Brisbane experiences

Brisbane Australian restaurants

Australian these days is an innovative style that use fresh local produce and grabs ideas from all over the world often with Asian twists and add ons to traditional dishes. Some of the best fine dining restaurants in Brisbane we have put in this category led by some of our greatest chefs. And Australian does not mean pie and chips or plain steaks so expect great creativity at many of the restaurants below!

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Alchemy Restaurant & Bar
A stand out feature are the views of Story Bridge as is the cuisine which tends to give an Australian-European style. The dining in the bar area is for light meals and tapas or the main restaurant with polished floor boards and glass chandeliers is more formal. CUA Building, 175 Eagle Street, Brisbane CBD


First impressions of Aria are the views of the Brisbane River and the Story Bridge. Relaxed and elegant with an innovative and contemporary menu, using the freshest Australian produce and an extensive wine list makes for an excellent dining experience. Dishes are cooked to perfection under the management of chef Matt Moran and the slow roasted lamb loin delicately breaks with the lightest touch of the knife. 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane CBD

Customs House
An unusual location in the heritage listed Customs House on the river with outside dining on the river terrace. The menu is international and uses a lot of seasonal produce. 299 Queen Street, Brisbane (07 3365 8921)

E'cco is the Italian for "here it is" which sums up what this place is about. One of the best fine dining restaurants in Brisbane with chef Philip Johnson situated in an old tea warehouse. Dishes include amongst other things grain fed Angus beef with garlic puree, roast spatchcock with sweet corn risotto, seared ocean trout and kingfish ceviche.  A comprehensive wine list with many offered by the glass makes for easy matching with the excellent dishes served and does allow BYO for wine. Do book early as e'cco is popular. 100 Boundary Street, Brisbane (07 3831 8344)


Modern Australian and stylish service. Hotel Conrad, George Street (07 3306 8647)


Marco Polo
A fine dining restaurant located above the Treasury Casino. George Street, Brisbane (07 3306 8744).


Restaurant Two
It has an excellent wine list and location overlooking the botanic gardens. A fine dining restaurant that is well established in the Brisbane restaurant scene. A place of linen draped tables well spaced out means often used for business entertaining. This establishment won Restaurant of the Year and Best Contemporary Australian Restaurant in the 2010 Brisbane Restaurant and Caterers Awards. 2 Edward Street, Brisbane CBD


Tank Restaurant & Bar
Tank sits in the lane linking Tank Street and Turbot Street, a smallish place, with nooks filled by tables for two. Stylish fine dining with Japanese influences and plenty of sophistication, entree items vary from scallops and atlantic salmon to a selection of sushi and sashimi options. Mains includes dishes like roasted kingfish or roasted barramundi, as well as grain-fed black angus beef rib eye. North Quarter Lane, Ground Floor, Santos Place, 31 Tank


The Buffalo Club
Overlooking Brisbane’s vibrant Fortitude Valley a restaurant that creates a warm and intimate setting where hand crafted leather chairs are beset by dark wood and candlelight in a scene reminiscent of the Hemmingway era.  Dishes here are designed to amaze and be very innovative. 1/ 234 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley


The Summit

This terraced restaurant in an 19th Century Queenslander on the top of Mount Coot-tha has spectacular views across the ranges to Moreton Bay. The menu is an eclectic hybrid of international influences with a strong emphasis on local produce, including dishes such as the grilled saltwater barramundi or grilled Queensland Hereford tenderloin beef with a Moreton Bay bug and a mango panna cotta. 1012 Sir Samuel Griffiths Drive, Mount Coot-tha

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The London Club
A little bit funky with an interesting interior. The bar is perhaps the best feature and well stocked with an extensive range of different beers and wines Dining is both on the Terrace and inside. Live music on a Friday and deals during the week. 38 Vernon Terrace, Newstead 07 3252 8188


Watt Modern Dining

Watt's al fresco space spreads across the boardwalk on the river level of the Brisbane Powerhouse at the corner of New Farm Park. Part of the Watt experience is the multiple dining areas and menu options. Inside you will be welcomed by tones of chocolate, malt and butter, while the minimalist decor outside gives way to a fresh and contemporary setting. An easy to reach Watt from the CBD is to use the City Cat ferry service to New Farm Park and then a short walk along the river to the Powerhouse. Powerhouse, New Farm (07 3358 5464)


269 Wickham
A training restaurant with great value degustation lunch and dinner menus as well as a-la carte options. A good place to entertain on a limited budget.  The menu does change. Do remember this is a training restaurant so service may vary and the kids are learning and of course does mean that you can have truly excellent and enthusiastic service.  Service tends to be fairly fast. Level 1, K-Tower, 269 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley

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