Reviews Archive

  • Owners Bao Hoang, his cousin Tin Ly and schoolmate Ray Esquieres opened a small hawker-style, Vietnamese eatery in a Goldsbrough Lane in Melbourne's CBD. After seeing a fantastic response to this first store, Tin said ‘goodbye’ to the crazy Melbourne weather and relocated to Brisbane to open and oversee Roll'd's first Queensland store in Brisbane's Queens Plaza.

    Roll’d has rolled into town

    Owners Bao Hoang, his cousin Tin Ly and schoolmate Ray Esquieres opened a small hawker-style, Vietnamese eatery in a Goldsbrough Lane in Melbourne's CBD. After seeing a fantastic response to this first store, Tin said ‘goodbye’ to the crazy Melbourne weather and relocated to Brisbane to open and oversee Roll'd's first Queensland store in Brisbane's Queens Plaza.

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  • Located in the Rowes Arcade food court on Edward Street, Little Saigon Grill is only open for lunch and offers a huge selection of options to the hungry city office worker.

    Little Saigon Grill

    Located in the Rowes Arcade food court on Edward Street, Little Saigon Grill is only open for lunch and offers a huge selection of options to the hungry city office worker.

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  • Even back when the SO and I lived in the Paddington area 5 years ago, Sassafras was extremely popular. The purple Queenslander café is a landmark institution in the area and everyone who is privileged to live in that postal code know the business for its gorgeous food and busy weekend trade.

    Late lazy Sunday breakfast at Sassafras

    Even back when the SO and I lived in the Paddington area 5 years ago, Sassafras was extremely popular. The purple Queenslander café is a landmark institution in the area and everyone who is privileged to live in that postal code know the business for its gorgeous food and busy weekend trade.

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  • Alfred and Constance launched their new spring menu on Monday, so here’s a sneaky peek at what we tried.

    Alfred & Constance New Summer 2013 Menu

    Alfred and Constance launched their new spring menu on Monday, so here’s a sneaky peek at what we tried.

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  • I have no excuses for this one, so instead I’m gonna just give you the food porn from a casual Brisbane food bloggers’ dinner I organised at Grappino back in June. Cuz who doesn’t love Italian, right?

    A Blogger’s Dinner at Grappino Trattoria Restaurant

    I have no excuses for this one, so instead I’m gonna just give you the food porn from a casual Brisbane food bloggers’ dinner I organised at Grappino back in June. Cuz who doesn’t love Italian, right?

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  • Warehouses in the Teneriffe and Newstead area are being reinvented into retail and dining spaces. Shucked Coffee House can count itself amongst these with its retro vibe and furnishings, raided from Grandma’s living room.

    Breakfast at Shucked Coffee House, Newstead

    Warehouses in the Teneriffe and Newstead area are being reinvented into retail and dining spaces. Shucked Coffee House can count itself amongst these with its retro vibe and furnishings, raided from Grandma’s living room.

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  • When I heard a yakitori bar had recently opened in West End, I was keen to check it out and see if this might be the ticket to reliving our Tokyo memories, so I tried to rustle up some company to join us at Bird’s Nest Yakitori and Bar for a night of charcoal grilled goodness.

    Bird’s Nest Yakitori and Bar

    When I heard a yakitori bar had recently opened in West End, I was keen to check it out and see if this might be the ticket to reliving our Tokyo memories, so I tried to rustle up some company to join us at Bird’s Nest Yakitori and Bar for a night of charcoal grilled goodness.

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  • My mind painted Ho Chi Mama as a wonton no-holds barred fiery woman who stands proudly on her own two feet and demands the very best of what life has to offer.

    Ho Chi Mama

    My mind painted Ho Chi Mama as a wonton no-holds barred fiery woman who stands proudly on her own two feet and demands the very best of what life has to offer.

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  • e'cco Bistro is celebrating their 18th birthday and have put on a special menu to 'celebrate the start' of classic e'cco favourites from past menus available for lunch and dinner. This menu is only available till today, 10 August.

    Happy 18th birthday, e’cco Bistro

    e'cco Bistro is celebrating their 18th birthday and have put on a special menu to 'celebrate the start' of classic e'cco favourites from past menus available for lunch and dinner. This menu is only available till today, 10 August.

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  • Chester Street Bakery & Bar is officially opening this Friday, 9 August 2013 and has been running test kitchen sessions all week to put the menu and staff through their paces. What’s not to love when businesses troubleshoot before they go out into production (silly IT reference)? Here’s a little peek at what we had at the first test kitchen session.

    Chester Street Bakery and Bar’s first test kitchen

    Chester Street Bakery & Bar is officially opening this Friday, 9 August 2013 and has been running test kitchen sessions all week to put the menu and staff through their paces. What’s not to love when businesses troubleshoot before they go out into production (silly IT reference)? Here’s a little peek at what we had at the first test kitchen session.

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