Queensland, Australia Food Guide: 10 Australian food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Brisbane

August 31, 2019 Jacquiline Darosa

Find out what Australian restaurants to try in Brisbane. 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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10. Black Hide Steakhouse

36 Caxton St Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia Steakhouse, Australian Lunch, Dinner Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +61 7 3369 9500 http://www.blackhidesteakhouse.com.au
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4 based on 673 reviews

Black Hide Steakhouse

Awarded Good Food Guide Chef Hat 2014/15 Winner Australia's Best Steak Restaurant - 2014 National Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence Winner of Best Steak Restaurant and Brisbane Restaurant of the Year - 2014 QLD Restaurant & Catering Awards for E

Reviewed By Wendy R

A disappointing visit to the Black Hide, food was warm not hot. When you are paying big money for a steak you at least expect it to be piping hot. Annoying that you have to order sides, only the steak and a blob of potato comes on the plate. Bread roll was tough. Steak was cooked as requested medium rare and the Shiraz we ordered we really enjoyed. The table service was good but hard to understand the lady with her accent. We won’t be back anytime soon. Dear Wendy R,Thank you for dining at Black Hide and leaving your review.It greatly disappoints us that you were not satisfied with your dining experience. We are also disappointed to hear that your steak was not served at a temperature of your liking. We ask all our diners to communicate to our friendly and helpful staff at the time of dining if they have any questions or concerns about their order. Please be assured we take this matter very seriously, and have passed your comments on to our restaurant manager to review. We hope that you will give us another opportunity to make your next visit a 5-star one.Sincerely,Black Hide.

9. Restaurant Dan Arnold

959 Ann St, Brisbane, Queensland 4006 Australia European, Contemporary, Australian Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Free Wifi [email protected] +61 7 3189 2735 http://www.restaurantdanarnold.com
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5 based on 71 reviews

Restaurant Dan Arnold

A place where nature meets creativity… Guests are invited on a culinary journey of Australian flavours and techniques, respecting the traditions Dan learnt while perfecting his craft in France. Dishes are prepared from an open kitchen, creating a connecti

Reviewed By Mel495

Six of us had lunch at this wonderful restaurant last week. We ordered the three course meal for $80 which in fact turned out to be very generous as beautiful amuse- bouches & homemade breads were interspersed throughout & handmade mandarin jellies & caramels were served after our dessert.The entree, main & dessert were impeccably cooked & presented. This would have to be the most exciting food in Brisbane at the moment .

8. Putia Pure Food Kitchen

Shop 4 17 Royal Pde Banyo, Brisbane, Queensland 4014 Australia Italian, French, European, Cafe, Australian Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +61 7 3267 6654 http://Putiapurefood.com.au
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4 based on 287 reviews

Putia Pure Food Kitchen

Putia Pure Food Kitchen is a restaurant, pantry and cooking school. Putia, meaning corner store in Sicilian, is a rustic alfresco restaurant with a focus on creating pure taste sensations using fresh, quality, locally sourced and sustainable produce.

Reviewed By OpinionAT

$64 For breakfast is way over priced.Coffee and food were good but not worth $$$. Very inconsistent with serving sizes between meals. Big breakfast good size for $ but eggs Benedict at $24 For 1 slice of bread, avo and 2 eggs left husband hungry. Also said more like a white sauce rather than hollandaise. Most disappointing though is that having an allergy menu becomes very restrictive when they won't allow substitution. But happy to remove $8 item and add $4 and charge for addition still. I understand not allowing substitution all the time but allergies already make my dining experience difficult. So due to this won't be back. It's obviously busy and won't miss my patronage but warning to others you may leave disappointed. Dear OpinionATThank you for your review. You are quite right, there is a difference in size between the BIG Breakfast and the Putia benedict due to the different ingredients in each dish. The big breakfast is the most substantial mean on the menu. Many of our customers tell us that they have allergies and our staff talk to them about menu options that might work for them. I appreciate the difficulty you may often have in choosing a suitable dish. For this reason, there is a basic menu choice of eggs on toast to which you can then add sides that are agreeable with you. Perhaps that would have worked better for you than the Big breakfast. Having said that, I can assure you that your feedback, e.g in relation to the sauce, is appreciated and has been considered by the kitchen team. regards Dominique

7. Corbett & Claude

283 Elizabeth St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia Italian, Bar, Pizza, Australian Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +61 7 3221 1166 http://www.corbettandclaude.com.au
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4 based on 423 reviews

Corbett & Claude

As a bar, cafe and a place to meet for lunch, dinner or after work drinks we have everything you need. We don't like to complicate things, it's all about the freshest ingredients and a place where you can share platters, pizzas, desserts, ​and drinks.

Reviewed By geovaughnni

The food is locally sourced and reasonably priced. I had the spaghetti carbonara which was good but a bit bland for my taste. The service was friendly, helpful and attentive. There was a nice local crowd in the restaurant for lunch and what appeared to be baffles in the ceiling to keep the noise level manageable. I am rounding my rating up to 4 based on the service and the price. Helpful Hint: The restaurant is not immediately on the street. There was a sign on the sidewalk pointing in the direction of the restaurant.

6. Urbane Restaurant

181 Mary Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia European, Australian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +61 7 3229 2271 http://www.urbanerestaurant.com/
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4 based on 301 reviews

Urbane Restaurant

Reviewed By emck33

Unfortunately I think this place just wasn’t for me. Outside of the amuse-bouche which was beautiful, porcini foam type dish with crispy duck, the food was really bland and unmemorable. My pet peeve in a restaurant is not providing salt and pepper on the table. If you’re going to be light on flavour you have to provide salt and pepper. I don’t feel comfortable asking for it and potentially offending the chef. While the sommelier was good for a chat none of the other wait staff seemed to show us their personality. The dining room lacks soul and the air conditioning was up too high to be comfortable. However the drinks list is incredible. If you like wine or cocktails you would definitely enjoy the effort behind the drinks list!

5. Kennigo Social House

Spring Hill Qld 22-28 Kennigo St Free street parking available after 5pm, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia Australian Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Parking Available [email protected] +61 7 3096 1622 http://www.kennigosocialhouse.com.au/
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4 based on 162 reviews

Kennigo Social House

This award-winning restaurant has become known as a local Brisbane hot spot for affordable modern Australian cuisine with a casual atmosphere and gorgeous surroundings. Kennigo’s starters have that wonderful summer appeal with favourites such as lamb saus

Reviewed By davidrC1742LL

I hate going to the same place twice and prefer to try out new places but I’ve broken the rule as this was too good. Prom Belly was brilliant and the desert was even better...I don’t understand why there are other places that are heaving by the river and this is quiet (but means you’ll get a table) Unfortunately I doubt I’ll be back here in a hurry but if u was I’d be eating here again!Dear davidrC1742LL,Thank you so much for your wonderful review, the team will really appreciate your comments.Hopefully your review like many others will tempt futuer diners to throw cuation to the wind and try something different and head to Spring Hill's Kennigo Socail House for something different.Thank you again and hopefully we'll see you again to sample our Spring menu in October.Regards,Neil

4. Bacchus

Rydges South Bank, Podium Level 9 Glenelg Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia European, Australian Dinner, Drinks, Lunch Seating, 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, Table Service [email protected] +61 7 3364 0837 http://bacchussouthbank.com.au/
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4 based on 1091 reviews

Bacchus

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

Reviewed By Avis M

Wow! We came here to celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary and were absolutely delighted by the whole experience. Everything was impeccable, from the friendly and helpful staff to the delicious food. Each serving was beautifully presented, obviously made with love and pride. The flavours were so delicate and complimentary.We really can't praise Bacchus highly enough...it made our evening very special.

3. Rogue Bistro

14 Austin St Newstead, Brisbane, Queensland 4006 Australia Australian Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible [email protected] +61 476 764 833 http://www.roguebistro.com/
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4 based on 261 reviews

Rogue Bistro

Reviewed By Nicola B

Attended a hen party dinner at the end of the month and boy it didn’t disappoint. The only silent hen party I’ve been to - the food was so good there wasn’t a peep! The amazing quality was only surpassed by the fantastic service we got from Sam who really made an impression on us all (and spoiled us for future restaurants - we’ll never experience the like elsewhere!)Between us I think the whole menu was tasted and there was no critique or bad words to say about it. Can’t wait for the next visit

2. Wooden Horse Restaurant

278 Junction Rd, Brisbane, Queensland 4011 Australia Italian, Pizza, Australian Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Takeout, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer [email protected] +61 7 3857 3893 http://www.woodenhorserestaurant.com.au/
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4 based on 279 reviews

Wooden Horse Restaurant

Wooden Horse boasts a unique dining experience that has everything the city centre has to offer, right in the heart of Clayfield. Two brothers, trained as chefs in different corners of Brisbane, have joined forces to make all this possible. Using the fres

Reviewed By Mysticwossum

First time trying Wooden Horse, what can I say but AMAZING! The young staff are so welcoming and committed which is really refreshing to see. The atmosphere is very relaxed. Please do your tastebuds a favor and have the steak, yummy! The cocktails were delish too! Will definitely be back!

Top 10 restaurants in Brisbane, Australia

1. MRepublic Restaurant, Bar and Lounge

85-87 North Qy Level 2, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia Australian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +61 7 3237 2499 http://www.mercurebrisbane.com.au/dining-en.html
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4 based on 126 reviews

MRepublic Restaurant, Bar and Lounge

Savour the bounty of the seasons at the MRepublic restaurant, lounge and bar. The signature restaurant at the Mercure Brisbane, our stylish restaurant offers a vibrant link between past and present with bright colours and an energetic, new design that mat

Reviewed By brynnt2018

Absolutely loved the food and the atmosphere. The kangaroo was incredibly on point and the oysters and lamb we had for entree were beautiful.I would definitely come back. Hi Brynnt,Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. We are really glad that you loved our kangaroo along with the oysters and the lamb. We have a new menu that started this week as well. Thank you again for such a great review and we look forward to welcoming you back to MRepublic overlooking Brisbane River.RegardsRobert

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