Fridays Riverside | A memorable experience | BBQ & BEATS

If you are over the age of 18, you have probably been to Fridays at least once over the past 3 months; Personally, it is one of my favourite club spots in Brisbane and I will admit to frequenting the venue at least 3 times a month (I vaguely remember being there 2 days ago). But every experience I have had at the river side location is vague (and no I am not an alcoholic), and I am sure a few of you can relate. On a totally different note, I paid the amazing bar a visit for their Sunday session (a sobering experience) and I was left wowed with some of the food that they have on offer. Definitely not going to forget it anytime soon.

Sundays at Friday (the irony of that statement) are filled with chilled out vibes, live music and light cocktails. Enough about the alcohol and music (they make me want to party), the food is amaze-balls too. Not your ordinary Sunday session pub grub, think classy share plates, that taste delicious but at the same time hold enough fat and greasiness to get you through Saturdays’ hangover. The entire menu is priced under $15 so you won’t be breaking far into the budget. My personal favourites on the menu are the BBQ Lamb & Haloumi Skewers, The Hickory Smoked Meat Balls & the Prosciutto & Rosemary Fries (Fries before guys ladies, remember that!). So grab your friends, sip on a few (not more that 2) cocktails and chill out at Fridays; it will definitely be an afternoon to remember.


BBQ Lamb & Haloumi Skewers $10


Swiss Brown Mushrooms $12


Prosciutto & Rosemary Fries $10


Slow Braised Pork Carnitas $14


Bacon Cheeseburger Springrolls $12


Damn Those Hips Cocktail


Written by: Aliyah Ravat


Apricot icecream with caramelised white chocolate & honeycomb

Valentines Day at Aria Restaurant

Location: Aria Restaurant, Eagle Street Pier

Date: Sunday 14th February 2016

Time: From 5:30 pm

Cost: $170


Treat your loved one to a dinner along the River at Aria Brisbane. Chef Ben Russell has created a special menu for the evening; here is a little taste of what to expect.


Smoked kingfish with fennel, yogurt and toasted grains

Goats curd pickled cauliflower with toasted sesame and lemon


Duck breast with beetroot, rhubarb and gingerbread

Roast beef fillet with glazed shallots, pommes purée, sautéed mushrooms and red wine jus


Raspberry parfait with coconut sorbet

Apricot ice cream with caramelised white chocolate and honeycomb


View the full menu here 

To make a reservation, please call ARIA on 07 3233 2555 or visit www.ariarestaurant.com/brisbane


Written by: Aliyah Ravat

Apricot icecream with caramelised white chocolate & honeycomb



Lunch with a view | Blackbird Bar & Grill

Location: Eagle Street, Brisbane CBD

Meal: Lunch

Price: $10 – $40

Overall Experience: 10/10

Food: 10/10

Service: 10/10

Nothing beats a lovely, warm Winters day overlooking the Brisbane River, spending some alone time and indulging on exquisite food. Blackbird Bar & Grill recently launched their new lunch menu which is packed with flavour. I ordered the Steak Frites and  a Watercress salad, just enough for one.

The Steak Frites was one of the most amazing dishes I have had in a while. The flavours were perfect for a Winters day, buttery and spicy, wholesome goodness. The Shoestring Fries as a side worked a treat at bringing some crunch into the meal. Quite surprising that my amazing main only set me back $24.

The Watercress Salad was lovely and fresh, with pear and walnuts. The combination works a treat offset with blue cheese dressing. Seeing as I was having a lovely day to myself, I made sure I ordered a sneaky wine too. I honestly cannot wait to go back!