Entertaining can be stressful, and entrées are the first step in what sets the tone for the entire meal. Select from our delectable list of entrées by Brisbane’s best chefs – that will impress your guests before the main course is served.

Entrées should relate to your main course and dessert in some way – whether it be the flavours, textures or ingredients. We have compiled a list of simple but exquisite entrées, with something to suit everyone.

Mushroom on Truffled Polenta Tart

A recipe that’s high in protein and low in kilojoules, thanks to Gary Johnson

Seared Scallops with Vodka

Executive Chef of QLD’s Best Seafood Restaurant, Andrew Pont, serves up a delicious recipe for scallops.

Leek & Fontina Tart

Shortcrust pastry filled with the taste of Spain, thanks to chef Adam O’Sullivan.

Duck Ravioli with Almond Foam & Candy Hazelnuts

A warming entrée for the winter months, from Black Hat chef Gary Farrell.

Smoked Trout on Wasabi Leaves

A refreshing blend for the palate, from the menu at Organic Char, by head chef Ben Williamson


A must-read recipe: a cool starter for any summer dinner party.

Mushroom & Prawn Pancakes

Low-calorie mushrooms and fresh prawns – the solution for a simple but exquisite entrée choice.

Roasted Pork & Prawn Crispy Pancakes

A sensational recipe from South Bank Surf Club’s Ben O’Donoghue.

Chicken & White Bean Soup

Soup is not always the obvious choice for entrées, but it packs ultimate flavour – without stealing your guests’ appetite before the main.

Poppyseed-crusted Tuna with Ponzu Dipping Sauce

An intricate indulgence by chef Scott Gaskin from Shuck Restaurant & Bar.

Asian Noodles with Ginger, Garlic & Avocado

Australian’s love avocado in savoury dishes, and it’s a nutritious addition to this noodle dish.

San Choy Bau

A light starter with flavours such as ginger, coriander and lime – thanks to Gary Johnson.


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