The ultimate dining guide to this year’s Dine BNE City

The ultimate dining guide to this year’s Dine BNE City

A month-long dining festival? Count us in!

Dine BNE City is back for 2022, and this year’s event is set to be bigger and better than ever.

For the month of May, you can experience the very best of Brisbane City dining. The event is broken up into three main categories (Let’s Do Lunch, Supper Club and Bar Safari) with each category boasting a variety of exclusive offers as well as a few special one-off events. 

From $25 lunches to Wine Walks, Whiskey Nights and more degustations than you could possibly imagine, you won’t be left feeling hungry at this year’s Dine BNE City event. 

To help you plan your month, we’ve put together a list of highlights for this year’s festival – so get your skates on and lock in those reservations! 

 

LET’S DO LUNCH

Weekday lunches have never looked so good, thanks to Dine BNE City’s ‘Let’s Do Lunch’ itinerary. Round up your colleagues and enjoy delicious offers at a host of the City’s best restaurants and bars, and make your weekday lunch hour your favourite hour.

Patina at Customs House 

Nothing says lunch like an indulgent meal at Patina Customs House. For this year’s Dine BNE City festival, devour their 12-hour South Burnett pork belly, served with confit potatoes, peas, salsa verde, sugar snap and radish, complemented with a glass of Atè Pinot Grigio or Cabernet Sauvignon for $35. 

Banc Brasserie 

For $35, devour their duck leg confit served with heirloom beans, dijon, ribery, and duck vinaigrette, with a glass of either Louis Jadit Petit Chablis or Louis Jadot Gamay to match. It’ll be one of the best lunches you ever have, trust us.

P.S Banc Brasserie are also putting on an epic Four Pillars Gin Dinner on Wednesday 18th May. Tickets available here. 

COPPA Spuntino 

When the hunger pangs set in during the week, it’s hard to go past a bowl of pasta from COPPA. Stop by COPPA Spuntino during this year’s Dine BNE City and try one of their signature pastas while sipping on a beautifully paired wine for $35.

You won’t regret it. 

Malt Dining 

For those in a rush who need to satisfy their weekday burger cravings, Malt Dining’s $25 brisket burger with fries is a no brainer. But, if you’ve got time to take a seat, add on a glass of house wine or beer to top off your lunch. 

Fat Noodle at Treasury Brisbane 

A two-course lunch for $25pp at Fat Noodle? Yes please! Choose from mains including Kao Soi (chicken, egg noodles and crispy wontons served in an aromatic red curry broth) and chilli and basil pork belly served with steamed Jasmine rice, for an authentic Asian meal you won’t forget in a hurry. 

 

DRINKS AND SHARE PLATES 

Wet Deck at W Brisbane 

If you’ve booked a staycation at W Brisbane for this year’s event (which, you absolutely should!), head on down to the Wet Deck for their Sea and Sparkle package. For $60 (shared between two), receive four lobster tacos and two glasses of Hentley Farm ‘Blanc De Noir’. 

Even if you’re not staying at the W, their Sea and Sparkle offer is a great option for after work drinks or a romantic date night. 

Walter’s Wine Bar 

Fancy frites and fizz, oh my! Pop in to Walter’s Bar and take your pick from three of Walter’s frites for $38 including steak frites with sauce au poivre and duck frites with Cafe de Paris butter. To make your outing even more special, add on a glass of Taittinger champagne for $55. 

Rothwell’s 

Farewell the working day with an afternoon at Rothwell’s and enjoy their Dine BNE City special offer of six freshly shucked rock oysters, served with a glass of Perrier-Jouet Blason de France Rose champagne for $45. 

After work drinks, sorted!

The Boom Boom Room 

If there’s one spot in Brisbane that knows a thing or two about drinks and share plates, it’s The Boom Boom Room. As part of this year’s Dine BNE City festival, enjoy a tapas flight and cocktail, with four snacks including crumbed duck katsu and chicken thigh yakitori – all for $35pp! 

 

SEASONAL DEGUSTATIONS 

Sake 

As far as degustations go, Sake’s is up there with the best of the best. Delight in an exclusive seven-course osaka omakase degustation by head chef (and Osaka-born) Daisuke Sakai for $99pp, with a cocktail on arrival.

Jumbo Thai  

A five-course degustation served with a glass of Prosecco for $65pp? Sign us up! Jumbo Thai’s set menu for this year’s festival showcases some of their most iconic dishes including their Massaman lamb shank curry, which is unbelievable, by the way.

If you love Thai food (how could you not?) you absolutely cannot miss this one. 

Donna Chang

When it comes to degustations, no restaurant does them quite like Donna Chang. For this year’s Dine BNE City event, the team at Donna Chang has pulled out all the stops with their exclusive Petit Banquet. Indulge in the very best of Donna Chang with five courses and a drink for $65pp. 

The Gresham x Walter’s Steakhouse 

Dine BNE City 2022 sees The Gresham and Walter’s Steakhouse join forces for one almighty degustation. When it comes to providing a complete foodie experience, these two venues are the perfect pairing. 

For $100pp, indulge in an exclusive five-course “express degustation” served with a Brandy Alexander – you won’t want to miss this one. 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS  

Pasta Club | Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th May 

Prep your stretchy pants! The one and only Pasta Mama is bringing her ever-changing Pasta Club to Brisbane for the very first time, to be held at COPPA Spuntino on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May. 

For those in the know, Pasta Club is the epicurean private dining experience that allows pasta lovers to partake in a long, progressive Italian feast – and Dine BNE City’s event is no exception. Diners can tuck into a hearty 10-course menu, complete with an Aperol on arrival – creating the ultimate sensory food experience.

Tickets to this baby WILL NOT last, so book now to avoid missing out. 

Urban Wine Walk | Saturday 14th May, 2022 

The Urban Wine Walk is the ultimate self-guided wine tasting experience, pairing 11 city venues with 11 winemakers. Once your ticket is booked, you decide which venue you’d like to begin your Wine Walk at and off you go! Enjoy an amazing afternoon at a number of local (and hand-picked) all while sampling wines from some of Australia’s best winemakers.  

All locations are within walking distance of each other, so it’s up to you how many you visit and how long you spend at each. What a time to be alive! 

For more information on participating venues and winemakers, or to book tickets, visit their website

Urban Cocktail Trail | Saturday 28th May 

Much like the Urban Wine Walk, the Urban Cocktail Trail at this year’s Dine BNE City is set to be a doozy! To celebrate the art, the craftsmanship and most importantly the cocktails (duh!) the Urban Cocktail Trail sees 10 of Brisbane’s best bars team up for a sip n’ stroll like no other.

Venues include Leonards Bar & Bistro, Red Hook, COPPA Spuntino, The Gresham, and John Mills Himself, to name a few. Grab your tickets here

 

With over 100 offers and experiences available during Dine BNE City, how many do you think you’ll do? 

 

 

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Words by Lauren Kavanagh
- The gourmet locking in her reservations right this second