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Restaurants in Brisbane

From fine dining along the waterfront of the Brisbane River to fantastic Asian street food in Chinatown, or BBQ inspired pub tucker in venues across the city, Brisbane boasts a wide range of restaurants and cafes. Outstanding regional produce is a highlight of most menus.

The restaurants below have been grouped into the following pricing categories:
Expensive (over A$75)
Moderate (A$50 to A$74)
Cheap (Up to A$49)
Prices are based on the cost of a three-course meal for one excluding drinks and service.


Customs House

Cuisine: Modern Australian

Located in a heritage-listed riverside building that dates back to 1849 and was once used for the collection of customs duty, this elegant restaurant is one of the best in the city. Despite its storied setting, the menu boasts a selection of modern Australian dishes made from fresh seasonal produce and local seafood.

Address: , 399 Queen Street, Brisbane, 4000
Telephone: +61 7 3365 8921


Cuisine: French

Award-winning E'cco is one of the finest restaurants in Queensland. Chef Philip Johnson sources local ingredients for his modern rendition of French bistro food, and the result is never short of wonderful. Choose from an a la carte or vegetarian menu with an impressive wine list, described by Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine as “uber cool”. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Reservations are essential.

Address: , 100 Boundary Street (corner Adelaide Street), Brisbane, 4000
Telephone: +61 7 3831 8344.

Sono Japanese Restaurant Portside Wharf

Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Sono Japanese Restaurant at Portside Wharf is a delight to all the senses and it’s not just the food but also the amazing view from the wharf. Enjoy a wonderful meal from the menu or if you’re not sure on what to have try the tasting course, with a little of everything. Be warned though if you plan a visit to Sono you’ll be sitting on a Zaisu, a traditional Japanese chair with a back but no legs.

Address: , 39 Hercules Street, Brisbane, 4007
Telephone: +61 7 3268 6655

Stokehouse Q

Cuisine: Contemporary Mediterranean

With a riverside deck and mezzanine floor for private dining, the views both of and from this restaurant are as amazing as the contemporary Mediterranean dishes that are its trademark. Fresh seasonal produce, a startling selection of seafood and some truly inventive desserts make this into a gourmet paradise.

Address: South Bank, Sidon Street, Brisbane, 4101
Telephone: +61 7 3020 0600


Atalanta Bar and Greek

Cuisine: Greek

Billing itself as a “meat-centric venue,” Atalanta Bar and Greek delivers generous portions intended for sharing with your fellow diners. Choose from a variety of mezze plates, or from the ‘gathered’ or ‘hunted’ sections of the menu; these include garlic braised king prawns, pumpkin hummus or charcoaled mixed meat skewers. The restaurant also offers the Greek Feed, a five or seven course culinary journey through the country.

Address: Hamilton, 905/47 Hercules Street, Brisbane, 4007
Telephone: +61 7 3868 4449

Billykart Kitchen

Cuisine: Australian

Located in Brisbane's trendy West End, Billykart serves up seasonal dishes with an emphasis on local produce. For the adventurous eater, the menu features unique Australian dishes, like kangaroo and mushroom pie. You may choose to dine al-fresco, in front of the outdoor garden.

Address: , 2-4 Edmondstone Street, Brisbane, 4101
Telephone: +61 7 3177 9477.


Cuisine: French Vietnamese

For a taste of French-Vietnamese cuisine in French-colonial bordello surroundings, the Libertine in Paddington barracks is the place to head to. Choose from the street food and shared dishes sections of the menu for delights including Kinkawooka Mussel Bisque, Seared Japanese scallops and Roast Berkshire Pork Belly. A banquet selection is also available and recommended for large groups.

Address: , No. 5, The Barracks, 61 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, 4000
Telephone: +61 7 3367 3353


Bavarian Bier Café

Cuisine: European

A smorgasbord of Bavarian delights awaits those seeking a taste of regional Italian, Austrian and Hungarian fare. Sausages, schnitzels, burgers and sauerkraut can be found on the menu, along with a dazzling array of beers, schnapps and wine. Set on Eagle Street Pier, on the waterfront, this popular café has an all-day menu and a celebratory atmosphere.

Address: , Eagle Street Pier, 1/45 Eagle Street, Brisbane, 4000
Telephone: +61 7 3015 0555.

Mrs Luu’s Vietnamese Canteen

Cuisine: Vietnamese

Mrs Luu's Vietnamese Canteen offers a wide selection of fresh and authentic Vietnamese street bites. Certain menu items, like the fried meatballs Banh Mi, are only available at lunch and only early-comers will be awarded with the specialty dish.

Address: , 40 Tank Street, Brisbane, 4000
Telephone: +61 7 3211 3651.

The Gunshop Café

Cuisine: Australian

You'll find one of Brisbane's best breakfast venues in this lovely heritage building. For a lively atmosphere and local market-sourced produce, including some great organic teas, this is the perfect place to start the day. But don't limit yourself to the morning menu; lunch and dinner at this cool eatery are equally good. Reservations are a must on weekends.

Address: West End, 53 Mollison Street, Brisbane, 4101
Telephone: +61 7 3844 2241.
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