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Your Guide to Howard Smith Wharves Restaurants

Spend a weekend exploring the best restaurants at Howard Smith Wharves, to get your fill of iconic Brisbane moments.

Mr Percival's (Image credit: Kyle Hunter)

By the water and under the Story Bridge, lies a vibrant, bustling precinct, that’s been endlessly popular since it opened its doors to the public. Featuring a healthy mix of restaurants, bars, event spaces and even a boutique hotel, the Wharves have it all going on.

Boasting gorgeous riverside views of the city, Howard Smith Wharves makes for a picturesque backdrop to many adventures. From knock-off beers at Felons to girl’s nights at Mr Percival's, there’s rarely a time this area isn’t humming with activity. But if your stomach is growling, and you’re hankering after a hearty feed, you’re in luck.

Scroll on to discover which restaurants at Howard Smith Wharves will make the best option for your next outing.

Felons Brewing Co

Felons Brewing Co

A modern-day brewery that celebrates the good life, Felons is a popular destination for beer enthusiasts, or those who like to kick back in a big group and have a great time. Whilst they’re popular with thirsty locals, did you know that Felons is an excellent casual restaurant to dine at whilst visiting Howard Smith Wharves?

You don’t need a booking to sit down and enjoy a woodfired pizza, burger or salad bowl at this riverside joint. They even serve up mouthwatering fish & chips on Fridays, for the ultimate knock-off feed.

5 Boundary Street,
Brisbane City

Mr Percival’s

Mr Percival’s

If you’re looking to level up your foodie experience, any of the venues along the Howard Smith Wharves are a safe bet. But today we’re talking about the bar on everyone’s Instagram… Mr Percival’s. Just in case the view wasn’t enough, you must check out the menu here. Order a mix of salads, pizza, small bites and seafood to share over a couple of cocktails.

Sitchu Tip: Head down to Mr Percival’s in the early afternoon to snag the perfect spot outside for golden hour.

Howard Smith Wharves, 5 Boundary Street, Brisbane City

Stanley Brisbane


This popular Chinese and Cantonese restaurant at Howard Smith Wharves is one of the most popular dining destinations for quality eats. Most of the menu here is dedicated to seafood, but you’ll find vegetarian and meat-based options on offer, too.

Housed in a gorgeous heritage-listed building, we can think of few better ways to spend a languid lunch break, than sipping some sparkles and dining upon some dim sum at Stanley. Choose from a standard or premium banquet, or dine à la carte to see where your taste buds take you.

 Howard Smith Wharf Precinct, 5 Boundary Street,
Brisbane City

Ciao Papi

Ciao Papi

Say hello to a cheerful little Italian restaurant in the heart of Howard Smith Wharves. Popular for their lunch deal and aperitivo hour, Ciao Papi plates up an extensive sharing-style menu of seafood, pasta, chargrilled meats and crispy thin pizzas straight from the oven.

This friendly Italian joint is ideal for date night dinner (end on a sweet note with gelato or tiramisu), or for group gatherings when you’re looking for somewhere fun to celebrate with your friends.

Howard Smith Wharf Precinct, 5 Boundary Street,
Brisbane City

Yoko Dining

Yoko Dining

Yoko has brought beautiful plating and bright, flavourful food to Brisbane’s foodie scene at the ever-popular Wharves precinct.

The vibrant menu at Yoko spans snacks, a sashimi raw bar, izakaya plates to share and hibachi grill mains. Serving up delicious cocktails (Yuzu Slushie, anyone?) and a wide variety of meals to suit any appetite, Yoko is an excellent option to book if you’re searching for a Japanese restaurant at Howard Smith Wharves. Prepare for an oishii (delicious) night out!

Howard Smith Wharf Precinct, 2/5 Boundary Street, Brisbane City



A warm and welcoming taverna in the popular Howard Smith Wharves dining precinct, Greca is the perfect place to find yourself situated for a summery Sunday brunch. Sip cocktails or wine whilst sharing appetisers before your mains of fish, meats or fresh vegetables arrive.

The plates are designed to be shared amongst the table as you feast by the riverside.

With gorgeous views, a riverside boardwalk to stroll along after dinner and simply stunning food, you’ll find yourself returning to this relaxed Greek restaurant at Howard Smith Wharves time and time again.

Howard Smith Wharf Precinct, 3/5 Boundary Street, Brisbane



Want to start your day right? Head down to Mews, a refreshing breakfast restaurant at Howard Smith Wharves. Situated within the Crystalbrook Vincent Hotel, you can dine on a produce-driven menu that shifts with each season.

Sip on Coffee Supreme as you tuck into homemade focaccia with stracciatella, roasted tomatoes and chilli fried egg, or a lighter option of honey and coconut chia pudding with seasonal fresh fruit.

On weekends, Mews extends the most important meal of the day into a brunch offering, so you can enjoy a slower start to your weekend wander around the city.

Crystalbrook Vincent, Howard Smith Wharves, Ground Floor, 5 Boundary Street, Brisbane City

After dining at one of the restaurants along Howard Smith Wharves, take a wander along the river walk and you can enjoy one of the best areas to take a stroll around the city. If you’re still searching for somewhere new to try, check out our edit of the best new restaurants in Brisbane.

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