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.

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.

Indian Mehfil Taringa

Taringa, Brisbane Area
Indian Mehfil Restaurant situated on Morrow Street Taringa offers authentic Indian cuisine. Established in 2018, Indian Mehfil has been at the forefront of authentic Indian cuisine for the past six years with sister restaurants in Ipswich and the Brisbane central business district.

Homage

Grandchester, Ipswich Area
Situated in a historic barn 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 forecourt with Scenic Rim views.

Harvest Restaurant and Bar

Ipswich Area
Harvest Restaurant and Bar is located in Metro Hotel Ipswich International. Harvest Restaurant and Bar is open daily for breakfast. Offering both a la carte and full buffet option, it is a popular choice for locals, visitors and hotel guests alike.

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.

Ipswich Jets Leagues Club

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
Jets Leagues Club is a complete friendly entertainment and gaming venue, housing a restaurant which offers high quality dining in Ipswich. Aligned with the Ipswich Jets Rugby League Football Club, Jets occupies the gracious historic building formerly known as the Hotel Cecil (built in 1887).

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.
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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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