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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.