In 2013, Brisbane's dining scene stepped up a notch. While the Queensland capital has been on the radar for a while with restaurants such as Esquire (deservedly awarded three chef hats by the Sydney Morning Herald's Good Food Guide), it's restaurants such as The Euro, with its old world traditions that are really turning heads.
The Euro is a European-inspired brasserie and the younger sister of the already established Urbane. According to Good Food, it's more than just the food that is celebrated at this restaurant. The Euro is a celebration of light, texture and colour, with its playful decor.
Dining is informal and the staff are full of smiles. Service is efficient and the smells drifting from the kitchen delicious.
One of the stand out dishes is tamarind-glazed pork belly with ribbons of cucumber and spring onion, and a subtle touch of apple flavour. Other must-try dishes include the prawns, which come alive in a smoked tomato salsa and watercress salad, and the duck legs, which are divine.
The overall vibe of the restaurant is fun and relaxed and the food and wine makes dining here a memorable experience.
The Euro can be found at 181 Mary Street in Brisbane, and is a participating restaurant in the Good Food Gift Card program.