The Best of Brisbane’s Foodie Scene
Melbourne and Sydney have been known for their café and restaurant cultures for decades, but Brisbane has been forging its own foodie scene. The fast-evolving food culture in Brisbane is producing a new and unique style of dining.
In the past decade, small cultural precincts dotted around have cleverly combined snacking, socialising and shopping with the glorious sunshine to entice people to dine. The result of these cultural hubs is that these innovative restaurants around the city river have made Brisbane a food destination.
A favourite for stylish boutiques and premier eateries, Adelaide Street is a popular spot for those on a tight schedule, with lots of wonderful quick and casual dining options like Botero, Miki Sushi and Sparrow & Finch. Adelaide Street is home to many chefs and restaurants receiving culinary awards for original and innovative dishes.
Chinatown is home to traditional, and not so traditional Chinese cooking from all of China’s vast regions, as well as other Asian cuisine like Japanese, Thai and Korean. Some of the best places to catch a meal include Golden Palace, Fat Dumpling and King od Kings.
Queen Street Mall
Queen Street Mall in the heart of Brisbane offers a diverse group of restaurants, which are often open late. The large indoor/outdoor dining areas emphasise the vibrant cosmopolitan vibe amongst niche bars and pubs. Some of the best in the strip include Stanton, Room with Roses and Marchetti.
The riverside precinct is always a popular choice with locals and tourists alike who want to soak in the atmosphere Brisbane is best known for: the river. With a wide range of cuisines, including well know Italian restaurants in Brisbane like Nonna’s Pizza and Deli, South Bank is a great foodie destination.
Arguably the best area to experience the best Italian food Brisbane has to offer, The Valley is another name for the suburb Fortitude Valley. There’s a great range of inexpensive and expensive dining options, all of which are top tier. The entire suburb is known for its food, with the most popular precinct within The Valley, James Street, featuring a plethora of fantastic dining options and bars, including Brisbane Italian restaurants Gemelli and Bar Tano.
Book your table at Gemelli’s Italian restaurant in Brisbane or pop in to Bar Tano for a snack and a signature cocktail. We look forward to welcoming you.