South Bank

  • The southern banks of the river play host to Brisbane’s thriving cultural heart, which now has a solid reputation for securing large-scale musicals and international art exhibitions. South Bank also has a more playful side and is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike who come to the parklands to bask in the glorious Queensland sunshine, swim in the man-made beach or relax at the cafés, parks and boardwalks.

South Bank Highlights

The Bacchus restaurant and bar exudes charm, while its exquisite poolside terrace brings a touch of LA luxe to Brisbane’s weekend leisure scene

Contemporary Australian design meets relaxed, vibrant fine dining.

Popolo is a Italian-influenced restaurant offering both time tested favourites and uniquely Italian offerings.

Offering 360 degree views of the city from South Bank.

Australia's only beach in the middle of the city overlooks the Brisbane River.


Dine at this atmospheric seafood restaurant, just a stroll from the beach at South Bank.

What's On

  • Spend a day browsing through the eclectic array of rare and beautiful crafts and works by local artisans on offer at the Collective Markets.
  • Spanning the ground floor of GOMA, this exhibition presents large-scale installations by world-renowned contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang.
  • New on the Brisbane scene, the Young Designers Market feature some of the best of Brisbane’s up and coming designers and artists.
  • Don’t miss this legendary production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King & I.
  • Enjoy a free evening of chilled lounge and smooth jazz on QPAC's Melbourne Street Green.
  • Bacchus’ elegant interior offers the ideal setting for a quintessentially English High Tea experience for you and the girls!
  • INVENTory is an active, hands-on space offering activities all year round.
  • Brisbane’s favourite Sunday session is at premier riverside restaurant, Stokehouse.

Eat & Drink

  • Tucked away in Brisbane’s cultural precinct, South Bank, Next Door Kitchen & Bar combines the fine art of mixing drinks with the fusion of good food and good times.

  •   Nitrogenie™ make ice cream before your very eyes with the magic of liquid nitrogen.

  • This American-style diner in the heart of South Bank offers a unique twist on the US classics including burgers, mac 'n cheese, apple pie, cherry pie, shakes and more.

  • Specialising in handmade noodles and dumplings, Bamboo Basket showcases authentic northern-style Chinese cuisine.


  • French Martini is a sophisticated charcuterie, champagne and cocktail bar.

  • Bienvenidos a Olé, an exciting tapas restaurant in the heart of Brisbane’s South Bank.

  • In the heart of the art precinct of South Brisbane, Peel Street Kitchen serves up consistently impressive meals at any time of day.


  • A slightly more casual take on French dining, Aquitaine's menu is a creation of traditional French cuisine from fresh, local ingredients.