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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 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 Market in Eumundi

Eumundi Markets

This is one of Australia's most famous and atmospheric artisan markets, attracting over 1.6m visitors a year to its 600-plus stalls. Dive into a leafy, bohemian wonderland of hand-crafted furniture, jewellery, cloth…
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 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

Forget Hansel. All-day, cafe-style Gauge is so hot right now. In a crisp, sparse space punctuated by black-spun aluminum lamps, native flora and a smashing wine list, clean, contemporary dishes burst with Australian…
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 Wine Bar in Fortitude Valley

Gerard's Bar

A stylish, grown-up bar that's one of Brisbane's best. Perch yourself at the polished concrete bar, pick an unexpected drop from the sharply curated wine list, and couple with standout bar snacks that include flawle…
Top Choice Microbrewery in New Farm

Green Beacon Brewing Co

In a cavernous warehouse in post-industrial Teneriffe, Green Beacon brews some of Brisbane's best beers. The liquid beauties ferment in vast stainless-steel vats behind the long bar before flowing through the taps a…
Top Choice Bar in New Farm

The Triffid

Not only does the Triffid have an awesome beer garden (complete with shipping-container bars and a cassette-themed mural honouring Brisbane bands), it's also one of the city's top live-music venues. Music acts span …