The Top French Restaurants In Brisbane, Australia

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9 February 2017

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, $$$
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Sideshow Alley at dusk, Ekka, Brisbane
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
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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


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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


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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