Where to hold a cheeky long lunch at South Bank

Mister Paganini

If you’re firmly opposed to 10-minute breaks, shovelling salad at your desk, or staring sullenly at the outside world, here’s the 411: long lunches are back! Leave your muesli bars at home, turn your work phone off, and set aside a few hours at these South Bank long-lunch spots for friends, drinks, and far too much food.

Popolo 
Life’s no picnic – but your lunch break sure is! Break up the work day with a packed Popolo picnic on the lawn at South Bank’s River Quay. Just a warning, though: after laying down by the water, getting back up for work may not be possible.

Next Door Kitchen & Bar

The 1920s called, and they want their lunches back. Step into the speakeasy world at Next Door Kitchen & Bar for a glimpse of glam Gatsby décor, cheeky mimosas, and luxurious lunches spent without work emails popping up every two seconds.

Fish Lane Bistro
Ready to be hooked on daytime dining? Take a trip down Fish Lane for a taste of The Fox Hotel’s contemporary bistro meals. Trust us – you’ll be thankful for the nearby train station when those plates of pork belly and seared scallops have you struggling to walk.

Mister Paganini
You know the saying: when in Rome, dine as the Romans dine (or something like that, right?), so drop the two-minute noodles and spend a slice of your day at South Bank’s Mister Paganini. Nothing drives paperwork further from your mind than prosciutto pizza and carafes of Aperol Spritz!

South Bank Surf Club
Beach bods be damned – salads just don’t stack up against the lunches at South Bank Surf Club. Float in with the midday tide for seafood platters, lunch specials, and sunny scenes of Streets Beach.

Tippler’s Tap

Met your morning deadlines? Tap out for a few hours: whether you’re exploring the range of draught beers or are keen to conquer every slider on the menu, this long lunch is good for what ales you.

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