What to eat and drink this weekend in Brisbane

What to eat and drink this weekend in Brisbane

Eat, drink, repeat.

Looking for foodie events to keep you warm this weekend? We’ve got you covered. 


From week-long festivals and Night Noodle Markets, to distillery openings and delicious cocktails, it’s sure to be a wintery weekend to remember.



Gourmet | Eat Local Week | Various Locations, Scenic Rim

Eat and drink your way through Queensland’s Scenic Rim as Eat Local Week kicks off this weekend! Over nine delicious days, indulge in the very best the region has to offer with a variety of events including long lunches, wine tastings, picnics, sunset cocktails, and even camel rides! 

The week-long celebration of local produce runs until Sunday, July 3 culminating in the Winter Harvest Festival – featuring tasting plates, local wines, and the chance to meet local growers and celebrity chefs up close. You won’t want to miss it! 

Hot tip: Jump online now to snap up last minute passes to any of the ticketed events!

Gourmand | Night Noodle Markets | City Botanic Gardens 

If you’re yet to venture into the City Botanic Gardens for the Night Noodle Markets, this weekend is your last chance! Open from 5pm every night until this Sunday, June 26 – now’s the time to feast on all your favourite Asian market-eats before they disappear for another year. 

You know what to do. 

Hot tip: Get your noodle fix by going more than once between now and Sunday. Honestly, just do it. 



Gourmet | Milton Rum Distillery Door Event at Craft’d Grounds | Albion 

Brisbane northside rum drinkers, listen up! Head on down to Craft’d Grounds this Saturday, June 25 for Milton Rum’s FREE Distillery Door event. Come along from 6pm to celebrate the launch of Milton Rum’s new home and the opening of a state-of-the-art rum distillation – the first of its kind in Australia.  

Expect cozy fire pits, delicious food, mulled wine, beer tastings and of course, masterclasses and tastings of Milton Rum’s first Albion-made rum batch. Honestly, if you love rum, you can’t miss this one! 

Hot tip: Head upstairs to Herve’s for a few share plates and a glass of rosé afterwards! 

Gourmand | Chai Cheesecake cocktail at Cru Bar | Fortitude Valley

If you’re in the mood for a weekend bevvy with a twist, we recommend indulging in Cru Bar’s chai cheesecake cocktail. Made on Belvedere Vodka, butterscotch liqueur, pineapple and orgeat – this delicious cocktail is a must try! 

Hot tip: Order the Chicken liver pâté with brioche and port reduction

Words by Lauren Kavanagh
- The gourmet packing her bag for Eat Local Week right now