Drift the night away

21 06 2010

Living on the westside and working in the Brisbane CBD, I occasionally passed an unassuming restaurant in Milton as I walked the river on my way home in the afternoon.  I had often thought that the location embraced the panoramic views of the city, and I was always hopeful that an opportunity would arise where I could savour the experience from inside.  Well that opportunity presented itself one evening when my boyfriend and I had to madly find a last-minute alternative to our anniversary celebrations, and so our experience with Drift was made.

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Food in a modern Australian Era

18 06 2010

Looking for a casual location to catch up with a group of friends on a Friday afternoon?  South Brisbane’s award-winning  Era Bistro could well be a place to consider.  Situated in the hub of South Brisbane, on the corner of Merrivale and Melbourne Streets, Era offers an opportunity to relax despite the liveliness of people passing by.  There are a number of options to enjoy this venue with seating inside at the restaurant or around the bar, and on this particular occasion my friends and I chose the al fresco seating.

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Food with grunt likely to satisfy

4 03 2010

As a Queensland icon celebrating 20 years, it’s surprising that dining out at the Hog’s Breath Cafe has not previously occurred.  But better late than never, right?  Well, as it turns out, yes.

It was a quiet mid-week evening when we decided to ditch a home-cooked meal for one prepared by someone else, and eat out at this cafe/restaurant, and it was clear from the beginning our dining experience would be unique.  The appearance, atmosphere and style of the restaurant could be likened to that of a Hard Rock Cafe, except that there was no apparent theme to the unusual paraphernalia and memorabilia that decorated the walls, and this in itself provided much conversation.  The casual approach to the setting was not observed by the restaurant’s staff though, as they were attentive, friendly and efficient, allowing us to relax and get comfortable.

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