Where to go for cheese and cocktails | Gourmand and Gourmet

Where to go for cheese and cocktails

Hello. Is it brie you’re looking for? If your nights out on the town are never complete without a wheel or two of camembert and a pile of lavosh, you’ve come to the right place to find cheese boards that will have you feeling grate. And what goes better with a cheese loaded cracker than a fruity cocktail? Absolutely nothing. Well, apart from wine – but there’s plenty of that at these cheesy spots too!
Barcadia | Bulimba
Thought you’d had cheese every way possible? Think again, because you’ve never seen a cheesy dish as glorious as Barcadia’s baked brie fondue with red wine, herb and garlic dip to dunk crisp lavosh into. It goes down even better with one of their fruity cocktails – we’d suggest a jug of the Cherry Blossom with rum, pineapple, apple, raspberry and vanilla.
Up on Constance | Fortitude Valley
What could be better than watching the sunset from a rooftop? Watching it with an espresso martini in hand and a plate of creamy cheese in front of course. And it doesn’t get cheddar than Up on Constance’s bright rooftop, classic cocktails and creamy cheeses.
At Sixes and Sevens |Fortitude Valley
Whilst we love venues that give us options, one cheese would never be enough for us – it will always be three. Lucky At Sixes and Sevens has plenty to choose from, along with pitchers of Pimm’s, mojitos, punch and even cosmos. Spread it all out on one of their outdoor tables and you’ll have an Insta-worthy spread that will last all night.
Mr & Mrs G’s | CBD
After a grating day in the office, there’s nothing feta than a cheese plate to help you relax (seriously – we’ve been known to have them for dinner), especially if it’s paired with an uber creative cocktail and riverside views. Throw in some crusty bread at Mr & Mrs G’s and you’re in for a gouda time.
cheese and cocktails gerardsGerard’s Bar | Fortitude Valley
Picky when it comes to your cheese? Whether you prefer to nibble at a soft and gooey double cream d’Affinois or get excited by the sight of a bitey blue Roquefort, Gerard’s Bar has a cheese for you. Create your own plate (with a few selections from their salume list thrown in of course) and pair it with one of their creative cocktails on the patio underneath a leafy jacaranda – spring weekend hang out spot, sorted.
Yorks Hollow | Bowen Hills
You could stay home and eat cheese on the couch with a bottle of cheap wine – or you could hunt down this secret suburban bar and enjoy a cheese plate from one of their pillowy couches while the bartender whips you up something creative!
Corbett and Claude | CBD and Indooroopilly
You’ve probably heard of build-a-bear, but now there’s build-a-board! If three cheeses isn’t enough for you, you can go all the way up to five at Corbett & Claude, with feta, blue, cheddar, gruyere and brie to pile up with salami and prosciutto. Maybe just stick to one or two cocktails though, or things could get messy.
Bar Pacino | CBD
There’s only one way to describe Bar Pacino’s epic cheeseboards: Cheese plate goals. The perfect cheese to cracker ratio (none of this running out of crackers halfway through), all the necessary brie, blue and cheddar, and the added bonus of amazingly gouda river views.
Sailor and Walrus | Manly
Lewis Carrol’s walrus and carpenter might have feasted on oysters, but it’s all about cheese when it comes to Sailor and Walrus’ coastal feeds. With an ever-changing daily selection, you’ll want to come back again and again to sample them all – not to mention work your way through the entire cocktail list. You have our parmesan to eat cheese for dinner any time you feel like it! Words by Kate Streader