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.

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.

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.

Dark Horse Coffee

Springfield Lakes, Ipswich Area
This Springfield cafe is ticking boxes for those with allergies and special dietary needs, as well as their canine friends. Dark Horse Coffee is a family run business and as two of the Lock family are allergic to nuts they have introduced a menu that is entirely nut-free.

Lemon Lovers Gelato and Cheese

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
Lemon Lovers Gelato and Cheese make their Gourmet Gelato and Sorbets fresh on site using local ingredients. They also stock a variety of Pure Artisan Cheese made locally on Tamborine Mountain. They have Traditional Gelato Flavours like Dutch Chocolate, Lemon Rum and Raisin and Pistachio as well as some new flavours for you to try, like Mango with Raspberry Swirl, Granny Smith Apple and Golden Kiwi Fruit.

Macleay Island Hotel

Macleay Island, Redland City Area
Pub Paradise – Macleay Island Hotel – is your fun location for a drink and chat with locals on the beautiful Macleay Island. Relax in the traditional pub ambience and enjoy a drink or meal. Dining options include a delicious menu of appetisers and mains.

The Balfour Kitchen - Spicers Balfour Hotel

New Farm, Brisbane Area
Escape the crowds and enjoy an intimately unique dining experience at Spicers Balfour Hotel. The Balfour Kitchen at Spicers Balfour Hotel has breakfast. high tea and an all-day dining menu available for all in-house and external guests.

Bacchus Brewing Co.

Capalaba, Redland City Area
Visit Bacchus Brewing Co. and leave with a deep appreciation of craft beer. This award-winning, micro-brewery is located in the Redlands Coast hinterland suburb of Capalaba – just 20 minutes’ drive from the centre of Brisbane.

Bearded Dragon Hotel

Tamborine, Logan City Area
Bearded Dragon is a much loved hotel at Tamborine, Queensland, Australia. All day country kitchen and burger menu, plus Craft and Imported beer selections. Food is served all day, every day. It's the home of Australian Crocodile and Reptile Show and Entertainment with Aussie Larrikins and also the World Famous "Toadman" and Weekly Toad Racing.
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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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