The 10 Best Restaurants in Brisbane

Photo © E'cco Bistro
Photo © E'cco Bistro
Photo of Alice Duffield
19 July 2017

Brisbane has a brilliant food scene with heaps of well known chefs spread throughout the city and the inner suburbs. The Aussies do it all well from French, Italian and divine vegan options. Here are Brisbane’s best restaurants.

Gerard's Bistro

Bistro, Restaurant, Middle Eastern, $$$
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Gerard's Bistro
Gerard's Bistro | © Brisbane Joinery and Shop-fitting /Flickr

You’ll find Gerard’s Bistro hiding down a lane way in the beautiful James Street, Fortitude Valley. This indulgent restaurant is a fusion of modern Australian, Maghred and Middle-Eastern. Go with a few friends and try the full banquet experience, the wine list is well curated to match each dish.


Restaurant, Fusion, $$$
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Urbane is so well styled that it’s worth the visit just to see the beautiful minimalist interiors (and even more amazing bathrooms!) If you’re after fine dining, you’ll want to visit Urbane. The menu can’t easily be labelled by country or style, with a truly global flavour influence and presentation that’s out of this world. You’ll just have to visit to see for yourself.


Restaurant, Bistro, Australian, $$$
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Photo | © E'cco Bistro

Head chef Philip Johnson has a strong and loyal following for a good reason. E’cco is one of Brisbane’s longest standing bistros that opened its doors way back in 1995. E’cco serves divine modern Australian with a dessert menu that never disappoints.


Restaurant, Bar, Mediterranean, $$$
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Stokehouse is a somewhat recent addition to the Brisbane food scene, but it packs a punch. Nestled on the river at South Brisbane, Stokehouse is influenced by the Mediterranean and greater Europe, using some of the freshest local seafood Brisbane has to offer.

Les Bubbles

Restaurant, French, $$$
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Can you really go wrong at a place that offers unlimited fries with your steak? Les Bubbles is a Parisian style steakhouse that is well known for well-cooked flame grilled steaks and endless frites. Head downstairs to the Bath House for a few drinks, it’s a full functioning 15 person spa bath!

Pearl Cafe

Restaurant, Contemporary, $$$
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Pearl Café feels like it’s been a cosy Brisbane gem for decades. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this cosy restaurant is perfect for a casual or more special occasion. If you’ve got a bunch of friends together, take them to dine upstairs in ‘The Servery’, which is perfect for groups.

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