Where to dine in Kangaroo Point and Woolloongabba

For breathtaking views and a concentration of iconic locations, Kangaroo Point and Woolloongabba form one of Brisbane’s much-loved precincts.

Cliffs Cafe
Cliffs Cafe

Kangaroo Point is unmatched for its views and natural beauty. From atop the cliffs, and Cliffs Cafe, you can soak in the panoramic delights of the river, city and mountain ranges.

Woolloongabba is said to mean meeting place in the Aboriginal dialect and it continues to be a gathering point for sports fans and foodies alike. The Brisbane Cricket Ground, affectionately known as The Gabba, is a world-class cricketing venue, and its iconic status is matched by a number of eateries in the area.

1889 Enoteca
1889 Enoteca

For fine or casual dining, the Gabba Fiveways precinct is home to excellent establishments such as fine dining Roman-fare restaurant 1889 Enoteca, awarded Modern Australian cuisine at The Catbird Seat Bistro, and wood-fired pizza at Sorellina. During the day, Baker's Arms is stocked with fresh-baked treats, Pearl Cafe does a roaring trade in nostalgic dishes such as a cheesy croque-monsieur, and The Crosstown Eating House offers simple and rustic dishes.

Brown Dog Cafe
Brown Dog Cafe

Popular for breakfast, Woolloongabba is also home to some of Brisbane's finest cafes and brunch spots. When in the area, try Paw Paw Cafe, Foxy Bean, Moose & Gibson or Brown Dog Cafe.

South of the river, Kangaroo Point and Woolloongabba are home to a number of iconic pubs. Best known, the legendary Story Bridge Hotel, built around the massive pylons of the namesake bridge, is one of the city’s favourite watering holes. Centrally located on Main St, it is a pre- and post-match haunt for AFL and cricket fans because of its closeness to The Gabba.

Other classic pubs include the Chalk, built in 1889. Set over three levels, the Chalk has ultra-modern bars and trendy eateries. Next, the Norman Hotel is described as “Brisbane’s worst vegetarian restaurant”. It’s all about the steaks here and when you read the menu, you’ll understand why diners love "stormin’ the Norman". The Morrison Hotel is a classic with a lot of character, while the Pineapple Hotel is also synonymous with the area. You will have to travel a long way to find a pub that sounds more Queensland than this.

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