South Bank continues to flourish as Brisbane’s cultural epicenter, home to many of the city’s galleries, museums, and world-class entertainment precincts. While you’re visiting this area of the Australian city, be sure to treat yourself to a meal at any of these top 10 restaurants.
As its name suggests, Viet de Lites prides itself on providing the freshest, lightest, and healthiest Vietnamese cuisine. Healthy, but also delightfully tasty, Viet de Lites offers a communal dining experience in a stylish yet comfortably casual space. Diners won’t be disappointed with this slice of Vietnam located in the heart of South Bank’s dining precinct. Prices are below the norm for the area. The menu features various dishes that are either grilled, pan-fried and stir-fried, using quality beef, chicken, duck, pork, seafood or vegetables.
4 Little Stanley St, South Bank, Brisbane, QLD, +61738448979
With stunning river and city views, The Stokehouse restaurant remains one of Brisbane’s most popular dining locations. Patrons can take comfort in the relaxed sophistication of the restaurant, with its elegant, wood-panelled design and gentle, candlelit ambience. The intimate setting is perfect for that special occasion, be it romantic, or with family and friends. Take in the marvellous views while sipping on a glass of South Australia’s finest red, followed by your choice of contemporary, Mediterranean fare sourced from local Australian produce. A menu favourite is ‘The Bombe’, a white chocolate parfai, strawberry sorbet, and toasted meringue topped with fresh strawberries, strawberry coolie and icing dust.
Head to Julius Pizzeria for authentic Italian wood-fired pizza. The contemporary, warehouse-style design of the restaurant is softened by large brick archways, reminiscent of Italy’s rustic charm. Diners are at no want for choice, with a broad range of premium, wood-fired oven pizzas, as well as pasta and antipasti. Try the Gorgonzola pizza, tomato, mozzarella, capo collo, eggplant, and Gorgonzola cheese. Alternatively, go for the Salsiccia, tomato, chili, mozzarella, provolone, pork, fennel sausage and mushrooms. Antipasti highlights include the foccacia with burata, fried eggplant, cherry tomatoes and basil. The pasta ranges from duck to lamb to lentils.
With 13 taps of independent craft beer and cider, and plenty of international and interstate bottled varieties, it’s hard to walk past Tomahawk and not check out the extensive drink variety. For those who want a bite with their beverage, expect a meal with as much grunt as your Coffee Cannon Stout: a popular choice is the pork belly burger. Tomahawk is the perfect choice for those seeking that casual catch-up. The décor is simple, but it works to create the easy-going atmosphere that lures you in for a beer (or two) and a bite with your mates.