Brisbane is serving up a huge foodie spectacular this July with the Brisbane Times Good Food Month presented by Citi. For anyone who loves their food and festivals, this event is sure to satisfy every tastebud, and budget with a wide range of culinary events, exotic menus, and night noodle markets.


Good Food Month is the largest food festival in Australia. Beginning in Sydney, it has since been operating for 15 years, while Melbourne has also taken an interest in launching their own last year. This year in Brisbane, there will be more than 150 food themed events throughout July.


The spotlighted event will be the anticipated Hats Off dinner, where chefs from The Brisbane Times Good Food Guide will navigate away from their usual cuisine and experiment with new ingredients, creating their own culinary masterpieces.


While in the CBD, diners will indulge in a five-course Middle Eastern banquet prepared by Gerard’s bistro on James Street.


For those who prefer something a little more elegant, the Blackbird Bar and Restaurant will be hosting a delightful Great Gatsby themed six-course dinner party complete with vintage champagne.


There are also plenty of great deals that won’t break the budget, including a Tanqueray cocktail and bar snack for $20 through at ‘Bar Hop’, while ‘Let’s do Lunch’ will offer the best cuisine of some of the best restaurants in Brisbane for just $38, including a choice of a glass of Yalumba wine, Coopers beer or S.Pellegrino sparkling.


Other events include a Venetian ‘sensory’ dinner with a performance by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, cooking classes, food photography exhibitions and lots of entertainment throughout the month.


Good Food Month runs from July 1-31. Full program available at


By Kelly Boag

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