If you’re travelling to Brisbane for business or taking a client out for dinner, there is a wide array of dining options available. While it might be easy to downplay the delicious fare on offer when compared to Sydney or Melbourne, the sunny city is actually making waves when it comes to local eateries that impress. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite spots, plus the must-eat dishes on offer.
George St, Brisbane City
Hidden away in an eye-catching, heritage-listed building, Donna Chang boasts an amazing marriage of modern and ancient Chinese cuisine. This powerhouse of flavour combines traditional Cantonese and Sichuan recipes with modern cooking techniques for some of the most mouth-watering dishes around.
We recommend the Kung Pao Queensland Tiger Prawns with dried chillies, macadamias, garlic stems and Sichuan peppercorns.
Queen St, Brisbane City
Want traditional Italian flavours without having to fly to Europe? Then make your way down to OTTO on Queen Street. This award-winning restaurant boasts stunning views of the CBD’s skyline, but what will really catch your attention is the charming and traditional menu that changes with the seasons.
We recommend the “Carpaccio di Manzo” which features OTTO Reserve by Rangers Valley beef, truffle dressing, aioli, capers, parmesan, and baby rocket.
Mary St, Brisbane City
When it comes to fine dining, few places do it better than Urbane. This hatted, multi-award-winning restaurant is well-known as one of Brisbane’s best establishments, boasting a sophisticated menu serving up a mix of Australian cuisine, stunning wines and effortless class.
We recommend the six-course tasting menu which features “Fair Game” Wild Shot Venison with Macadamia.
Hercules St, Hamilton
Authentic Japanese dining doesn’t get any better than a meal with the good folks at Sono. Set against the stunning backdrop of Portside Wharf, this gorgeous establishment offers traditional tatami seating, sushi bar, and truly authentic sake collection. They offer teppanyaki for those of you looking for some entertainment with their food, but every item on the menu is a feast for the senses.
We recommend the Black Cod Saikyo Yaki 39 which features grilled black cod, pre-marinated for 48 hours in a traditional saikyo miso sauce.
George St, Brisbane City
Make your way to George Street and peer behind a tiny hidden doorway to find the secret treasure that is Greenglass. As you ascend the anonymous stairs and step down the dimly-lit corridor; you will soon find yourself in a light and airy space, similar to a large loft in New York featuring windows that stretch the expanse of the walls. Despite its New Yorker vibe, this hidden gem showcases a menu inspired by the flavours of France. Think lashings of sauce, creamy desserts, and rich roasted vegetables.
We recommend the Poulet Roti, featuring Confit Chicken in Duck Fat, Gratin Dauphinois and Salad.
Travelling to Brisbane for work? Make sure you try out some of these delicious dining options. And if you’re looking for somewhere convenient to stay, make sure to check out Punthill’s Brisbane CBD accommodation, just a walk away from some of the city’s finest restaurants.