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The Brunswick Social

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by Laura Marshall (subscribe)
Brisbane, born and bred.
Published September 14th 2011
There is a Japanese proverb that states "luck is like having a rice dumpling fly into your mouth". The main point I take from this proverb is that dumplings are awesome, and being able to eat them whenever you want is luck incarnate. Well, they don't call Brisbane the lucky city for nothing my friends.

Okay, maybe no one calls Brisbane that, but they certainly will after they have been to The Brunswick Social. This dumpling house meets cocktail bar is going to drag Brisbane out of the dumpling-less dark ages, and bring it into a new era of late night snacks that don't leave you feeling worse than you did before you thought it would be a good idea to eat.

There are a number of reasons why this place will be Brisbane's saviour. First, the dumplings. Second, the food is served until the wee hours of the morning - right when you really need dumplings. Third, you can have a cocktail with your dumplings. Fourth, did I mention the dumplings?

The menu includes dumplings of all varieties (pan-fried, steamed, pork, prawn, vegetarian) as well as a selection of other Asian deliciousness such as pork buns, spring rolls and shallot cakes.

The space itself is huge, decorated minimally, which creates a relaxed atmosphere. The bar is well-stocked and the ordering system means you can bunker down and order dumpling after dumpling for hours on end.

This is just the kind of 'cool' that Brisbane has been crying out for.
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Why? Late night snacks that don't stretch the budget or the waistband.
When: Wed - Sun: 11am - late
Where: 367 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Cost: $8 for a serving of dumplings
Thanks for the heads up on this dumpling venue. It looks and sounds yummo! Will definitely head there as a last stop the next time I'm on my way home from a night of dancing in the valley.
By Heather Miller - senior reviewer
Monday, 26th of September @ 11:42 pm
Although this is a bar as well as a dumpling house (and good on them for setting this up), i am still in need of a decent affordable traditional dumpling house in Brisbane/valley. In sydney and Melbourne you can buy a plate of 16 steamed/pan-fried dumplings for around $8...and here you get 3.
By Anonymous
Monday, 28th of November @ 01:32 am
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