Brisbane has several impressive dining options, but only a few emerged as the best places to visit. Be it the ambience, taste of the food or the quality of the service, these places offer nothing but the best. Whether you are looking for modern Australian cuisine, classic European with a twist, or Queensland’s best seafood restaurants, they will not disappoint you. And most importantly, they are not self-proclaimed ‘Best Restaurants’, but has been voted by the customers on various parameters.
Here is a list of restaurant that has received maximum votes including the winner, first and second runner up. So, you read this post and know about Brisbane’s ten best restaurants as voted by you.
- Gauge (Winner)
Address: 77 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
After narrowly missing out last year’s top honour, Gauge has followed up with a sensational 12 months full of ground-breaking gastronomic delights and numerous milestones. Not only it has been voted as Brisbane’s best restaurant but also left a lasting impression on a reputed publication like The New York Times. They mentioned Gauge as one of the best and highly creative members of Australia’s restaurant industry.
If you are yet to experience the ambience and food of Gauge, make a plan this weekend with family or friends. This eatery is open for breakfast and lunch. You can also plan for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday. The kind of popularity they are currently enjoying and quality of food and service they are offering to the customers, it seems like they are likely to retain the top spot for the upcoming year.
- LONgTIME (Runner-up)
Address: 610 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006, Australia
LONgTIME is undoubtedly one of Valley’s best restaurants. But as you enter the place, you will swear you have been sent somewhere far from home. Although the location is tucked away, this restaurant has had no issues attracting food lovers, thanks to a diverse menu that can satisfy everyone and their expectation. Properly utilising the scope of flavours in Thai cuisine, the restaurant regularly offers delicious and memorable dishes to the customers. Owing to this reason, LONgTIME has earned its spot in Brisbane’s top eateries.
- Gerard’s Bistro (Runner-up)
Address: 14/15 James St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006, Australia
Our list of best restaurant is incomplete without the name of Gerard’s Bistro. Why? The reason is, this fantastic place has consistently held a position in the top three for last five consecutive years. Now, that’s some achievement! This interesting dining destination has successfully retained its outstanding appeal, and the head chef (Ben Williamson) continuously exploring the magic of Middle Eastern cuisine with modern flair. Look out for the special events at Gerard’s Bistro and experience the best service and memorable food.
Address: 181 Mary St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
Urbane’s polished gallery-like setting is one of the highlights of the place. And as far as their interesting technique-driven dishes are concerned, a fresh team of Andrew Gunn (a Brisbane native) will take care of that following the departure of long-time executive Alejandro Cancino. The restaurant has received so many votes as they have successfully maintained their acclaimed style and made a unique identity in serving high-quality food. With Andrew in charge now, Urbane is most likely to continue its superb reputation in the future.
- 1889 Enoteca
Address: 10-12 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba QLD 4101, Australia
If you are looking for a place in Brisbane that serves the best pasta, all roads will lead to 1889 Enoteca – a Roman-inspired restaurant! Due to its exception ambience, figure licking food and high-quality service, this top-tier Italian restaurant in Woolloongabba has made a place for itself in our best-of lists. It is one of the best Italian based restaurants in the entire Queensland. Their dedication and commitment to serve fresh and delicious food has made them almost inseparable from brilliance. Their secret flavours, an incredible selection of wines and a classic heritage are few things that make 1889 Enoteca worthy of inclusion.
Address: 148 Merthyr Rd, Brisbane City QLD 4005, Australia
After getting attention at the end of 2016 and grabbing the Best New Restaurant awards last year, Allium has settled into a good rhythm. Head chef and owner James Gallagher is growing the menu constantly to make sure that regular customers get something new every time they visit Allium. Delicious food items like Borrowdale pork shoulder, sweet corn, ricotta tortellini, Hiramasa kingfish, and blood sausage are quite popular and thus attract the curious diners.
- Stokehouse Q
Address: Sidon St, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
Stokehouse Q is one of the premier dining destinations in South Brisbane and has been successfully maintained its spot in the list as it received enough votes. Diners who can divert themselves from the stunning waterfront views at Stokehouse Q will happily approve the idea that both the food and ambience equally mesmerising. The menu includes food items like local squid risotto, saltbush dumplings, pancetta-wrapped chicken and charred pineapple. Their signature dish frozen white parfait bombe is just out of the world.
- OTTO Ristorante
Address: 4/480 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
OTTO Ristorante has successfully maintained its lofty expectations with elegance, impressive tastebuds with a great approach to modern Italian. The Fink Group’s incredible Brisbane addition offer some fantastic dishes like pasta with smoked bone marrow and braised oxtail, butterflied spatchcock and pancetta and octopus tentacles in Napolitana spicy sauce. If you love Italian food, this place is one of the best options in Queensland.
- Billykart Kitchen
Address: 1 Eric Cres, Annerley QLD 4103, Australia
Billykart Kitchen continues to impress with its class and capture the diverse tastes of Brisbane. Boasting a superb menu that is anchored by their signature staples and other seasonal additions, an exceptional selection of cocktail and an ultra-modern bar addition, Billykart Kitchen has everything you can ask for. Apart from the delicious food, factors like the brilliant ambience, high-quality service and friendly behaviour of the staff are also responsible for getting so many votes. Let’s agree that this fantastic place deserves to be on our list.
- GOMA Restaurant
Address: Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
Despite the departure of Josue Lopez (original executive chef) in late 2017, GOMA Restaurant has successfully maintained its high standard and earned its place in this list of best restaurants in Brisbane. The GOMA Restaurant team has done a fabulous job by drawing inspiration from the collection and exhibitions of the Gallery. They have kept the reputation of combining food and art uniquely. If you’re in Queensland, especially Brisbane, and seeking lunch or dinner with an artistic touch, GOMA is the place to go.