Brisbane restaurants and cafes

From dusk till dawn, Brisbane’s fast-evolving foodie scene is buzzing with innovative restaurants, personality-packed small bars and creative cafes. With 260 days of sunshine year-round, the City lends itself to alfresco dining and has forged its own food culture with dedicated eat streets and a new breed of smart-casual eateries. If you love to eat your way around a city, Brisbane is the perfect place to unfold your napkin.

South Bank restaurants and cafes

Think of South Bank as the foodie hub and you will find something for every taste, budget and dining experience. Head to Little Stanley and Grey streets to explore a mass of multicultural menus from Japanese and Greek-inspired street food, to sangria bars and craft beer haunts. For classic Aussie pub-grub and homemade market treats, hit up Stanley Street Plaza or if you want your meals served with river and city views on the side, check out these restaurants at River Quay

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Ocean View Estates Winery, Restaurant and Craft Brewery

Ocean View, Moreton Bay Area
Ocean View Estates is a place to escape and be spoilt with elegant food in the a la carte restaurant created by Head Chef Tony Tierney, wine passionately made by Winemaker and Owner Thomas Honnef, craft beer made by one of Australia’s few female brewers, Hannah Honnef.

Pumpyard Bar and Brewery

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area
Beer and gourmet food lovers travel from near and far to Pumpyard Bar and Brewery in the eclectic Top of Town area of the Ipswich Central Business District. Situated in the historic former Technical College, which opened in 1901, Pumpyard has won an enviable reputation as the place to go for top quality, locally brewed beer and plenty of atmosphere.

XXXX Brewery Tours

Milton, Brisbane Area
XXXX, it's Queensland for beer, but have you ever wondered how this iconic brew got its name? Would you like to see the iconic brewery up close, and taste their famous XXXX beers? Then come to the XXXX Brewery Tour.

Ungermann Brothers

Ipswich Area
Ben Ungermann won fans across Australia as one of the stars of the 2017 Masterchef series. But it wasn’t only here that he found fame after finishing runner-up in the finale. Ben is Ipswich born and bred but has Dutch heritage and garnered a following in The Netherlands, as well as India, South Africa and beyond.

The Racehorse Hotel

Booval, Ipswich Area
The Racehorse Hotel has earned a reputation for its diverse offerings as an entertainment and family-friendly dining hub. An impressive line-up of gigs by renowned touring artists in the huge public bar has helped cement its place as a major live music venue in the city.

Riverbar and Kitchen

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Right on the Brisbane River, Riverbar and Kitchen is a one-of-a-kind waterfront destination. With spectacular views, delectable food and an extensive array of drinks, Riverbar and Kitchen has the best beer garden in Brisbane and is ideal for any time of the day.

Ipswich Jets Leagues Club

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
Jets Leagues Club is a complete friendly entertainment and gaming venue, housing a restaurant which offers high quality dining in Ipswich. Aligned with the Ipswich Jets Rugby League Football Club, Jets occupies the gracious historic building formerly known as the Hotel Cecil (built in 1887).

Extraction Artisan Coffee

Slacks Creek, Logan City Area
Extraction Artisan Coffee offers a unique coffee and food experience. The setting, in an industrial space, is quirky and comfortable. Coffee is the number one offering. Starting with the bean, the brew, the pour, the way the coffee is presented and the love and care shown when they talk about it.

Tamborine Mountain Distillery

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
Tamborine Mountain Distillery is Australia's most awarded distillery (more than 300 international awards) and liquor brand in the new millennium. Hidden away in the beautiful Gold Coast hinterland . With rich red volcanic soil and fresh spring water, the abundant fruit of the mountain is fermented and distilled to make many of the famous drinks.

Indian Mehfil Taringa

Taringa, Brisbane Area
Indian Mehfil Restaurant situated on Morrow Street Taringa offers authentic Indian cuisine. Established in 2018, Indian Mehfil has been at the forefront of authentic Indian cuisine for the past six years with sister restaurants in Ipswich and the Brisbane central business district.
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Brisbane City restaurants and cafes

Brisbane City has nooks of deliciousness left, right and centre so there’s no shortage of top-tier fare to bite into. Internationally-inspired eats are tucked in quaint laneways off busy streets like Elizabeth, Edward and George where, coincidentally, the food is good enough for a Royal to eat. Make a beeline for Queen Street Mall for a buzzing, yet laidback restaurant and café culture that serves everything from five-star to fast-food. For panoramic views of Story Bridge, head to Eagle St Pier and chew next to a Brisbane icon.

Fortitude Valley and New Farm restaurants and cafes

Neighbouring suburbs Fortitude Valley and New Farm have a lot to answer for when it comes to Brisbane’s culinary cool status. The lively entertainment borough of Fortitude Valley serves up a full-course of chic and casual restaurants along Brunswick St and Ann St to authentic oriental delights at Chinatown Mall. In New Farm, foodies can get a taste of fresh produce at the day markets and fine dining at the affluent haunts at night along James St.

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