The Burrow is best known for its wide variety of craft beer and delicious pizza. Its bungalow design, with walls of graffiti and comic book découpage, embraces the bohemian-style atmosphere for which West End is known. On the menu are options like the Barbarossa pizza, lamb kofte with red onion, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh herbs, with a yogurt dressing and a hummus base. There’s also the Goatface Killahm, a pesto-base pizza with sage roasted potatoes, artichoke hearts, confit garlic, spinach, mozzarella, and goats cheese Mornay. The Burrow is also great for breakfast. Try the ‘truckstop’, a generous plate of bacon, organic poached eggs, challah toast, ranchero beans, roast mushrooms, grilled chorizo, potato hash and dressed rocket.
The Burrow, 37 Mollison St, West End, Brisbane, +6138460030
Head to Lefkas Taverna for a taste of Greece. The village-style decor, all whites and blues, is reminiscent of the Mediterranean country. It creates a beautiful sense of escapism. The food is fresh and authentic. Don’t miss the Keftedakia Me Salsa, meatballs in tomato salsa with garlic, white wine, and rice. Another good option is the yiros, marinated meat slowly cooked on rotisserie and served with salad, pita, and tzatziki. Loukoumathes, Greek do-nuts drizzled with honey and icing sugar, is a popular dessert choice.
Lefkas Taverna, 170 Hardgrave Rd, West End, Brisbane, +61738441163
Archive Beer Boutique is the go-to place for craft beer and pub food. With 22 constantly rotating draught beers on tap, and more than 400 bottled varieties from all over the world, the Archive is sure to please the entire party. Beer isn’t all this funky space is good at: their food is a cut above the regular pub meal. The dishes range from small bites like cheesy fries and grilled halloumi, to mains such as the classic chicken parmigiana. You can also opt for the slow-roasted lamb pizza with sweet potato, red onion, and garlic yogurt. All of this is served in a living-room style space, with couches, tables, and bookshelves. It’s perfect for that communal, homely, and chilled feel. Plus, the Archive sells takeaway growlers which can be filled to the top with your favorite beer on tap.