New rooftop bar, must try new Valley dining, mouth-watering Night Noodle Market finds, cocktails and canapes to die for, free festival tickets, date night deals, perfect paella and delicious local getaways – it’s all in your carefully curated Feast on Brisbane #23.  Everything you need to know about Brisbane food this week.


Ooh La La Rooftop at C'est Bon_Bar

New Ooh La La is a rooftop bar on top of C’est Bon in Stanley Street, Wooloongabba.


Ooh La La, it’s a rooftop bar

Imagine a backstreet laneway entry in a heritage suburb and steps leading up to Brisbane’s newest rooftop bar, Ooh La La on top of C’est Bon in Stanley Street, Wooloongabba. You’ve got a bird’s eye view over Mater Hill and The Gabba and a menu that focuses on contemporary French food. Expect luxurious eats including Siberian and Oscietra Caviar varieties, oysters, a blini caviar set, crab mornay, and mussels.  Executive Chef and owner Andy Ashby says he is eager to offer Brisbane an irresistibly French venue to gather and enjoy contemporary French bar snacks, along with a delectable wine and signature cocktail list. Book at C’est Bon. Opens July 2.

New James Street restaurant complex

James Street precinct gets new dining with a Lebanese breakfast restaurant, exotic nursery and homewares store and a flower bar from mid-July at The Green, 27 James Street. Owners Angela Sclavos and Christina Habchi engaged internationally acclaimed designer Borhan Ghofrani to create a bustling Middle Eastern-inspired locale with a nod to their strong Lebanese origin. The head chef will be two times Chef Hat winner Warren Turnbull so you can expect bubbly flatbreads, sweet honey-soaked cheese and crispy homemade falafels.

Night Noodle markets debut at Botanic Gardens

This year’s menu includes chicken karaage noodles, roast pork belly gua bao, rainbow dumplings, and for dessert, HK french toast and Milo Fry Club. See the full lineup here.

Every Wednesday and Thursday in July

W Brisbane’s Living Room Bar is hosting a three-course cocktail and matching canapé degustation curated by the master mixologists behind East London’s Oriole Bar and Nightjar. Frequenting the World’s 50 Best Bar Awards list, these UK institutions are known for their adventurous cocktails and will provide a way for guests to experience cocktails from around the world right in Australia.  It runs from 4pm to 10 pm and costs $90.34 per person. Bookings: W Brisbane

UPDATE: Due to lockdown this has been postponed. New dates to be announced soon.

CBD Dumplings

Brisbane’s newest Little Red Dumpling bar LRD Brisbane on Charlotte St has soft-opened for the curious and dumpling addicted.  It’s underneath the Pancake Manor.

Coming soon in the Valley

Look out for Rosmarino Ristorante and Wine Bar opening at 6 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley where Chef Dario Manca will share his obsession with bread, flavours and modern Italian cuisine. It’s a 175sqm restaurant with an outdoor courtyard and a menu aiming for a hat.

New Keto café

If you are into Keto food (if you have to ask don’t bother) Keto Loco Café has opened at 554 Lutwyche Road. Their food is keto-friendly, low carb, gluten-free, nitrate-free and organic. You can eat there or take away pre-packaged meals and hot pies. They also serve coffee!

Coffee trumps beer

Forget about popping into the pub on a Friday afternoon for an end of week beer, a Queensland survey has revealed more people would much rather catch up with friends in a coffee shop. The Merlo survey found 72% of respondents preferred a coffee shop catchup and 54% did that at least once a week. Griffith University consumer behaviour expert, Dr Marie-Louise Fry, said the coffee market in Brisbane was much more sophisticated now and it was no longer unusual for people to meet socially at a coffee shop instead of the pub.

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Date night deals

Put date nights back in the diary with affordable movie deals at Dendy Cinemas Portside with lunch, dinner and dessert options. After your meal, settle into the comfy cinema chairs for your favourite new-release movie.  Mr & Mrs Jones have a glass of French bubbles, dessert and a movie ticket for $30, Byblos includes a free movie ticket with a $50 spend from Tuesday to Thursday and Aamaya Indian Restaurant has a $7.50 movie ticket with every full-priced curry purchase.

Perfect paella

Want to lift your Spanish paella game? Over one and a half hours, a Spanish paella expert will teach you what it takes to create the ultimate paella at Pata Negra in Bardon. At the end of your class, you get to enjoy your creation. They also throw in tapas nibbles and a drink on arrival (plus recipe cards to take home).  It’s $45 for one and $89 for two and there’s a further 10 % off when you use the code SCOOPON10.  Get the details here.

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Firepit lunch

Here’s a Sunshine Coast day trip with a difference. Gather your friends and family around the fire to enjoy a traditional Argentinian Asado Barbeque weekend lunch in the Hinterland at Kenilworth Homestead, a private property in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.  The boys from Terra Firma will be cooking delicious local meats over the open flame for six hours. Crack a Boiling Pot Brewing CO Beer in the paddock and lay down in the grass listening to local musicians performing live acoustic. It’s on every weekend starting in August. Tickets are $42 for adults and $12 for children.

Budget-friendly school holidays stay

Heading to Brisbane for the school holidays? Here’s some bargain accommodation right in the heart of the city. Stay in a one-bedroom apartment at Park Regis North Quay from $149 and be treated to a bottle of wine and chocolates upon arrival. Available now until September 30, 2021. Find out more from StayWell.



Sum Yung Guys at Sunshine Beach.

Diary date – Winter Harvest Festival, July 3

Enjoy the Scenic Rim served up on a platter. Taste the food, meet the farmers, stock up your pantry, enjoy live music, and learn how to cook the produce.  The tractor pulling competition is always a highlight. Tickets are $10 for adults. Find out more here –  Winter Harvest Festival.

BONUS – I have five double passes to give away to Friends of Eat drink and be Kerry this week.


Feast on Brisbane #23 Recipe of the week

A twist on a traditional Greek favourite and it includes bacon.  This is the dessert you must try at home.

Maple Bacon Baklava dessert recipe

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