Indulge in South Bank’s new season offerings…
The chefs at River Quay’s Stokehouse Q love to experiment with fresh local produce, and spring is a wonderful time to showcase the best that the region has to offer. The restaurant’s latest menu features beautifully presented bright and textural dishes, such as crispy pork terrine with Romanesco broccoli, butter beans, watercress and sauce gribiche, and grilled cuttlefish salad with belly bacon, endive, celery, Queensland pecans and Meyer lemon dressing.
Springtime in Brisbane is the perfect climate for fresh Japanese cuisine. For a colourful sashimi feast, look no further than Ginga Japanese Restaurant. The expert chefs carefully slice and prepare everything from tuna and salmon to octopus and clam, accompanied by a range of sushi, yakitori, mains and side dishes such as prawn and avocado salad, and pickled daikon radish.
Peeking through the window of MySweetopia,you’ll spy a kaleidoscope of exquisitely piped cupcakes just waiting to be eaten. Spring sees a variety of new flavours added to the MySweetopia menu, including passionfruit white mud cake adorned with a sugar passionfruit flower, and lemon-lime sherbet and Turkish delight, both topped with delicate edible flowers. Each cupcake is baked with love and decorated with great precision in-house, ensuring they are equally as pleasing on the eyes as they are on the tastebuds. If you like to partake in a savoury course before your sweet feast, MySweetopia has just introduced its new range of sandwich options, such as grilled haloumi, mushroom, rocket and pesto on Turkish bread, and sweet-chilli chicken and Asian slaw on house-baked nut bread.
When you walk past Olé, it’s easy to be drawn in by the vibrant interior and inviting aromas that emanate from the kitchen. And once you see a plate pass by, you know you won’t be going anywhere else for a while. The Spanish-inspired restaurant has wholly embraced the season’s produce, creating an array of bright and fresh meals. Expect to find dishes such as baby beetroot salad with horseradish, iberico and goats curd, or spring lamb shoulder with new-season vegetables.
Cucina by Toscani’s
Wrapping around the Little Stanley and Grey Street corner, it’s hard to miss Cucina by Toscani’s as you enter the South Bank precinct. The long-standing eatery specialises in Italian food, accompanied by a delicious selection of modern-Australian dishes. Start the day well with a fresh breakfast, with choices including sweet corn and coriander fritters or avocado smash with baked ricotta, herbs and lime. While Cucina by Toscani’s has a wide range of pizzas and pastas for lunch and dinner, you can also opt for menu items such as pan-roasted North Queensland barramundi fillet with grilled Mediterranean vegetables, salsa verde and charred lemon, or prosciutto-wrapped chicken breast with pumpkin cream, Tuscan cabbage and prosecco. Watch in awe as the talented chefs prepare your meal from the open kitchen.
Viet De Lites
Vietnamese cuisine is known for its fusion of Asian and European flavours, resulting in fresh and zesty meals that are perfect for the warmer months. Viet de Lites’ menu is full of healthy and tasty options, such as the Hanoi grilled pork with rice vermicelli, lettuce, fresh mint, pickled carrot and fish sauce, or the shredded green papaya salad topped with crushed roasted peanuts and fresh herbs.