Late night dining in Brisbane City
Are you hungry and it’s late in the evening or in wee hours of the morning? Maybe it’s a post-party craving, an after-cinema snack or a super late-night dinner. Either way, if you feel your stomach rumbling don't worry you're not destined for fast-food and greasy kebabs. For the best late-night dining spots in Brisbane, The City is the place to find after-hours food you won’t regret eating.
We’ve split the list into late dinners where you can get a proper sit-down meal, and super late-night feeds for those 2am snacking needs.
Brisbane is a city of early risers, so many out-of-towners find it hard to believe most restaurants close the kitchens by or before 9pm. If you get caught out, here are a few that keep the burners on until 10 or 11pm, especially towards the weekend. Further down are the post-midnight feeds and 24/7 dining spots.
If you’re hankering for a late-night steak, the Fatcow Steak & Lobster kitchen will serve you until late. The riverside steakhouse’s menu is detailed – each steak has a profile so you really know what your mouth and stomach is getting into.
Dinner until 9.30pm Sunday-Thursday, 10pm Friday-Saturday, Bar Menu until late daily
Coppa Spuntino on Eagle St is an authentic Italian pizza joint and a chic charcuterie wine bar. It's a perfect spot to either gather a group of mates and order some wood-fired pizzettas or a few spuntino (share plates) to split with your special someone.
Open until late Wednesday-Saturday
Vietnamese: Fat Noodle, Treasury Casino & Hotel
Award-winning celebrity chef Luke Nguyen's 100-seater Fat Noodle serves pan-Asian hawker-style food, including Nguyen’s own Vietnamese, as well as Chinese, Thai and Malaysian cuisine. Stop in for some of the best spring rolls you've ever eaten. A steaming bowl of hot pho is the perfect end to any cool night.
Open until 10pm Tuesday - Sunday
Located within the Hyatt Regency, Lennons Restaurant & Bar embodies all the fine traits of the modern and trendy hotel restaurant and bar. The menu focuses on comfort food using seasonal ingredients from local producers.
Open until 10pm Daily
Asian fusion: Madame Wu, Eagle St
Sink your teeth into a plate of pan fried scallop dumplings, then order another. This riverside dame mixes the best of local Queensland produce and Asian flavours to create something new.
Open until 9pm Sunday to Thursday and 10pm Friday and Saturday
Simple, feel good food: Three Blue Ducks, W Hotel
Serving up paddock-to-plate dining with a laid-back Queensland attitude, Brisbane's Three Blue Ducks is one of seven restaurant locations for a group of Sydney friends. Drop in for late night dining in the five-star W Brisbane.
Open until 8.45pm Wednesday and Thursday and 9.45pm Friday and Saturday
Burgers: Red Hook, Gresham Lane
Red Hook is a tiny diner, take out spot and bar serving up New York-style street food from its wee little kitchen in Gresham Lane. The music is always excellent, the burgers are a gourmet dream and the fries can be loaded (if you wish). Try the classic Brooklyn Cheeseburger. You won't regret it.
Open until late Tuesday-Saturday
Classic burgers and the thickest thick shakes, it is a match made in heaven. This burger shack serves up American style burgers, onion rings and thick shakes. From the laid back vibes to the extensive menu you won’t regret it.
Open until 9pm Sunday-Wednesday and 10pm Thursday-Saturday
And more burgers: Grill’d, Eagle St
Seems like us Brisbanites like our burgers. Grill’d is always a crowd pleaser and as Australia’s healthy burger joint will make you feel good, while satisfying those taste buds of yours. The large burger range is complemented perfectly by the chips and are great fuel for your night out.
Open until 10pm Sunday to Thursday and 11pm Friday and Saturday
Pizza party: Vapiano, Albert Lane
Stuff your face with all the pizza and pasta you can manage at Vapiano until 11pm Thursday to Saturday and until 10pm every other day of the week. The kitchens of this two-storey restaurant stays open to make your meals fresh right before your eyes. The prices are as sweet as the desserts.
Open until 10pm Sunday-Wednesday and 11pm Thursday-Saturday
Slide into a red leather booth and enjoy a charming slice of New York in Brisbane. Steak is obviously Walter’s specialty and is dry-aged and cut in-house. Bring a friend and tuck in - don’t skip a drink at the bar before or after.
Dinner until 9:30pm Tuesday-Thursday and 10pm Friday and Saturday, bar snacks until late Tuesday-Saturday
Spicy Korean: Bull Bar, Elizabeth St
Drop into Bull Bar for a Korean fried chicken, beef short ribs, or a kimchi hot pot with pork belly. Perfect for sharing on a cooler evening, these will give you the strength to keep dancing all night long.
Open until 10pm Sunday-Thursday and 11pm Friday and Saturday
Spanish tapas and wine: Alba, Burnett Lane
Inspired by the pintxos bars of San Sebastian, Alba is pouring Spanish wines, cracking tinned fish and serving fine jamon to a '90s hip hop soundtrack down Burnett Lane.
Open until late Tuesday-Saturday
Super late-night eats and 24/7 dining in The City
Wok and wine: Charmy, Albert St
Hot tip, the bottle shop at the back of Charmy is open until midnight every night - one of the latest in The City. Better yet, super casual Charmy is BYO so you can buy drinks there and crack them open over noodles, Korean-style chicken wings, loaded fries and more.
Open until midnight
Korean chicken: Funny Funny, Burnett Lane
Cooking Korean hotpot or barbecue with your mates after midnight. What could go wrong!? Head to Funny Funny to grill meat and vegetables over fire or in soup, or let them do it all and indulge in a late-night fried chicken plate with beer – just like in Seoul.
Open until 1am Monday-Saturday
Since 1982 Jimmy’s on the Mall have offered breakfast, lunch and dinner 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Now that’s commitment. Situated in the middle of the Queen Street Mall, the two-storey restaurant is hard to miss and has an extensive menu with a distinct Eastern influence.
Housed in a 1904-built former church, Pancake Manor serves a delicious variety of sweet and savoury food from its American influenced menu – think fluffy pancakes, crepes and salads. When the 3am cravings hit, drop in for a pancake stack and do not skip out on the syrup.
British pub: Pig ‘n’ Whistle, Queen Street Mall
Need sport at all hours of the day? The Pig ‘N’ Whistle (middle of Queen Street Mall) is one of the top spots to catch live sport at any hour. It televises major matches plus AFC, UEFA, EPL and Euro League. The late-night supper menu consists of British pub favourites.
Snacks: The Kitchen, Treasury Casino & Hotel
The Kitchen offers pub perfect classics and modern Australian meals until super late (as in overnight). The all-day and overnight menus are broad to satisfy your cravings whenever hunger strikes, drop in.
Friday-Saturday until 10pm
Korean eats: Maru, Elizabeth St
The City’s biggest Korean restaurant is open until midnight every day. So just like in Seoul you can drop in until super late for a big bowl of bibimbap, grill your own Korean barbecue of meat and vegetables at your table, munch on Korean-style fried chicken and enjoy more favourites.
All day menu until 10pm Sunday-Thursday and midnight Friday and Saturday, overnight menu until 5am daily.
Overlooking the water and Story Bridge, Riverbar offers chilled-out summer vibe and outdoor seats for after-work drinks and a bite to eat. The menu offers delicious options for every taste profile with snacks, salads, pizzas, burgers, and more.
Open until 10pm Sunday-Thursday, midnight Friday and Saturday
For Thai street food: Pochana, Elizabeth St
Thai food meets live music right in the heart of The City at Pochana. Feast late into the night and the forecast will be a 99% chance of cocktails.
Open until 9.45pm Sunday-Thursday and midnight Friday and Saturday