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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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.

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.

Banshees Bar and Art Space

Ipswich Area
Banshees is a friendly bar and art space where you can enjoy contemporary art exhibitions and live performances from local and touring performers from a wide variety of music genres. Upcoming events can include anything from country, rock, blues and rockabilly to punk and alternative.

Fourthchild Cafe Restaurant and Lounge Bar

Ipswich Area
One of the first hip cafes to open in Ipswich’s heritage Top of Town precinct, Fourthchild has long established itself as a firm favourite with both locals and visitors. Colourful funky artworks adorn the historic brick walls and bi-fold windows open onto the street for good people-watching, while the all-day menu hits the spot for breakfast, lunch, morning or afternoon tea and dinner.

Mecca Bah Brisbane

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Area
Busy casual dining restaurant situated in Fortitude Valley, serving excellent Modern Middle Eastern/Mediterranean/Moroccan cuisine in a funky, welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. Wonderful wines and fantastic cocktails;

Nu Orleans Burlesque Lounge

Ipswich Area
For the tastes and sounds of New Orleans Burlesque Lounge in the heart of Ipswich, Nu Orleans Burlesque Lounge has got the authentic Bourbon Street ambience down pat. The popular meeting place offers live music from the Jeff Usher Quartet playing jazz and blues every Saturday night Then we have Thirsday to Saturday from 8pm as the restaurant winds down come in to our Burlesque Lounge and enjoy out entertainment and the upstairs mezzanine with our specialy designed Tapas Menu while the street level bar has videos of music greats.

The Old Fernvale Bakery

Fernvale, Somerset Area
The Legendary Old Fernvale Bakery is an award winning bakery and cafe. It has been established for more than three decades and their baking team are the winners of hundreds of national pie, bread and cake awards.

Hops and Brew Craft Brewery Tours

West End, Brisbane Area
At Hops and Brew they believe Brisbane is brewing some of the best craft beers around. They want to share their passion for craft beers with you. It does not matter whether you are a beer connoisseur or a just learning the ropes.

Fishes at the Point

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
For mouth-watering, traditional fish and chips, a superb a la carte menu, great wine, and beer on tap, cap off your North Stradbroke Island holiday with a visit to the restaurant, bar and take-away, Fishes at the Point.
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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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