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Quick trip to Brisbane

kersizm Oct 11, 2011 01:33 AM

Hi all,

I'm up to Brisbane next month. I'll be presenting at Griffith uni are there any cool/casual eateries near by? I'm thinking Cumulus Inc in Melbourne, for comparison.


  1. Samuelinthekitchen Oct 23, 2011 07:31 PM

    funnily enough there really is a fabulous place very close by. Griffith Nathan Campus has a restaurant called G's which is just spectacular. Also, nearby Sunnybank has a MASSIVE Chinese population and some of the finest Asian restaurants in Australia, well worth a visit.

    1. m
      mr_gimlet Oct 11, 2011 03:42 AM

      I'm spending a lot of time in brissy - but I don't know where the Griffith campus is. Can you tell me where it is?

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      1. re: mr_gimlet
        kersizm Oct 11, 2011 12:34 PM

        I think I'll be at the Mt. Gravatt campus.

        1. re: kersizm
          mr_gimlet Oct 12, 2011 03:28 PM

          I only really know the city, but no-one has ever suggested I travel out of the CBD for anything other than a steak. Rents seem to be high, so most restaurants try and push upmarket so they can charge like a wounded bull. Brissy is getting to be a very expensive place.

          I can't think of anything in the Cumulus middle ground. Brisbane meat means steak at either a pub (The Norman, the Breakfast Creek) or posh (Cha cha char, MooMoo). Then there's a tranche of glam Sydney-Melbourne clones - Sake, Aria, Stokehouse.

          The closest I can think of in the bistro space woul be E'cco - been around for ages but seems to have refreshed recently. Tank is looking good as well. If you're feeling avant garde, then Esquire is on my current must do list - it's a bit scary prices but tempers somewhat at lunchtime.

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