What's on at King Street
A year of endless possibilities
Welcome to King Street, the heart and soul of the Brisbane showgrounds. This year, King Street is offering endless possibilities for the whole community to enjoy. As the precinct continues to grow, opening new dining and retail shops, they're bringing heaps more exciting experiences. Come check it out!
As Brisbane's hottest food truck park and bar continue to fill our bellies with tantalising, and seemingly, endless supply of international eats they're coming in this 2019 with some pretty epic events. This April come along to a sketch and sip class! Come along and doodle while you sip on some wine! These art classes are for all skill levels and include all art materials, wine and nibbles.
For more info check out the link here.
Brisbane's ultimate foodie market, Mercado, is inviting everyone to join King Streets Chocolatier to learn the secrets to making and designing your own scrumdiddlyumptious boutique chocolate eggs!
Tickets cost $50 and can be bought here.
Looking for something more than a chocolate egg to feast on? Then feast your eyes and bellies, with Mercado's seasonal fruits, lush pastries, fresh-baked ryes and sourdoughs.
They've also got a succulent seafood and sushi counter, all fresh and caught the same day. Head to their meat counter for high-end meats and restaurant quality wagyu steaks.
Trust us, one visit here and you'll be hooked!
Take in the big flavours of Tex-Mex food with El Camino Cantina as they carry out this event. Each class includes champagne and a delectable lunch, perfect for sharing and savouring.
Stick around for El Camino Cantina's Las Vegas-style neo lights and sombrero-splashed party vibes. Throw on a big sombrero and get ready to settle in and stay a while as you make your way through their downright delicious menu. And who could forget their GIANT margaritas?!
Never judge a book by its a cover (or the wine it comes with it ). Check out Far Dumpling's boozy book club event, with an expert facilitator from The Avid Reader, a chatty, friendly atmosphere, and nibbles and wine a-plenty, you'll find everything you need to fill your ears, soul and belly.
Tickets cost $30, get yours here.
Fat Dumpling also offers a mouth-watering selection of poached, steamed and pan-fried dumplings. Did we mention that they're all handmade with a 100% authenticity by the owners?! How crazy is that!
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BITES AND BEERS
If you're in the mood for booze we've got a few places we recommend you check out. First, there's Swill, King Street's very own prohibition-style gin bar and private event space. They've got over 120 gins and an impressive selection of tonics to pair with it.
The George Bar and Bistro is another one to hit up. Compared to it's Easy Street sister, The George King Street offers a more relaxed vibe. Their bar offers a stock of concise selection of beer, wine and spirits.
If you're looking for Brisbane'es finest German bier and the crispiest pork knuckles then make your way to Bavarian Beerhause. This place is the holy grail of beer, with 40 on tap ranging from German to local craft and the finest limited edition brew.
Looking to splurge a little money? King Street's got the finest selection of fashion retailers. If you're looking for something pretty for either yourself or a friend, head on over to Fiera Boutique. Home of all thing beautiful, this place is your new one-stop shop for statement jewellery, on-trend fashion and homewares.
If you want something a little more artsy, have a look at Artisan. This not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting contemporary craft and design practice for both makers and their audiences. They also offer exhibitions, events and workshops at their store!
King Street also has a luxury salon and barber shop, perfect for some "me time" for both guys and gals. For those of you looking for the best hairdressers in town step on into Tigerlamb. They offer the charm of a boutique salon but with an added luxurious twist.
If you want a twist on traditional men's grooming techniques, make your way to Emporium Barber. With a focus on inspiring a new generation of a dapper gentleman, Emporium Barber specialises in the cut-throat shave, hairstyling, grooming and, above all, exceptional service.
Take on the flavours of the world, all in one location! Yup, that's right you don't have to leave Brisbane for quality global eats. King Street has an abundance of international flavours!
Looking for authentic Asian cuisine? Go to Banoi for some homestyle Vietnamese buns, rolls, noodle dishes, rice dishes, and soups. Also on offer are authentic Hội An crispy crepes and desserts, as well as a drinks selection featuring Vietnamese coffee as well as kumquat lemonade, coconut crush, custard-apple smoothies, wine and beer.
For an authentic touch and traditional taste of Japan, you can’t go past Sushi & Nori. Premium ingredients and the ever-changing sushi train menu make for a taste sensation all year round.
Craving anything European? Give Il Verde a visit. Home of the Cheese Wheel Pasta, this is King Street's modern Italian dining destination. From the cheesiest plates of pasta to handmade wood-fired pizza, this place is definitely one of our faves.
In the mood for Greek Souvlaki? The Lamb Shop is where it's at. With their signature slow-cooked spit-roasted meat with fresh pitas and incredible authentic Greek sides including hand cut chips, you'll definitely be coming back for more!
Finish your night, or start your day, with a scoop of authentic gelato from La Macelleria. A perfect way too cool off the humid Brisbane weather.
WINE AND DINE
Grab a table at Atelier Brasserie for intimate, relaxed dining with a focus on seasonal produce and European flavours. From the culinary creations from the kitchen to the carefully curated wine list, spectacular cocktails and professional service.
Want some French gastronomy? Visit Montrachet. They hold a reputation for superb customer service, charming setting and classic dishes. The restaurant delivers creative dishes and features a walk-in wine cellar! Stunning!
COFFEE, TEA OR ME
If you're a bit of a coffee connoisseur or just need that caffeine hit to start your day, we promise you'll want to check these King Street cafes.
Newly brewing in the precinct is Kuhl-Cher. Set to be one of the only inner-city café roasteries in Brisbane, this place will satisfy everyone’s palette’s from the coffee aficionado to the blissful bruncher. With all coffee beans being roasted on site, the roastery will create an aromatic coffee hub boasting the finest house blends and single origins from across the globe.
In today’s sophisticated café scene, GG espresso delivers the simple pleasures – great coffee, friendly service and sensational menu staples. With a passion for traditional style espresso and baristas who know how to work a machine, GG espresso has been serving up quality coffee for those on the go and to those who like to linger.
Finally, step into King Street Bakery, King Street's very own pastry palace. The bakery boasts a French-inspired a-la-carte menu for breakfast and lunch, accompanied by a drinks menu comprised of European or Australian wine and beer.
About the Author
Out in the beaches of Australia, you can find this charismatic girl laying in the sand with a sangria in one hand and her book in the other. If she's not at the beach, you can catch her on the hunt for the best tacos in Brisbane. She's a sucker for romance or fiction books, but also enjoys her true crime and murder podcasts.