The Brisbane dessert bucket list | Gourmand and Gourmet

The Brisbane dessert bucket list

Dessert Brisbane

Because we all know it’s the best part.

There’s a moment every foodie knows too well…you’ve just finished two courses of decadent savoury dishes, and you’re presented with the dessert menu. Despite feeling like you may explode, you still somehow find room to smash a sweet treat, and you leave with absolutely no regrets. 

While there’s solid science backing up your dessert stomach, all you need to know is where you can find the best Brisbane has to offer, and we’ve got you covered…

RUM PANNA COTTA | DEER DUCK BISTRO | AUCHENFLOWER

This wobbly, decadent dessert is finished with espresso nama chocolate, honey sponge, macaron, banana white chocolate, and a theatrical touch of smoke. 

CHOCOLAT DE PASSION | MONTRACHET | BOWEN HILLS

This award-winning dessert is a Montrachet icon. A Grand Marnier brulée served with passionfruit curd, chocolate hazelnut praline mousse and a light strawberry sorbet… Bliss.

NAKED POPS | COWCH | SOUTH BANK

Think DIY kick-ass Magnum. Take an ice-cream on a stick, lash it with melted chocolate and coat it with toppings of your choice. And that’s about as craft as we get. 

KATOUMARI | GRECA | CBD

Greca’s signature dessert is ever-popular for a reason. Smashed filo with walnuts and semolina cream—Yiayia says yes!

BAKED BASQUE CHEESECAKE | VAQUERO | ALBION

The rich, creamy number is dressed to the nines with mandarin, passionfruit, and macerated berries. 

LOADED BISCOFF SUNDAE | GRASSFED | SOUTH BRISBANE

We had to have a treat for you plant based gourmands out there! Dairy-free soft serve drizzled with rich Biscoff sauce, Biscoff spread, and a Biscoff biscuit (for good measure). 

TIRAMISU | VINE RESTAURANT & BAR | NEW FARM

With homemade savoiardi, Italian liqueurs, espresso and vanilla mascarpone cream, Vine’s signature dessert is a must-try.

STRAWBERRY MILLE FEUILLE | AGNES | FORTITUDE VALLEY

A French classic with an Agnes twist, this delicate dessert is finished with cherry wood oil. 

FRESH SICILIAN CANNOLI | GNOCCHI GNOCCHI BROTHERS | VARIOUS LOCATIONS

At $6 a pop, these fresh cannoli are too irresistible to stop at one.

MISO AND COFFEE BOMBE ALASKA | HONTO | FORTITUDE VALLEY

Torched to perfection and full of interesting and contrasting flavours, this Japanese take on the classic dessert really is the bombe.


PEACH SPRING ROLLS | FAT DUMPLING BAR | BOWEN HILLS

Roll out of Fat Dumpling once you’ve had your fill of the dessert peach spring rolls with vanilla bean ice cream.

CIOCCOLATO | OTTO | CBD

You guessed it… Another chocolaty treat! This milk AND dark chocolate delight is served with orange and Aperol. 

SUGAR FRITES | FRITZENBERGER | VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Cinnamon-covered churro fries with a choice of hot Nutella sauce… Where do we sign up?

PINEAPPLE, GELATO, LIME SAGO AND TROPICAL ICE | STANLEY | CBD

It’s just like a splice, only fancy. Summer in a damn bowl. 

CHOCOLATE AND SESAME GLUTINOUS RICE BALLS | SOUTHSIDE BISTRO | SUNNYBANK

Glutinous, not gluttonous. But, I mean…Accompanied by sweet potato, pearls, and yuzu and ginger syrup, this is one flavour bomb of a dessert!

Lucky we have that second stomach.

 

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Words by Sophia Lunn and Elizabeth Markwell
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