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.

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.

Cedar Creek Estate Winery

North Tamborine, 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.

Clovely Estate City Cellar Door

Red Hill, Brisbane Area
Clovely Estate is a family-owned business born out of a love of wine and a family agricultural history in the South Burnett region. From the planting of their first vineyards in 1997, their vision was to work with the local climate and terroir to produce a small quantity of exceptional wine.

Eat Street Northshore

Hamilton, Brisbane Area
There is nothing like Eat Street anywhere in the world - a special one of a kind experience they created for you to enjoy. Priceless city and river views saturate and surround the 180 dining and entertainment shipping containers that add a blazing coloured landmark to the Brisbane and South East Queensland dining and entertainment scene.

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.

Indian Mehfil Brisbane City

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Indian Mehfil Restaurant, situated on Felix Street in the Brisbane central business district, offers authentic Indian cuisine. Established in 2016, Indian Mehfil has been at the forefront of authentic Indian cuisine for the past six years with sister restaurants in Taringa and Ipswich.

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.

Banshees Bar and Art Space

Ipswich Area
Banshees Bar and Art Space is a live music venue dedicated to supporting 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.
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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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