Riverside Restaurants in The City - Visit Brisbane


The best riverside restaurants in Brisbane City

When the sun is shining (and it usually is in Brisbane!), there’s no better place to be than on the Brisbane River. For stunning sun-kissed vistas or to watch the twinkling city lights against the water, here’s our favourite riverside restaurants to lap up the views.


When river views meet divine dining, that’s Alchemy. Book a seat at the Eagle Street bar and restaurant for expansive floor-to-ceiling views paired with an a la carte menu of relaxed elegance from award-winning chef Brad Jolly.  

Bar Pacino

Also located on the iconic Eagle Street Pier dining precinct, Bar Pacino shines with an Italian-inspired menu and a spectacular setting. Head outdoors to enjoy the riverside ambience.

The Bavarian

Communal outside tables makes for a convivial atmosphere at any time of the day at The Bavarian. Sparkling views and equally sparkling lagers – what better way to soak up the riverside location?


With velvet banquettes and stunning 180-degree views, Blackbird Bar & Grill knows how to play to its best assets. Sink into a comfy seat to enjoy the seasonal local menu and curated wine list.

The Brasserie on the River

Stamford Plaza Brisbane’s showpiece eatery has an ideal location between the river and City Botanic Gardens with views to the Story Bridge. Dine alfresco on the terrace for an a la carte dinner by the riverside.

Madame Wu

Sumptuous surrounds indoors and a covered alfresco deck set the scene for an elegant Asian fusion meal at Madame Wu. With views of the river, Story Bridge and Kangaroo Point, it’s a dining experience to savour.

OTTO Brisbane

OTTO Italian Ristorante serves an award-winning menu and wine list to toast to Brisbane’s sunny climate and riverside outlook from an elevated location on Queen Street. Let’s cheers to that!

Riverbar & Kitchen

With its location in the name, Riverbar & Kitchen occupies prime river frontage at Riparian Plaza. Enjoy the enviable Brisbane lifestyle with an alfresco seat for a front-row river view and fresh modern Australian meals.

Patina at Customs House 

Bringing a paddock-to-plate philosophy to the heritage-listed Customs House on Queens Street, Patina showcases the best local and regional fare in a picture-perfect riverside location.

Three Blue Ducks Brisbane

Byron Bay fave Three Blue Ducks has a new home at the W Brisbane, repping its real food ethos and laidback vibes to the City. The all-Queensland cuisine is ably supported by river views from its North Quay location. 

Naga Thai


Bold interiors by Anna Spiro complement an equally colourful and vibrant northern Thai menu at newly opened Naga Thai restaurant on Eagle Street Pier. Spice up your feed with river views and naga-licious cocktails.