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Where to eat in Brisbane

Gerard's Bistro
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Gerard's Bistro

Grab a mouthful of Middle Eastern-inspired cuisine from the sultan of James Street dining

Ristorante Tartufo
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Ristorante Tartufo

Hatted, starred and accoladed to the hilt, Tartufo remains Brisbane's high church of Italian cuisine

Il Centro
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Il Centro

This riverfront Italian restaurant is where food, wine and service shine bright

Osteria Epoca
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Osteria Epoca

We found a piece of Italy in the quiet back streets of Yeronga

Kwan Brothers
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Kwan Brothers

Visit the boldest, coolest kid on the Alfred and Constance block – a cheeky tribute to tasty Asian street food

King Arthur Café
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King Arthur Café

Gather your knights for any shaped table at New Farm's lofty café, where breakfast is given the royal treatment and even coffee and cake is fit for a king

Double Shot New Farm
Restaurants Double Shot New Farm

Everything is baked on the premises at this riverside espresso bar – and it's pretty freakin' amazing

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Mirchh Masala

Awesomely authentic Indian street food spices up the Gabba at this cheap eat that prizes delicious substance over style

Taro's Ramen
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Taro's Ramen

Taro's Ramen remains Brisbane's undisputed broth and noodle Emperor at three Brisbane locations

The Gunshop Café
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The Gunshop Café

West End’s destination café has some of the best breakfasts in town in its arsenal

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Where to drink in Brisbane

Gerard's Bar
Bars Gerard's Bar

The cool crowd at Gerard's Bar are enjoying a trip to Spain, stopping over at Hong Kong, without leaving home

Pumpyard Bar and Brewery
Bars Pumpyard Bar and Brewery

This Ipswich micro-brewery is winning hearts with beer lovers, foodies and historians alike

Prohibition
Bars Prohibition

A former subterranean pool parlour in Fortitude Valley is puttin’ on the Ritz in a cavernous underground bar setting reminiscent of a 1920s speakeasy

Grand View Hotel
Bars Grand View Hotel

Get yourself to the oldest pub around, check out the history and check into an afternoon of good pub grub, live music and the good old Aussie ways

The End
Bars The End

West End offers Brisbane’s answer to a Brooklyn speakeasy

Kerbside Lounge Bar
Bars Kerbside Lounge Bar

Take a laneway trip to this fun party bar

Greaser
Bars Greaser

A basement dive bar brings street cred to the sleazy end of Brunswick Street, with Picklebacks, Daiquiris and superior American eats

California Native
Bars California Native

Go native in Coorparoo with this new restaurant-bar offering the best of the Bear Flag state including cocktails, ales and So-Cal fare

Bars White Lightning Tiki Bar

Brisbane's power couple, Alfred & Constance, offer a South Pacific drinking experience for your pleasure

Bars Heya Bar

Oishi! This late-night bar brings Tokyo cool to the Valley with street food, cocktails and pinball

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Entertainment in Brisbane

Brisbane Entertainment Centre
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Brisbane Entertainment Centre

The BEC draws massive crowds for Queensland's biggest Australian and international rock, pop, comedy and stadium acts. We're talking Madonna, Black Sabbath, UFC and even the occasional ice hockey match.

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
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Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

The BCEC is where you will find your trade shows, expos and massive international touring artists when they come calling by Brisbane.

The Brightside
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The Brightside

Hardcore music lovers’ prayers are answered at this revamped Valley icon that's a promising new venue for Brisbane's alternative music scene.

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Alliance Française French Film Festival
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Alliance Française French Film Festival

It’s a little-known fact that the French Government likes to take care of its film industry. For every ticket sold in France (whether that be for local works or Hollywood blockbusters), the State takes a percentage of the sale and invests that into French films. The upshot of this comes in the form of events like the Alliance Française French Film Festival (AFFFF). Alliance Française, the French culture and language institution, launched its film festival in Australia way back in 1989. Since then it’s grown into the largest festival dedicated to French films outside of France. This year AFFFF is celebrating its 30-year anniversary with 54 feature films and documentaries (more than ever before in the festival’s history). The films will show across Australia in seven cities from March to mid-April. Here are ten highlights of this year’s festival program. The Trouble With You (En Liberté!) Opening night’s crowd pleaser is the new screwball comedy by Pierre Salvadori (Priceless). It involves a widow (Adèle Haenel) who discovers her late police chief husband led a criminal double life. Celebration: Yves Saint Laurent For decades this film was kept locked away from the public eye by the efforts of Pierre Bergé, Yves Saint Laurent’s business and once-romantic partner. Having now been newly edited it has finally been released and will screen at the festival. The film follows French fashion and beauty icon Yves Saint Laurent as he prepares his final collection before selling his

Summer events in Queensland
Travel Summer events in Queensland

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10 ways to be a little different in Brisbane
Things to do 10 ways to be a little different in Brisbane

Not one for following the herd? Neither are we. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Little Creatures to show you a few ways to get out of your comfort zone and embrace being a little different. Whether it’s discovering a new rooftop bar, seeing a ground-breaking theatre piece or rocking out to a live band, you’ll learn it’s good to be a little different here.

Achieve your personal best at these events
Travel Achieve your personal best at these events

Think sidelines are for softies? If you’re the type who likes to throw yourself headlong into the athletic action, boy does Queensland have the line-up for you. The Sunshine State puts on ocean swims through impossibly clear water off a tropical island; sends mountain bikers off on trails through the tropical north’s rainforests; and lets serious fitness buffs take a test of endurance in one of the country’s most famous beach cities. There are also adventure marathons, because, you know, a regular marathon just doesn’t feel challenging enough sometimes, as well as triathlons that feed into full-blown festivals. Given the A+ locations of all these events, there’s every reason to celebrate your achievements with a holiday (could there be a better excuse?) If in the north you can cruise from Cairns to Port Douglas along a magnificent coastal road then venture through rainforest and crater lakes on the Atherton Tableland. Or, if southbound, you can split from the coast and walk trails through the Springbrook and Lamington National Parks (‘cos you like to keep moving), or chill at a cute B&B in the mountains of Montville or Maleny (‘cos you’re absolutely buggered). So: ready to start training?  

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