Top things to do in South Bank

Top Choice Cultural Centre in South Bank

Queensland Cultural Centre

On South Bank, just over Victoria Bridge from the CBD, the Queensland Cultural Centre is the epicentre of Brisbane’s cultural confluence. Surrounded by subtropical gardens, the sprawling complex of architecturally n…
Top Choice Gallery in South Bank

Gallery of Modern Art

All angular glass, concrete and black metal, must-see GOMA focuses on Australian art from the 1970s to today. Continually changing, and often confronting, exhibits range from painting, sculpture and photography to v…
Top Choice Modern Australian in South Bank

Gauge

All-day, cafe-style Gauge is so hot right now. In a crisp, sparse space punctuated by black-spun aluminium lamps, native flora and a smashing wine list, clean, contemporary dishes burst with Australian confidence. S…
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 such as …
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…
Cocktail Bar in South Bank

Maker

Intimate, black-clad and spliced by a sexy brass bar, Maker crafts seamless, seasonal cocktails using house liqueurs, out-of-the-box ingredients and a splash of whimsy. Here, classic negronis are made with house-inf…
Bar in South Bank

Cobbler

Whisky fans will weep tears of joy at the sight of Cobbler's imposing bar, graced with more than 400 whiskies from around the globe. Channelling a speakeasy vibe, this dimly lit West End wonder also pours a cognosce…
Park in South Bank

South Bank Parklands

Should you sunbake on a sandy beach, chill in a rainforest, or eye-up a Nepalese peace pagoda? You can do all three in this 17.5-hectare park overlooking the city centre. Its canopied walkways lead to performance sp…
Modern Australian in South Bank

Billykart West End

Brisbane-based celeb chef Ben O'Donoghue heads Billykart, a slick yet casual eatery where billykart blueprints and faux Queenslander veneers salute local childhood memories. Dishes are beautifully textured and flavo…
Cafe in South Bank

Plenty West End

In the far west of West End lies this graphics-factory-turned-cafe, a rustic, industrial backdrop for farm-to-table edibles. Scan the counter for freshly made panini and cakes, or the blackboard for headliners such …