Luxurious South Bank experiences to tick off your bucket list

Treat yourself, your pals or your partner to an indulgent experience at South Bank. From gourmet food to hip cocktails, amazing live performances and stunning artworks, South Bank has plenty of high-end venues to wow.

Stokehouse

Stokehouse Q

There is no better view in Brisbane than the verandah at Stokehouse Q, a two-hatted restaurant in South Bank’s premium River Quay area. Renowned across the city for its cocktail menu as well as food (desserts are a particular highlight), Executive Chef Richard Ousby regulary reinvents the menu to feature local and seasonal produce, so you’re assured to find something new to wow your tastebuds each visit. For a brief luxurious interlude, grab a drink from Stokebar and take advantage of those same million dollar views, for a more demure price.

Bacchus

Bacchus at Rydges

Dine in style at Bacchus, feasting on a bespoke three-course chef’s menu by Italian Head Chef Massimo Speroni. With three divine options for each course, all designed by Speroni himself, this dining experience is lauded by foodies as next-level. Make a night of it by staying in one of Rydges’ luxurious hotel rooms, complete with views of South Bank and Brisbane’s CBD.

Lyrebird

Queensland Performing Arts Centre

For a truly spectacular cultural experience, seek out tickets to a performance by Opera Queensland or Queensland Ballet at QPAC. QPAC’s Lyrebird restaurant has recently introduced a High Tea service prior to some matinee performances, featuring all your favourite afternoon tea treats: scones, finger sandwiches and chocolate eclairs. 

Cocktail

Gauge & Maker

Some of Brisbane’s best and most imaginative food is served at Gauge. Deceptively simple decor belies the inventive menu that include a range of small plate appetisers; two and three-course meals and a seven-course degustation. Perfectly located for pre-theatre dining in the funky Fish Lane precinct, cap your night off with a handcrafted cocktail at the tiny bar Maker in the laneway behind the restaurant.

GOMA

GOMA Restaurant

Expand your mind and your tastebuds with a divine five or nine-course tasting menu at the award-winning GOMA Restaurant. The chefs plate these dishes with the same level of care as an artist - your eyes will be as dazzled as your tastebuds! With a focus on local ingredients and native flavours, the GOMA experience is best combined with a walk through the latest exhibition and a glass of something fabulous from the extensive wine list.

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