticut style lobster roll at Watermans in Potts Point on June 23, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Sahlan Hayes/Fairfax Media)

Waterman's Lobster Co

Myffy Rigby A New England lobster sandwich bar serving imported shellfish - what's to like? Quite a lot more than you might think.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (10)

neighbourhood fun

A classic Greek salad with a big sheet of salty feta.

Kerasma Souvlaki Merchant

Myffy Rigby Fancy a snail sandwich? This lo-fi Newtown joint has you covered.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (29)

casual dining

The bufalina is like a luxed-up margherita.

Lucio Pizzeria

Myffy Rigby At Lucio Pizzeria, you can tell you're in the hands of a master pizzaiolo when you taste the cheesy slices.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (57)

jamaican

The jerk platter - chicken, pork and corn.
14/20

Bax Food Co

Gemima Cody It's all about cheap, simple and solidly executed Jamaican food at this Yarraville diner.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (51)

home-style

Vegan corn fritters at  Dad & Dave's, Yarraville.

Dad and Dave's

Dani Valent There's a strong vegan strand to the menu at this homespun cafe.

japanese snacks

Pan-fried pork gyoza at Izakaya Goku.
13.5/20

Izakaya Goku

Natascha Mirosch New Japanese restaurant Izakaya Goku has struck a chord with West End locals.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (22)

good food guide

GOMA Restaurant's 'Plate of bait'.

Queensland's top 10 dishes of the year

Natascha Mirosch Deceptively simple-looking dishes seem to be de rigeur. Here are our favourites.

safe house

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13/20

Ellacure

Bryan Martin The dishes at this venue carry a comforting mixture of value for money, charm and interest.

Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (37)

indian

Copper Chimney on West Row, Civic.
13/20

Copper Chimney

Natasha Rudra Competent traditional dishes that don't break the mould.

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (26)

melbourne

Pulled pork bagel.

Mountain of Bears

Lindy Percival This arcade cafe may have the funkiest name, coolest decor and most intriguing breakfast options in the village.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (18)

sydney

Tella balls.

Foodcraft Espresso and Bakery

Lenny Ann Low A spacious new cafe has a specialty that's hard to resist.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (20)

melbourne

The jerk platter - chicken, pork and corn.

Bax Food Co

14/20

Gemima Cody It's all about cheap, simple and solidly executed Jamaican food at this diner.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (51)

go west

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27:  The slow cooked beef short rib at The Emporium in Parramatta on May 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cole Bennetts/Fairfax Media)

The Emporium

13.5/20

Terry Durack This Parramatta gastrodome brings Sydney's west into a league of its own.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (51)

italian

Marinara pizza (front) and ortolana pizza.

I Briganti

Louise Rugendyke A roaring wood-fired oven produces pizza worth fighting for.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (56)

junior eats

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29:  Cheeseburger from the kids menue at Regatta in Rose Bay on May 29, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by James Alcock/Fairfax Media)

Regatta

14/20

Terry Durack The waterfront restaurant has something to whet everyone's appetite: from a burger to a Moreton Bay bug.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (34)

bar hop

Rotisserie chicken with slaw and fries.

Belleville

Michael Harden CBD bar serves some seriously delicious rotisserie chicken.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (5)

flinders lane

Vitello tonnato at Woody P.

Woody P

14/20

Gemima Cody Casual Italian eatery follows the Flinders Lane restaurant formula.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (16)

pizzeria

Fungi pizza at Compass Pizza.

Compass Pizza

Matt Holden Lygon Street mainstay La Bussola has had a non-hostile takeover.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (51)

best bars

Gerard's Bar, Brisbane.

Brisbane's top 10 bars

Drinkers and good-time chasers in Brisbane are now spoilt for choice. Here are our top picks.

cult 'brownie' dessert

Malt Brownie, Salted Caramel, Peanut Brittle & Chocolate Textures at Malt Pier, Newstead.

Malt Pier

Natascha Mirosch Bar/cafe/restaurant - Malt Pier is a smart shape shifter.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (14)

top 10 burgers

Getta Boss burger at Getta Burger.

Brisbane's best burgers

Ashton Rigg Brisbane's love affair with the burger continues. Here are the standouts.

european

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D'Browe's

13/20

Natasha Rudra Hearty, simple European food in a neighbourhood setting.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (26)

japanese

Japanese fried chicken at Bon Kura.

Bon Kura

14/20

Kirsten Lawson This bright restaurant ticks the boxes for a fresh and casual meal out.

Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (76)

fine dining

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Pod Food

14.5/20

Catriona Jackson This is a lovely little restaurant for a special night, where respect for ingredients and genuine culinary skill are the stars.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (49)

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