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.

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.

Simply Beans Roastery and Espresso Bar

Underwood, Logan City Area
Multi award winning Simply Beans Boutique Coffee Roastery and Espresso Bar is a one stop coffee shop - selling all associated coffee needs. Try one of their awarding winning blends or single origins while enjoying a light lunch or something sweet from their selection of Italian dolcis in their Espresso Bar attached to the Roastery.

Dovetails Restaurant

Ipswich Area
A contemporary makeover at Ipswich’s heritage Technical College gave the city a beautiful restaurant in Dovetails and a fab neighbour for Pumpyard Bar and Brewery – the home of 4Hearts Brewing. Another neighbour at this precinct, known as 88 Limestone, is Ungermann Brothers Icecream Parlour.

Harvest Restaurant and Bar

Ipswich Area
Harvest Restaurant and Bar is located in Metro Hotel Ipswich International. Harvest Restaurant and Bar serves dishes using the local produce of the Greater Ipswich Region, from the Lockyer Valley to the Scenic Rim and Somerset.

Bearded Dragon Hotel

Tamborine, Logan City Area
Bearded Dragon is a much loved hotel at Tamborine, Queensland, Australia. They have an all day country kitchen and burger menu, plus Craft and Imported beer selections. Food is served all day, every day.

Red Rock Cafe

Coochiemudlo Island, Redland City Area
Take your tastebuds on an island escape to Red Rock Café on Coochiemudlo Island and enjoy the range of delectable dishes on offer. Located a short 200 metre stroll from the island jetty, this relaxing café is set in stunning surrounds and boasts spectacular views across southern Moreton Bay to the Redlands Coast mainland, Macleay and Karragarra islands and, in the far distance, the Gold Coast.

Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard

Bunjurgen, Scenic Rim Area
Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard produces award winning Rose styles made solely from grapes grown on the property, a Shiraz medium red, an acclaimed Shiraz Verjuice, a 100 per cent Natural Grape Juice without preservatives, and an exciting fortified selection of a White, a totally Unwooded, and a Tawny Fortifieds - with their 10 year Famous Bunyip the icon and signature offering.

Homage

Grandchester, Ipswich Area
Situated in a historic barn on 12,000 acres of Australian Bushland, Homage is the epitome of fine dining combined with great service. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily in a gloriously elegant setting where you can sit inside or outside on the forecourt with Scenic Rim views.

Tap'd

Booval, Ipswich Area
If you're in Ipswich and love your craft beer and mouthwatering food, then Tap'd at the PA Hotel will be paradise for you. Boasting 72 beers and ciders on tap, Tap'd is the largest craft beer bar in the southern hemisphere.
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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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