The oldest entertainment district in Brisbane, Fortitude Valley is now a trendy mix of grunge and sophistication. Nearby New Farm, however, is perhaps Brisbane’s most prestigious suburb. Both are bursting at the seams with award winning, delicious cuisine. Have a look at our pick of the best restaurants in Brisbane’s premier areas for eating out.
A new kid on the New Farm block has received an overwhelmingly positive response from Brisbane foodies. The sophisticated setting offers a little bit of everything, from succulent seafood to juicy steaks, and fresh vegetable dishes to wow the pants off everyone from vegans to carnivores. It’s the perfect place to gather a big group of friends and order tapas to share, but is also very appropriate for a romantic dinner for two. Gerard’s Bistro is the best of both worlds.
At Sixes & Sevens is another newcomer to the New Farm precinct, and you’ll find it in a little old Queenslander house that has been transformed into a funky bar and restaurant. On Saturday nights there are people bursting out all sides of the bar, making it look like an out of control house party, whilst on the inside tastebuds are being pleasured and great wine is being enjoyed. If you’re after a more casual option without sacrificing good food, Sixes & Sevens is your best bet.
At Sixes & Sevens, 67 James St, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006, +61 7 3358 6067
The Balfour Kitchen, housed in Spicer’s Balfour Hotel offers a stunning, spacious deck for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The licensed venue has a ‘bring your own’ night on Monday where you can save on the dosh and spend up on good food to compliment your wine. Beautiful food and a lovely setting makes for a dinner to be remembered.
The Balfour Kitchen, 37 Balfour Street, New Farm, 4005 QLD, +61 1300 597 540
Serving breakfast and lunch in a brilliantly bright setting, Ponycat won’t let you down in taste or ambience. Pick up a freshly brewed coffee to cure your caffeine cravings and a delicious lunch to power through the day. One of the few cafés in the city to provide an all-day brunch menu.
Ponycat, 693 Brunswick Street, New Farm, Brisbane, 4006 QLD, +61 7 3254 2883