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Fine dining in Brisbane City

Be it for a special occasion or an all-out treat yo’self meal, Brisbane CBD has the highest concentration of awarded fine dining restaurants. From the best Italian or exquisite Asian to top contemporary cuisine, you’ll find these sophisticated venues throughout Brisbane City – most of which have been awarded numerous top accolades for their five-star dining experiences.

Donna Chang, George St

Donna Chang

Glamourous new modern Chinese restaurant Donna Chang has taken over a 1920s-era bank in the city centre with a luxe fit-out like no other in Brisbane. An extensive menu heavy on Sichuan flavours and fresh local seafood includes the likes of grilled octopus with native tamarind, sea herbs and chilli, and Moreton Bay bugs with salted duck egg, through to big plates of shredded pork, dim sum and southern rock lobster or mud crab from the fish tank.

Three Blue Ducks, W Hotel, George Street

The Sydney darlings behind Three Blue Ducks opened their first “honest, real food” cafe and restaurant north of the border. This location sits within the five-star W Hotel and is open from breakfast through to dinner serving paddock-to-plate dining with a laid-back Queensland attitude. Big plates like lamb shoulder make use of the woodfired oven, and there is a rotisserie and charcoal pit too.

Persone, Brisbane Quarter, George Street

When the family-run Gambaro Group opens a smart-casual Italian bar and bistro, you know it will be good. Add those river views and big balconies for a total hit. An embodiment of ‘la dolce vita’, Persone wants to be a place to indulge in plenty of small plates like arancini and prosciutto with melon, through to mega dishes like the 1kg Bistecca alla Fiorentina. Find Persone also in the Brisbane Quarter.

Black Hide, Treasury Casino

The Gambaro Group, pioneers of Brisbane's iconic Gambaro Seafood Restaurant, also have their cracking Black Hide Steakhouse at Treasury Casino. The restaurant features marbled stone table tops with moody lighting to treat diners to a luxe experience. The menu features succulent Queensland-raised Stanbroke beef as the hero cuisine and a selection of mouth-watering seafood dishes. 

Patina, Queen St

Brisbane's iconic heritage-listed building Customs House is home to the glorious Patina restaurant. Expect to enjoy fresh seasonal produce and local seafood that is sourced daily, along with mushrooms that are grown in an on-site cellar. Menu highlights include the eye fillet with smoked potato and the salad of spring beets and baby leek. For drinks you will be spoilt for choice with wines sourced from small producers and family-owned wineries. This restaurant is sure to have you coming back for more. 

Coppa Spuntino, Eagle St

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Italian favourite Coppa Spuntino has returned to the CBD with a super lush fit out on Eagle St Pier. Despite the flashy new digs, the menu promises the same favourites from the previously loved eatery, featuring menu highlights such as tiger prawn and Fraser Island crab linguine and a classic bistecca alla Fiorentina. Go for the food, stay for the late night aperitif.

Fatcow Steak & Lobster, Eagle St

Fatcow

An upper class twist on the Aussie turf and surf, Fatcow Steak & Lobster is on Eagle St. Offering lunch and dinner in the restaurant, plus an exceptional bar menu, Fatcow is no doubt an inner-city go-to for foodies. Filling the former home of Cha Cha Char, the steaks have stayed, but there’s now a mouthwatering seafood offering featuring oysters, prawns, bugs and more. Kick it off with a lobster mousse and settle in for a mouthwatering steak.

Alchemy, Eagle St

Alchemy

Picture this: stunning, uninterrupted views of the Story Bridge and the Brisbane River while enjoying a European-inspired degustation. Alchemy is heralded as one of Brisbane’s best French restaurants and it’s easy to see why after sampling the multi-course menu. If you’d prefer to go a la carte, the chef creates specials daily including fresh seafood dishes and decadent desserts.

Moo Moo The Wine Bar + Grill, Edward St

Moo Moo's can be found in the old Port Office building, exuding heritage charm. Steak lovers look no further, Moo Moo's prides itself on sourcing the best beef from all regions across Australia and offers a wide range of specialty steaks. Catering to all tastes and needs, Moo Moos also offer vegetarian, gluten free and halal options. 

Blackbird Bar and Grill, Eagle St

Blackbird

Blackbird places its focus on sustainability, using locally sourced seasonal produce in both sweet and savoury dishes. Meat is the centre here, though, cooked on a specially imported Infierno 96 wood grill. Pair each dish with the long wine list and sink back into the opulent, prohibition inspired space.

Salon De Co, Wickham Terrace

Located on the ground floor of Ovolo Inchcolm Hotel, Salon De Co aims to create a truly memorable experience for guests. The Art Deco décor will transport you to the sophisticated era, paired with modern Australian cuisine and drinks off the top shelf. Choose from the snack menu or try what’s on offer on the dining menu.

Madame Wu, Eagle St

Madame Wu Balcony

How decadent do Moreton Bay bug-filled dumplings sound? This dish is a must order at the riverside Asian fusion restaurant. Find a friend or three and lock in the $35 lunch banquet – it’s worth every penny.

Walter's Steakhouse, Alice St

Take a step back in time at Walter's Steakhouse. Located in downtown Brisbane, Walter's overlooks the iconic Brisbane City Botanical Gardens in Old Mineral House and provides the ultimate experience for steak lovers, serving a 270-day grain fed, in-house dry-aged porterhouse, prepared and cooked with secret methods. Take a break and get a drink at Walter's enticing bar and enjoy the old-fashion service.

Motorwagen, Adelaide St

The kitchen is led by Chef Dylan Cashman to create a contemporary dining menu, showcasing local produce. Our lunch favourite is the Sashimi Yellowfin Tuna with cauliflower sorbet and squid ink crisps (we suggest leaving room for the smoked vanilla pavlova). Motorwagen serves breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday and dinner Thursday to Saturday. 

Malt Dining, Market St

Malt Dining

Malt Dining offers fine and casual dining from its charming, rustic venue located in Brisbane’s iconic Wenley House. Over three storeys you’ll find a restaurant, a rowdy bar from Friday 4pm, and a speakeasy-style underground cellar for private dining events. The menu changes with the seasons but you’ll be sure to find something to your liking with options for all dietary requirements.

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