My name is Hannah, and I’m an Aussie freelance writer living in Finland. This blog is a collection of travel guides and tips to help you get the most out of your travel (especially if you have kids in tow).

Viva La Libertine!

Viva La Libertine!


Entering Libertine is like walking into a meeting with the French and Vietnamese heads of state formalising an alliance with one another to battle a war against bad food. I decided to do my part for world peace, enter the firing line and become a foreign correspondent for the night. I came out of the battle unscathed, pleasantly tipsy and carrying a few extra rashers of bacon on my belly.

The food is unusual, creative and de-freaking-licious! After cleansing my piggy-palate with a passionfruit cocktail my trotters were working at full pace around the table tasting a variety of delightful dishes from the street food and sharing plate menus with my hungry herd.

The white flag was officially erected when I was soaking a perfectly baked French baguette in a lemongrass and coconut infused broth full of mussels. They won the war with their buttery five mushroom dumplings, salt and pepper tofu, efficiently friendly staff and decadent decor.

The bitter: despite the outside being as pretty as a pig you can feel isolated from the rest of the piggies inside. The sweet: the more food I can taste the better – I love the idea of pigs sharing plates. The damage: Moderate - cocktails, wine and food for four pigs cost about $225.

Oink Oink, Truffle Pig

Libertine - No. 5, The Barracks. 61 Petrie Tce. Brisbane - www.libertine.net.au

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The Gunshop Cafe, West End

The Gunshop Cafe, West End

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