Nikuya Japanese BBQ and Tonkatsu Restaurant

M&A Lane welcomes another restaurant in their precinct:
Nikuya Japanese BBQ & Tonkatsu House!

Brought to us by the owners of Bamboo Basket, Jujuba and Ginga
Nikuya dedicates itself to high quality meat, thus the name translates directly to “meat house”!

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A spacious fit out with interesting booths and rope details,
Nikuya also specialises in yakiniku in their upper level… can’t wait to try that next!

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Love the traditional Japanese art!

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These sauces were amazing!

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Ahhh my favourite beer on tap! Loving the samurai sword haha

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we were so so excited to see berkshire pig (kurobuta) on the menu!

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The hire fillet – delicious and succulent!

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Grind your own sesame to go with the sauce!

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Kurobuta tonkatsu lunch special mmm.

All this makes me miss Japan!!

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Nikuya
100 MacLachlan St, Fortitude Valley

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Sol Natural Foods review

Recently Sol Bread has sprinkled their flour magic over to the Valley
with the launch of Sol Natural Foods !

DSCF4607 Sol Bread was realised by a group of bread enthusiasts in 1998,
with aims to bring traditional artisan bread baking to Brisbane!
Their beautiful loaves are all handcrafted from certified organic stone-ground flours,
using natural fermentation techniques.
Due to popular demand they have expanded across 2 retail spaces in West End and Toowong,
as well as online shop & home delivery service,
ensuring that bread lovers all get their dough-fix!

DSCF4610A wonderful, lofty space with high ceilings, I was instantly revitalised by the abundance of natural light
and all the fragrant aromas wafting from their ovens!

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Funky pineapples pay tribute to Queensland’s iconic fruit!

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Was thrilled to see a huge list of organic wines available!

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It was difficult to chose between their breakky/lunch/dinner list,
organic pizzas or seductive fresh offerings in the glass cabinet!

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With heaps of vegetarian friendly options available,
as well as gluten and dairy-free meals on request- it’s a food haven for all!

In the end we settled for the breakfast options, and it was scrumdiddlyumptious!

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Butter beans, truss tomatoes & poached eggs

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Asparagus, smoked salmon, dukkah & eggs

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Must come back for a dinner run!

Sol Natural Foods
Shop 8, 826 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

The Palms Bar & Grill food review

Westfield Garden City recently unveiled its redevelopment on the 18th!
After years of refurb rumours and a $400 million injection later,
it finally looks like a proper shopping centre!

The new Town Square area features a great line up of restaurants,
such as Hatch & Co, Vapiano, and … The Palms Bar & Grill!

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Brought to us by the culinary legends Brad and Angelica Jolly
of Alchemy Restaurant & Bar and G-Doggz,
The Palms definitely lives up to the high standards of the restaurant group!

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A refreshing purveyor of delicate Mediterranean dishes
this nautical themed space fully capitalises on the surrounding flowing fountains,
creating a resort-style ambience that takes you faraway from the traditional shopping centre food scene 

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The food was spectacular – I had food envy looking at other patrons debone
the whole fish of the day with white wine & green olive tapenade
– the bones came away smoothly from the flesh it looked amazing!!

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A substantial menu – also look out for their specials of the day!

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Small plates:

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Kingfish ceviche with botargo & cucumber vinaigrette dressing

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succulent calamari with chilli & squid ink aioli

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freshly shucked oysters with tomato & bone marrow vinaigrette
(I was like “Wahhh? Bone marrow? Yes please!”)

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loved the chips!

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The Palms Bar & Grill
Cnr Logan & Kessels Rd, Mount Gravatt 

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