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Top10 Top10 Best Casual Dining Restaurants Brisbane

There is certainly no shortage of high-end, fine-dining restaurants to select from in the sunny city of Brisbane. But sometimes one just wants the comforts of a laid-back night out of casual dining with a steaming bowl of spaghetti or the golden crispy comforts of a freshly fried chicken schnitzel with all the trimmings. This is our Top10 pick for Brisbane's best casual dining restaurants.
Chloe Grabham - April 2017

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The restaurant empire of Jamie Oliver in Australia has proven to be a Brisbane favourite with Jamie's Italian. The relaxed and family-friendly restaurant is a celebration of modern Italian cuisine with share plates of antipasti and big bowls of freshly hand-made pasta proving to be crowd pleasers. Check out their website for regular specials and offers.
It is best to come with an appetite when you visit Brisbane's Bavarian Bier Cafe. The relaxed restaurant serves up generous classics of pork knuckles, schnitzels in a lively and vibrant atmosphere. Pints are plentiful with many craft beers and imported favourites available on tap. Oktoberfest themed events run throughout the months September and October.
Malt Pier can best be described as relaxed river dining, with its open dining spaces and waterfront views. A favourite among the Brisbane locals and traveller's, Malt Pier, serve up dishes that are traditional in method, modern in presentation and seasonal in flavour. For those looking to spice up Sunday brunch, check out the breakfast cocktail menu.
Located right on the banks of the Brisbane River, Watt Restaurant and Bar is a buzzing casual eatery in the heart of the city. Pull up a bar stool and look out over the waterfront views while enjoying a freshly shaken cocktail and antipasto platter of local delights. Watt also makes for a great function venue with plenty of space and lively atmosphere.
The little sister to three-hatted Esquire, Esq Casual Dining and Bar is as the name suggests a much more informal and relaxed approach to Brisbane's dining scene. Soak in the views of the city skyline and Brisbane River at this Eagle Street favourite, famous for their funky take on classics that involve a continental influence of flavours.
A feast for the carnivorous, Ribs and Rumps in Milton features a menu of generous sized ribs, steaks and sides fit for all appetites. Popular with family diners, the atmosphere here is vibrant and laid-back. So go on, don a bib, get your hands covered in sauce from devouring the flavour-rich signature ribs at one of Brisbane's adored steakhouses.
Taking the tropical and balmy Queensland climate as inspiration, Public is chic and inviting with its big windows and high ceilings and almost jungle-like feel with potted leafy green palms that can be found throughout. Food is crafted with finesse and
is ideally designed to be shared and has a quirky edge.
Reinventing the humble bowl of noodles is celebrity chef Luke Nguyen's Fat Noodle, located in the Treasury Casino. Fast, fresh and everything you could wish for from the comforts of casual Asian cuisine, Fat Noodle is popular for a spot of late night dining and lunches on the go. In typical Nguyen, fashion meals are bursting with fresh flavours without busting the budget
Those who are looking for waterfront views while devouring some of the freshest catches from the sea need to make a visit to Jellyfish Restaurant. Sourcing between 8-14 species of fish, dishes are relaxed and leave the fresh produce to star as the hero of the dish. Take a pick between the indoor and outdoor dining space, both offering relaxing views of the Brisbane River.
Enjoy the theatrical and interactive dining experience from the open kitchen at Julius Pizzeria. Renown for their house-made pizza, fresh salads and sizzling steaks, this is a fun little find located right near the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Ideal for casual pre-theatre drinks and a hot slice of gourmet pizza.