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.

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.

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.

Hikari Ramen

Springfield Central, Ipswich Area
Here’s a Springfield eatery that has won a devoted following and done it all with steaming bowls of ramen and pan-tanned gyoza. Among the favourites is the Tonkotsu featuring springy noodles with sliced pork and a soft boiled egg.

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.

The Lighthouse Restaurant

Cleveland, Redland City Area
Wrapped in ocean views of Moreton Bay and the beautiful parklands of Cleveland Point, The Lighthouse offers multiple dining experiences with a seafood restaurant, cafe and fish ‘n’ chip takeaway. Local seafood, personal service and relaxed ambience are all part of the Lighthouse experience.

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.

The Cottage Restaurant

Ipswich Area
Set inside a charming heritage Queenslander on Limestone Street sits The Cottage Restaurant built in 1861, an Ipswich establishment for delectable cuisine in distinctive surrounds. Once a home, converted bedrooms now serve as thoughtfully appointed dining spaces giving a touch of seclusion warmed by fireplaces with extra room available out on a verandah, enjoyed most at dusk.

MediumRare Chargrill and Bar

Raceview, Ipswich Area
Located within Ipswich Country Motel, MediumRare Char Grill and Bar restaurant is established for serving quality steak and modern Australian cuisine; serving in-house guests and welcoming the general public.

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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