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Where The Urban List Staff Love To Eat

By Rachel Lay - 12 Jul 2016

Given that we’re an office full of eating-obsessed, constantly hungry food writers, we thought it would be fun to round up the ultimate Urban List approved guide to Brisbane, from those in the know. From our favourite dining destinations, to the guilty pleasures we'll never give up, to our ideal drinking dens, this is where you'll find us, most days. Make sure you share the love and let us know your favourites, too!

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT:

The roast room feast at Pearl – perfectly indulgent for groups and private dining.

GUILTY PLEASURE:

La Macellaria gelato, often prefaced by calamari and a pizza at Beccofino.

DRINKING SPOT:

Currently Kin + Co for a 5:30am coffee fix or my balcony, with a line-up of wines delivered by Captain James Cork.

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT:

Beccofino – pizza, pasta, and all of the wine.

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Ben’s Burgers – the perfect burger, obviously add jalapeños.

DRINKING SPOT:

Brooklyn Standard – a hidden laneway bar with a killer drinks menu. 

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT:

Moga – super cute set up with really good sushi.

GUILTY PLEASURE:

A slice of quiche from Crust & Co when you’re hungover is a life essential.

DRINKING SPOT:

Brooklyn Standard – On Monday's there's a mariachi band. Sold!

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT:

Beccofino – friendly staff, epic pizzas...what else do you need?

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Bar Alto – order the mussels and the goat ragu, trust me.

DRINKING SPOT:

Gerard’s Bar – the perfect spot for an after-work Campari. 

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT:

Gerard’s Bistro – the best wings in Brisbane. And I've done the leg work.

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Ben’s Burgers – you can’t go past the classic burger with a beer. 

DRINKING SPOT:

Sixes and Sevens – an Aperol in the sunshine is perfection. 

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT:

The Survey Co. – laneway dining at its best.

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Ze Pickle – who doesn’t love a good burger?

DRINKING SPOT:

Archive – Great selection of craft beers. 

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT:

e’cco Bistro – the duck is what dreams are made of.

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Brewbakers – the choc chip bagels are my go-to.

DRINKING SPOT:

Gerard’s Bar – the best espresso martinis in town. 

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT:

Stokehouse – their desserts are epic.

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Ze Pickle –  One word: waaanngss. (Not actually a word, but you get the idea.)

DRINKING SPOT:

The Pineapple Hotel – A Brisbane institution.

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT:

Anise – epic food and epic wine? Yes please!

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Chouquette – nothing compares to an eclair from Chouquette. Nothing.

DRINKING SPOT:

The Gresham – This CBD bar isn't spoken about enough! So good.

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT:

Bar Alto – it’s all about the zucchini chips, people.

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Breakfast Creek Hotel – steak with two sauces (mushroom, natch) and a side of Pepperjack = perfection.

DRINKING SPOT:

Beccofino – a bowl of pasta with a rosé on a Friday. 

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT:

Sono – the shabu shabu hot pot is the best.

GUILTY PLEASURE:

The Yiros Shop – a yiros always hits the spot when you're hungover, or just really, really hungry.

DRINKING SPOT:

Bloodhound Bar – I've had so many beers here and don't regret one. 

 

Image credit: Yaseera Moosa, Ariana Gillrie

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