The Gr.1 A$650,000 Doomben Cup is an annual tradition. And when in Brisbane everyone wants something to warm themselves up. Seafood, cured meats and cheese could be just the thing. Brisbane is famous for its interesting fish, chacuterie and cheese markets and cafes. We simply cut to the chase and picked the best.
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Canvas offers Spanish cuisine with a Southern California accent. Their sublime Affogato Di Canvas (Espresso served with salted caramel ice cream, biscotti together with house-made caramel & cinnamon liqueur) or their lemon pepper calamari (calamari with lemon & garlic aioli) and their Anything But Butter Beer cocktail makes for an exciting evening.
An Italian spuntino and wine bar, serving Italian wines paired with blue, wash rind, hard and white mouldtogether with fig jam and walnuts can be the best way to spend Saturday evening at Australia’s Wine Bar of the Year(2016)
This iconic riverside Brisbane restaurant offers a table on their River Terrace overlooking the Brisbane River and Story Bridge, say most restaurant reviews as one wants only to immerse in a historic eating experience. However, it is actually the eating which takes priority in this instance. Everything else is incidental. The day after the Doomben Cup is probably the best time for a Sunday lunch. Their Cone Bay Barramundi with Smoked Mussels, Leeks, Celery and Anchovy Butter is simply spectacular.
The Cheese Pleaser
Cheese Celebration cakes is exactly what makes this cafe different. Peruse the race card over a morning coffee, selected cheeses and a delightful charcuterie board.