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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Brisbane

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Brisbane? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.8
4.8 (67)
$40 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Ascot
About the restaurant
Currently Open Wednesday - Saturday: 12pm - 10pm

Step into Vlume, where sophistication meets a laid-back lounge vibe near Eagle Farm Racecourse. Our veranda, overlooking Racecourse Road provides al fresco dining. Enjoy our local favourites: Bug Rolls with slipper lobster, Tarte Flambée a Felmish style Pizza on yeast-free flatbread and Angus Brisket Burnt Ends. Immerse yourself in an atmosphere crafted for a relaxed homely feel and the welcoming faces of our local crew. Join us at Vlume, where every sip and bite guarantees a fresh and seasonal menu for you and your friends.

Top review
BradC
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Always a constant at this restaurant. The food is always excellent as is the service. Nicely renovated fit out and convenient for parking. It’s becoming a go to restaurant as Racecourse Road has fewer and fewer higher and restaurants to visit.
A photo of Hikari restaurant
4.7
4.7 (408)
$41 to $100
Japanese
Teneriffe
About the restaurant
HIKARI, the MOONLIGHT
Hikari’s menu is inspired from “izakaya”, the traditional Japanese pub. We put a twist on izakaya dishes so be enjoyed not only with Japanese Sake but with great Australian wines as well. All Hikari dishes are designed to be shared or be enjoyed individually.

Top review
RebeccaD
Dined 2 days ago
Hikari is always welcoming and the food is delicious. Unfortunately at this visit I ordered 2 starters for my main and asked them to be served with the mains that my family had ordered. This did not happen and my starters arrived and I sat there waiting for the mains for my family to arrive. I did not wish to eat before them so my food went cold waiting. The waitress said she had made a note for the kitchen, but it was missed and she did not follow it up. A bit disappointing.
A photo of Elio's Osteria restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1617)
$40 and under
Italian
Carindale
About the restaurant
Candle lit tables, chianti by the glass, crooners and generous old fashioned house made pizza, calzone, gelati, huge pastas and antipasto. Perfect for a family dinner, an intimate night for two, or a work get together. A south side institution since 1984.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
As a regular customer we are always impressed by the food, service and value for money. Paul and his staff do an amazing job, and every new person we take there loves it and goes back again. If you haven’t been yet, Elios is a must!
A photo of Black Hide Steakhouse - Gambaro Hotel - Caxton Street restaurant
4.7
4.7 (867)
$41 to $100
Steakhouse
Brisbane CBD
About the restaurant
A showcase of the very best in fresh local produce, Black Hide Steakhouse Brisbane is the only restaurant in Queensland to provide an exclusive selection of world-class steak cuts from Stanbroke Beef, Australia’s most esteemed beef breeder & producer. With one of the most extensive selections of prime Angus, Wagyu and Organic steak cuts, and a mesmerising selection of share plates, Black Hide offers steak fans a truly unique dining experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
As primarily a steakhouse , this restaurant has nailed it!
A photo of South City Wine Bar & Bistro restaurant
4.8
4.8 (123)
$41 to $100
Wine Bar
Woolloongabba
About the restaurant
South City Wine is a European Neighborhood wine bar in Woolloongabba featuring an extensive wine list with a classic European menu featuring local ingredients.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
A large selection of wines that are not readily available in bottle shops. The food was delicious. A favourite of the night was the bread and burrata, venison tartare and 300g sirloin steak!
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4.7
4.7 (663)
$41 to $100
Wine Bar
Fortitude Valley
About the restaurant
ESSA provides a destination to escape the expected.

Just like the raw interiors in which we reside, our work is simple but considered.

The ethos in the kitchen embraces collaboration with local farmers, hunters and providores, promoting an environmentally conscious approach to the menu. Harvest driven dishes provide the creative parameters for our ever evolving dining experience.

ESSA is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5pm till late and Friday, Saturday and Sunday lunch from 12pm.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
菜式有創意!每個菜式都好好味! 尤其是sourdough 及Tiger Prawn! 甜品也很出色!
A photo of Gum Bistro restaurant
4.8
4.8 (26)
$41 to $100
Bistro
West End
About the restaurant
Gum Bistro is a casual, fun and approachable restaurant located in West End. Serving simple, honest dishes cooked to showcase the fantastic produce available to us in Queensland.
Top review
CSWfromBrisbane
Dined 3 days ago
Lovely local bistro. Food was excellent but there were a few things that marred the evening, one being the chalky undercooked beans that came with the lamb. Ran into friends there that said they had previously complained about the beans and been told that is how they should be cooked - which is clearly incorrect. Beans should be creamy and delicious, not inedible. Unfortunately the seating is also uncomfortable- we were seated on high, cold, metal stools for our meal. And, the volume of the music was set too high for the small space.
A photo of The Arsonist restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1336)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Manly
About the restaurant
A restaurant experience the Bayside has never seen before. A luxe dining and specialty bar, where fire is the hero.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Incredible! I can not rate our experience higher, food was amazing, customer service was phenomenal and the atmosphere was wonderful. I can’t wait to come back again!
A photo of Belle Epoque - Emporium Hotel South Bank restaurant
4.6
4.6 (447)
$40 and under
French
South Bank
About the restaurant
A doyenne of the Brisbane patisserie scene, Belle Époque pays homage to the beauty of French traditions with its food philosophy, authentic design and exceptional quality. Sweet and savoury and absolutely sublime, every element of the menu - from breakfast to lunch to the famed High Teas in between - is skillfully and freshly crafted every day by our dedicated in-house team.
Top review
CAndy
Dined on Jun 28, 2024
We had a lovely high tea experience. Adapted the menu well to dietary requirements, attentive staff and loved the children’s option. Plenty of food, we couldn’t finish ours. Would definitely recommend!
A photo of Mr. Vain restaurant
4.7
4.7 (286)
$101 and over
Pan-Asian
Fortitude Valley
About the restaurant
We believe in making ordinary food extraordinary, with our seasonal menu inspired by New York's Chinatown. We aim to highlight fresh, quality ingredients, and presenting them in an approachable yet unique style
through techniques of gastronomy. Our goal is to deliver our guests a gastronomic experience in a warm and approachable atmosphere that features an aesthetic blending of New York's Chinatown restaurants and bars.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 26, 2024
A very cool venue - food, ambience, lovely staff, live music.
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