Guest Editor Note

Matt MoranWelcome to Dish, Brisbane City's eating and drinking guide, bringing you the best of what the CBD has to offer. Meet our guest editor Matt Moran, one of Australia's most loved and awarded chefs, and owner of ARIA.

Wow, how time flies! I can’t believe it’s been seven years since I opened ARIA in Brisbane. In 2009 I saw how Brisbane diners were really engaged with the industry and hungry for more, so couldn’t resist the opportunity to take on the site at Eagle Street Pier – right on the water at the edge of the CBD with great views to the Story Bridge.

Since then, the Brisbane City dining scene has definitely shifted up a gear and it’s only getting better. There are more offerings now than ever before, whether it’s fine dining to something more casual, espresso nooks to cafes, or pubs to pop-ups. 

So I hope you enjoy the inaugural issue of Dish, The City’s food and wine guide, packed with the best places to eat while you’re in Brisbane. I am sure you will find a few favourites in your travels and don’t miss exploring the laneways for some hidden gems.

Matt Moran

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