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Word on the street: fast foodie news

Have some tasty morsels to spice up your week!

It’s a good time to be eating and drinking in Brissie…

Brisbane Quarter’s newest addition Tenya is now open, serving up a glamorous (mostly Japanese) menu in a large space overlooking the Brisbane River. Expect sushi and sashimi, a la carte items like tempura and udon noodles, are more substantial cooked dishes for dinner. With over 85 Japanese sakes and whiskies to explore, you’ll want to say hai soon.

As if the existing portfolio of Death and Taxes, Savile Row and Cobbler wasn’t enough, the team behind these terrific spots has revealed it’s soon to open a new spot in the heart of the CBD. Dr Gimlette will echo the luxurious, vintage style of the other venues, offering more than 800 spirits and a tempting collection of signature cocktails from the former Metro Arts building on Edward Street. Expect first drinks in early September.

Essa, the new venue helmed by former Gauge head chef Phil Marchant, opens off James Street this Friday. Bringing seriously moody vibes (yes, it’s definitely date appropriate) thanks to raw industrial textures, luxe green marble and a lush atrium, Essa’s menu is all about keeping things minimal. Read more about what to expect here.

With so many still WFH, Feind Coffee has introduced a new way to buy beans from local roasters online. Shop filter and darker roast beans from roasters including Rumble Coffee Roaster, Semi-Pro Coffee and Monastery Coffee. You can even add specialty coffee pods and cold brew concentrate to your caffeinated cart.

While tickets to the launch event Rosé Revolution are almost sold out, Fish Lane has announced that it will host a month of blush-hued fun in October! Fish Lane Rosé Month will feature special events (our eyes are on the boozy brunch at Billykart West End) and loads of special offers and items to try throughout the month. Rosé margarita at Kiki, anyone? You can learn more here.


Take that foodie news and chew on it!