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TUESDAY 9 MAY, 2023
Returning for a third year, the popular celebration of the city’s culinary scene sees 70 venues in the heart of Brisbane cooking up more than 110 exclusive deals throughout June.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the table is set for a month-long banquet of food experiences for every taste and budget, from affordable city lunches to a decadent five-course degustation meal.
“With plenty of great offers to enjoy, Brisbane’s restaurants and bars will be filled with foodie fans supporting our local hospitality sector,” Cr Schrinner said.
“Dine BNE City was initially established during COVID to support the CBD’s struggling hospitality scene, providing a boost to the local businesses that have continued to serve us during those tough years.
“Since then, an array of new venues have opened, sparking a restaurant revival in the CBD and making this year’s program a special celebration of our thriving dining scene and famous alfresco lifestyle.
This year’s program dishes up specially curated programs with the return of Let’s Do Lunch, Supper Club and Bar Safari.
Dine BNE City will host a smorgasbord of exclusive ticketed events, including an opening night at the St Stephen’s Cathedral grounds on 1 June.
Joining the program for the first time is Amalfi Coast inspired newcomer Settimo, with founder and celebrity chef, Guy Grossi, sighting Brisbane’s diverse culinary culture as an exciting destination to open his first Queensland restaurant.
“Brisbane’s hospitality scene is exciting and thriving and we are thrilled to be part of the rich tapestry,” Mr Grossi said.
“We developed a new dining concept in partnership with The Westin Brisbane and I am thrilled to bring my vision for Settimo to life.”
Discover the full program and special offers at dinebnecity.com.au
Dine BNE City 2023 program highlights:
- Let’s Do Lunch deals will entice people away from their desks and ensure work from home FOMO sets in for anyone who doesn’t have lunch out in the city.
- Special offers cater to every appetite from a Greek feast at OPA to pasta e vino at Massimo, Noodles and Nibbles at Jumbo Thai or a native burger meal at Birrunga Gallery and Dining, an express lunch at Alchemy or a five-course lunch banquet at Tillerman, a charred MSA ribeye at Navala Churrascaria or Moreton Bay bug and prawn risotto at Pattina.
- Specially curated dinner menus from The City’s most iconic restaurants invite diners to make a night of it in The City and join its bustling Supper Club.
- Take in a petit banquet at Donna Chang, a three-course dining experience at Izakaya Publico, a Three Martini Dinner at The Incholm or an Ottoman Feast at Babylon Garden.
- You can also find your fill over a porterhouse steak and sangria at La Boca Bar and Grill Brisbane or Yum Cha for two at Longtime Yum Cha.
- Bar Safari is back in 2023, offering escapades to guide travellers on a journey of re-discovery as they tap back into Brisbane’s best bars through signature drink offers and after-work events.
- Enjoy Tipples and Nibbles at the Hibiscus Room or take in a whiskey flight paired with wagyu skewers at Bar 1603.
- Mid-week date night is sorted with an aperitivo spritz and tasting plate for two at Banc Brasserie, enjoy oysters and champagne at Rothwells, spice it up with Boom Room’s Bar Set or enjoy a Brewer’s Delight at the Stock Exchange Hotel.
- Over 14+ special events including the exclusive Champagne Icons Series at Lennons Restaurant and Bar invites guests to luxuriate in a four-course dinner paired with prestigious champagnes.
- Special five-course banquets with wine pairings can be enjoyed riverside at Tillerman’s Craggy Range Wine Dinner and Madame Wu’s Coldstream Hills Wine Dinner.
- Guy Grossi and head chef Alessandro Pizzolato host the joyful Cena di Famiglia at Settimo while the melodic tones of Italian opera weaving around diners complement an irresistible banquet at Massimo Bar and Restaurant.
- Walter’s Steakhouse and Wine Bar chases away the winter chills with Walter’s Saturday Winter Roast and a unique mid-week collaboration between Walter’s and E’cco for a Winter inspired feast.
- Back by popular demand, the Urban Wine Walk brings the streets and laneways alive as The City’s best venues open their cellar doors for a self-guided wine trail.
- City Winery’s Edward Street Cellar Door welcomes guests to two rosé blending workshops and a Meet the Maker Wine Tasting event with Dave Cush, vintner of its signatory artisan wine range.