Brisbane's Autumn Menus | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Brisbane's Autumn Menus

It’s the changing of the seasons, and with it comes a whole new wave of deliciousness in the form of NEW AUTUMN MENUS! From fast food to fine dining, our fave foodie spots have whipped us into a fall frenzy and whilst we want to keep them to ourselves, it’s our duty to share them with you – just promise not to eat them all. 


Pony isn’t horsing around with this new menu! Get gamey with kangaroo loin, blackberry and liquorice or keep it fresh too death with market raw fish, seaweed, radish and unagi. Pig out on pork jowl with carrot, burnt honey and miso or, when your hunger is really at stake, order a medium rare wagyu flank with beer pickled onion, shiitake and bordelaise.


Known for more than just making cheese melt, Melt Brothers is melting our icy hearts with their new Chicken Parmy inspired toastie. The ‘Clive Parmi’ is laden with cheddar and mozzarella cheese, schnitzel, ham and Neapolitan sauce. Add some tater tots and a Stone & Wood and you’ve got yourself a party. 


Change of weather got you in the mood for gorging yourself, but still want to keep it classy? The spread at Jade Buddha will leave your mates green with envy if you venture in between 12-2pm for lunch or 6-8pm for dinner because you’ll be sitting pretty with all you can eat dumplings for just $12. Sizzler who? We’ll take river views thanks.


For the best specials this side of Deutschland, we can’t resist saying prost to Bavarian Bier Café. Pig out on pork belly, sausages and more on Mondays for just $39pp, salivate over schnittys and beer on Tuesdays and swing by for sausage and beer on Wednesdays for $20. Looking for a liquid dinner? Thursdays are for the frauleins with 2-for-1 signature cocktails.


From meaty smoked racks of lamb, braised oxtail and bone marrow filled tortellini to Hervey Bay scallops and blue mackerel, Otto are embracing the cooler months with a brand-new menu and taking comfort food to whole new heights. Sweet tooth? Get stuck into new desserts including Fragole with salted white chocolate and marscapone mousse – or get fruity with Noce di Cocco with passionfruit curd, coconut and lime sorbet. 


Dinner should always feel like a warm hug from Nonna, and that’s always the case at La Famiglia. Dig into stick-to-your-ribs la porchetta with sweet potato and apple puree, classic meatballs with Napoli sauce, fresh basil and parmesan and strozzapeti ai funghi porcini – creamy, truffled mushroom pasta. Finish off your night with a Nutella crema cannoli with hazelnut and chocolate shavings and roll on home.


We’re plum crazy for this little Red Hill café, and their brand-new menu. Feel so sweet and chic brunching on French toast with bruleed banana, maple syrup and bacon, or take dessert for breakfast to new heights with Earl Grey Panna cotta, granola and fresh fruit.


You’ll feel like anything but when you dine at one of our favourite Petrie Terrace haunts! Launching in April, their new menu is fit for royalty with dishes including marinated baby squid with grilled fig, pomegranate and goats labneh. 


Why have one cuisine when you can have fusion? Libertine’s perfect blend of French-Vietnamese cuisine is once again tantalising our tastebuds with their new menu additions. Get cheeky with Angus beef cheek dumplings, spice things up with South Australian black mussels with chili paste and coconut broth and shock your date with bug toast (Moreton Bay Bugs with ginger, garlic and sesame, chill out!) Feeling extra luxe? Check out the new Autumn Long Lunch with four courses for $29.

Get in quick, with the rate that this year is flying by it’ll be spring in ten minutes.


Words by Emma Callaghan
- the gourmand who won’t consider autumn over until she’s eaten everything