There’s nothing like a long, lazy lunch with friends. It’s the perfect way to spend a Saturday – eating your fill as the hours tick by. Here are five of the best places to relax with a fabulous feed in Brisbane.
Now where’s the best place to grab some Asian tapas and sharing dishes? Libertine, of course! Settle in and order a bunch – after all, you’re not going anywhere. We particularly recommend the Cracklin’ Twice-Cooked Free-Range Pork Belly. It’s served with cognac & chilli glaze, fermented red cabbage, spicy pickled watermelon and fresh mint – and it’ll knock your socks off. But it’s not just the food that’s smashing here. The décor is stunning and the staff are amazing, and you can opt for a seven-course banquet menu. Which is just another reason you’ll never want to leave.
“Delectable dishes with the perfect fusion of Vietnamese and French inspired dishes! Wagyu dish is the star favourite when we go there and the happy hour cocktails are always a great way of spending the afternoon between 4-6pm. They have great lunch banquet specials too and affordable and good variety makes it a must go and must eat!” – Eataholic
This charming restaurant is situated right on the river and boasts beautiful views. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a long lunch with friends or colleagues, and then you can finish it off with some afternoon drinks from the cocktail menu. Speaking of lunch, try the soft shell crab burger with kewpie mayo, fennel and gherkins. Why? Because it’s like heaven just fell right into your mouth.
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If you like being spoiled for choice, then Chop Chop Chang’s will be right up your alley. They offer loads of share plates and Asian-inspired tapas, as well as the Hawker Banquet and Market Feed – so it’s the perfect spot if you just want to sit back and graze the day away. The Karaage Ginger & Garlic Chicken with iceberg lettuce and karashi mayo is an absolute must. Plus, there’s some very unusual (but gorgeous) cocktails to wash it all down with. Yes please!
“Great for date night. We shared a ginger and chilli mojito and a few share plates. The prices are reasonable, staff are fantastic and the vibes are sweet. Definitely recommend.” – Dayemm
Imagine what it would be like to eat innovative Japanese cuisine while soaking up the gorgeous views from Eagle Street Pier. Well, you don’t need to just visualise it – because you can go and do it at Sake. The restaurant is immaculate and the flavours will have your mouth watering. Don’t make the mistake of missing out on the Teriyaki lamb chop with cabbage, dashi and wasabi oil and a couple of signature cocktails. Sake actually offers a set sharing menu with seven courses, which means you can try lots of plates in one sitting. Score!
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Looking for seasonal dishes created from local produce and products? The Charming Squire is the spot for you. It’s a paradise of share plates, mains and desserts, along with plenty of booze to quench your thirst. We simply have to recommend the Sticky JD & Coke Pork Ribs, smothered in one hell of a mighty fine sauce. It’s also a really great place to chill out with friends over a couple of drinks and tasty bar snacks. Show up for lunch and don’t leave till dinner – that’s the Charming Squire way.
“A fantastic space – open, expansive and welcoming. And it needs to be, for the number of patrons that come flocking on busy Friday and Saturday nights. For a drink at Sunday lunchtime, it was pretty well perfect. Not crowded, easy access to the bar, and a pretty great range of James Squire on tap. I’m very keen for a return visit!” – PeeCeeLark