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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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.

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.

Witches Falls Winery and Cellar Door

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
At Witches Falls their passion is wine – they love growing it, making it, drinking it, and matching it with all kinds of foods but most of all, they like sharing it with friends. They take pride in creating handcrafted wines that you not only love to drink but that also draw you into their world.

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.

Simply Beans Roastery and Espresso Bar

Underwood, Logan City Area
Multi award winning Simply Beans Boutique Coffee Roastery and Espresso Bar is a one stop coffee shop - selling all associated coffee needs. Try one of their awarding winning blends or single origins while enjoying a light lunch or something sweet from their selection of Italian dolcis in their Espresso Bar attached to the Roastery.

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.

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.

The Girls' Coffee Bar

Marburg, Ipswich Area
A 20 minute drive from Ipswich on the Warrego Highway at Marburg, The Girls' Coffee Bar has a loyal clientele drawn to its great coffee and delicious food offerings. As part of Phippsy's complex - a popular stop for drivers halfway between Brisbane and Toowoomba - this charming little eatery has al fresco and indoor air-conditioned dining.

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.
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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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