A few weeks ago T’s bro came to town for the weekend, so we showed him some of the sights of Brisvegas. First stop was lunch @ River Bar and Kitchen at Eagle Street Pier in the city. Always a winner because of the views, I had the beef tacos followed by a few delicious cocktails.
From there we strolled along eagle street, through the botanic gardens, and over the Goodwill Bridge to South Bank. After our (ahem) lengthy hike we were parched and in dire need of a thirst quencher. Enter Stoke Bar. Perched directly on the river, they have some of the best views in Brisbane, and seriously quaffable rose!
Next stop was the night noodle markets at South Bank. These pop up once a year during July and are open from early afternoon till the wee hours of the night. It was a lot of fun, but sooooo busy. I tried Taro’s Ramen which was dee-licious, I have to try their Ascot restaurant asap! We sampled oodles of other noodles, nutella smothered waffles on sticks, and of course we had to try the original Octodog!
On the Sunday we decided to hop in the car and go exploring inland. We have spent a lot of time discovering the Queensland coastline, but hadn’t ventured inland too much. We headed to Stanthorpe via Warwick, and it took about 3 hours to get there. Being further inland it was noticeably chillier, so after wandering around the town briefly, it was agreed that we needed to warm up with a big lunch. Stanthorpe is known for its wineries, and there are definitely plenty to choose from! We chose one at random – Whisky Gully Wines, and arrived just in time to catch the end of their lunch service.
A family run winery, it is situated in a beautiful colonial style house. I opted for the chicken and leek pot pie and a glass of their award winning Chardonnay. T had braised lam with cous cous with a glass of Shiraz, and we both devoured the homemade bread with lashings of butter, yum!
We also did a wine tasting after lunch, so ended up lugging a few bottles of our favourites back to the car with us. Being the middle of winter, the area was very quiet, but I would definitely like to go back in Spring or Summer when the fruit is in season and explore some of the other vineyards in the area.
This weekend we woke up bright and early on Saturday so decided to get out for a morning walk and a juice!
Then we spent the afternoon watching Brisbane Lions vs Carlton FC at The Gabba. It was such a beautiful sunny day to be out and about. We had a few drinks, indulged in football food, and to our surprise Brisbane actually won!
What have you all been up to over the last few weeks? Any fun adventures? x