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Manchego souffle at Fish Lane Bistro.

Fish Lane Bistro

1 Fish Lane, South Brisbane, Queensland
  • Rating:

    13.5/20

  • Cuisine:
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    15 reader ratings

Fish Lane has the potential to be a very good bistro, the kitchen just needs to pay a little more attention to detail.

sydney

Four Frogs

Four Frogs Creperie

Lenny Ann Low Four French men have solved their search for the perfect pancake in Australia.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (24)

melbourne

Beef broth with kale and mushrooms.

Brothl

Kylie Northover Brothl's hearty broths are based on bones and offal from some of the city's top restaurants.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (3)

breakfast

Hotcakes

Illi Hill

Megan Johnston A much-loved deli is reborn as a welcoming cafe with some exciting treats on the menu.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (16)

vietnamese chain

The Xa Ca Ri Ga, Lemongrass curry chicken, at Mama's Buoi
13.5/20

Mama's Buoi

Terry Durack A cheeky, nostalgic evocation of the cafes of old Saigon.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (30)

armenian

Twice-cooked chicken wings at Sezar.

Sezar

Dani Valent Middle Eastern cuisine meets eastern Europe and the funky food culture of Melbourne at this laneway eatery.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (8)

tangy tartare

Beef tartare

Brother Nancy

Matt Holden This cosy West Footscray cafe's seasonal menu contains a couple of nice surprises.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (7)

american diner

Generous: Tea salted duck stir-fry topped with crisp taro chips.
13.5/20

Madame Wu

Natascha Mirosch Madame Wu's balcony is the perfect spot to toast the Brisbane River over dumplings.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (21)

european

Gnocchi with pumpkin puree at The Catbird Seat Bistro.
14.5/20

The Catbird Seat Bistro

Natascha Mirosch This European bistro fills a much under-represented niche in Brisbane, and lucky locals are sitting pretty.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (33)

funky eatery

Shaw River buffalo mozzarella, charred kale, smoked walnuts and black garlic.
14/20

A. Baker

Catriona Jackson A. Baker is part cafe, part bakery, part late-night groovy restaurant and is full of action.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (19)

jamie oliver

Heritage tomato bruschetta.
14/20

Jamie's Italian, Canberra

Bryan Martin There is no doubting Jamie Oliver's commercial viability, but how is his restaurant brand going these days?

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (76)

sydney

Calamari, chilli, garlic, parsley.

The Lemon Tree

13.5/20

Terry Durack CBD restaurant's menu is inspired by Italy's sun-drenched Amalfi coast.

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

canberra

Pedro Ximenez cheesecake, strawberries, rhubarb, citrus crumb and basil.

Rubicon

14/20

Natasha Rudra This Griffith venue remains a stalwart of Canberra's dining scene.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (14)

brisbane

Manchego souffle at Fish Lane Bistro.

Fish Lane Bistro

13.5/20

Natascha Mirosch Fish Lane has the potential to be a very good bistro, the kitchen just needs to pay a little more attention to detail.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (15)

open sandwiches

Montagu

John Montagu

Georgia Waters It's never too early for a slow-cooked beef-cheek sandwich.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (17)

taiwanese tea

Plant milk teas

Tea Plus

Angie Schiavone This Burwood tea shop's pastel beverage and bite-sized Taiwanese morsel combinations will have you back for more.

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

restaurant

Spiced Doughnuts with blood orange and whey butterscotch

Pei Modern

15.5/20

Terry Durack This 'restaurant with rooms' fulfils its come-what-may hotel dining room remit and goes beyond it, with slightly offbeat, clever, contrarian cooking.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (37)

bucket cocktails

Richmond's LadyBoy.

LadyBoy Dining + Bar

12.5/20

Gemima Cody LadyBoy is stuck in the middle ground between cheap-and-cheerful hole-in-the-wall and proper restaurant.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (15)

out of town

Organic spelt pancakes with candied bacon and maple syrup.

The Old Butcher Shop Cafe

Bridget McManus Forget the Barber of Seville, and head to the Butcher of Seville for breakfast.

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

omakase

Seafood tartare

Kappo

15/20

Gemima Cody Japanese fine-diner Kappo is here to remind us that we can have very nice things, and very good times.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (6)

alfresco

'Arrabbiata' chicken wings.

The Mero Restaurant and Bar

14/20

Natascha Mirosch Indooroopilly Shopping Centre's freshest addition brings alfresco Italian dining to the complex.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (6)

fusion

Generous: Tea salted duck stir-fry topped with crisp taro chips.

Madame Wu

13.5/20

Natascha Mirosch Madame Wu's balcony is the perfect spot to toast the Brisbane River over dumplings.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (21)

yakitori

Karaage

Bird's Nest Yakitori

Natascha Mirosch Eat your way from beak to tail at this unusual contemporary yakitori bar.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (26)

out of town

Ox cheek braised in pedro ximenez sherry.

Grazing, Gundaroo

15/20

Kirsten Lawson Grazing's hearty country fare has improved a lot since our last visit - and is worth the drive to Gundaroo.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (30)

lake views

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Waters Edge

15/20

Natasha Rudra As Lake Burley Griffin turns 50 this month, dining at this Parkes restaurant is fitting.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (23)

mediterranean

Dolmathes - vine leaves stuffed with spiced beef and rice with a light creamy lemon sauce.

Plaka

14/20

Catriona Jackson A friendly and generous Greek family restaurant serving well-made authentic food.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (39)

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