Brisbane’s New Restaurants, Bars & Cafés to Spice Up Your Foodie Life
We’ve discovered Brisbane's best new restaurant, bar and café openings to cleanse your palate and leave you feeling inspired.
Getting a little sick of your local? It’s time to spread your wings. If you're ready to try a new cuisine or explore a fresh food perspective, you won’t have to travel too far to find Brisbane’s best new restaurants, bars and cafés offering up delicious eats, soul-warming brews and curated cocktail lists.
Here's our edit of Brisbane's best new venue openings to work your way through.
Fueled by fire, Embers is the hottest new restaurant to open up in South Bank. Opening on the 15th of September, Embers is a stand-alone restaurant within The Charming Squire. The new venue, with its own entrance and own identity, will have distinctive booths, low tables, greenery and sage leather-bound menus. Expect a menu which draws inspiration from the ocean as well as the paddock, as Head Chef, German Gonzalez heroes local produce. The dishes are unified by Gonzales cooking style which includes wood and rotisserie roasters, and meat smoked and grilled over ironbark coals. Expect small plates, pork belly and steak (of course!) with passionfruit soufflé and banoffee pie to finish. On the drinks front you can expect oodles of James Squire craft beer, a red-heavy wine list and an epic range of signature and classic cocktails. We can’t wait to check it out!
Embers at The Charming Squire, 3/133 Grey Street, South Brisbane
You don't need a passport to visit this part of Cuba. Hey Chica! is the new Latin American style social club influenced by the buzz of a traditional neighbourhood street party.
Hey Chica! brings the old-world charm of a classic Havana bar to Brisbane. Sip on refreshing Watermelon Basil Sours or try something more authentic like the Smokey Cuban cocktail packed with Joven Mezcal and cinnamon, making it reminiscent of a Cuban cigar. We can't wait to get our boogie on here!
315 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
From the ashes of Bar Kiddo, Beatrix arose. This Japanese-infused, Tarantino inspired bar occupies an intimate and secretive space in Fortitude Valley just waiting for you to discover. Step through the hidden entrance and the energy and ambience will instantly transport you. If you’re clever, you might find some clues to key you into some secret menu items… but first… wiggle your big toe.
P.S. Book in advance, Beatrix books out quickly.
Follow the clues on their Instagram to find the address.
Just when you thought Howard Smith Wharves couldn’t get more fun… along came La Mexicana! Popping up in Citrus House from February 26th, this vibrant offering brings traditional street food to Brisbane’s newest dining hotspot. Open Friday-Sunday each week, if you’re craving incredible food and the perfect margarita, this is the spot for you.
5 Boundary Street, Brisbane City
You may have seen the patient crowds awaiting their table at the new Bear Boy Espresso in Colwill Place and we can assure you that they are well deserved. Stepping inside feels like a breath of fresh air, with gorgeous custom marble tables and countertop in warm pink hues. Speciality coffee is ground, batch brewed and poured over at your whim. The brunch list may be condensed from their Helensvale offering, but there’s plenty of healthy and wholesome meals to tame any grizzly appetite.
Shop 8, 180 Albion Road, Windsor
Brisbane’s freshest face on the fine dining scene is certainly Bisou Bisou. This French inspired brasserie and aperitivo bar is brought to you by the Ghanem Group (also responsible for gifting Brisbane with Donna Chang and the Boom Boom Room) and will whisk you away to Paris for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
458 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
When the first idea doesn’t pan out… there’s always Plan B. Tucked into Petrie Terrace is this American inspired indulgent eatery, that offers loaded burgers, hot dogs, Philly cheese steaks and chicken served every way imaginable. We recommend the Mac & Cheese Dog with a side of Popcorn Chicken. Wear your loosest fitting pants and thank us later.
T2/48 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane City
The crew behind wildly popular Rick Shores have brought their expertise to Brisbane in the form of Southside on Fish Lane. Enjoy East-Asian cuisine complemented by perfectly paired wines, ideal for special occasions or your weekly date night. Opt to dine a la carte or treat yourself to our personal favourite, the banquet set menu. They also offer delicious desserts, so make sure you head here with plenty of time and a hearty appetite.
63 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane
New to the Northern suburbs is Tetto Bar, which pays homage to resort towns scattered along the Italian Riviera. This bright and colourful bar will definitely have you cheering, even if perhaps you didn’t have the European summer that you were dreaming of. With a glorious cocktail list perfect for a relaxed Sunday in the sunshine, you can also order snacks or a meal… our pick is the mushroom and truffle gnocchi. It’s what dreams are made of.
1/807 Stafford Road, Everton Park
Brisbane’s newest overwater bar finds its home just underneath the Treasury Casino, in the shape of Will & Flow. Whether you’re heading out for morning juice, coffee, lunch or for dinner and drinks, Will & Flow have you covered. With fresh seafood and woodfired pizza on the menu, this bar is an easy pleaser and a perfect way to spend an afternoon.
59B Gardens Point Road, Brisbane City
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