11 December 2016

 

5 best restaurants in Brisbane

Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food and stunning decor

Fine dining with a classical French influence

1. Reserve

Fine dining with a classical French influence

Our favourite place to eat

Everything’s just… perfect. From its heritage-listed building to elegant interiors to long, intimate meals to drinks in the Champagne bar. That’s what you can expect from Reserve, one of Brisbane’s finest eateries. Serving contemporary European cuisine, using only the best of Australia’s fresh local produce, the chef creates dishes that are ingeniously flavoured and exquisitely presented. It goes without saying there’s a knowledgeable sommelier and impeccably discreet service. Bon appetit.

Cnr Coronation Drive and Park Road, Milton

Tel: +61 (7) 33681314

Eat –and drink - like a local

2. Lido Cafe Restaurant

Eat –and drink - like a local

An Ascot institution, there’s a reason why the Lido is so popular: it’s simply so inviting. An art deco interior dazzles with bright oranges and purples. Or you can sit outside and enjoy the air, with street dining and a large courtyard. Its vibrancy extends through the menu, from its famed wood fired pizza to thick, juicy sirloins. A well-chosen wine list and friendly, Aussie service rounds off a refreshing, down to earth experience. Remember to book ahead!

120 Racecourse Road, Ascot   Tel: +61 (7) 3268 7400

Dine with your heads in the clouds

3. Cloudland

Dine with your heads in the clouds

Prepare for sensory overload at one of Brisbane’s most opulent eateries. Interiors include thousands of plants climbing the walls, a sparkling waterfall, 19,000 crystal balls and, amazingly, a retractable roof opening to the sun or stars above. As if that’s not enough, open the menu, and be faced with a barrage of exquisite Italian flavours including a delicious range of pizza and pasta. Our advice is to order the Grazing Menu, a gourmet selection designed to be shared in true Italian feasting style.

14 Ella Street, Newstead,    Tel: +61 (7) 3852 5000

Thai cuisine blossoms in Brisbane

4. The Thai Orchid

Thai cuisine blossoms in Brisbane

This is the finest Thai food you’ll find in Brisbane – and we spent some time looking! As the first of its kind in the city, the restaurant has had plenty of time to perfect its offering, which remains as fresh as the day the doors opened. Try the chef's signature dish: king prawns stir-fried with chilli paste and mushrooms. It’s a firm favourite. And of course, there’s the full range of Thai curries: red, orange, yellow, green and even a sweet pumpkin curry!

Exit 20, 3374 Pacific Hwy, Springwood   Tel: +61 (7) 3808 2853

It’s the place to share

5. Public

It’s the place to share

Situated in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, Public’s ethos is as its name implies: fun and social dining, with a delicious menu designed to share. It’s casual eating combined with the finest foods. And the crowds love it. That’s why the restaurant has been busy picking up numerous awards, including Queensland’s Best New Restaurant of 2013. And even better, you can wash it all back with cocktails mixed just as fun and social.

400 George Street   Tel: +61 (7) 3210 2288

 
 
 
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