Regional Flavours is jam-packed with cool things to see, do and eat – there’s demonstrations, pop-up eateries, live music and more. To get a handle on the event (and work out what you want to experience), check out these venue summaries. They’ll equip you with an insider’s knowledge in an instant.
Forget the screen: it’s time to take the stage! Catch your favourite celebrity chefs up close at Regional Flavours’ Main Stage. Set in South Bank’s Piazza, the Main Stage will host scores of sizzling shows with the weekend’s starring chefs.
Take a seat as Matt Preston, Miguel Maestre, Poh Ling Yeow and other special guests walk you through their recipes, share some tasty tidbits, and help you start cooking like a pro.
Prepare to work up a pre-feast appetite – all shows and demonstrations at the Regional Flavours Main Stage are completely free! Please note that while bookings are not required, we recommend arriving early to secure your seat.
REGIONAL FLAVOURS MARKETPLACE
The way to the heart is through the stomach, after all – and you’ll find the heart of Regional Flavours at the iconic Marketplace, a market unlike any other in Brisbane.
Make sure you amp up that appetite beforehand! 80+ stalls will assemble on South Bank’s Little Stanley Street, packed with assortments of cheese, wine, chocolate, fruit, herbs, pasta, and plenty more.
The Marketplace will highlight 13 different growing regions throughout Queensland over Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July from 10am – 5pm. Set aside the whole weekend – you’ll need plenty of time to investigate! To see what’s on offer in the Marketplace, check out the stallholder guide.
More than it’s there to be seen, heard, or explored, Regional Flavours exists to be tasted!
In recognition of the weekend’s greatest talents (the delectable morsels of regional food) South Bank’s Little Stanley Street Lawns will play host to Queensland Taste, an area dedicated to sampling, savouring, and devouring.
The zone is made up of a tasting stage, market stalls, and City Sounds, the area’s live music stage. All areas of Queensland Taste are open from 10am – 5pm over the Regional Flavours weekend.
For those falling in love with the chef-made dishes at Regional Flavours, the demonstrations on the Queensland Taste stage offer the only chance to try them yourself! After cooking up a storm on stage, the industry experts will leave the taste-testing to you.
Due to the popularity of these presentations and the limited seating available, please note that while these shows are entirely free, you are required to obtain a ticket beforehand. Tickets will be available from the ticket booth in front of the Queensland Taste stage one hour before each demonstration, and operate on a first-in-first-served basis.
Hungry for more? Sample some of Queensland’s finest wine and cheese from the market stalls set around the Queensland Taste stage. Enjoy a great drop on the Little Stanley Street Lawns, or enjoy an afternoon snack at the picnic tables beside Queensland Taste’s live music stage!
Pair good vibes with every bite at the City Sounds stage, where a full weekend of live, local music will debut for visitors to Regional Flavours’ Queensland Taste.
THE HUNTING CLUB
Are you on the prowl for the region’s best cuts of meat? We’re declaring open season on beef, lamb, and beer at The Hunting Club, Regional Flavours’ very own pop-up bar and bistro.
Opening on Friday 14 July from 4pm – late for an early start to the weekend’s festivities, The Hunting Club is a bucket list stop for all self-confessed carnivores.
You’ll find these hunting grounds on the Parklands’ Little Stanley Street Lawns, rolling out a bar, bistro, and stage reserved for all things meat and beer. From 10am – late over the Regional Flavours weekend, the bar and bistro will be serving up bubbly brews, bites, and hearty meals as special guests take the stage.
The Hunting Club’s free cooking demonstrations draw directly from those tantalising flavours at the bistro and bar. Chef-led presentations will coach you through cooking the perfect cut of beef and lamb, and experts from the craft beer scene will stop by to chat about the makings of their craft, how to pick the perfect brew, and the tricks to pairing them with different food.
Bookings are not required for visits to The Hunting Club stage – just bring your appetite! If you want to plan your mean before you arrive, check out the complete menu.
EATSOUTHBANK STREET STALLS
For eons street food has sated the appetites of hungry wanderers and the eatSouthBank Street Stalls are no different.
Lined along Little Stanley Street and the Little Stanley Street Lawn, the stalls will tout cool drinks and ready-to-eat meals, snacks and desserts, all featuring fresh, Queensland produce.
The stalls will be open from 10am-5pm on both days of Regional Flavours – to whet your appetite, keep an eye out for their menus, which are coming soon.
With Queensland’s top tastes making waves all weekend, Regional Flavours wouldn’t be complete without a few Brisbane stars!
Enter River Quay presented by eatSouthBank – where South Bank’s very own River Quay restaurants (Aquitaine, Popolo Italian Kitchen and Bar, Stokehouse Q, River Quay Fish and The Jetty) shine. They’ll be reeling in foodies all weekend long with their pop-up stalls selling food, wine and cocktails – head along to dine, relax and enjoy Brisbane’s most stylish outdoor atmosphere.
And if good vibes is what you want, don’t miss River Quay’s music stage – it will be home to live, local music performances all weekend long, right by the river’s edge. River Quay presented by eatSouthBank is open from 10am – 5pm during Regional Flavours weekend.
Want the green light to kick back and relax with some of Queensland’s yummiest food? Sweep hunger under the rug with the assortment of Lockyer Valley delights at The Picnic Patch.
You can find this sunny picnic spot on the Little Stanley Street Lawns from 10am – 5pm on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July, boasting market stalls with some of the region’s top producers and plenty of room for your scenic food stop.
More Lockyer Valley Flavours can be found at their dedicated pop-up food stall, with fresh grab-n-go eats available throughout the weekend. Fair warning: deciding what you want won’t be a picnic!
Ready for the icing on the cake? South Bank’s Picnic Island Green is about to become a haven of all things sweet!
Stop by Sweet Escape from 10am – 5pm on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July for top-tier sugary treats. Choc full of dessert-dedicated stalls, a coffee cart, and its very own cooking stage, this is a spot every sweet tooth in Queensland will want to take a bite from.
Don’t forget to check out the sweet line-up of pastry chefs and industry experts set to hop on stage! Learn the art of dessert-making (and devouring) with a full weekend of demonstrations at the Sweet Escape stage, including several devoted entirely to our lifeblood – coffee. No bookings are required to attend the presentations.
LITTLE FARMERS DAY OUT
Planning a weekend packed with family fun? Regional Flavours doesn’t just cater to the big appetites!
Make a visit to Little Farmers Day Out, a spot reserved for the littlest diners at Regional Flavours. Set at South Bank’s Central Cafes and Epicurious Garden, this fun-filled spot will have farm-themed activities organised for little ones and families looking to escape the crowds.
Little Days Out will run Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July from 10am – 5pm for children aged up to eight years old. Please note that bookings are not required – just come and go as you please! To see what’s on at Little Days Out, head to the event guide.
If your visit to Little Farmers Day Out is a hit, South Bank offers a year-long program for your little ones called Little Days Out. The events are completely free and run every Thursday from 9am – 1pm in the Parklands. More details can be found at visitsouthbank.com.au.
CELEBRITY BOOK SIGNINGS
Are you keen to take home more than leftovers from your Regional Flavours visit?
Whether you’re star-struck by our special guests or love the recipes they’re repping, our book signing area is an exclusive chance to meet your favourite celebrity chefs up close!
Following each demonstration on the Main Stage, your celebrity presenter will move to the book signing area in the South Bank Piazza for a meet-and-greet with the audience.
All Regional Flavours guests are welcome to attend these book signings. An area in the South Bank Piazza will be provided for guests to purchase the chef’s book prior to the signings. To see the full list of celebrity book signings, head to the event guide.
Set on 17 hectares of grassy lawns, dining districts, and stunning waterfront walkways, the South Bank Parklands are anything but short of space – something the team at Regional Flavours were only too happy to take advantage of!
Stretch your legs (and your stomach) with events, stages and market stalls spread throughout the Parkland’s different spaces, each boasting its own unique charm – use the map below to find your way around the different zones of Regional Flavours.