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What to Eat in Brisbane

You'll find just about every type of cuisine in Brisbane, from Turkish and Chinese to Vietnamese, Spanish and, of course, Australian. Aussie staples served in Brisbane and throughout the country include meat pies (a meat and gravy-stuffed baked pastry), potato wedges and various meats coated with piri piri (a spicy sauce). Don't be surprised if you spot kangaroo, wallaby, emu or crocodile listed as specialty menu items. Given the city's proximity to the ocean, many of Brisbane's restaurants also feature locally sourced seafood, such as seasonal oysters, murray cod, barramundi and mulloway.

Explore Brisbane's downtown area to experience some of the city's top restaurants. Esquire and The EURO are two popular eateries situated less than a mile from each other on Brisbane's north bank (a little more than a mile from the city center). Both restaurants receive a stamp of approval from locals and travelers alike for their delicious, inventive cuisine. Stokehouse Q, which sits just south of the city center in South Brisbane, is another visitor favorite thanks to its modern Australian menu (think roast lamb rump and smoked swordfish). Stick around the area's South Bank district for the best waterfront dining. This emerging culinary area boasts trendy, alfresco eateries that offer everything from classic Italian to Champagne and oyster bars. For more European-inspired menus, check out New Farm, a suburb on Brisbane's north bank. Quaint bistros, elegant wine bars and a popular local haunt, Chouquette Boulangerie Patisserie, can be found along the tree-lined streets.

Farmers markets are another big part of Brisbane's foodie culture. The popular Boundary Street Markets set up shop in one of Brisbane's suburbs, the West End, every Friday and Saturday. But you can also find Jan Powers Farmers Markets stationed in various neighborhoods around the city, including downtown Queen Street, New Farm, Mitchelton and Manly. Other popular food bazaars include Brisbane MarketPlace Rocklea and Eat Street Markets.

Find the Best Restaurants in Brisbane

  • #1
    Flour & Chocolate Patisserie
    #1 of 5,650 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 321 reviewsTripAdvisor (321)
    $ - $$ | French
    U 4 621 Wynnum Rd Morningside, Brisbane, Queensland 4170 Australia
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  • #2
    Gala Thai
    #2 of 5,650 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 86 reviewsTripAdvisor (86)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai, Healthy
    235 Boundary St, West End Shop 2, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia
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  • #3
    Rogue Bistro
    #3 of 5,650 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 248 reviewsTripAdvisor (248)
    $ - $$ | Australian
    14 Austin St Newstead, Brisbane, Queensland 4006 Australia
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  • #4
    Wooden Horse Restaurant
    #4 of 5,650 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 252 reviewsTripAdvisor (252)
    $ - $$ | Pizza, Australian
    278 Junction Rd, Brisbane, Queensland 4011 Australia
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  • #5
    Bacchus
    #5 of 5,650 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1008 reviewsTripAdvisor (1008)
    $$ | European, Australian
    Rydges South Bank, Podium Level 9 Glenelg Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia
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  • #6
    Kennigo Social House
    #6 of 5,650 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 148 reviewsTripAdvisor (148)
    $ - $$ | Australian
    Spring Hill Qld 22-28 Kennigo St Free street parking available after 5pm, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia
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  • #7
    MADO Cafe and Restaurant
    #7 of 5,650 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 706 reviewsTripAdvisor (706)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
    The Galleria Apartments 15 Tribune St Southbank, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia
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  • #8
    Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co.
    #8 of 5,650 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 714 reviewsTripAdvisor (714)
    $ - $$ | Fast Food, Diner, Australian
    Westfield Gympie Road, Brisbane, Queensland 4032 Australia
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  • #9
    La Vue Waterfront Restaurant
    #9 of 5,650 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 443 reviewsTripAdvisor (443)
    $$ | Steakhouse, French, Seafood, European
    Admiralty Towers 2 U 1 501 Queen St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia
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  • #10
    Libertine Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
    #10 of 5,650 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 561 reviewsTripAdvisor (561)
    $ - $$ | French, Vietnamese, Street Food, Asian, Fusion
    The Barracks Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia
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  • #11
    Fogata Latin Fusion Bar & Restaurant
    #11 of 5,650 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 213 reviewsTripAdvisor (213)
    $ - $$ | South American, Latin
    79 James St Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland 4006 Australia
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  • #12
    Sono Japanese Restaurant Portside Wharf
    #12 of 5,650 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1411 reviewsTripAdvisor (1411)
    $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian
    39 Hercules St, Hamilton Level 1, Building 7, Portside Wharf, Brisbane, Queensland 4007 Australia
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  • #13
    Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co.
    #13 of 5,650 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 327 reviewsTripAdvisor (327)
    $ - $$ | American, Australian
    63 Skyring Terrace Shop 4A, Newstead, Brisbane, Queensland 4006 Australia
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  • #14
    Urbane Restaurant
    #14 of 5,650 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 301 reviewsTripAdvisor (301)
    $$ | Australian
    181 Mary Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia
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  • #15
    Double Shot New Farm
    #15 of 5,650 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 259 reviewsTripAdvisor (259)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, Australian
    125 Oxlade Dr New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005 Australia
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  • #16
    Putia Pure Food Kitchen
    #16 of 5,650 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 286 reviewsTripAdvisor (286)
    $ - $$ | Italian, French, European, Cafe, Australian
    Shop 4 17 Royal Pde Banyo, Brisbane, Queensland 4014 Australia
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  • #17
    Casa Nostra Ristorante
    #17 of 5,650 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 177 reviewsTripAdvisor (177)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
    Shop 6 100 McLachlan St Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland 4006 Australia
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  • #18
    Corbett & Claude
    #18 of 5,650 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 379 reviewsTripAdvisor (379)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Bar, Pizza, Australian
    283 Elizabeth St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia
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  • #19
    Coffee Anthology
    #19 of 5,650 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 172 reviewsTripAdvisor (172)
    $ | Cafe, Australian
    126 Margaret St, Brisbane, Queensland QLD 4000 Australia
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  • #20
    1889 Enoteca
    #20 of 5,650 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 791 reviewsTripAdvisor (791)
    $$ | Italian
    10-12 Logan Road, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland 4120 Australia
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