10 Dishes You Need To Eat In Brisbane This September

By Jessica Pridmore
29th Aug 2016

As if there weren’t enough reasons to get out and visit some of the best restaurants in Brisbane on the daily, we’ve now found 10 more!

We’ve teamed up with the guys at Westfield Garden City to bring you the best dishes cranking out of their stunning Town Square dining precinct, to help celebrate the launch of their new Seasonal Flavours Food Guide. This is no food court pit-stop sitch, we’re talking the coolest food trends with a capital T. So you can shop til you drop then reward all of your hard work with the most epic feeds in town.

Here are 10 dishes you need to try, pronto.

Get all kinds of fitspo at Coco Bliss—champions of healthy, raw, and sugar-free goodness—famous for their acai bowls, smoothies, juices and snacks that are kind to your body. Refuel the bod after a day of shopping with the Ferrero Rocher Bowl; not in fact made from Ferrero Rocher, but it sure tastes like it does. Think of this bowl of goodness as the only time when a treat this delicious isn’t, in fact, a lifetime on the hips.



Asian street food is by far the biggest food trend for 2016—think burgers two years ago sort of big—and Madtongsan, hidden down the legendary 8 Street laneway, is your go-to for rhe most authentic, and may we add, delicious, dishes! Stop in to try their famous Bi Bim Bap; a totally banging Korean rice dish that will rival your weekly Pad Thai obsession. You’ve been warned!



If, like us, you regard dessert as the precursor to a meal, then Oliver Brown is your version of sugary heaven! With all that melting chocolate and desserts on show, deciding what to order can be a difficult decision. We suggest going for the salted caramel sundae, because anything topped with salted caramel is a win win situation, right?



If you’re craving authentic Japanese dishes, then Kin Sei Japanese is the wasabi to your soy. Their attention to detail is second-to-none, and you’ll be hard pushed to find fresher Aburi sushi. Why not polish off a serve of their tempura ice cream while you’re there. Be rude not to, really.


Exuding a luxe Mediterranean feel, dining at The Palms has total holiday vibes—perfect after a hard day’s shopping! Their menu is full of classic Mediterranean-style dishes, ideal for sharing (or not, if you prefer to stick to food boundaries). A must try is the scallop risotto; perfect with a glass of vino… or two.



Not all Thai food is created equal, and Kinn Thai with its beautifully fresh ingredients and nod to traditional dishes we all know and love, will rival your local take out. The gad phed ped yang (red duck curry), is the perfect balance of sweet and savoury, and paired with a cold Singha is basically our idea of a perfect evening.


Hakataya Ramen have a few other dishes on the menu, but the jewel in their crown is ramen. Their piping hot bowls of noodles are hands down the cure for weary shopping feet (it’s a real thing!), and special shout out goes to their shio spicy-men! Spicy, salty goodness.


There’s something to be said for a wedge of cake and a perfectly creamy coffee, and Jamaica Blue do both very well. Grab yourself a seat, and settle in for some serious people watching as you guzzle down. Make it a flat white and a slice of chocolate Dianne cake.



Pancake Manor have been satisfying sugar cravings in Brisbane for the better part of a decade, and you’ll be hard pushed to find a better stack in town! Their blueberry heaven—all fluffy hot cakes topped with ice cream and blueberry sauce—is epic!


Soft serve is back! Well, for us OG sweet-tooths, it never left. Modern Japanese eatery Motto Motto is perfect for a causal bite to eat—they do some of the best sandwich rolls this side of Tokyo!—, but if what you’re looking for is for delicious, ‘grammable’ dessert, then their Matcha soft serve is the ticket. It’s weird, it’s wonderful, and, of course, tastes incredible!


Image credit: Victoria Cranstoun, Ariana Gillrie

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