Behind the main streets, tall buildings and typical shopfronts lie a hidden land of laneways. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds, but packed full of promise, Brisbane’s laneways are ready to be discovered.
Each week we’ll explore a new laneway to see what’s on offer and why it’s worthy of a visit.
This week we wandered down Gresham Lane in the Brisbane CBD and were amazed by the diversity of food on offer. From all things American with Red Hook, to sandwich-maker extraordinares Sparrow and Finch, Gresham Lane will tantalise your tastebuds and make being decisive about dinner very difficult.
Add in authentic Japanese from Ichiban Yakitori, Bagel Nook (which caters to all the carb-lovers) and The Roll Shop (a haven of Vietnamese handrolls) and basically you will never have to eat anywhere else ever again.
“If you closed your eyes, you could be anywhere in the world,” says Red Hook co-owner Tom Sanceau. “Such is the diversity of this laneway.”
Don’t forget The Gresham, which is situated at the start of the lane and invites long whiskey-sipping sessions in the afternoon. Or you can grab a fast coffee and bakery item in the morning!
Gresham Lane is easily accessible via 88 Creek Street. Each venue has its own opening hours, so it’s best to check before you go, but rest assured something will be open from very early (usually 7am) to very late (at least midnight).
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