Alastair McLeod's Recommendations

Best cafe at Wild Canary
Tucked away in the Brookfield Garden Centre in Brisbane is one of my favourite spots for breakfast. Wild Canary offers a simple but well executed menu, that draws from the property's extensive edible gardens. Try rice pudding, Stanthorpe apple and quince compote and cinnamon crumble
Late night dining at Alfred and Constance
For late night dining in Brisbane you can't go past the cluster of options on the corner of Alfred & Constance streets in Fortitude Valley. Choose from Alfred &Constance for gastro pub offerings, Alfredo's for late night pizza or Kwan Brothers for Asian fare. Fancy a nightcap? Try the cold room bar at Kwan Brothers.
Special occasion at Blackbird Bar & Grill
The sparkling hulk of the Story Bridge never ceases to impress my overseas guests. One of the best ways to see it is from the balcony at Blackbird Bar & Grill, where views abound and so too does great food from chef Jake Nicolson. Or try the cumin roasted BBQ lamb shoulder from the Inferno 96 Wood Grill
Best kept secret at BOSC
Best kept secret - BOSC in West End stands for ‘Bar of Social Conscience', where 20% of the profits from this boutique beer bar go to helping a Mexican orphanage.
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