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15 04, 2016

Bird’s Nest takes flight for the Fish Lane Festival


Fish Lane Festival

For one day only, on Saturday 7 May, the Bird’s Nest team will be flying the coop and making their way over to Fish Lane, for a celebration of South Brisbane’s most iconic laneway.

Taking place from midday to 10pm, the Fish Lane Festival will bring together the best of South Brisbane’s music, food and drink community – so of course you’ll find Marie and Emie there repping for Bird’s Nest!

Head down to the festivities to find the team in the laneway and you’ll be able to get your hands on our crispy chicken karaage, chicken tenderloin skewers with wasabi mayo and chicken heart skewers. Enjoy the nibbles while you take in the live music, grab a drink from one of the pop-ups and even sample some treats from Gelato Messina.

Fish Lane Festival is a free entry event for all ages, so bring your whole flock along for a delicious day out, and be sure to say hi to Bird’s Nest while you’re there!

Fish Lane Festival

When: Saturday 7 May, 2016

Where: Fish Lane, (Merivale – Grey Street), South Brisbane

Time: Midday – 10pm

FREE event, all ages welcome

15 04, 2016

Tenderloin and Care | Mother’s Day


Tenderloin & Care

Mother’s Day

Looking for a way to say ‘thank you’ to mum for giving you the wings to fly – and always being there when you couldn’t? This Mother’s Day, on Sunday 8 May, join us for an a la carte lunch or dinner and we’ll treat mum (and the whole table) to an indulgent hand crafted Umeshu and green tea tiramisu.

Whether it’s just you and mum or you want to bring the whole family along, our menu has a little something for everyone. Opt for a banquet menu to share, or choose your own adventure from our selection of tender yakitori skewers, Japanese favourites like karaage chicken and silken tofu, or rice dishes, best paired with one of our stunning beers, sakes or wines.

Mother’s Day: Book Now

Bookings are flying in fast, contact us on (07) 3844 4306 to make a reservation.

14 04, 2016

Sake To Me Masterclass

Sake To Me Masterclass

Sake Masterclasses: Book Now

Call: (07) 3844 4306

Email: reservations@birdsnestrestaurant.com.au

Back by popular demand, Australia’s premier sake aficionado Rey Takahashi, is returning to Bird’s Nest to tickle the taste buds of Brisbane’s sake lovers with four exclusive tasting workshops.  Following on from the success of our last sold out event, we’re inviting you to gather around our table as Rey guides us through an exquisite selection of boutique Japanese spirits accompanied by delicious nibbles from the Bird’s Nest kitchen.

Places are strictly limited to 16 people per workshop and are expected to sell out quickly. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to get up close and personal with Australia’s very own sake guru.

Sake To Me Masterclasses:

Day 1: 28th May:
Session 1: 12 – 2pm
Session 2: 2:30 -4:30pm

Day 2: 29th May:
Session 3: 12 – 2pm
Session 4: 2:30 -4:30pm (Session 4: sold out)

Book Now

Call: (07) 3844 4306

Email: reservations@birdsnestrestaurant.com.au



Sake Tasting Menu

竹泉 純米吟醸 阿波山田錦
Chikusen Junmaiginjo Awa-yamadanishiki
玉川 無濾過生原酒
Tamagawa Muroka Nama Gensyu
奥播磨 純米山廃80
Okuharima Junnmai Yamahai 80
独楽蔵 20年
Komagura 20Years
日置桜 純米にごり
Hiokizakura Junmai-cloudy
梅津 梅酒 野花
Umetsu Nokyou Plum wine


Sake Masterclass Brisbane

Rey Takahashi

Drawing on his Japanese roots, Australian born Rey is the son of restaurateur turned business man Saka Takahashi, the brains behind the wildly successful Sakenet Australia. During his time abroad in China, Rey studied a broad range of interests including Kung Fu and Capoeira, but it was his passion for sake that led him to pursue a career as a Kura-Bito (sake maker).

For six months he honed his skills and passion at Hiokizakura before returning to Australian shores to share his wealth of knowledge. Happily installed in the family business, Rey now travels around the country educating a lucky few on the spirit that has become his life’s work.

For $59pp, put your palate to the test and indulge in a selection of rare and imported sakes paired with some delicious nibbles from the Bird’s Nest kitchen.

This is a ticketed event and places are strictly limited. Book now to avoid missing out on your chance to be a part of the city’s most exclusive sake event.

Book Now

Call: (07) 3844 4306



18 03, 2016

Easter at Birds Nest Restaurant

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Hook, Line & Bincho: Easter at Birds Nest Restaurant

We’re turning up the heat on the holidays with a special Easter menu that we just know you’re going to love!

Join us for dinner between Tuesday 22nd March and Monday 28th March for five special Easter themed dishes.

Easter Set Menu

  • Date: 22nd – 28th March
  • Cost: $45pp
  • Dinner only

Easter Trading Hours

  • Good Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Open as per usual
  • Sunday: Open as per usual
  • Monday: Open as per usual

Book Now
Call: (07) 3844 4306
Email: reservations@birdsnestrestaurant.com.au