These are the top tips you need to make the most of the Brisbane Night Noodle Markets 2022 at Brisbane’s City Botanic Gardens, along with essential tips for Brisbane Night Noodle market parking. After a two year break, it’s back from Wednesday, June 15 to Sunday, June 26, 2022. Entrance is free, but need to register online that you are going. It’s the same market that has been held in the Forecourt in front of the Performing Arts Centre on the Brisbane River in previous years.
How are you going to get your favourite eats?
You need a plan! Check out my best tips, and then make your choices from the menu. It’s easy to meet up with friends and have a fun night with the feel and food of Asia. This year, the big difference is that you need to register for a free ticket online.
PS. If you love Asian food, you should check out Brisbane CBD’s yum cha restaurant, Phoenix in Brisbane Quarter. It’s worth a visit.
10 top Brisbane Night Noodle Market 2022 Tips
Here’s how to make the most of the Night Noodle Markets
How to beat the queues
Get there early if you want to beat the queues. But if you don’t, you’ll know which stalls have the most sought-after food at the Brisbane Night Noodle Markets. The market is open 5 pm to 9 pm Monday to Wednesday, 5 pm to 10 pm Thursday and Friday, 4 pm to 10 pm Saturday and 5 pm to 9 pm on Sunday.
Divide and conquer
Go in a group and leave one person as a table spotter or holder and the rest as runners for the food. You’ll find some of the drinks stands will come to you if you are at the bridge end of the markets.
Don’t splash your cash!
The stalls are cashless, so make sure you take your cards with you, or you’ll go home hungry.
Plan your attack
Plan your attack by checking out the menus for each stall when they go online.
Smoke and fire
The award for most smoke and drama usually goes to Hoy Pinoy’s Filipino street food. You’ll want to wrap your lips around their baboy (smoked chopped pork belly), inihaw na baboy (pork belly skewers) and inhaw na manonk (chicken skewers). No problems finding this stall, just look for the smoke at the Brisbane Night Noodle Markets.
What to eat
Local picks from previous years include Teppanyaki Noodles, Steamed Dim Sum and Raijns will be joined by exciting local newcomers Nodo Donuts, Schillykickk and Stone and Cooper, along with crowd-favourites Gelato Messina, Hoy Pinoy and Flying Noodles.
Where are the Brisbane Night Noodle Markets 2022?
Find the Brisbane Night Noodle Markets at Main Drive, QUT, next to Old Parliament House. See the location on Google Maps. There is no entry fee., but it’s good to register online before you go.
It’s a yes to canine friends. This is a Brisbane dog-friendly market but do keep your dogs away from the food stalls.
Brisbane Night Noodle Market parking
There are metered parking spots on Edward Street, Alice Street and Mary Street, or you can park at the Wilson Parking car park at 42 Albert St. QUT Gardens Point offers $10 daily entry rates for parking on weekends, or Secure Parking in Margaret Street has a $13 entry after 4 pm option and weekend parking for $13.
Alternatively, catch the ferry! Eagle Street Pier is only a 12-minute walk away, or QUT Gardens Point stop is a 10-minute walk.
There are three disabled parking spots at the junction of Edward Street and Alice Street and two parking spots on Margaret Street. Disability access to the City Botanic Gardens and QUT are available at each entrance. The toilets are disabled access.
Find out more at Brisbane Night Noodle Markets.
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