A guide to dining in Brisbane...

Brisbane is quickly gaining a reputation as having some of the best small restaurants and cafes in Australia. Every month, new Brisbane restaurants open to try and capture the locals market. So as locals we’re pleased to list just a few of the lunch and dinner spots that we really think are worth a visit. After your morning with Hot Air Balloon Brisbane, we cant think of anything better than a long leisurely lunch, people watching before a lazy afternoon nap or maybe a spot of shopping in Queen Street Mall or the West End. 

We’ve eaten many times at these Brisbane restaurants and we hope you do too:

  • Three Blue Ducks open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, located on level 3 of W Brisbane, with paddock to the plate concept expect bold, local, fresh food in a laid back atmosphere overlooking the Brisbane river.

  • Trang is a little jewels to be found in Brisbane's West End, known among customers for its unusual Vietnamese dishes. It serves up a wake-me-upper pho or beef noodle soup that is very popular and go early as seating can be tricky. Located at 2/59 Hardgrove Rd, West End, Brisbane…

  • Bamboo Basket is part of the progressively vibrant and splendidly modern Brisbane's South Bank zone. Bamboo Basket specialises in the food of Shanghai, and is well known for their hand-made dumplings and noodles which you can watch being made through the shop's front window.…

  • Brisbane Milano's offers a great assortment of European dishes with both fresh Australian and Asian inspirations. Milano’s outdoor seating is ideal for indolent afternoons to enjoy Merlo coffee and home-made desserts. Set in Queen Street Mall just off Albert Street, Milano's is…

  • Enjoy a range of dining experiences at a brand new venue for E'cco Bistro, including restaurant dining, and a private dining room for online bookings. April sees the opening of an outdoor dining and bar area. Enjoy beef, poultry, fish and vegetables cooked in a state of the art…

  • If you want to enjoy 'real' Japanese dining, Sono will not dishearten you. Sashimi, Sushi and other seafood delights on the menu are terrifically fresh and there is a wide range of noodle options plus fast and friendly service - thumbs up for good quality Japanese cuisine.…

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