Suburban Foodies: Ashgrove
Dear Ashgrove locals: you’ve got it good.
Let us point you in the right direction.
Just a hop, skip and a jump from Brisbane’s heart, you’ll find the sweet suburbia known as Kangaroo Point.
In between jogging by the river (or Liming with your scooter gang) and soaking up some sweet city views, grab a bite at any one of these beauties to top off your time in the ‘burbs.
The newest food baby to have hopped out of Kangaroo Point’s pouch is One Fish Two Fish, a healthy, happy seafood restaurant like no other. A strong focus on fresh produce creates fintastic finished products such as seafood risotto and Quarter Flounder burgs, whereas an equally strong focus on community has sparked weekly offerings such as Fish & Bottomless Sips, stunning seacuterie platters with two glasses of wine for $35, and daily cocktails on tap. Your home away from home awaits.
You won’t be wanting to leave this nest anytime soon. Eagles Nest is Kanga Point’s lushest rooftop bar, with sweeping panoramic views and signature sips galore. Kick back with all the tori karaage and panko coconut prawns you can handle, whilst having a crack at picking your poison from the extensive cocktail list (hint: the cardi p and Bahama mama won’t disappoint).
Don’t go leaving legless now. Metres away from the Story Bridge, Sea Legs provides damn good beer paired with modern pub grub… because seriously, is there a better combo than beer and pizza? As Sea Legs is a new brewery built on passion and golden nectar know-how, you can rest easy knowing that any brew you choose is going to get you your money’s worth.
(Meli)drop in for the best damn breakfasts around. This crisp little café is full of flavour (and primo lighting for Instagram snaps, my god), and whether you settle in for a post-workout mixed berries smoothie and breakfast bowl with bacon, boiled eggs, avo, asparagus, broccoli, spinach and radish, or step things up with a plate of waffles topped with Oreos, chocolate ganache and ice cream, you’ll be one happy foodie.
Iconic. The Story Bridge Hotel is spread across four spaces consisting of the Main St Bar & Eatery, The Shelter Bar, Outback Bar & Grill and The Corner Bar. Each offer their own Aussie twang with classic hits and upbeat twists on cultural cuisine, meaning you could indulge in everything from a humble beef and Guinness pie to confit duck and sage gnocchi. Fergie should’ve made a song about the Story Bridge IMO.
Where better place to jump straight to the point than Bluntys on Main Street? Stroll inside their gorgeous industrial café any day of the week to be charmed by the dazzling range of simple breakfast offerings, batch brew coffee, and amazing deli sandwiches (available from 11am). An artisanal truffle mushroom toastie awaits!
The longstanding Pineapple Hotel got crafty by creating Helsby’s, a now award-winning venue with every right to be. Within a balanced space mixing an original foundation with contemporary touches, you’ll find 16 rotating beers on tap, $11 lunch specials and plenty of burgers, wings and steaks to fuel your hanger. Cheers Helsby.
Hop to it.