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  • The Best Restaurants in Brisbane CBD That You Need To Experience Immediately

The Best Restaurants in Brisbane CBD That You Need To Experience Immediately

With so many talented and highly acclaimed chefs calling the city home, there’s no shortage of fine dining experiences at the best restaurants in Brisbane CBD.

Donna Chang
Donna Chang

With the impressive reputation of Melbourne and Sydney to contend with, Brisbane's foodie and fine dining experience has exploded over the last ten years. And Brisbane's restaurants have well and truly upped their game, and it shows no sign of slowing down! 

Keep it close to home and try one of the best restaurants in Brisbane CBD. 

Alba Bar & Deli
Alba Bar & Deli

Alba Bar & Deli
For an uncomplicated and fuss-free meal, head to Alba Bar & Deli. Owned by former Masterchef contestant Jamie Fleming, Alba fast-tracked its way to being one of the best restaurants in Brisbane by transporting diners with a San Sebastien meets 90’s New York take. So, order up some plates to share, try one of their experimental cocktails and enjoy the hip hop tunes playing in the background. 

34 Burnett Lane, Brisbane

Alchemy Restaurant & Bar

With gorgeous waterfront views on the outside and moody ambience on the inside, Alchemy is an ideal dining destination for your next special occasion. Catering for groups or intimate one on one experiences, Alchemy offers an exquisite Italian-inspired menu, tailored to absolute perfection by the internationally acclaimed chef Brad Jolly. Hot tip: Check out their website for discounted parking rates.

175 Eagle Street, Brisbane City

Donna Chang
Donna Chang

Donna Chang

We have one word: GORGEOUS. This best restaurant in Brisbane is housed in a heritage-listed building, Donna Chang is a quick favourite on the Brisbane CBD restaurant scene, serving up modern meals inspired by authentic Cantonese and Sichuan cooking. Showcasing unique and hard-to-find ingredients, if the decor doesn’t blow you away, the meal will absolutely take care of that. Superior roasting and grilling flavours are achieved through their wood fire oven and open flame grill, cooking the fresh and local produce to absolute perfection.

171 George Street, Brisbane City


Greenglass
Greenglass

Greenglass
Everyone loves a secret venue, and we’re no exception. Tucked discreetly away on George Street, Greenglass is a hidden wine bar and restaurant serving up delicately delicious French food and wonderful Australian wines. Not even the website gives any details away, so just trust us on this one and enjoy a little bit of mystery on your next night out! 

Upstairs at 336 George Street, Brisbane

Isles Lane
Isles Lane

Isles Lane
For fun and humble gastropub experience, Isles Lane makes the cut of our round up of the best restaurants in Brisbane CBD. Taking inspiration from a variety of cultures across the globe, they add an Australian dining spin onto each and every dish. Enjoy the bountiful natural light over a lunchtime meal, or enjoy the indoor greenery for an evening of approachable dishes that will take the taste buds for a ride. 

300 Queen Street, Brisbane

Patina
Patina

Patina
Housed in one of Brisbane City’s most iconic and impressive heritage-listed buildings, is Patina. Facing onto the Brisbane River at the base of Customs House, this contemporary restaurant serves up farm-to-table share plate style meals that won’t disappoint. But that’s not all Patina has to offer! Indulge in a champagne high tea with an ever-changing seasonal menu, or keep an eye out for the Moet Rose Garden event that occurs annually.

399 Queen Street, Brisbane 

Saké
Saké

Saké
Incredible Japanese food, with a gorgeous view - your next date night is sorted at this best restaurant in Brisbane’s CBD. Sustainably sourced seafood and local produce are at the forefront of the menu, and your comfort is ensured in a glamourous and spacious dining area. You have the option to dine banquet style, a la carte or our personal favourite: omakase (chef’s choice). Take the difficult decisions out of the equation, sit back and delight in the decadence and expert hands that have crafted your meal. 

45 Eagle Street, Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane

Yakiniku Hachi
Yakiniku Hachi

Yakiniku Hachi
Ideal for the meat lovers among us, Yakiniku Hachi brings the dining experience to the next level by having you cook your own meal (didn’t see that one coming, did you?). Begin by selecting your meat of choice, which is then marinated to perfection in the kitchen and brought back to your table for you to cook at your own personal barbecue. This restaurant has our vote for a fun night out with friends!

Shop 10/97 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane City 


The best restaurants in Brisbane CBD is delighting foodies from all over with gastro pubs to Japanese fine dining. And if you’re after more inspo of when to eat, check out our edit of best restaurants in Fortitude Valley and the best places for brunch in Brisbane