Top 7 spots to dine in Brisbane

Posted By Holly On July 4, 2014
Here are seven fantastic and mouthwatering restaurants to try on a holiday to Brisbane.

Hungry? If so, it's time to head to Queensland. Brisbane's foodie scene has really been making a splash in the past couple of years, with plenty of delicious hotspots popping up in and around the city.

Check out these seven fantastic eateries that will leave your tastebuds tingling and your palate more than satisfied.

Montrachet French Restaurant

For sumptuous French fare head to 224 Given Terrace, Paddington, to Montrachet. Run by genuine Frenchman Thierry Galichet, you can rest assured you'll get a real taste of the nation's cuisine.

Its classic red, cream and rustic decor only enhances the flavours your palate will experience, from the melt-in-your-mouth slow cooked lamb to delectable eye fillet. Leave room for dessert, with creme brulee and crepes just some of the delights on offer.


Moda is located in the heart of Brisbane's CBD, is stylish yet relaxed and is inspired by a diverse range of Spanish, Italian and French flavours. Experience fresh local and national produce, along with ingredients from chef Javier Codina's native Catalonia.

Renowned for a great wine list, mouthwatering menu and great service, it checks all the boxes.

Try the confit duck leg or New England hare pie with your favourite wine, followed by Spanish creme caramel for a culinary experience to remember.


Urbane's got a stellar reputation and after dining there, you won't be surprised why.

Home to five distinct dining and bar experiences, with a range of menus including a la carte lunch and dinner, degustations and dessert, there's something for everybody to indulge in.

Menu offerings are seasonal and take inspiration from around the world, and from both traditional and contemporary practice.

Come and explore Urbane's various spaces and menus, and experience high quality service and fine dining that's rare in its attention to detail.

1889 Enoteca

This restaurant is inspired by all things Roman, with a restaurant, wine bar, wine store and even basement-level cellar for private dining.

It dishes up modern Roman cuisine from artisan producers. Enjoy meals such as market fish, eggplant, olives, capers and watercress or potato gnocchi, pork and fennel sausage with black truffle tapenade.

Treats like tiramisu for dessert can't be missed either.

Best of all, this restaurant complex is tucked away in a heritage-listed building in Woolloongabba's antique quarter, brimming with character.

"The city's foodie scene has really been making a splash in the past couple of years, with plenty of delicious hotspots popping up around the city."


Matt Maron, famous chef and personality from the Paddock to Plate television show, owns this stylish restaurant. It features beautiful views of the river paired with a sumptuous dining experience.

A highlight of this restaurant is its extensive wine list offering up hundreds of bottles from both Australia and abroad.

With your favourite drop in hand, sink your teeth into a meal like the seared fillet with salad of spanner crab or roast breast and confit leg of Holmbrae chicken, followed up by a chocolate centred cherry souffle or Valrohna chocolate cheesecake.

E'cco Bistro

E'cco Bistro is all about flavourful food that looks utterly appealing. It operates on the philosophy that real, honest food made with local produce is best. There's an ever-evolving menu, featuring delights like porcini crusted lamb loin and eye fillet of grain-fed beef.

Stay for dessert and indulge in date and mascarpone tart or a rich chocolate brownie with peanut butter mousse.

The O Bar and Restaurant

You'll find this gem at 52 Astor Terrace, Spring Hill, and it's well worth a visit for its high quality customer service and its lunch menu that changes daily to reflect fresh flavours.

Dig into a prosciutto wrapped chicken breast for dinner or try a char grilled eye fillet steak, followed by a sinfully tasty dessert.

The chocolate pudding with macerated strawberries is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, while the house-made passionfruit panna cotta is another delight.

Where to stay

Book your holiday accommodation and take a well-deserved foodie holiday to Brisbane. All these mouthwatering eateries are within the vicinity of Mantra's great hotels, which offer comfortable hotel rooms and apartments, along with all the amenities you'll need during your stay.

You're just minutes away from Brisbane's hottest shopping districts and attractions, so you can really settle in and enjoy all the mouthwatering delights this city has to offer.

Brisbane hotels

Mantra Midtown, Brisbane accommodation
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Mantra on Queen, Brisbane accommodation
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Mantra South Bank, Brisbane accommodation
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Mantra on Edward, Brisbane accommodation
Mantra on Edward

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Mantra on the Quay, Brisbane accommodation
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