Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Kangaroo Point & Woolloongabba

1889 Enoteca

Italian purists rightfully adore this moody, sophisticated bistro and wine store, where pasta is not served with a spoon (unless requested) and a Roman-centric menu delivers seductive dishes like carciofi alla Giuda…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Fortitude Valley

E'cco

Years on, E’cco remains one of the state's gastronomic highlights. Polished yet personable staff deliver beautifully balanced, visually arresting dishes, which might see cured ocean trout flavoured with oyster emuls…
Top Choice Modern Australian in South Bank

Gauge

Forget Hansel. All-day, cafe-style Gauge is so hot right now. A crisp, sparse space punctuated by black-spun aluminum lamps, native flora and a smashing wine list, its clean, contemporary dishes burst with Australia…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Central Brisbane

Urbane

Argentinian chef Alejandro Cancino heads intimate Urbane, the apotheosis of Brisbane fine dining. If the budget permits, opt for the eight-course degustation, which does more justice to Cancino's talents. Needless t…
Top Choice Modern Australian in South Bank

Stokehouse Q

Sophisticated Stokehouse guarantees a dizzying high, its confident, locally sourced menu paired with utterly gorgeous river and city views. At crisp, linen-clad tables, urbanites toast to inspired creations like chi…
Top Choice Thai in Fortitude Valley

Longtime

Blink and you'll miss the alley leading to this dim, kicking hot spot. The menu is designed for sharing, with a banging repertoire of sucker-punch, Thai-inspired dishes that include a must-try soft shell crab bao wi…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Brisbane

Shouk Cafe

Shouk wins on many levels: affable staff, laid-back vibe, verdant views from the backroom and – most importantly – generous portions of fresh, gorgeous dishes inspired by the Middle East. Swoon over sardines on toas…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Fortitude Valley

King Arthur Cafe

Just off James St, King Arthur is never short of eye-candy creatives, guzzling gorgeous coffee (including batch brew), nibbling on just-baked goods and tucking into revamped cafe classics like scrambled eggs with ka…
Top Choice Cafe in North Stradbroke Island

Island Fruit Barn

On the main road in Dunwich, Island Fruit Barn is a casual little congregation of tables with excellent breakfasts, smoothies, salads, sandwiches, winter soups and cakes, many gluten free or vegan, and all made usin…
Italian in South Bank

Julius

Suited up in polished concrete and the orange glow of Aperol, this svelte Italian fires up superlative pizzas, divided into pizze rosse (with tomato sauce) or pizze bianche (without). The former includes a simple, b…