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 including carciofi alla …
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

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 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 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 (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 …
Top Choice Japanese in Noosa

Wasabi

An award-winning, waterside destination restaurant, Wasabi is on the lips of every local gourmand. Premium produce from the region and Wasabi's own farm sings in delicate yet thrilling dishes like handmade duck-egg …
Top Choice Modern Australian in Noosa

Noosa Beach House

An uncluttered mix of white walls, glass and timber, this effortlessly chic restaurant belongs to globe-trotting celebrity chef Peter Kuravita. Seasonal ingredients and fresh local seafood underscore a contemporary …
Top Choice Chinese in Peregian Beach & Sunshine Beach

Embassy XO

Smart, sophisticated Embassy XO is not your average suburban Chinese joint. Local produce drives smashing Asian dishes like Hinterland zucchini flowers stuffed with tofu and Sichuan chilli caramel and Moreton Bay bu…
Top Choice Cafe in Bundaberg

Oodies Cafe

A double garage on the edge of Bundaberg's CBD is the unlikely venue for the town's coolest cafe. Oodies is an oddity where you can lounge on leather armchairs with the hipcats sipping chai lattes, or dine from the …