Four of the Best: A Foodie’s Guide to Brisbane
Australian cuisine is varied, with influence taken from the immigrants who settled in Australia and introduced their produce to the country. The city has a plentiful supply of restaurants for food lovers and you can eat for a reasonable price. Here are a few:
The Nook Caffe Restaurant
This restaurant comes highly recommended, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Choices for breakfast include gingerbread pancakes, Bircher muesli and bacon benedict. For lunch, the menu includes pan-fried fillet of Queensland Barramundi, smoked chicken salad and caramelized pork belly. If you’re visiting the restaurant in the evening, you’ll find a variety of cuisines available, including Spanish, Lebanese and Italian. The restaurant is located in the Jindalee suburb of Queensland.
Located in the Wooloowin area, Rhubarb Rhubarb is a popular choice. The food is a little more expensive than some establishments, but reasonable for the quality. You can also take your own wine (bonus!). Dishes include Barramundi risotto, duck and pistachio sausage and seared scallops. You can also tuck into some delicious desserts, such as chocolate mousse, passion fruit soufflé and rhubarb and strawberry crumble.
The Moray Café
A popular establishment in the New Farm area is The Moray Café, which offers all-day breakfast, delicious coffee and home-made cakes, along with dinner specials. Interesting items on the breakfast menu include fig and walnut toast, smashed avocado, and if you’re particularly hungry, the Moray Big Breakfast. The dinner specials vary depending on which night you visit, with options including curry and steak.
The Lock ‘n’ Load Bistro
Situated in the heart of the West End of Brisbane, the Lock ‘n’ Load Bistro offers Australian and international cuisine in a relaxed environment. Options include Queensland Barramundi, a specialty of the area, and Tasmanian grass-fed rib fillet. Vegetarians may like to try the spiced sweet potato falafels or the ricotta and sage gnocchi.
Brisbane offers a huge choice of restaurants where you can sample the local cuisine, ranging from casual café venues to classy bistros. You can normally purchase cheap flights to Brisbane, leaving more cash in your pocket for that tasty Aussie grub. Magic!
As always, I welcome and encourage your comments. What Australian dish do you love the best? (No - Tim Tams are NOT an acceptable answer!)
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