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Top10 Best Waterfront Dining in Brisbane

When the mercury rises, listen to the instinct that tells you to be near the water. There is nothing as nice as dining with a sea breeze ruffling your hair.
Anna Lisle - June 2014
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Located underneath the Brisbane Powerhouse, overlooking the tranquil Brisbane River, is Watt Restaurant + Bar. The kitchen offers innovative Modern Australian cuisine, with excellent seafood offerings. All this fine food can be enjoyed in the spacious Watt dining room or on one of the several sun-drenched terraces.
Set within the spectacularly-located Stamford Hotel on the Brisbane River, Brasserie on the River invites restaurant guests to indulge in a very civilised buffet, or high tea on the weekend. Sit back, relax and sip your cognac and gaze over the terraced gardens and the water.
Customs House offers guests the chance to dine in a building steeped in history. The heritage dining rooms provide a taste of the old world, while the al fresco space offers stunning views of the modern landscape; the Brisbane River and Story Bridge. The cuisine served is Modern Australian and meals can be paired with a quality list of wines.
Il Centro commands an impressive position at Brisbane's Eagle St Pier, overlooking the colourful lights of the city reflected in the Brisbane River. The menu may be titled modern Italian, but Il Centro's creations are unashamedly Queenslandesque - and unashamedly delicious. Expect friendly service in relaxed, welcoming surrounds.
One of Brisbane's hidden gems, Alchemy Restaurant and Bar ticks all the boxes, with exceptional food and a dazzling view over the Brisbane River. Owners Brad and Angelica Jolly have created an exquisite dining experience that melds an inviting atmosphere, lively bar and contemporary menu into one unique venue.
Located in the Eagle Street Pier precinct, ARIA Brisbane is co-owned and operated by Matt Moran and Peter Sullivan. Designed to reflect Brisbane's lifestyle; with sublime water views and a spectacular d├ęcor, the innovative and contemporary menu uses the freshest Australian produce, while the extensive wine list showcases many of Australia's iconic wineries.
Old fashioned Italian hospitality never goes out of fashion, and doesn't veteran restaurateur Andrew Baturo know it. His latest venture, Popolo, is part of a major revival for Southbank and the restaurant with a focus on thin crust pizza, house-made pasta and a huge range of main meals from wild boar to pheasant.
With views of the Brisbane River, Sono Japanese Restaurant Portside offers modern Japanese cuisine in tranquil surrounds. In a setting of calming neutral tones, tranquil water fountains and bamboo elements, the natural aesthetic works to create a harmonious dining experience.
Located 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 bottles that have been chosen to complement the fabulous meat dishes on offer.
Sake has landed in Brisbane's CBD to bring you incredible Japanese dining. For sushi, sashimi, and sake lovers, Japanese cuisine has a new home in Eagle St Pier. The moment you enter the dining room, you can relax; the decor is sleek and minimalist, but with a touch of fun.