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The Best Restaurants in Brisbane You Need to Try ASAP

From fresh seafood bars to authentic Greek taverns, these are the best restaurants Brisbane has to offer!

The next time you're looking for somewhere to go for a date night, girls lunch or quick bite after work, don't just go to your old faithful venue. From festive Mexican pop-ups and fresh seafood bars, to swanky fine-diners and authentic Greek taverns, Brisbane has so much to offer in the foodie stakes and so many new places ready for you to taste-test.

Step outside your culinary comfort zone and head to one of the best restaurants in Brisbane. You won't regret it!

*In light of COVID-19, be sure to check directly with the restaurant for their latest operating hours and booking guidelines.

Greca Brisbane

Inspired by the Mediterranean way of life, Greca serves authentic Greek dishes that are designed for sharing. Think octopus with almonds and green chilli, and marinated eggplant with yogurt and farro. Their hero dish is their famous saganaki cheese with honey and oregano. So moreish.

Howard Smith Wharves 3, 5 Boundary Street, Brisbane City

Maya Mexican

Brisbane's newest pop-up Mexican restaurant Maya Brisbane is the place to be on the weekend. With stunning rooftop views of Fortitude Valley and a menu full of delicious Mexican options, there's so much to love, and indulge in. Could this be one of the best restaurants in Brisbane? Taste-test it for yourself and let us know!

757 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

OTTO Ristorante

Inspired by the southern regions of Italy, OTTO serves fresh and seasonal Italian food using the finest, local ingredients. From their handmade pasta to their local, wood-grilled seafood, there's nowhere better to get a taste of la dolce vita.

Level 4, 480 Queen Street, Brisbane

Yoko Dining

Yoko Dining translates the energetic experience of Tokyo's music bars and pop-infused counter-culture into a sleek bistro on Brisbane's Howard Smith Wharves. Their seasonal gyoza, tempura and noodles are perfectly partnered with their exciting list of cocktails. Our pick is their Tokyotini with gin, sake, aromatised wine, sesame and cucumber. Refreshingly good.

Howard Smith Wharves 2, 5 Boundary Street, Brisbane City

Bakehouse Steakhouse

Tucked behind a pink door within a historic 1800’s brick building, Bakehouse Steakhouse is known as one of the best restaurants in Brisbane. This vibrant steakhouse comes with all the charm of a traditional steakhouse along with a new classic menu. Their panko-crusted Byron Bay pork cutlet with apple cabbage slaw and lemon truffle mayo has to be one of our favourite dishes on the menu. 

Corner Darling Street East and West Street, Ipswich

Chu The Phat

Focused around the flavours of Asian street food, Chu The Phat is located in the heart of South Brisbane’s up-and-coming Fish Lane dining precinct. With dishes like steamed duck buns and stir-fried pork belly on the menu, you'll have a hard time deciding on what dishes to order.

111 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane


Inspired by the Nordic style of cooking, Elska offers a 12-course degustation menu using some of the best produce in Australia; think pepperberry duck with cumquat, and sand crab with section 28 fontina. Pairing the delicious food with a beautifully intimate setting makes Elska not only the perfect date night spot, but one of the best restaurants in Brisbane.

3/1 MacGregor Street, Wilston

One Fish Two Fish

One Fish Two Fish is a must-try restaurant for lovers of all things fish. Our favourite go-to for fresh seafood in Brisbane, you can't beat the quality or inventiveness. From family-friendly seafood packages, to signature dishes like painted crayfish charcoal bao buns with sriracha & lime slaw, your tastebuds are in for a treat.

708 Main Street, Kangaroo

Botellon Bar

Considered one of the best restaurants in Brisbane, this neighbourhood tapas and wine bar is the place to be on the weekend. Their plates are designed to share so bring a group when you go and order some of their delicious small plates. Our favourites include chorizo and morcilla with caramelized apple, and crispy eggplant with thyme and truffle honey.

1/237 Honour Avenue, Chelmer

Stanley Restaurant

Looking for fine dining in Brisbane? You can't go past Stanley Restaurant. This Cantonese inspired restaurant is full of inventive and modern dishes. From steamed coral trout with ginger, shallot and white soy, to steamed young gai lan and oyster sauce, we can guarantee you won't be disappointed. 

5 Boundary Street, Brisbane City

Have you tried all the best restaurants in Brisbane and looking for more things to do? From exploring Brisbane's Inner North to taking a road trip up to Cairns, make the most of your weekends by experiencing the best your backyard has to offer.