Statler and Waldorf Gastro Pub, Paddington, Brisbane

I had once tried the most delicious burger by S&W at a local event and have been wanting to visit their local digs ever since. Ka Lei messaged me that there was $10 fresh duck ragu that she had seen on their Facebook and was I in? Hell yeah I was!

We waited for a table ($10 fresh pasta will make anywhere busy) and was seated in time for our plates to arrive. It was cooked to perfection, with not too much sauce and a smattering of duck. For $10, they killed it.

We were all still slightly hungry afterwards, perhaps they should make it $12 and throw on another spoonful of pasta. It goes far too fast!

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Sunrise Vietnamese, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

I wasn’t sure if i was in an RnB club or at a restaurant, the tunes were blasting out of the empty space.
I dined in alone, I was ravenous after the usual wait to see the tax agent. It really did remind me of being in Vietnam – they were always playing loud music while wandering around so relaxed.

My pho was nice, the broth could have been a bit stronger but that’s me being picky – I love my pho.

I can’t say it’s a new favourite but it was good.

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Milk Factory Kitchen & Bar, South Brisbane

A bar where they throw rose petals at you and overly garnish your drinks? Hell yeah!

Starting with cocktails, I stole Ka Lei’s drink (a freshly squeezed Apple juice with Bison vodka) so she ordered a bramble. The bar tenders were really interactive and knowledgable. In particular, Aisher was whipping some amazing concoctions!

We ordered the eggplant fingers with satay sauce and the chicken pakoras with aioli. They were both average.

What was amazing however, was the gin & tonic swordfish ceviche served on scallop shells! Best ceviche I’ve had in quite some time.

We went on to play a game with the bar tenders. They had to try recreate the taste of Spice Box – a spicy, sweet, rye rum which they’d never even tasted. There were all sorts of random ingredients being retrieved from hiding places!

The bar reminds me of the layout of bars in Canada. People actually sitting at the bar and engaging with patrons and staff. A nautical theme, dimly lit with a great range of alcohol.

Lots of fun and banter, I’d definitely go back.





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