Brisbane’s Best Set Menus and Banquets for Every Appetite
Can’t decide what to order? Leave it to the chef, with Brisbane’s best set menus.
Sometimes there’s no better way to eat than to simply sit down and let the food roll in, plate after plate. And luckily, when it comes to finding incredible restaurants in Brisbane, there's plenty to choose from.
We set out to find Brisbane’s best set menus, and boy, have we delivered! We’ve got you covered for romantic dinners for two to tables full of food for your whole group chat. Read on to discover which set menu is the pick for you.
A unique set menu experience that flies under the radar, Lune Lab is a must-do for any foodies in Brisbane. Seated at a private bar overlooking Lune's climate-controlled raw pastry kitchen (known as The Cube), you'll be served three courses. Beginning with Lune's signature (and iconic!) traditional croissant, followed by an experimental sweet and savoury course. Champagne is an optional addition to your experience, otherwise, enjoy the full coffee and hot chocolate menu.
The set menu here is redeveloped every two months in order to best celebrate seasonal produce, so if you love your experience, you won't have to wait long to enjoy it again in a brand new way.
Cost: $90 per person
15 Manning Street, South Brisbane
Gemelli is renowned for bringing their personality, authentic cuisine and traditional Italian hospitality to the James Street dining scene. With a hearty banquet of sharing-style dishes, this may well be one of Brisbane’s best set menus. Primi (first plates) sees arancini and woodfired pizza arrive at your table, and secondi (seconds) spans melt-in-your-mouth meals like gnocchi, ragu and rigatoni bacio. Last but not least, gnocchetti is served for dessert, little morsels of fried pastry dusted in sugar and cinnamon and served with Nutella. You know where you’ll find us.
Cost: From $70 per person
15 James Street, Fortitude Valley
No matter what time of day you’d like to dine, e’cco bistro has a banquet option to suit! If you’re dining out for lunch, you can opt for the three-course choice that offers a range of flavourful plates that would put your packed lunch to shame (sorry). Or if you’re looking for a dinner date option, you can mix it up with the evening menu. You’ve got two choices for entree, main and dessert, so you can see where your cravings take you.
Cost: Four Course Chef’s Tasting Menu, $95 Wed-Sat
Three Course Choice Lunch $75, Fri-Sat
63 Skyring Terrace, Newstead
The Golden Pig
Take the overwhelm out of ordering and opt for a set menu at The Golden Pig for your next lunch or dinner outing! The banquet dishes at this Newstead restaurant offer a selection of nine seasonal plates, and they’re able to cater to most dietaries, making this a no-brainer for your next group dinner. You can also opt for a gluten-free or vegan/vegetarian set menu, to make your booking even easier.
Cost: From $65 per person
38 Ross Street, Newstead
Happy Boy is bound to make anyone smile with their tasty banquet totalling just $45 per person. This bustling, rustic-chic venue is loved for its generous portions, locally produced Aussie wines on the menu and for their open attitude towards dietary restrictions. Just let your waiter know what’s up and the chef will handle the rest.
Cost: $49 per person
East Street, Fortitude Valley
Ensconced within the thriving Wilston Village, Ming Ming’s Kitchen is endlessly popular with the locals for its long and flavourful menu that’s packed with tasty bites. We checked in to see if they offered a set menu and its good news - they offer four banquet options, all under $100! Set A and B offer a mix of entrees and mains to satiate any appetite. There’s also a snack banquet (the banquet of dreams) and a vegan banquet for our plant-based pals.
Cost: From $40-55 per person
1/1 MacGregor Street, Wilston
Eating authentically Greek is easy in Brisbane, just make a reservation at Greca! The prime waterfront location adds to the ambience of this traditional-meets-modern taverna and the expertly curated menu is something special. Greca offers its patrons two set menus, the Full Greek and the Super Greek. The Super Greek adds on an additional two plates - a sizzling saganaki cheese and souvlaki. The Super Greek it is!
Cost: From $65 per person
Howard Smith Wharf Precinct, 3/5 Boundary St, Brisbane City
If you didn’t think you could dine at one of Brisbane’s most exclusive and exciting restaurants for under $100… we’re thrilled to tell you otherwise. You can experience Honto’s exemplary Japanese cuisine in the form of a ten-course banquet for $84. Impress your bestie or your date by taking them out to Honto, it’s an experience you won’t soon forget.
Cost: $84 per person
Alden Street, Fortitude Valley
Paddington’s popular modern European restaurant serves up not just a set menu but a chef’s feast! Designed for the whole table to share, this menu currently spans cheeses, meats and pasta - all you need to do is choose the protein for the main. NOTA’s reputation for impeccable fine dining won’t be lost on you when you book one of Brisbane’s best set menus at this Paddington restaurant.
Cost: $90 per person
224 Given Terrace, Paddington
Bringing Japanese izakaya-style dining together with the energy of Tokyo’s music bars, Yoko is a fun dining experience that will transport you from the daily grind. The Izakaya Set menu will delight you with fresh seafood, noodles, inspiring flavour combinations and a fun soft-serve dessert to finish. If you’re extra hungry and have some more room in the budget, you could also opt for the Yoko Feast at $95 per person.
Cost: $75 per person
Howard Smith Wharves, 2/5 Boundary Street, Brisbane City
Every dish at Agnes is cooked with flame, no gas or electricity. Low fires burn in the open-plan kitchen and the result is an incredible dinner. Enjoy their eight-course set menu with friends, family or your significant other in this moody, ambient restaurant.
Cost: $85 per person
22 Agnes Street, Fortitude Valley
Deer Duck Bistro
With a focus on foraged food, Deer Duck Bistro delights in a fine dining and degustation experience. This modern Australian and European restaurant is furnished with French Renaissance decor, old silver cutlery, crystal whiskey decanters and antique paintings. The food is just as curated and reminiscent of a work of art itself. They offer several degustation menus, with one being entirely vegetarian.
Cost: From $95 per person
396 Milton Road, Brisbane
Can’t decide what to order? It’s a popular problem at sAme sAme. Luckily for you, they offer a bountiful banquet that rounds up their most popular dishes (dependent on seasonality) for you to dig into with your nearest and dearest. You’ll soon discover why this tasty Thai restaurant is ever popular and why all of your friends keep coming back here!
Cost: From $79 per person
Shop AM3 Ada Lane, 46 James Street, Fortitude Valley
For an authentic Naples feast, visit this classic Italian restaurant in the heart of Fortitude Valley. Everything at Tartufo is done with heart and steeped in tradition, from the quality ingredients they use to cooking methods and all the way down to how they run their kitchen. You can visit Tartufo for a set menu experience for under $100 either for lunch or dinner. The lunch banquet menu plates up hot and cold dishes for $50 per person, or dine for dinner with the chef’s selection or the six-course pescatarian degustation.
Cost: From $50 per person
1000 Ann Street, Brisbane
Take your bestie or your boo out for a delicious banquet for two at Pawpaw Cafe! This modern Asian fusion restaurant never misses the mark when it comes to tasty, Instagrammable and unforgettable meals. This three-course dinner can even be upgraded to include paired wines, to make for a well-rounded set menu experience.
Cost: $65-$95 per person
898 Stanley Street East, Woolloongabba
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