Where to dine in South Bank
Long established within Brisbane’s cultural heart, South Bank hosts a thriving entertainment, leisure and dining scene.
South Bank is a popular destination for residents and tourists alike, who come to the parklands to bask in glorious sunshine, swim at the man-made beach, relax at the cafes and stroll along the promenade. Here you will find the perfect meeting places, with a rich presence of intimate night spots including bars and restaurants each with a unique atmosphere.
Bacchus, in Rydges Hotel, provides the perfect setting for a spot of indulgence. Bringing together the best elements of the vibrant New York restaurant scene and the timeless sophistication of old Hollywood glamour, offering an impressive wine list and creatively inspired Australian cuisine.
The outdoor Soleil Pool Bar, adjoining Bacchus, brings a touch of LA luxe to Brisbane's leisure scene. Whether you’re soaking up the sun with a cocktail in hand or dancing the night away, Soleil promises to deliver an unforgettable experience.
Stokehouse Q is a restaurant of choice for food lovers, with its unique riverside location and a contemporary Mediterranean-inspired menu. The head chef draws upon premium local produce, including fresh oysters, Sunshine Coast seafood, seasonal fruit-based desserts and a selection of prime beef cuts from Queensland farms.
Popolo, nestled along the Brisbane River, delivers an elegant yet simplistic dining experience with rustic Italian tapas, pizza and share plates as specialties. Sporting a traditional Italian style, Popolo injects history into the space with custom wallpaper mixed with an urban-style interior.
Situated on Little Stanley Street, Junk Boat adds to South Bank’s exotic landscape, with Southeast Asian cuisine. There’s a relaxed atmosphere complemented by funky decor, making it a favourite with both locals and visitors.
Mucho Mexicano continues the international flavours with a tasty menu featuring street bites, burritos, tacos, mains, salads and desserts. The vibrant establishment is split over two levels with ample seating for groups.
The Charming Squire located on Grey St is a short stroll from the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, and is one of Brisbane’s enticing brew bars. The decor incorporates the impressive onsite brewing facility with the lofty entry to the main bar area of the establishment. Diverse flavours and styles of James Squire beer are on offer to balance with delicious meals featuring simple yet robust flavours.