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New look, new chef, new menu – Gerard’s has reopened in Fortitude Valley

Even in a year filled with exciting new restaurant arrivals, the biggest opening might actually be a reopening. In early November, lauded Levant-inspired restaurant Gerard’s opened its doors after a substantial renovation, showing off an earthy and textural aesthetic rejig alongside a fresh menu masterminded by new executive chef Jimmy Richardson. We took a peek inside the new-look Gerard’s, which is poised to remain one of Brisbane’s most esteemed eateries for a long time to come. Here’s what we saw …

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Fiery ēmmē promises to set James Street alight in 2024

Next February, Fortitude Valley’s high street will welcome a brand-new dining concept focusing on woodfired morsels. ēmmē, the brainchild of a rising culinary talent with a flair for improvisation, will be serving an ever-changing menu of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern-inspired dishes from a prime site off James Street. It’s shaping up to be one of 2024’s headline openings – here’s what we know …

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Get the first look at Butter – Gaythorne’s sunny new cafe

Gaythorne locals can stop Instagram refreshing and rubbernecking as they drive down Samford Road – Butter Cafe is now open. The newest concept from a pair of brunch-slinging experts launched late last week, causing an immediate stir with its deli-style toasties stuffed with pastrami and American cheese, Japanese-style sausage muffins and quaff-worthy iced cappuccinos. We popped in to take an up-close look at the offering – here’s what we saw …