If you are like us, your Instagram feed is probably filled with seemingly everyone enjoying their best life in the European sunshine. To shake off any not travelling blues, we have got you covered with the next best thing... a culinary trip to Europe at Brisbane’s best dining spots. Get ready to be transported to Italy, France, Spain, and Greece!
Transport yourself to the Italian Riviera without braving the long-haul flight. Popolo serves up authentic Italian dishes and lesser-known provincial dishes that will delight even the most well-travelled individual. Think beef short rib ragu, the classic margherita pizza, and char-grilled sovereign lamb cutlets with peperonata and goats curd, to name a few. You really are spoilt for choice! The hardest decision will be what sumptuous dish to indulge in.
Continuing the culinary journey of Italy, OTTO Ristorante gives you a taste of la dolce vita with modern Italian dishes that take advantage of the finest seasonal local ingredients. The menu developed by Head Chef Will Cowper takes you on a journey to the southern regions of Italy, which is the perfect match for the warmer Queensland climate we get to enjoy daily. We can’t stop dreaming about their Spaghettini dish that features long thin pasta, champagne lobster, garlic, chilli, white wine, lemon butter, and bottarga. This of course can be paired perfectly with their extensive wine list, full of classics and Italian varietals that will impress any wine connoisseur.
Experience the tastes of Spain right here at Olé South Bank! This is the best Spanish food you can have outside of Barcelona! Gather your crew and get the most out of the plentiful flavours on offer in their tapas share-style menu, with ingredients imported directly from Spain to give you a truly authentic experience. Irresistible Spanish bites await you with everything from their famous Spanish omelettes to Croquetas, and incredible Paella.
A European culinary journey wouldn’t be complete without a stop in France! Aquitaine will transport you to southwest France with their modern interpretations of regional French cuisine. Think escargots, lamb shank with pickled onion, soubise sauce, and mountain pepper berry jus. Plus, everyone's favourite French dish the crème brûlée! Enjoy all this magnificent French food, while taking a moment to take in the Riverfront view.
You absolutely can’t miss Zeus on your culinary journey of Europe. Dive into the Mediterranean with the modern Australian-Hellenic flavours on offer that still pay homage to traditional Greek roots. You’ll be able to find all your Greek foodie favourites from, Loukoumades (AKA. Honey Puffs), a healthy twist on the classic Souvlaki dish, and all your casual bites like their famous feta and oregano chips. Their food is so delicious you may need a few trips to make your way through their menu!