Your guide to exploring Fish Lane - Visit Brisbane

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Your guide to exploring Fish Lane

Stretching from South Brisbane to West End, Fish Lane is a vibrant destination housing some of Brisbane's best restaurants, bars and cafes. Perfectly situated in the middle of Brisbane’s cultural hub near the Museum, Queensland Art Gallery and GOMA, Fish Lane Arts Precinct also offers its own array of amazing publicly accessible art.

With new venues and attractions like the jaw-dropping Town Square regularly opening, Fish Lane is continuing to grow, with Melbourne-based institution Lune Croissanterie joining the precinct in mid-2021.

Town Square

An urban oasis of greenery and exposed red brick, Town Square offers a sophisticated and peaceful escape for the busy streets it's surrounded by. Besides its expansive breezy courtyard and artworks, Town Square encompasses three amazing food venues: Southside (a restaurant serving up East-Asian cuisine), Kiki (Southside’s sibling which is both a bar and cafe), and Bar Brutus (sister to the ever-popular Julius Pizzeria).

Gauge

Gauge

This compact, award-winning restaurant offers up big flavours from a small venue. Serving inventive fine dining flavours for dinner Wednesday-Saturday and lunch on Saturday, Gauge also has a sister venue, enticing cocktail bar Maker, on Fish Lane.

Big Roddy's



With smoky racks of ribs, sweet potato fries, and poutine topped with crispy bacon, Big Roddy’s Rippin’ Rib Shack will transport you deep into the American South, making it the perfect place to indulge in an American feast.

La Lune Wine Co



Your own slice of Parisian luxury! La Lune Wine Co is a European-inspired wine bar, dedicated to stylish inventive dining that heroes Australian ingredients. With a strong focus on amazing wines, a seasonal menu and perfect pairings, La Lune is the perfect destination to bring out your inner wine connoisseur.

Saccharomyces

SBC

This haven of all things beer boasts 10 rotating taps of craft brews, and a selection of beer food perfect for pairing with their lagers, ales, stouts and more. Don’t miss their jam-packed trivia nights and beer-matching dinners.

Hello Please

Hello Please

With a heavy focus on retro tunes, good vibes and shared dining, the menu at Hello Please is full of fun and flavour. This modern Vietnamese restaurant is perfect for a quick meal before a show or a feast of amazing food shared between friends and family.

Gelato Messina

Gelato Messina

This national favourite has an amazing array of gelato up for grabs. 40 flavours to be exact! Gelato Messina focuses on ‘real ingredient’ integration from white chocolate with real hazelnuts to milk chocolate gelato with pieces of chewy fudge (plus plenty of vegan and dairy-free options).

Bender's Bar

A mouthwatering burger bar by the team behind Billykart, Bender's keeps it simple, serving up five burgers and four sides including a classic cheeseburger, crumbed flathead burger, and truffle fries!

Maeve

Situated in a beautiful heritage-listed building, Maeve is a haven for food and wine-lovers. Radiating elegance with its focus on European and Australian wines as well as a continental- inspired menu, Maeve invites you to be transported into a world of fine wine and amazing food.

El Planta

This plant-based Mexican eatery will take your taste buds on an adventure that will make you rethink your stance on plant-based food, serving up Mexican classics like tacos and tostadas served up with wines, beers, and a tempting margarita menu.

Julius



Serving up wood-fired pizzas, authentic Italian pastas and fresh seasonal specials, Julius sees people line up down Fish Lane for a spot at their delicious tables! This Italian icon’s location at the Grey Street end of Fish Lane makes it a great pick for dining before or after a visit to QAGOMA or QPAC.

Billykart

Sitting under the largest green wall in the Southern Hemisphere, it's hard to miss Billykart. Step inside the bright and breezy venue to be treated to an amazing menu of seasonal dishes and unique dining experiences from celebrity chef Ben O’Donoghue and team.

Chu The Phat

Boiled pork dumplings with tomato relish

This multi-level favourite offers up pan-Asian cuisine that mixes the flavours of Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Their duck buns are loved far and wide, as is the colourful cocktail list that pairs perfectly with the fragrant menu.

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Hidden behind a barbershop facade, pick up the phone and punch in the secret code to enter a world of creative cocktails and rotating craft beer taps. The tunes are retro hip-hop, the drinks are delicious, and the NYC-inspired interior is not-to-be-missed!

Keep wandering to West End

Keep wandering down Fish Lane and you’ll eventually hit West End. Here celebrity chef Ben O’Donohue’s Billykart pulls a crowd morning and night (do try his Aussie Asian eggs). Next door is Billykart Bar, a small fun loving burger bar for good burgers, beer, wine and great times.

Those after a Brisbane favourite can head to Jo-Jo's Restaurant & BarBird’s Nest for Japanese beers and yakitori skewers, institution Three Monkey’s Coffee & Tea House for late-night bowls of chai and cake, Little Greek Taverna for a cheap and cheerful BYO meal, and Gunshop Café for a solid breakfast or lunch.

Keep wandering down Boundary St to find more cheap eats, micro breweries, cocktail bars, pubs and live music venues. Read our guide to eating and drinking n West End here.

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