Determined not to be outshone by the Easter festivities, chefs and restaurateurs the city over are bringing their A-game this April. Every time of day seems to be bristling with brand new opportunities to have a trained professional excite your senses and drain your wallet. With all the Easter chocolate flying around and these up-and-coming wonders on our street corners, our advice this April is to get amongst it.
These are the best new Brisbane restaurants, bars, and cafes to check out in April.
These rebels need to slow down because they are fast earning a reputation for A-grade badassery. With all the fixtures of a Yankee banquet, from 5 Boroughs you can expect bottomless jugs of iced tea, pork ribs, pressed sandwiches, fish tacos, and a whole tonne of sliders. Get in ma belleh.
Glorious news this month as the Sourced Grocer welcomes a bouncing sister venue! Gauge’s all day menu showcases seasonal produce in eccentric pairings designed to spruce one or all of your daily meals. If your spirit won’t be quelled by the prospect of artichoke custard or freeze-dried honey, Gauge is one restaurant you have to look out for this April.
The latest in late-night dining is like an Asian market that doesn’t pack up in a tent. Heya Bar bills itself as the solace and refuge of witching hour wastrels' midnight comfort. They have a designated menu which runs from 10pm until late including their rainbow garlic chips, Kung Pao chicken wings, and now famous cheeseburger spring rolls.
Kenmore’s local Chinese connection, Sichuan Bang Bang, has a new sister and she’s causing all kinds of stirs. Officially open and roaring with trade, Pizzeria Violetta is bringing the ancient traditions and practices of pizza-making to the Brisbane suburbs. Due to increasing popularity, this new Brisbane restaurant is open only every night.
Wham Bam Banh Mi
The geniuses behind Libertine at the Barracks are taking their French-Vietnamese expertise to the streets with their latest venture Wham Bam Banh Mi. As the name suggests, the brunt of Wham Bam’s food offerings are zesty, moreish sandwiches-on-steroids. So I guess that takes care of lunch for the next 7 weeks…
“Great, that’s exactly what we need. Another burger joint” said no one, ever. If any of you were feeling a bit tired of burgers (heathens!), your second wind has arrived. Now operating out at Bridgeman Downs, Getta Burger’s slammin’ meaty globes are made from the best quality meat (ground and smoked in house) and slathered in their signature sauce, made from scratch.
Marche du Macaron
How long has it been since you had a macaron? I mean like a really good macaron. The kind of sweet, confectionery pebble that hits your tongue and makes your soul buzz. Never? No worries, just get to Marche du Macaron and let them delicately rock your world.
Taking over the space left by Raw Paw Paw, the new kids in the Farm are wasting no time working their way into our hearts and bellies. Offering seriously tasty (and sometimes healthy) breakfasts, and locally roasted Fonzie Abbott coffee, it won’t be long before Little Loco has everyone going a little loco…
Bloodhound Corner Bar and Kitchen
Bursting onto the Brunswick party-scape this April, Bloodhound Corner Bar and Kitchen will be serving lunch, dinner and drinks to passing patrons until the wee hours. With murmurs of craft beer, cider and tacos on offer we cannot wait to see what else they have in store.
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