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 something different, have a good time and taste their famous XXXX beers? Then come to the XXXX Brewery Tour.

Hickory

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
Enjoy slow cooked Ribs, Grilled Chicken, meats and fine beverages. At Hickory, they’re all about falling deeply into their leather couches and feasting to fill your heart. Each Ribs rack is dry rubbed by hand with their special blend of spices and salts.

Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From the moment you enter the driveway you will appreciate that Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery is one of the Gold Coast Hinterlands most charming wineries. Bring your camera and take in the wonderful scenery, as well as enjoying the taste of some of Queensland's finest wines.

Dancing Bean Specialty Roasters and Espresso Bar

Ipswich Area
Dancing Bean – Ipswich’s own coffee roaster. Dancing Bean Espresso Bar is actually a whole lot more than the name suggests. It’s there, in a converted warehouse at the end of a laneway off busy Brisbane Street, that award-winning roaster Rob Mergard gets busy at the roaster.

Little Big House

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Little Big House encompasses the rich history, the vibrant energy and the relaxed sun soaked lifestyle that is Queensland The iconic, heritage-listed Queenslander (originally known as "Collins Place") has hosted a variety of colourful tenants since being built in 1889, including incarnations as a Ship Inn, a Spaghetti House, a squatter’s den, and even a stint as the South Bank Police Station.

Vintaged Bar + Grill

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
A showcase of Queensland and Australia's abundant produce, Vintaged Bar + Grill is modern cuisine with a Vintaged twist. Contemporary furnishings, clean lines and vivid colours reflect the energy and attention to detail that's maintained in the bustling kitchen.

Club Services Ipswich (formerly Ipswich RSL)

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
They are a proud member of the Ipswich community and are open seven days a week, 10am to 4am guaranteed (with the exception of Good Friday and Christmas Day). Their Club boasts a state of the art New Sports Bar and TAB – packed with amazing L.

Homage

Grandchester, Ipswich Area
Situated in a historic homestead 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 veranda with Scenic Rim views.
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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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