Restaurants

The 50 Absolute Best Things We Ate In 2016

By Catherine Blake
14th Dec 2016

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We spent most of 2016 using our hands as the vehicle for shovelling food into our gobs, so forgive us if we think that this year has just flown by? The Brisbane restaurant scene has been cooking with serious gas these past twelve months, and gee, do we have the food babies to prove it.

Without further ado, The Urban List is proud to present Brisbane’s Greatest Foodie Hits of 2016! All our dedicated sampling, scouting and gramming boils down to a mere 50 tasteables that made our 2016 a great year for gastronomy.

Out of everything that passed our chops this year, here’s what still lingers on our lips:

  1. Peppermint and dark chocolate brittle from New Farm Confectionary.
  2. Gruyere beignet from Madame Rouge
  3. Sourdough waffle with strawberries, pepperberry and beetroot sorbet at Gauge
  4. Reuben sandwich at Pearl Café
  5. Coconut chicken curry at Hello Please
  6. Omnivore degustation at Urbane
  7. Peanut butter toast with grilled banana and granola at King Arthur.
  8. The Fritzen burger at Fritzenberger
  9. Chicken with pumpkin, harissa, puffed grains, asparagus and smoked curd from e’cco Bistro
  10. Lamb tartare from Gerard’s Bistro.
  11. Duck ragu pappardelle from Beccofino
  12. Sukiyaki at Sono
  13. Bunnings’ sausage sizzle.
  14. Lebanese taco of spiced goat, yoghurt, pickled pepper, mint and onion crisps from The APO
  15. Lamb and rosemary pie from Jocelyn’s Provisions
  16. Toasted cheese sandwich from Fromage the Cow
  17. Loaded fries at Ze Pickle
  18. Florence Street Coffee’s Reuben sandwich.
  19. Halloumi hot dog from Vira Lata
  20. Kim chi fries at Nom Nom Korean
  21. Bee sting chicken wings from King of the Wings
  22. The mussels at Bar Alto
  23. Green rice fried prawns with chilli and ginger pickle at Paper Daisy
  24. Fish fragrant eggplant at Happy Boy
  25. Roti Canai at Paw Paw Café
  26. Fried chicken at Wilde Kitchen
  27. Cabbage pancake from Sourced Grocer
  28. Gauge’s crispy Sebago potatoes with malt vinegar emulsion. 
  29. Soft shell crab tacos from Morning After
  30. Chocolate gelato at La Macelleria
  31. The Peggy Sue with sherbet from Ruby the Little Red Ice Cream Van
  32. The croque monsieur from Dello Mano.
  33. Peanut butter smoothie at Evolve.
  34. Choc chip cookie from e’cco Bistro
  35. JFC burger from Biru Shinobi
  36. Salt and pepper tofu from Green Tea
  37. Pawpaw salad from Café O Mai
  38. Chicken yakitori at Bird’s Nest
  39. Handmade waffle cones at Gelateria Cremona
  40. Banana custard with dark chocolate from Stokehouse
  41. Crispy pork pad see ew with choy sum and pickled chilli from Longtime
  42. Wagyu cheeseburger at Gerard’s Bar
  43. Avo toast with honey roasted lemon wedge, bee pollen and chevré at Kin + Co
  44. The Todd & Pup breakfast muffin. 
  45. Halloumi fries at The Yiros Shop
  46. Charcoal chicken from The Defiant Duck
  47. Raindrop cake at Harajuku Gyoza
  48. Slow cooked pork neck with carrot, orange and watercress at Allium
  49. A tray of mangoes.
  50. Breakfast vanilla parfait from Greenglass

For even more things to eat, check out The Directory for the best spots for a feed in Brisbsne.

Image credit: Ariana Gillrie

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