13 best degustations in Brisbane

Unbuckle your belts; we’ve discovered Brisbane’s best degustations. Let the city’s star chefs lead you through a gastronomic adventure where each small but carefully designed course strives to achieve the perfect flavour, texture and colour. Go for broke and indulge in paired wines! 

Esquire, Brisbane City 

Esquire, Eagle Street

Esquire is Queensland’s only restaurant to claim Good Food Guide’s ultimate accolade, Three Chef’s Hats! The pinnacle of dining, Esquire offers ambience, masterful service and mind-blowing food. 

Urbane, Brisbane City

Urbane

Award-winning Urbane’s expert menu is the creation of one of brightest stars in the business, Executive Chef Alejandro Cancino. Expect cutting-edge techniques with incredible local produce.

Sono, Hamilton and Brisbane City

Fans of Japanese cuisine can’t resist the lure of Sono’s six-course tasting meal. Kick back in the traditional setting and savour flavours like soft shell crab karaage and teriyaki orange duck breast. 

Sake, Brisbane City

Sake Restaurant

Truly modern Japanese, Sake impresses with its sleek décor and fusion techniques. The 10-course signature menu features favourites like popcorn shrimp and kingfish jalapeño. 

Alchemy, Brisbane City

Overlooking the Brisbane River, Alchemy has been lifting Brisbane’s foodie reputation for many years. Soak up exquisite views and savour the six-course European-inspired degustation.

85 Miskin St, Toowong

Formerly Brent’s, owner and chef Brent Farrell has refurbished his suburban Queenslander to create 85 Miskin St. Try the incredible eight-course dinner, or a to-die-for breakfast degustation with paired juice, coffee and smoothie. 

Bacchus, South Bank

Bacchus

With one of Brisbane’s most opulent fit-outs, Bacchus never disappoints. The delicately prepared seven-course degustation shines with meals like spiced yellowfin tuna with compressed watermelon, ricotta and basil pesto.

GOMA Restaurant, South Bank

Helmed by Executive Chef Josue Lopez, GOMA’s restaurant is making serious waves with a dining experience as fresh and forward-thinking as the artwork that surrounds it. The nine-course degustation is a must-try. 

Thomson's Reserve, Spring Hill

Ever wanted to experience how a chef creates a menu? Now you can! Every second Monday Thomson’s Reserve (located on the ground floor of The New Inchcolm Hotel) opens a Test Kitchen where adventurous diners plunge into a one-off five-course degustation.

Foraging Quail, New Farm

Foraging Quail

Nestled away in New Farm, The Foraging Quail’s degustation takes sustainability to the next level. Using almost entirely organic and locally-sourced produce, the seven and 10-course degustations put a remarkable twist on traditional fare. 

Tartufo, Fortitude Valley

Inspired by the owner’s home-town of Naples and the surrounding regions of Tuscany, Tartufo’s degustations offer sumptuous authentic Italian. Expect spanner-crab risotto, soft-centred chocolate fondente and granita palette cleanser. 

Deer Duck Bistro, Auchenflower

Fall in love with Deer Duck Bistro’s moody atmosphere and vintage charm. With a focus on foraging, Deer Duck prides itself on sustainable food and its constantly evolving degustation is shaped by the local seasonal produce. 

Montrachet, Paddington

Montrachet

On Fridays, the exclusive weekday-only Montrachet offers a five-course degustation supper club. Be sure to book ahead as the seasonal French menu attracts foodies from far and wide.  

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