Where to dine in The City this holiday season - Visit Brisbane


Where to dine in The City this holiday season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year; a time to catch up with friends and family and share magical moments as December winds down and the holiday season ramps up. 

Here’s where to share vibrant Brisbane backdrops, inspired dining and sparkling wine with loved ones and toast the end of the year in The City.

Alchemy Restaurant Brisbane

When culinary excellence and a relaxed yet elegant riverside setting come together, that’s Alchemy. In the hands of acclaimed head chef Brad Jolly, the a la carte menu is an exquisite showcase of modern Australian cuisine for special occasions and end-of-year get-togethers. Book ahead to secure a table at the Eagle Street Pier restaurant.

Madame Wu

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Serving modern Asian fusion cuisine against a riverside backdrop with an extensive wine cellar and resident cocktail mixologist, Madame Wu is more of a dining experience than a restaurant. Revel in the elegant décor and enjoy sumptuous meals prepared to perfection. Make sure to book ahead for a reservation at this popular hotspot.

Goldfinch Brisbane

All is merry, light and bright at Goldfinch restaurant and cafe in The City. Located at the junction of Ann and Roma streets, the Pacific-inspired Mediterranean cuisine pairs perfectly with the airy and green interior. The casual sophisticated spot is the ideal locale for a long lunch or intimate dinner complemented by cocktails, craft beer and wine.  

Jumbo Thai Restaurant & Bar

Spice up your holiday celebrations with authentic Thai cuisine at Jumbo Thai Restaurant & Bar. Situated above the historic Embassy Hotel on Elizabeth Street, Jumbo is a great late-night dining option in the heart of The City. Refined décor punctuated with colour puts the emphasis on the delectable eats and specialty cocktails for a great time with friends.

Green Glass French Food and Wine

With a hidden upstairs location on George Street, Green Glass is a City retreat for celebratory catchups with a French accent. The menu is perfectly formed with fine French fare and an extensive wine list of European and Australian drops. The light and airy, rustic-chic ambience sets the scene for a languid lunch or dinner to linger over. 

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Naga Thai

Bright and bold in colour and cuisine, Naga Thai is designed to inspire good times and bonhomie for festive functions and get-togethers. The northern Thai menu showcases regional flavours with pops of colour and the restaurant’s location above Eagle Street Pier highlights The City’s stunning riverside attributes to perfection. Book online to dine-in. 

Sofitel Brisbane Central

Thyme 2 Restaurant in Sofitel Brisbane Central hotel will add joie de vivre with a Festive Season Interactive Buffet. Available until 31 December 2021, the so-Frenchy, so-chic luxury hotel restaurant chefs will serve your selection of their irresistible buffet delicacies straight to your plate for breakfast, lunch or dinner bookings. Reserve your spot online tout suite!

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New to the Eagle Street Pier dining precinct, COPPA brings Italian flavours and flair to the table with indoor and alfresco spaces available. Expect a refined dining experience when the much-renowned Creek Street small-plate restaurant and wine bar opens its doors in December 2020 for holiday dining.

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Char Char Char Steak and Lobster

Another long-time Brisbane dining institution will get a new lease on life when Char Char Char Steak and Lobster opens at Eagle Street Pier this month. As well as a focus on perfectly executed steak and lobster dishes, diners can look forward to a well-stocked whisky and wine bar and those sparkling river views. Here’s cheers to a December catch-up!

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