Deciding where to eat is one of life’s hardest battles. Restaurants, bars and eateries have popped up virtually everywhere, so we’ve put together a list of the city’s best to make things easier for you!
Ladies and gents, behold – the crème de la crème of Brisbane restaurants.
Enjoy perusing, and bon appétit!
Pouring beers since 1864 and serving upscale pub classics, Osbourne Hotel is one of the best places to relax with your mates after a long, tiring week.
Enjoy a crisp refreshment with a juicy char-grilled rump steaks, fried chicken burger, or a Greek lamb pizza!
Located next to one of Brisbane’s hottest hotels, TRYP Fortitude Valley Hotel Brisbane, Osbourne is the perfect spot for an evening of wining and dining with the guys ’n’ gals.
Eleven Rooftop Bar
Elevate your rooftop experience with tapas and exquisite cocktails at Eleven Rooftop Bar. Inspired by the bars of Istanbul and the relaxed ambience of Bali, it’s a space that offers amazing views and equally exceptional food.
The bar’s big charcuterie platters taste as sensational as they look. With different kinds of flavours and textures dancing gloriously in your mouth. It promises to be a memorable feast for all your senses!
Nǐ hǎo! Craving Chinese? Look no further than Little Valley.
If you’ve ever watched the animated film Bao, you’re going to get some serious Disney vibes from the restaurant’s Chilli Crab Xiao Long Bao (a favourite in their Dim Sum collection).
Little Valley is characterised by its welcoming staff, excellent service and impeccably plated dishes. Its delicious rice wine complements neo-Chinese dishes like tofu with Sichuan pickles and Chinese Bolognese with prawn floss.
Inspired by China’s diverse, vibrant cuisine, the Little Valley dining experience is a great way to experience authentic Asian flavours.
Sleek and stylish, Urbane’s degustation menus and matching beverages are absolute musts.
Its extensive wine list and globally-influenced dishes are backed up by the host’s engaging conversation. Try five-course menus featuring dishes like Tiger Prawn, Murray cod and Wagyu with Stracciatella, or embrace your inner vegetarian with a seven-dish sans-meat experience.
Well worth its high price-tag, Urbane will satisfy your inner elite and leave you with a one-of-a-kind dining experience.
OTTO Ristorante Brisbane
Indulgent, upscale dining characterises Otto Ristorante Brisbane. This modernist Italian restaurant offers a luxe vibe and a suite of authentic old-country flavours.
Taking inspiration from the southern regions of Italy, each menu item has been beautifully paired with seasonal and local ingredients. From fresh, hand-made pasta to wood-fired dishes, your taste buds will be in fine-dining delight!
The quality of the ingredients and the outstanding flavours of the dishes are only one of the key reasons why this is a restaurant that warrants repeat visits.
Fantastic hosts Tim and Sarah present incredibly-crafted meals at their restaurant, Joy – it’s pure delight for guests.
This one-of-a-kind culinary hideaway at Fortitude Valley promises a unique dining experience. Prepare to walk straight into kitchen action as Tim and Sarah do everything by themselves, right in front of you. Inspired by Japanese cuisines and a traditional service style, Joy truly is a joyful restaurant experience that feels like home away from home.
If you’re someone who prefers an intimate atmosphere, Joy is perfect for you; they only serve 10 people at a time, so you don’t need to worry about feeling crowded.
A longstanding city fave, e’cco Bistro has remained on the charts of Brisbane’s best for years. The restaurant’s clean, minimalist style is reflected in its plating; we love the perfectly-tender beef ribs, which are an absolute must-try!
Given the quality of its meals and wine list, its pricing is very reasonable, with a five-course chef’s menu available from just $89.
Described by several food blogs as a restaurant and bar with a world-class boundary-pushing menu, Detour lives up to both its name and its branding.
The menu provides an extensive list of choices for different kinds of diets. Its contemporary aesthetic is deeply relaxing, adding to the amazing food experience provided by the restaurant’s chefs.
Every dish is given special attention – their explosive flavours and clean, delicate plating make for a fantastic night. Yum!
Hungry yet? We certainly are! If you’re looking for the ultimate culinary experience, book your Brisbane holiday today with TRYP Fortitude Valley – it’s time to start crossing all these amazing restaurants off your gastronomic bucket-list!
Kendryll Lictao works as a Content Marketing Specialist for Wyndham Destinations. She is passionate about photography, film and writing. Her ultimate dream is to be a filmmaker and to get to travel to a lot of places around the world. She wants to meet people, immerse in a place’s culture and create stories that could inspire others through photos, film and/or writing.