Top 10 restaurants in Brisbane, Australia

November 10, 2017 Velvet Champine

Australia’s third-largest city, Brisbane is the hub of Queensland culture, offering a peek at the past and a glimpse into the future. Visit the historic Windmill and Old Commissariat Store, built by convicts in 1828, or fast-forward to the present (and beyond) with a trip to the new Gallery of Modern Art. Mingle with locals atop Mount Coot-tha, cruise the Brisbane River to South Bank’s sandy beach on the City Cat and make sure to fill the cuteness quota at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, home to koalas and kangaroos.
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1. Sono Japanese Restaurant Portside Wharf

39 Hercules St, Hamilton | Level 1, Building 7, Portside Wharf, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$133 - HK$534 +61 7 3268 6655
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Sono Japanese Restaurant Portside Wharf

The Sono Dining Experience Japanese cuisine at its finest, modern contemporary and traditional.The freshest produce beautifully presented to tempt the most discerning palate and visual senses, complemented by an excellent international wine selection and Japanese Sake from our cellar. The tranquil surroundings with a texture featuring a mixture of wood, stone and water feature, all serve to enhance the overall lunch and dinner experience.Our Tasting Course with matching wine selection is exceptional or for a change of pace, we offer Teppanyaki, where interaction with the masterful chef is totally encouraged.With seven private Tatami rooms, some featuring audio-visual capability, SONO is ideally set up for sales presentations, birthday or engagement celebrations, or any important event. Exclusive use of the restaurant can also be arranged for cocktail parties up to 250 people With our dedicated Events Coordinator, we can accommodate all your specific needs.To enjoy an intimate dinner for two, our Japanese style Seating by the window with river views is an ideal choice. We also offer Gift Cards so that the ones near and dear to you can also enjoy what Sono has to offer.Allow our friendly staff to provide you with our traditional service to make your dining experience at Sono an event to remember.Free parking is available at the Portside Wharf complex.For a dining experience like no other, let Sono Japanese Restaurant transport you to another time and place. Sono – Brisbane Savour Restaurant and Catering awards Winner: Best Japanese Restaurant 2017 & 2016

Reviewed By Spinickus - Brisbane, Australia

Sono's high quality food and service provides you with the best Japanese 'fine dining' experience in Brisbane. The atmosphere and interior design is spectacular, it makes you feel like you're in Japan! The service is of the highest standards and can never be faulted.
Most importantly the food is superb. I have dined at Sono Restaurant numerous times, specifically for teppanyaki and the lunch bento boxes.
The teppanyaki joint is ran by experienced and charismatic chefs, an experience filled with lively entertainment and beautiful dishes. The chefs are extremely skilled and can't wait to show off their tricks and cooking style.
The lunch bento boxes are gold! Each stunning dish is a gem of its own with the best of all flavours that complements and represents the diversity in Japanese cuisine. I keep going back for the bento box, there is nothing quite like it and you won't find anything nearly comparable in Brisbane.
10/10 with Sono, I have never had a disappointing experience.

2. Urbane Restaurant

181 Mary Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$667 - HK$871 +61 7 3229 2271
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 254 reviews

Urbane Restaurant

Reviewed By Mpk1970 - Sydney, Australia

Great service, good ambience, interesting food - we really enjoyed our meal here - from the (essentially) ham for entree, superb gnocchi and very well cooked steak. Highly recommend if you are looking for something apart from the standard 'Qld fare' more often on offer in Brisbane.

3. Vine Restaurant Bar

U 5 158 Moray St, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night HK$110 - HK$235 +61 7 3358 6658
Excellent
66%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 139 reviews

Vine Restaurant Bar

Reviewed By Chris C - Sydney Australia

We went to Sunday lunch. Great waiting staff. Menu had a a few choices and there were daily specials. We just had main courses only as the Deserts didn't tempt us. Good wine list though a bit pricey for the venue. We were able to park close by which made it an easy deal for all.

4. The Spice Avenue Balti Restaurant

Shop 12 190 Birkdale Rd, Brisbane, Queensland 4159, Australia Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, British, Balti, Asian, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$102 - HK$204 +61 7 3822 9822
Excellent
78%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 296 reviews

The Spice Avenue Balti Restaurant

The only British Indian Restaurant in Queensland. Serving Bangladeshi inspired Balti cuisine. Famous across the UK & now available in Australia. Our dishes range from extremely mild to the hottest curries in the world. The extensive menu ensures there is something for everyone. A family run restaurant with 30 years experience in the restaurant industry ensures efficient service & the highest quality food.

Reviewed By 907mandye - Lyndhurst, Australia

We have been here before as we love Indian, unfortunately our shared dishes were so full of sauce there wasn't much of the beef or chicken we ordered. Vegetables were almost non existent, not sure if we will chance it again as there are a few nearby we can try

5. 1889 Enoteca

10-12 Logan Road, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland 4120, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$39 - HK$251 +61 7 3392 4315
Excellent
72%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 716 reviews

1889 Enoteca

1889 Enoteca is part of the heritage listed Moreton Rubber Works building (circa 1889) located in the antique quarter of Woolloongabba. We have incorporated a restaurant & wine bar along with a basement level cellar for private dining & functions for up to 42 people.We offer traditional Roman fare which is made to be enjoyed in our relaxed but sophisticated setting. Our menu showcases the freshest produce available & the pasta & bread that we offer is and made by our chefs on a daily basis which is testament to our commitment to quality.Our wine list is an encyclopedia of artisan producers with a particular focus on natural winemakers. Natural winemaking involves using indigenous yeasts, minimal (if any) chemicals & little technological intervention. Many of these wines are organic, biodynamic & have been picked personally by the owners who have visited the vineyards. Our wines have a story!

Reviewed By MORI-MAGIC - Gold Coast, Australia

I was totally ignorant of this venue and the quant new Gabba precinct. It really caught me by surprise as I hadn’t been there for many years. My bad...
However, during the week I attended a very special corporate sponsors dinner downstairs in the cellar room and the overall experience, ambience, food and service from the staff was exceptional.
I don’t really want to go in and describe / review all the dishes but if you’ve been any where in Italy before, and you want a similar or Better experience, then make a booking.
My wife loves quality Italian cuisine, so we have already made a booking.
It’s a quality experience.
Very much looking forward to it.
Hope this helps.
Cheers G

6. Tartufo

1000 Ann St | Fortitude Valley, Emporium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night 38521500
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 824 reviews

Tartufo

Reviewed By TrySmiling - Brisbane, Australia

Whilst the lady on the front door seemed like it was an inconvenience to have customers, the actual wait staff were lovely. I can't recall our waitress' name, but she provided perfect service and was a delight with our two daiuughters.
The food was good without being spectacular. Probably more expensive than it should be for pasta and pizza. I doubt it will become a regular stop, but it's worth a visit.

7. Sono Japanese Restaurant Central City

Tattersalls Arc 202-210 Edward St | Queen Street Mall, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$63 - HK$353 +61 7 3268 6655
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 386 reviews

Sono Japanese Restaurant Central City

Closed for Renovation<br><br>Sono Brisbane City is temporarily closed while we build our exciting new high-end CBD restaurant, due to open mid-2018.

Reviewed By raffles123 - Gympie, Australia

Tried to visit but this place is NO MORE! Different results from different search engines, but, believe me it has gone the way of the Norwegian Blue Parrot, deceased & flown off to Hamilton!

8. Double Shot New Farm

125 Oxlade Dr | New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia (Formerly Double Shot Espresso) Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +61 7 3358 6556
Excellent
72%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 213 reviews

Double Shot New Farm

Reviewed By Veezoo - Brisbane, Australia

This little cafe is hidden in Oxlade drive at New Farm, but it is a fantastic experience. The breakfast is made and served with love and smiles. The staff are fantastic and owners are grounded and lovely people.
I used to work right in front of this cafe and used to be a regular here, shame I work in CBD now, but every now and then make a point to go here for breakfast.
What a lovely little place!!

9. Bacchus

Rydges South Bank, Podium Level | 9 Glenelg Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Accepts Credit Cards European, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks, Lunch HK$196 - HK$353 +61 7 3364 0837
Excellent
75%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 802 reviews

Bacchus

Every element of the award winning Bacchus restaurant has been designed with indulgence in mind. Head Chef Massimo Speroni&apos;s menu showcases a modern outlook on classical dishes and a commitment to quality ingredients and depth of flavour.

Reviewed By igttraveller - Sydney, Australia

Had the breakfast buffet on the second day of a business trip. Fantastic range of options, with the option of made to order eggs. I ordered some poached eggs which came out perfect! Fresh juice, flavoured milk, and made to order coffee available. Plenty of hot dishes to chose from, only minor issue was not a great range of pastries to select from.
Would highly recommend if staying at the Rydges having breakfast here at least one morning.

10. Rogue Bistro

14 Austin St | Newstead, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch +61 7 3257 0227
Excellent
75%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 180 reviews

Rogue Bistro

Reviewed By Greg S - Brisbane, Australia

Found this place whilst driving through the back streets. Glad that we stopped in for breakfast. The omelette was filling and full of flavour whilst the pancakes were accompanied by an assortment of toppings that ensured even the fussiest of small children would find something to eat. Large outdoor area where children could be noisy within disturbing others.

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