Category Archives: Brisbane South
The Gunshop Cafe — West End
The Gunshop Cafe is pretty much an icon around the ‘burbs of Brisbane. Well known for it’s quirky, upbeat menus, it is also known for its popularity and unfortunately, a healthy queue for a table at breakfast time.
Luckily for the Brisbane Bites crew, it was a mid-week brunch that we were craving and we set out to check up on what all the fuss was about. I was very impressed at the spiced up menu and utterly glad that not every item on the menu revolved around eggs in their numerous forms — I’m trying to say that they have quite some creativity here. I had already picked out the dish that I wanted to try from the online menu, but was disappointing to find out that the menu had changed significantly and that item was no longer available. On the bright side, that means that it is unlikely that you would get bored with the place I suppose.
The Loft West End
Lovers of beer will already be familiar with Archive Beer Boutique & Bistro in West End, but those looking for a smoother groove should head to the newest cocktail and wine lounge the area has to offer. Little sister to Archive, LOFT sits directly above the already established eatery and on opening night, we were anxious to see whether the place would impress.
Little Greek Taverna
Popular might be an understatement when referring to West End’s Little Greek Taverna. Having attempted swipe an impromptu table several times with no avail, it is definitely recommended to make a booking here during peak lunch and dinner times!
Although, on a Saturday afternoon around 2PM, the Brisbane Bites team was seated with little hassle (although the agreement was that we would be finished and out the door in an hour for the next booking!).
Norman Hotel Steakhouse
I don’t even like steak that much. I probably only eat it about once every 3 months. But, on my recent expedition to The Norman Hotel in Woolloongabba, perhaps things are about to change? I think that I may even have had the BEST steak of my life…and ironically it was actually cooked by ME!
Usually, the prospect of associating with West End’s overwhelming hipster and hippie population is enough to steer me well clear of the admittedly decent restaurants the suburb has to offer. After our experiences at Siam Samrarn, perhaps a second chance is in order?…After all, we were pretty impressed with this Thai restaurant in West End shopping complex.