Where to watch State of Origin | Gourmand & Gourmet

Where to score a seat for State of Origin

No one wants to feel blue - so we're wrapping ourselves in maroon for the upcoming State Of Origin and placing our bets on whether QLD will win all three games or just two. 

If you don’t want to be left wildly searching the streets for a place to grab a good steak and pint during the game, we’ve got you covered so you don’t look more disappointed than the NSW coach at full time.

Osbourne Hotel| Fortitude Valley

Watch QLD smash NSW on the big screen in our fave beer garden as you smash down a Black Angus Rump complete with rustic fries and a salad for just $19. If you’re Thurston (we’ll miss you, sweet prince) for a beverage, grab one of their 25 on-tap brews.

Pig ‘N’ Whistle| Brunswick Street

If you’re looking for a way to celebrate State of Origin Game II, look no further then Pig ‘N’ Whistle Brunswick Street. In the third instalment of their ‘Long Lunch’ series, this four-course menu is bound to be a pre-game winner. Use our discount GOURMAND for a 10% discount on tickets!

Regatta| Toowong

Much like the blues heading towards the try line, feasting on pre-game steaks can leave us tired and slow – which is why it’s a great idea to grab a bite at the Boatshed before making the short journey to Regatta’s pub to view the match.

Caxton Hotel | CBD

For serious State of Origin fans who want to be knee deep in XXXX (we’re not letting go) and Queenslander team spirit, look no further than the Caxton Hotel. Enjoy three options of mains and a few brews – you don’t need to be on the field to score with this deal.

Darling & Co | Paddington

Warm up that mouth moving action with Darling & Co’s seasonal menu, because the players can definitely hear your constructive criticism through the screen. You’ll be tackling tables to get to their juicy eye fillet and decadent ice cream sandwich, just make sure you’re not called for a foul.

Fox Hotel | South Brisbane

This venue is something even the blues could get a kick out of. With a 60-inch screen and surround sound, you’ll feel like you’re part of the stadium. Swap the over-priced pies and cold chips with juicy $5 sirloin – now that’s the goal.

Flying Cock| Fortitude Valley

They say bigger is better (except for when it comes to the player’s shorts, apparently. We weren’t aware that rugby came with a full moon), which is exactly why we’re heading straight to the biggest screen in Brisbane! Reserve a table or bean bag before the game and you’ll be set for the night.

Riverbar & Kitchen | CBD

With specular river views showcasing the Story Bridge, you can raise your glass to being a mighty Queenslander. Be proud, it’s an exclusive club.  Enjoy the privilege by sipping on a cocktail and eating Brisbane’s finest produce. Don’t worry, it’s how we would play it too.

Pineapple Hotel | Kangaroo Point

Don’t be left pining for more at this year’s Origin viewing! Head down to the Pineapple Hotel and watch the game live and loud on the big screen, while you tuck into juicy steaks from their iconic Steakhouse Restaurant. It doesn’t get more QLD that that!

The Normanby Hotel | Red Hill

When the sweet nectar of Queensland winning isn’t enough, get ready for the Normanby’s annual kick for cash. The bigger the kick, the more cash you WIN! They also feature 3 huge projector screen and 15 widescreen TVs. Who needs tickets with an atmosphere like this?

Brewhouse Brisbane | West End

Check out the Brewhouse for locally brewed beer and extravagant share platters. Who said sharing is not allowed with our fellow sporting counterparts? The best part is you can pop into their specialised bottle-o so you can enjoy the post-match highlights in style. WIN AND WIN!

Words by Sophia Lunn and Brooke McGregor
- the gourmands who bleed maroon.