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Southside Bistro

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by Jane Wong (subscribe)
My dogs and I are kind of a package deal. www.instagram.com/eddyandsam
Published May 1st 2016
Brisbane's southside needs more restaurants like this
southside bistro, cafe, restaurant, open late, dog friendly, sunnybank, macgregor, robertson
Not sure why they have pumpkins as decor here, but I like it!


As someone who lives on the southside of Brisbane with a dog, I was beside myself when I found out there was a new dog friendly restaurant that is open till midnight every day. Gone are the days when I have to drive out to the city/Southbank/Paddington/West End etc. to find a dog friendly restaurant. I don't think there are as many dog friendly restaurants on the southside compared to the inner suburbs/northside - anyone with me on this?

southside bistro, cafe, restaurant, open late, dog friendly, sunnybank, macgregor, robertson
Loving the design of their business cards!


Southside Bistro has an extensive menu of tapas, burgers, and desserts. They also have specials on during the day, including lunch, dinner, and late night (10:30pm onwards). Their cuisine can be classified as 'Asian Fusion', or, as I like to call it, Australasian. For example, their burgers are called 'mantou burgers' - for those who don't know, mantou is a type of Chinese steamed bun/bread. My friend had this - it looked (and apparently tasted) amazing.

southside bistro, cafe, restaurant, open late, dog friendly, sunnybank, macgregor, robertson
Eddy with the tapas/burgers/dessert menu.


I've been to Southside Bistro on multiple occasions now, and I've tried quite a few of their dishes. I'm not someone who usually takes photos of their food, so I don't have photos of all of them. However, I would definitely recommend the wagyu fat roasted french fries with homemade herb aioli - so good (for the tastebuds, but probably not so healthy). It costs only $5 for a small bowl, and $8 for a large - you can easily share this with your friends, to lessen the guilt a little. That's what I did - although I did end up eating more than my fair share. Sorry!

southside bistro, cafe, restaurant, open late, dog friendly, sunnybank, macgregor, robertson
Wagyu rump steak (cooked medium rare) with brown rice pilaf, honey and cumin roasted carrots, steamed greens, and red wine jus.

southside bistro, cafe, restaurant, open late, dog friendly, sunnybank, macgregor, robertson
Slow cooked lamb belly ribs, flame grilled and served with shredded kale, fennel, shiraz poached walnuts and balsamic reduction, and cumin spiced lamb skewers with minted pea mash, also with balsamic reduction.

southside bistro, cafe, restaurant, open late, dog friendly, sunnybank, macgregor, robertson
Deep fried green tea ice cream bao (means 'bread' in Chinese), with condensed milk and berry coulis. Sorry Eddy, this stuff is bad for you!


Aside from the amazing food, Southside Bistro also has a great ambience to match. Everything, from the music to the seating arrangements, was perfect. Service was quick, and staff were really friendly, to both me and my dog Eddy. Here are some more photos of the restaurant, so you can get a good feel for what the place is like.

southside bistro, cafe, restaurant, open late, dog friendly, sunnybank, macgregor, robertson
Please wait here to be seated.


southside bistro, cafe, restaurant, open late, dog friendly, sunnybank, macgregor, robertson
Outdoor seating at Southside Bistro.




southside bistro, cafe, restaurant, open late, dog friendly, sunnybank, macgregor, robertson
Indoor seating.


southside bistro, cafe, restaurant, open late, dog friendly, sunnybank, macgregor, robertson
Eddy waiting by the counter where you pay for the bill.


Southside Bistro has made a regular customer out of me - I come here at least weekly, with Eddy always in tow. Hopefully more restaurants like this will crop up on the southside of Brisbane - fingers crossed!
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Why? Open till late, dog friendly, great food and ambience to match.
When: Monday to Sunday 10:30am - Midnight
Phone: 3172 5848
Where: Shop 49, 342 McCullough St, Sunny Park, Sunnybank
Cost: Ranges from $5 - $35
Your Comment
Your pug is so cute!! Thanks for your insightful review on the restaurant. I can't wait to try it out!
by c.hsi (score: 0|4) 1135 days ago
Food looks tasty and its presentation is good at this pricing. I will try this cafe next time. Thanks
by ycwong (score: 2|512) 1144 days ago
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