10 Brisbane CBD Restaurants You Should Try

10 Brisbane CBD Restaurants You Should Try

BrisbaneWhen planning on visiting the Queensland capital, Brisbane, you might want to focus your dining activities near the city central business district. Day trips and road trips keep your appetite levels high with the high energy levels required. There are plenty places to dine at and the experience in each of these restaurants can leave a breathtaking experience.

A tour of the Brisbane central business district can be on foot but it is wise to take minibus charter in order to cover as many places as possible. Despite the need to cover everything in a day or week depending on the itinerary, eating out in the city is also an experience by itself. There are several restaurants in the central business district that offer a wide variety of cuisines:

Book bus hire in Brisbane to ferry you around on your Brisbane travel? One thing you might not know is that your minibus chauffeur can actually recommend some of the best restaurants in your tour vicinity so try heeding their advice and experience a gastronomic feast!

Brasserie on the River

This is one leading city restaurants that offer many menu options. The Brasserie is set against the beautiful view of river Brisbane and offers magnificent seafood and an extensive a la carte menu.  The diners have an option of dining inside the restaurant or in the open enjoying the natural breeze and atmosphere. With the perfect corner location of Edward & Margaret Streets, The Brasserie on the River is also a perfect meeting place for business lunches.

The Euro

As the name suggests, The Euro is a European inspired restaurant in Brisbane’s central business district. The restaurant has a classical European architecture that combines stylish carnival of light, colour and texture. Apart from the theme, the mouth-watering European dishes truly make a mark. The restaurant is well endowed with enough space that covers separate dining areas including a casual bar diner and lounge. The Euro offers meat or fish, pasta and other varieties as well as a huge collection of wines.


Sono is a Japanese restaurant located in the Queen Street Mall at the corner of Queen Street and Edward Street. Being a Japanese restaurant, Sono offers a traditional Japanese food menu that consists of side dishes while main meals and desserts are kept very interesting as well as a wide range of Japanese wines. At Sono, there are no starters, but instead side dishes are offered.  For those seeking accommodation, the restaurant even offers traditional Japanese accommodation. Seafood lovers will have a field day at Sono because the food is fresh and tasty. The restaurant leaves a stamp of authority in expertise in Japanese food so it is certainly worth a visit from you.

Jellyfish Restaurant

Authored by John Kilroy, Jellyfish Restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Brisbane with a spectacular view of the Brisbane River. The food from this restaurant is nutritious and offers excellent venue for lunch or dinner for both locals and visitors in the city. The restaurant is a perfect spot to savour delicious fresh food and drinks seven days a week. The spot is also perfect for meeting because it is easy to access and have hot lunch or dinner and drink while at it.

The Public

This is a stylish city restaurant that offers premium food and drinks in a relaxed calm environment. As a cosmopolitan or modern Australian restaurant, The Public offers contemporary food that is inviting for many both locals and visitors. Known for fresh local delicacies, the restaurant delivers on taste, in addition to the wide variety of wines from all over the world.

Tibetan Kitchen

Another tradition-oriented restaurant, the Tibetan Kitchen located at 216 Petrie Terrace is a perfect restaurant for Asian delicacies. The atmosphere in this restaurant is cosy and warming which is truly suggestive of a traditional Tibetan eating house. The cuisine is mainly Tibetan, Sherpa and Nepalese and is mainly sourced from these origins.  The food is therefore mainly traditionally prepared and consists of traditional ingredients with each cuisine prepared by a specialist chef.

Verve Café

Verve Café is a modern Italian restaurant that offers quality fresh food in comfortable and warm surroundings. The services which are exceptional make the food more appetizing coupled with well a stocked bar for a wide range of drinks. The location in the heart of Brisbane is convenient bearing in mind that the dishes are prepared in innovative methods.  The Italian theme ensures that Pizza or Pasta is included in the menu.

Garnish Bistro

Garnish Bistro prides itself with modern European cuisine that has a creative Aussie twist. In addition to modern European cuisine, the bistro provides exceptional service in a chic atmosphere. The location in the heart of Brisbane is an addition to the inspired and relaxed atmosphere. There is also a huge collection of drinks.


Berkleys is a conveniently located restaurant opposite the central station, making it a perfect place to dine and meet in the CBD.  The menu is flexible and changes with seasons influenced by a modern Australian style that radiates casual elegance. The restaurant features a variety of dining options in the lounge bar or a la carte restaurant. It is important to mention despite the CBD location, the steak is fabulous ranging from ribs to eye fillet, making it a perfect location for visiting steak lovers.

Kingsleys Steak & Crab houseKingsleys Steak & Crab house

This restaurant boasts a waterfront location that provides a picturesque view with a combination of indoor and outdoor dining areas. Apart from the terrific location, Kingsleys Steak & Crab house also offers a terrific menu appropriate for both lunch and dinner. The steak and seafood, which includes Alaskan king crab & mud crab, is of the highest quality, making this restaurant top in its league.  In addition to the great food, the excellent location makes it a great place for corporate lunch meetings or a weekend lunch family eatery.

All in all, it is clear that Brisbane is well endowed with quality and classy eateries and restaurants.

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