What to eat and drink this weekend in Brisbane

What to eat and drink this weekend in Brisbane

What a week it's been!

It’s been a rough week here in the river city, but we’ve got the food and bev to make your heart happy and keep those hunger pangs at bay.


Gourmet | Burnt Maple Lamb Ribs at Drum Dining | Newstead 

Nestled in between apartment blocks on the corner of Longland and Wyandra streets, Drum Dining is one of Newstead’s finest gems. And their bunt maple lamb ribs are off. the. chart. With smashed hazelnuts, Persian feta and charcoal salt, it’s honestly one of the best dishes you will ever eat. 

Hot tip: This dish goes perfectly with the Grilled Asparagus. Trust me! 

Gourmand | A $5 cream cheese bagel from NYC Bagel Deli | West End 

When the hunger gets extreme, nothing could be more satisfying than a cream cheese bagel – except maybe scoring it for a fiver. NYC Bagel Deli in West End is serving up freshly-made bagels on the daily, with variations to suit every taste. 

But seriously, how could you go past cream cheese?

Hot tip: $10 will get you a bagel AND a coffee! Win! 



Gourmet | Tiny Dancer Cocktail at Covent Garden | West End 

Every bit as impressive as it sounds, the Tiny Dancer cocktail at Covent Garden is a must. Made up of Buffalo Trace bourbon, peach, spiced coconut, mint and lime, this is one cocktail you’ll want to hold you closer – but perhaps not while counting headlights on the highway. 

Hot tip: Order whatever the team recommends, they know their stuff. 

Gourmand | Caramel Popcorn Martini from Newstead Social | Newstead 

Ketel One vodka, Tia Maria, salted caramel popcorn reduction and cold pressed coffee – what more could you want?

Newstead Social’s caramel popcorn martini offers a fresh take on the traditional espresso version, and it just may be one of the best variations we’ve had in a while. So, if you’re partial to an espresso or two on a night out, do yourself a favour and give this one a whirl. 

Hot tip: Order the prawn and lobster roll. You won’t be sorry.


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Words by Lauren Kavanagh
- The gourmet who can't wait for the weekend