Where to dine at Caxton St and The Barracks

Sport, history and culture intermingle at Caxton St and The Barracks, the inner-city precinct of Paddington and Petrie Terrace.

Positioned perfectly to lure the sports fans flocking to Suncorp Stadium, Caxton St exudes an energetic vibe. It is the gathering place for hundreds who turn up for rugby league, rugby union or soccer matches.

Black Hide Steakhouse
Black Hide

The many alfresco restaurants cater to different tastes – Indian, Thai and modern Australian. The iconic Gambaro’s restaurant stands proudly on this lively strip and has a highly regarded reputation for offering some of the best seafood around. With varying wining and dining options – alfresco, a la carte and a bar – it’s a great destination for footy and seafood fans alike. It's younger brother, Black Hide Steakhouse sits across the road serving award-winning steak in a fine dining atmosphere.

Also close to the stadium, the Caxton Hotel is one of Brisbane’s oldest licensed premises, having being built in 1884. The Caxton boasts four state-of-the-art bars, including the renowned Cauldron Bar and award-winning Char Grill & Terrace Bar.

A hit with the young crowd, Hotel LA offers versatility with the Terrace Bar, The Dining Room and LA After Dark – the upstairs balcony bar. The nearby Statler & Waldorf is a gastronomy pub that focuses on life's simple pleasures serving up a quality selection of craft beer and wine, well executed mixed drinks and home-style food. 


The Barracks is home to exclusive specialty shops and exotic restaurants. It is the perfect place to treat your taste buds or pick up something unique. Experience the sensory delights of French Vietnamese cuisine at Libertine Restaurant and Bar, Spanish tapas at Peasant or patisserie delicacies at French Twist.

The Chelsea Bistro offers modern cuisine with a focus on freshness and quality, while Pizzeria 1889 specialises in wood-fired pizzas and Italian fare.

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