delicious. Celebrates The Flavours of West End

Three West End dining places have recently been recognised at the ‘delicious. 100 Best of the Best’ awards as standout gastronomic experiences in a suburb where the dining scene has grown increasingly eclectic and diverse.

Quan Thanh’s Luscious Laksa Secures Second Spot for the Laksa Category

Photo Credit: Facebook / Quan Thanh

At Quan Thanh, a family-run establishment, the aroma of Vietnamese, Chinese, and Malaysian fusion cuisine tantalises taste buds. Their famed laksas, embracing vermicelli and hokkien noodles, deliver a symphony of flavours. Options abound: chicken, beef, barbecue pork, vegetables, crispy skin chicken, roast duck, or the signature seafood mix featuring squid, prawns, fish, puffed tofu, and fish balls. The daring can opt for an extra spicy kick, elevating the culinary adventure.

Cà Phê Nam’s Authentic Pho Transports Palates to Hanoi

Photo Credit: Facebook / Ca Phe Nam

Cà Phê Nam, nestled amidst West End’s vibrant tapestry, claims the fifth spot for the Pho category, offering an authentic taste of Hanoi with its fragrant Pho. This culinary haven perfects the art of Pho, achieving a delicate sweetness through meticulous simmering and herbal balance. Tender beef, silky noodles, and a harmonious combination tantalise the senses, capturing the essence of this Vietnamese classic.

Anita Gelato: A Sweet Symphony in Third Place for Ice Cream Category

Photo Credit: Facebook / Anita Gelato

Anita Gelato, the Brisbane outpost of a globally-renowned gelato shop, beckons dessert enthusiasts with queues that snake out its doors. Crafted using the freshest local ingredients, their hand-made frozen delights encompass over 150 diverse varieties. From frozen yoghurts and sorbets to sugar-free, fat-free, soy-based, and real cream-based ice creams, flavours like Snickers and pavlova tempt those seeking pure indulgence.

Published 18-December-2023

Popular Brisbane Ice Cream Festival Returns to West End!

The Brisbane Ice Cream Festival has finally returned to West End after a hiatus in 2020, and with the festival comes the gathering of a vast assortment of soft serves, gelato, popsicles and other cool desserts!

From April 17-18, you’ll be able to treat your taste buds to some unconventional-yet-delectable serves and scoops from some of the best ice cream vendors in West Village. 

And the best part? The tickets are FREE! With the event running the entire weekend, interested participants can register for any of three two-hour session slots per day. On both days, slots begin at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. This year, there’ll be an additional 5:00 p.m. time slot on Saturday.

A Little Something For Everyone

Are dietary restrictions getting in the way of a good time? Don’t worry. The Brisbane Ice Cream Festival’s got you covered. There will be dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan options available to any and all who attend the festival on either day; and because tickets are free, you’ll have a little more cash to treat yourself with. 

Children under the age of two will also be able to enter the festival, no ticket required, so be sure to bring the entire family! 

Photo credit: Brisbane Ice Cream Festival/Facebook

Hurry, Limited Registration Means Limited Slots! 

Though festival tickets don’t cost any money, registration is still mandatory due to the COVID-19 crowd measures put in place by the Queensland Government. As a result, the number of entries is limited. 

If you were too late to nab a ticket, then fear not! You could always make a post on the Brisbane Ice Cream Festival’s Facebook event page, where those who do have tickets but can no longer make it, can offer you theirs. 


Venue: 97 Boundary Street, West End QLD 4101

Dates: Saturday, April 17, 2021, to Sunday, April 18, 2021

Saturday Session Times: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.

Sunday Session Times: 11:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.