Brisbane gaining reputation as foodie hot spot

Esquire, Brisbane

Brisbane’s burgeoning dining scene continues to draw plaudits from interstate experts. As eateries throughout the Queensland capital serve up ever-more sophisticated fare, our reputation as a food-and-wine hot spot grows.

The stunning cuisine, often complemented by spectacular locations and high-calibre wines, is seen as contributing to Brisbane’s credentials as a city with world-class cultural and lifestyle attractions.

This emergence has not escaped the attention of influential magazine Monocle, which placed Brisbane in its top-25 most liveable cities. Monocle said Brisbane was a “mature, progressive, sophisticated city with amazing cultural institutions”.

Fairfax Media’s national travel editor, Anthony Dennis, recently lauded Brisbane’s culinary and cultural offerings in the lead-up to the Regional Flavours event at South Bank. Dennis was particularly impressed with Esquire, which the Good Food Guide describes as Brisbane’s best, and riverside GOMA Restaurant.

Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2014, Joanna Savill, who’s also Good Food Month director, said she had no doubt Brisbane had become a major foodie hub, perhaps displacing Adelaide in third place behind our two most populous cities. 

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