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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 5,790 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 357 reviewsTripAdvisor (357)
    $ - $$ | French
    U 4 621 Wynnum Rd Morningside, Brisbane, Queensland 4170 Australia
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  • #2
    Wooden Horse Restaurant
    #2 of 5,790 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 293 reviewsTripAdvisor (293)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Australian
    278 Junction Rd, Brisbane, Queensland 4011 Australia
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  • #3
    Rogue Bistro
    #3 of 5,790 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 265 reviewsTripAdvisor (265)
    $ - $$ | Australian
    14 Austin St Newstead, Brisbane, Queensland 4006 Australia
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  • #4
    Gala Thai
    #4 of 5,790 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 116 reviewsTripAdvisor (116)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai, Healthy
    235 Boundary St, West End Shop 2, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia
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  • #5
    Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co.
    #5 of 5,790 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 114 reviewsTripAdvisor (114)
    $ - $$ | Fast Food, Australian
    5 Boundary Street, Brisbane,, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia
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  • #6
    Bacchus
    #6 of 5,790 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1122 reviewsTripAdvisor (1122)
    $$ | European, Australian
    Rydges South Bank, Podium Level 9 Glenelg Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia
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  • #7
    MADO Cafe and Restaurant
    #7 of 5,790 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 735 reviewsTripAdvisor (735)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
    The Galleria Apartments 15 Tribune St Southbank, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia
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  • #8
    Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co.
    #8 of 5,790 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 760 reviewsTripAdvisor (760)
    $ - $$ | Fast Food, Diner, Australian
    Westfield Gympie Road, Brisbane, Queensland 4032 Australia
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  • #9
    Fogata Latin Fusion Bar & Restaurant
    #9 of 5,790 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 222 reviewsTripAdvisor (222)
    $ - $$ | South American, Latin
    79 James St Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland 4006 Australia
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  • #10
    Restaurant Dan Arnold
    #10 of 5,790 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 75 reviewsTripAdvisor (75)
    $$ | European, Contemporary, Australian
    959 Ann St, Brisbane, Queensland 4006 Australia
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  • #11
    Kennigo Social House
    #11 of 5,790 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 168 reviewsTripAdvisor (168)
    $ - $$ | Australian
    Spring Hill Qld 22-28 Kennigo St Free street parking available after 5pm, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia
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  • #12
    Casa Nostra Ristorante
    #12 of 5,790 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 187 reviewsTripAdvisor (187)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
    Shop 6 100 McLachlan St Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland 4006 Australia
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  • #13
    Libertine Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
    #13 of 5,790 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 601 reviewsTripAdvisor (601)
    $ - $$ | French, Asian, Vietnamese, Street Food, Fusion
    The Barracks Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia
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  • #14
    Sono Japanese Restaurant Portside Wharf
    #14 of 5,790 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1435 reviewsTripAdvisor (1435)
    $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian
    39 Hercules St, Hamilton Level 1, Building 7, Portside Wharf, Brisbane, Queensland 4007 Australia
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  • #15
    Olive Thyme Turkish Cuisine
    #15 of 5,790 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 99 reviewsTripAdvisor (99)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
    293 Sandgate Road, Albion, Brisbane, Queensland 4010 Australia
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  • #16
    Double Shot New Farm
    #16 of 5,790 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 266 reviewsTripAdvisor (266)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, Australian
    125 Oxlade Dr New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005 Australia
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  • #17
    Urbane Restaurant
    #17 of 5,790 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 304 reviewsTripAdvisor (304)
    $$ | European, Australian
    181 Mary Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia
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  • #18
    Putia Pure Food Kitchen
    #18 of 5,790 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 294 reviewsTripAdvisor (294)
    $ - $$ | Italian, French, European, Cafe, Australian
    Shop 4 17 Royal Pde Banyo, Brisbane, Queensland 4014 Australia
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  • #19
    La Vue Waterfront Restaurant
    #19 of 5,790 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 377 reviewsTripAdvisor (377)
    $$ | Steakhouse, French, European
    Admiralty Towers 2 U 1 501 Queen St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia
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  • #20
    Corbett & Claude
    #20 of 5,790 Places to Eat in Brisbane
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 429 reviewsTripAdvisor (429)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Bar, Pizza, Australian
    283 Elizabeth St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia
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