Suburban foodies: Newstead | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Suburban foodies: Newstead

Newstead is the best of both worlds - a little bustling-inner-city and a little leisurely-riverside.

This hot suburb is also home to a delicious array of eateries, and we’re here to show you the very best!

Hatch & Co. 

With a direct line of sight to the iconic glowing halo of Gasworks, Hatch & Co. is sophisticated simplicity done just right. Perfect for any time of the day and any occasion (post-grocery shopping cocktails, perhaps?), you’ll find yourself becoming a regular after trying their truffle arancini, or rigatoni with braised duck ragu. 

Rogue Bistro 

This gourmet spot just keeps going more and more rogue, and we’re totally here for it. Rogue Bistro entered 2020 with a refined menu, leaving it up to diners to choose how they wish to dine. You can eat a la carte, or you can go all-out with The Feast – comprised of all the mains and sides, or The Faves option where you get to progressively taste six courses of the menu. The menu is set to change monthly, but will always be chock-a-block with sophisticated flavours and unique combinations. 

Salt. Coffee Roasters

This laidback roaster-meets-cafe sits pretty on Doggett Street, offering up tasty cafe bites and damn good coffee. Relax with a flat white and munch on a fat reuben sandwich or fresh avo and roast pumpkin on sourdough and live your best Newstead life.

Newstead Brewing Co. 

It’s like a pub, but heaps craftier. Newstead Brewing Co.’s brewpub has 12 taps of the good stuff, and an extensive menu of modern-Australian eats that take pub dining to another level. While you work your way through the brews, we recommend some small plates, like the char-grilled chorizo with chimichurri, romesco, crispy onion and grilled lime, alongside a fat bowl of fries, painstakingly hand cut by the chefs out the back. Bless ‘em. 

Gianni’s Kitchen 

Forget microwaved mac ‘n’ cheese, next time you’re craving cheesy carbs, head straight to Gianni’s for their arancini stuffed with fior di latte mozzarella. With enough pizza, pasta and calzone to feed a small country, this wholesome Italian spot takes great pride in seeing you leave with a food baby.

e’cco bistro

It may have moved locations but legendary Brisbane restaurant e’cco is just as glorious as ever. Philip Johnson’s menu ranges from smoked scallops with pickled heirloom carrots, yuzu and puffed rice, to a peach and raspberry cheesecake with a rose water sable, and at first can be a little overwhelming. Our recommendation? Go the chef’s menu! Changing monthly, it’s the best way to get the ultimate e’cco experience.

Drum Dining

Relaxed long lunches, cute date nights and cocktails with the girls – Drum Dining is as versatile as it is beautiful. Make eyes at your Tinder date over plates of pork belly with roasted kipflers, globe artichoke and apple cider gel, or go full Lady and the Tramp with a big bowl of Mooloolaba king prawn linguine.

Mrs Browns Bar & Kitchen

Mrs Brown’s Bar & Kitchen is forever serving global flavours with a bang, holding a strong emphasis on serving up locally produced food to Newstead locals. As well as their own extensive menu that includes such delights as dumplings, prawn rolls and KFC (Korean fried cauliflower!), the team have also collaborated with Gianni’s Kitchen and La Macelleria to serve pizzas and gelato alongside their eats! 


You’re always in good stead when you’re in Newstead.

Words by Emma Callaghan and Elizabeth Markwell
- the gourmands who are passionate about chef's menus