Suburban foodies: Indooroopilly | Gourmand and Gourmet

Suburban foodies: Indooroopilly

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It’s all too commonly believed that central Brisbane is the only good place to eat out. Well, guess what people? You’re wrong. More and more cool digs are popping up and rockin’ the suburbs, and you’re going to need some time to work your way through them all. So to kick you off, we’ve compiled a list of places on the west side that you won’t be judged for taking a date to and will definitely make your Insta followers jelly. The ‘burbs are cool too guys. Nantucket | Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Nantucket Kitchen & Bar offer every meal under the Hampton sun (inclusive of brunch and linner, a clever lunch/dinner hybrid for those who can’t make up their mind) and an atmosphere of Cape Cod sophistication, with beautiful white walls and dark, hard wood flooring. Though impressive as the décor is, the food is the real winner at Nantucket. Their crab cakes with fennel slaw will have you wanting more. Add a sable ice cream sandwich with raspberry jam to your order and you’ll have a classy food baby in no time. Abode Café | Hillsdon Road Abode makes a mocha-ry of the regular tiny city coffee haunts, encompassing everything trendy that a coffee shop should offer: big benches, rustic vibes, a fresh brekky menu and a deliciously drinkable blend. Their eggs en cocotte with capsicum jam, tarragon, leek and gruyere and daily baked goods might just make the cafe your new morning abode. NKB Express | Coonan Street Little sister to Nantucket Kitchen and Bar this 1940’s inspired diner is filled with American culture, flavor and all the burgers, hotdogs and bagels you could want. Their meat packer burger is a must have with grass-fed wagyu beef, bacon jam, pepper jack cheese, mustard mayo, lettuce, tomato and of course, pickle.  Wash it down with a Hersey’s chocolate milkshake (with homemade Hershey’s syrup!) and you’ll be feeling like a true New Yorker in no time. indooroopillyrestaurantsolefuegoOle Fuego | Indooroopilly Shopping Centre We like big empanadas and we cannot lie, but Ole Fuego step it up a notch with their Spanish goodness, offering scrumptious tapas in the ‘burbs. For the ultimate in share food, hustle some comrades and order a few tapas and raciones to throw between you, because with food like slow cooked lamb shoulder with roasted root vegetables, seafood paella and suckling pork with caramelized endive and jus gras, you’re left with a whole menu of reasons to head to Indooroopilly instead of the city tonight. Sizzling Mongolian BBQ House | Indooroopilly Road Sizzling Mongolian BBQ House is a must for all Chinese food lovers. Dish up all of your favourite stir-fry ingredients and watch the chef prepare it in sizzling woks right in front of you, then go back for more – it’s all you can eat! Just don’t go burning your tongue on the steaming results when you can’t resist shoveling it in before it cools. Place of Stones | Whitmore Street Not quite Indooroopilly but close enough in Taringa to grab a pizza the action, Place of Stones provides a BYO café and restaurant to locals craving tasty gourmet pizzas, pasta, salads, and burgers. With their whole menu consisting of fresh ingredients, Place of Stones prides themselves on not cutting corners when it comes to good food. Their menu is available as a takeaway option as well, so if you’re feeling a lazy night in, you can pop somewhere local and pick up a dish of blue cheese and chicken gnocchi to enjoy in the comfort of your own ‘burb. Enough reasons to migrate to the west side? We think so! Words by Lucille Burkitt