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Word on the Street: Foodie News

We’re positively buzzing over barbecue plates, pinot noir parties, craft beers and too many espresso martinis because we’re not getting enough sleep due to our WILD EXCITEMENT over the latest foodie news!


We always knew that Westin is Bestin – and the brand new five-star Westin Brisbane is set to prove it. Set to open soon, the luxury Starwood Hotels property will be home to two brand new restaurant, the internationally inspired The Charles, alongside an unnamed modern Australian eatery, with Steve Sweetman behind the help as Executive Chef.

Merlo has been brewing up a whole different kind of buzz on Friday nights with the introduction of a bar to their Fortitude Valley store. From 5-8pm they will be serving up four signature cocktails, plus their collaboration beer with Fortitude Brewing – Pot Shot Ale.

Motion Dining is getting a glow up with the Brisbane Marriott restaurant reopening in September. The hotel will still offer Friday and Saturday night seafood buffets (yay!), but they’ll be bigger and better than ever. The super Sunday brunches will also feature more variety – so grab your gang and get hungry!

It’s been our long time watering hole of choice for as long as we’ve been sipping craft beers, and it’s about to get even more appealing with expansions planned. Brewski is adding a new dining area (so much more room to spread out your Big BBQ Plate), a specialised function space and an on-site bottle shop, there’s a very dangerous chance we might just set up home here.


Missed out on tickets to round one? Settle that racing heart, Espresso Martini Festival has announced they’ll be backing it up with day two! With cocktails including rum salted golden syrup and condensed milk cold drip vanilla martinis, and tasty bites from Ol’ School and Hello Please our hearts are racing! Get your tickets here.

Pinot Palooza returns to the Brisbane Showgrounds October 13, and it’s bringing 250 wines from 100+ wineries with it to Brisbane! Your global pinot passport, this is your chance to taste some of the finest pinots from around the world, as well as listen to live music and vote for your fave! Tickets available here

The Book of Mormon is FINALLY coming to Brisbane! The most anticipated show of….forever, The Book of Mormon will burst onto the QPAC stage from March 16 2019. Tickets are anticipated to sell out in record time so GET IN NOW!

Got something delicious to share? Drop us a line at hello@gourmandandgourmet.com.au and let us in on the secret.