The Brisbane dessert bucket list | Gourmand and Gourmet

The Brisbane dessert bucket list

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Dessert Brisbane

It’s a Saturday night, you’ve just finished four courses of pure indulgence, and you’re contemplating being rolled out of the restaurant, Violet Beauregarde-style.

In a somewhat expected turn of events, the waiter comes around with the dessert menu, and miraculously you’re not full anymore! 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.

DESSERT DEGUSTATION | BACCHUS | SOUTH BRISBANE

Five courses of utter decadence, featuring flavours of pear, coconut, cheese, and chocolate. Pay a little extra and go all out with paired wines.

KATOUMARI | GRECA| CBD

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

DECONSTRUCTED VANILLA AND CARDAMOM CHEESECAKE | DEER DUCK BISTRO| AUCHENFLOWER

This rich, decadent dessert is finished with mango pulp, roasted white chocolate, passionfruit, pickled strawberry and mango pearls.

MERINGUE SNOWMAN | VAQUERO| ALBION

There’s snowplace like Vaquero for a sweet treat. Their famous meringue snowman is finished with lemon curd, fresh berries and Pocky sticks.

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.

STICKY DATE SOUFFLE | ALCHEMY RESTAURANT AND BAR| CBD

Need we say more? Straight out of the oven and straight to your table, this rising delight is the perfect way to finish a meal.

THE BOMBE | STOKEHOUSE Q| SOUTH BANK

Like a bombe Alaska only better, with fresh strawberry sorbet encased in white chocolate parfait and torched meringue.

TIRAMISU | VINE RESTAURANT & BAR | NEW FARM

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

POPCORN BRULÉE | ROGUE BISTRO | NEWSTEAD

You had me at “edible spoon.” This perfectly toasted sweet treat is finished with a macadamia gelato, amaretti, strawberry and more candied popcorn.

FRESH SICILIAN CANNOLI | GNOCCHI GNOCCHI BROTHERS | PADDINGTON

At $5 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 | VARIOUS LOCATIONS

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

SPICED APPLE DUMPLINGS | CHOP CHOP CHANG’S | WEST END

Fruit is good. Deep fried fruit wrapped in pastry with caramel and ice-cream is even better.

AFFOGATO | BUCCI RESTAURANT & BAR | FORTITUDE VALLEY

Nestled in Bucci’s full dessert menu is their mouth-watering affogato with espresso, house-made spiced almond cookie ice cream and a shot of Averna.

SUGAR FRITES | FRITZENBERGER | BRISBANE CITY

Cinnamon covered churro fries with a choice of hot Nutella, peanut butter or melted salted caramel sauce… Where do we sign up?

SIZZLING MATCHA & WHITE CHOCOLATE BROWNIE | SOUTHSIDE BISTRO | SUNNYBANK

Ssssssizzling! These brownies are topped with matcha ice cream, palm sugar meringue and miso & white chocolate sauce.

FRITTELLE | JULIUS PIZZERIA | SOUTH BRISBANE

Fried ricotta dumplings stuffed with lemon custard, served with pistachio gelato. Stuff us full of these please.

SNICKERS | ARC DINING | BRISBANE CBD

ARC Dining certainly know how to deliver flavour, and this delightful dessert is no exception. The flavours of Snickers, with roasted peanut ice cream, caramel and chocolate crisp is everything a sweet-tooth could ever want.

SIZZLING CHOCOLATE BROWNIE | SOUL BISTRO | MILTON

It sizzles, it steams, and it comes topped with butterscotch ice cream and chocolate fudge sauce!

DARK CHOCOLATE TART | PONY DINING | BRISBANE CBD

We are big fans of boozey desserts, and the great people of Pony Dining have changed the game with their dark chocolate tart. Finished with hazelnut, milk gelato and grand marnier, we are ready to dig in.  

Got any tasty picks of your own? Let us know at hello@gourmandandgourmet.com.au

Words by Sophia Lunn and Elizabeth Markwell