While Melbourne and Sydney often steal the limelight, Brisbane is a buzzing and vibrant metropolis with its own unique identity. The city has a rich list of great restaurants that have been awarded for their prestige in gastronomy, design and atmosphere. Celebrating Australia’s third most populated city, here’s our guide to 10 restaurants that highlight Brisbane’s creative and vibrant cultural individuality.
Subtitled ‘Brisbane’s signature steakhouse’, Cha Cha Char takes advantage of Australia’s iconic cattle produce, serving over 10 different cuts of quality pasture and grain fed beef. The restaurant is housed in an eye-catching contemporary building and its elegant interior adds to the atmosphere of the dining experience. The detailed steak menu includes information such as where the produce is from, how long it was aged, the amount of time the cattle was grain fed and the chef’s recommended cooking temperatures. In addition to this, the restaurant also offers an a la carte menu influenced by both Asian and European cuisines, letting flavor not tradition take focus.
Brisbane knows how to do top quality Japanese food; the city is home to Australia’s longest running Japanese restaurant. Sake Restaurant offers a modern take on traditional flavors. Diners can enjoy plates such as spider maki sushi with fried soft-shell crab, cucumber and mayonnaise with spicy tobiko and chives; grilled miso-marinated cone bay sea Barramundi with pickled daikon radish; and 12-hour braised pork belly with daikon radish, onsen tamago, 640c hens egg, truffle oil scallions. The restaurant’s design matches the contemporary oriental feel and its menu of sake and other Japanese drinks makes this an overall great place to dine.