Brisbane Restaurant Guide


As Australia’s only sub-tropical city, Queensland’s 300 days of sun a year make Brisbane perfect for waterside dining. Whilst Brisbane has been known for its laid back atmosphere and brilliant seafood restaurants, its dining scene is diversifying in international cuisines from modern Australian to Italian and Spanish; from fine dining style to relaxed eateries and steakhouses. Award-winning restaurants are always popular for their private dining rooms with the expanding corporate crowd to host industry soirees, functions and product launches. A buzzing hub of Chinese culture and cuisine has evolved in Sunnybank, fondly known as Chinatown. Fortitude Valley is a late night playground for the palate where new restaurants and wine bars thrive on the energy of the glowing city strip. Brisbane River weaves between Bulimba, St Lucia and New Farm where family restaurants and cafés brim with community soul.

Recommended Restaurants


Prive 249 at Sofitel Brisbane Central

Restaurant - Prive 249 at Sofitel Brisbane CentralOne Chef Hat by Australian Good Food Guide 2013
Prive249 at the Sofitel Brisbane Central brings chic style to hotel dining. The restaurant has a distinctive European feel, light and airy by  [more...]

Kingsleys Steak & Crabhouse

Restaurant - Kingsleys Steak & CrabhouseLocated on the waterfront of the Brisbane River with views of the Story Bridge, Kingsley’s delivers one of the finest steak and seafood menus in town. The wine list features Australian regional bottle [more...]

Green Papaya

Restaurant - Green PapayaGreen Papaya is a contemporary dining and classic Balinese and Thai cuisine. They utilise only the freshest local ingredients, masterfully prepared by one of Brisbane’s most awarded restaurant teams,  [more...]

Bavarian Bier Café Brisbane

Restaurant - Bavarian Bier Café BrisbaneCrisp, cold beer, a seat by the river and the hearty delights of European cuisine—the Bavarian Bier Café delivers all that's best about German beer cafes, with none of the lederhosen. This recently op [more...]

Vintaged Bar & Grill

Restaurant - Vintaged Bar & GrillOne Chef Hat – Queensland Good Food Guide 2012
Brisbane's iconic Harry Seidler-designed hotel, the Hilton Brisbane, lays claim to a restaurant befitting its visionary maestro, Vintaged Bar & [more...]

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Restaurant - Watt Restaurant + Bar

Watt Restaurant + Bar
Located underneath the Brisbane Powerhouse, overlooking the tranquil Brisbane River, is Watt Restaurant + Bar. The kitchen offers innovative Modern [more...]

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Latest Restaurant Reviews


Manny about  Bistro Alegria:

First restaurant I have come across in Australia that can do paella properly, with the burnt/caramelised base. [more...]


Maureen Shaw about  The Golden Pig Food & Wine School:

I attended a Thai curry cooking class and it was outstanding! I learned more in 3 hours than I ever thought possible from a tutorial on all the ingredients, how they're prepared and how to make the  [more...]


Janine about  Danny's Restaurant:

Recently my husband and two of our lovely friends dined at Danny's on a Saturday night. The restaurant was busy and the service was great. We all really enjoyed our meals and a couple of glasses of be [more...]


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