14 best degustations in Brisbane - Visit Brisbane


14 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! 

Restaurant Dan Arnold, Fortitude Valley

Here you are invited on a culinary journey of Australian flavours and techniques. Choose from three regularly changing set menus and leave the rest to the chefs – you will not be disappointed.

Joy Restaurant, Fortitude Valley

This tiny space (we're talking only 10 seats in its entirety) has an ever changing degustation depending on inspiration at the time. The restaurant currently has two chefs hats and is run by husband and wife duo Tim & Sarah Scott who do everything from cook your food to clean your dishes – definitely not your average up-market venue. 

Allium, New Farm

If you're looking for a high-end bistro experience without a jaw-dropping price-tag, then Allium is your best bet. They have been included in the Gourmet Traveller Australian Restaurant Guide for 2019 so it's definitely one to watch.

Sono, Hamilton

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 kingfish carpaccio and teriyaki orange duck breast. 

Sake, Brisbane City

Sake Restaurant

Truly modern Japanese, Sake impresses with its sleek décor and fusion techniques. The 9-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. 

The Wolfe, East Brisbane

The Wolfe – photo by Judit Losh

Award-winning The Wolfe’s expert menu is the creation of one of the brightest stars in the business, Executive Chef Josue Lopez. They've earned their chefs hat by utilising cutting-edge techniques with incredible local produce.

Honto, Fortitude Valley

This banquet-style menu is designed to share – large plates, side dishes, dessert and appetisers. There's 11-courses so don't expect to go hungry but make sure you leave room for winning dishes including the Honto drumstick with tuna and avocado and the lobster katsu sando.

Montrachet, Bowen Hills


For a truly intimate French experience, Montrachet is the one. They're so good that they only open their doors on weekdays, which means you'll be enjoying the four- or seven-course degustation between Monday and Friday. 

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. 

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