The Top French Restaurants In Brisbane, Australia

French toast I
French toast I | © Melly Kay/Flickr
Christina Nhu

Brisbane is a vibrant and modern metropolis set idyllically on the banks of the Brisbane River. Boasting beautiful botanic gardens, soaring skyscrapers and even an artificial beach, the city unsurprisingly draws millions of tourists in droves every year. Brisbane is home to a wealth of restaurants serving up French delicacies like they’ve been sourced straight from Paris. Here is our guide to the best.

Aquitaine Brasserie

Brasserie, French, Contemporary

Sideshow Alley at dusk, Ekka, Brisbane
©Kerry Raymond/WikiCommons
Aquitaine Brasserie boasts a fantastic setting, it is situated just on the banks of the River Brisbane and offers great views over the water. The menu here is exciting, diverse and traditionally French. Don’t miss the melt-in -the-mouth pork belly, the large chargrilled prawns or the marinated fish. And with a great selection of vintage wines on offer to follow your meal, what’s not to love?
Address and phone: 2R River Quay | South Bank – South Brisbane, Brisbane Queensland 4101, Australia

Sideshow Alley at dusk, Ekka, Brisbane|©Kerry Raymond/WikiCommons

Alchemy Restaurant And Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Australian, European, Vegetarian, Wine, Beer

Alchemy Restaurant and Bar has alot of things going for it. It has modern decor, first-class service and a spectacular view over the river. Family-owned by two super enthusiastic locals, this venue is a great place to try some excellently cooked Hervey Bay scallops. Good food and excellent customer service is paramount here, ensuring diners will have a first-rate experience whatever they order.



Hidden away in a pretty suburb of Brisbane, Montrachet is a venue adorned with all sorts of charming Parisian art pieces and French paraphernalia. The cuisine here is classic French, and it is magnificent, don’t miss the crab soufflé for starters. A top spot for those who seek some fine dining, the rich and delicious crème brulee is an excellent dessert choice.
Address and phone: 224 Given Terrace | Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland,Australia 07 3367 0030


Crème brûlée|©Tangopaso/WikiCommons

Le Bon Choix

Le Bon Choix

For breakfast pastries or a light, tasty snack, Le Bon Choix is hard to beat. It offers a huge selection of individual, beautifully decorated cake slices, as well as full larger cakes for special events. Moreover, the baked bread here is always freshly made and fills the venue with a tantalizing aroma, and the coffee is dark and rich. Your one-stop for a sweeter meal like those found in traditional Parisian bistros.
Address and phone: 379 Queen st, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia 0732299260


Gâteau de ménage|© Groms78/WikiCommons

Aria Brisbane

Aria Brisbane

Aria Brisbane has it all, stunning views, first-rate service, a relaxed atmosphere and incredible food. The menu here is seasonal, ensuring only the very freshest of produce finds its way to your plate. An expert sommelier is always on hand to dispense helpful wine expertise, and the list of desserts here is divine; don’t miss the scorched mango meringue with chilled pineapple soup, or the glazed strawberries with milk cake, curds and ricotta ice cream.
Address and phone: 1 Eagle Street | Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane, Queensland4000, Australia +61 7 3233 2555

culture trip left arrow
 culture trip brand logo

Volcanic Iceland Epic Trip

meet our Local Insider


women sitting on iceberg


2 years.


It's the personal contact, the personal experiences. I love meeting people from all over the world... I really like getting to know everyone and feeling like I'm traveling with a group of friends.


I have so many places on my list, but I would really lobe to go to Africa. I consider myself an “adventure girl” and Africa feels like the ULTIMATE adventure!

culture trip logo letter c
group posing for picture on iceberg
group posing for picture on iceberg

Every CULTURE TRIP Small-group adventure is led by a Local Insider just like Hanna.

map of volcanic iceland trip destination points
culture trip brand logo
culture trip right arrow
landscape with balloons floating in the air


Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.