Miss Kay's | Image Credit: Esteban Rivera
Ah, Brisbane, you delicious metropolis. It seems we’ve hardly had a chance to digest and there’s another epic restaurant, cute café, and bitchin’ bar to check out, get a little bit sloshed at, and roll home from.
Today we’re counting down the best new openings of 2015. Great restaurants in Brisbane don’t come fresher.
It’s official, Brisbane’s gone burger mad. The recent arrival of Miss Kay’s in the CBD—home to meaty stacks so high they’d make a cardiologist cry—has cemented our town as a city of bona-fide cheeseburger freaks. Not just a fast food joint, Miss Kay’s is also a cracking bar, and already bursting at the seams with city folk getting their nosh on.
Every now and then a new Brisbane café comes along that reminds us why Brisbane’s leading the breakfast field. King Arthur is the new venture from the team behind Merriweather, and the simple, locally sourced food being plated up here is why we get out of bed before 11am on a Saturday. The sourdough crumpets with rhubarb and honeycomb crumble are our new autumn breakfast standby.
Heya Bar is not one bar but many. Which means it's possible to do a bar crawl without leaving the venue. This cool new Brisbane drinking den sits below Brunswick Street (where Brunswick Social use to call home), and is made of a suite of little bars, each with its own vibe and each with a bar snacks menu that's as good as the drinks list. A street-hawker style food-focus, pinball machines, and plenty of space to explore means you'll never want to leave.
Fans of Kenmore’s Sichuan Bang Bang will be delighted to hear this awesome little restaurant now has a hot new Italian neighbour: Pizzeria Violetta. Sichuan owner Renata Roberts’ new venue is as authentic Italian as it gets. Alongside the Napoli-approved pizzas sits a short and sweet insalate menu, and a drinks list that’s equally impressive in its brevity. Kenmore’s stock just went up, big time.
An adorable hole in the wall serving glorious puffed doughies, Doughnut Time is no stranger to lines around the block, and is soon to get even more accessible with the arrival of the Doughnut Time Van in the next few weeks. Merging two irresistible food trends, The Doughnut Time Van is sure to break a few diets.
No list of the best new restaurants in Brisbane would be complete without Gauge, the new offering from Jerome Batten of Sourced Grocer. With a similar organic, locally focused menu as the flagship venue, Gauge is a Brisbane breakfasters delight.
Death Valley Bar
How’s this for adorable? Setting up shop right next door to bestie-venue Southside Tea Room, Death Valley is a new Brisbane bar with an ominous moniker and friendly connections. The Red Robin Supper Truck has taken permanent residence in the back courtyard, sharing a deck with this new Morningside local. Ten taps, a chilled and moody interior, and street eats out the back? Call it love.
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