What to eat and drink this weekend in Brisbane

What to eat and drink this weekend in Brisbane

School's out, feasting is in.

The school holidays have arrived, so it’s time to eat and drink your way through our beautiful river city. 

Whether you bring the little ones along for the ride, opt for a date night or a catch up with friends, it’s time to lock in those reservations you’ve been dreaming about. 

Your weekend dining itinerary awaits.



Gourmet | Pizza Carbonara from Elementi | Paddington 

Amongst their myriad of pizzas, Elementi has combined two of the best Italian dishes. Their carbonara pizza is loaded with creamy mozzarella and pecorino toscano, guanciale, free range egg, and a touch of black pepper. Elementi has nailed this slice of heaven. 

Hot tip: dine by the open pizza bar to stay warm and watch the magic happen.

Gourmand | Benny The Greek from Opa  | Eagle Street Pier 

If mezze all day is your motto, Opa’s ‘Benny the Greek’ is the ultimate weekend brekky option. Featuring poached eggs, spinach, village bread, hollandaise, and hash brown fried, it’s the Greek goodness we think you need in our life right now. 

Hot tip: Add on a breakfast cocktail if you’re feeling extra boujee!



Gourmet | Mezzo Mezzo Spritz from Polpetta | Howard Smith Wharves 

The experts behind Polpetta’s concoctions have put a twist on the classic Aperol spritz with the Mezzo Mezzo Spritz, and we’re so here for it. With its bitter Campari notes and ruby red colour, you’ll feel like you’re sitting oceanside in Europe with every sip. 

Hot tip: Order the lamb shoulder and mushroom arancini. Y-U-M!

Gourmand | Signature hot chocolate from Paddock Bakery | Gold Coast

There has never been a better reason to take a day-trip to the coast. Paddock Bakery is serving up their signature hot chocolates with steaming Lindt milk AND dark chocolate, topped with fluffy torched marshmallow. 

It’s liquid indulgence in a cup!

Hot tip: order a second one to-go!

Words by Elyssa Weavers
- The gourmand hanging out for the weekend