Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. Australia
  3. Brisbane

Diners' Choice: Innovative restaurants in Brisbane

Red OpenTable logo
OpenTable
Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are fit for foodies 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!

A photo of Perspective Dining restaurant
5.0
5 (33)
$101 and over
Farm-to-table
Fortitude Valley
About the restaurant
Perspective dining is a modern gastronomic tasting menu experience, a closed-door 12-seat chef table dining space, our chefs will take you on a unique culinary journey. Perspective Dining will offer cutting-edge tasting menus seasonally from 3 courses to 9 courses, a plant-based menu as well as a protein-based menu. Perspective Dining will be collaborating with local farmers and suppliers to ensure that our vision of uncompromised, no holds barred excellence and sustainability is showcased in our food.
Perspective | Lunch Thursday to Saturday
12:30pm
Food and wine pairing 140
Just the food 80
Perspective Dinner 9 courses
6:30 pm
Food and Wine pairing 300
Just the food 195
Top review
JennyLvip
Dined on May 29, 2024
Always a great time here !! Been a few times can’t wait for next one
A photo of El Planta restaurant
4.8
4.8 (544)
$41 to $100
Mexican
South Brisbane
About the restaurant
Tacos. Margs. Natural Wines. Tequila
You have never had Mexican like this!
Authentic Mexican. Just made from
Top review
DaniR
Dined 7 days ago
Excellent with dietaries, fully gluten free. Every dish was a 10/10. We would come back again tonight if we could!
A photo of The Arsonist restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1313)
$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
VickiS
Dined 7 days ago
We had been wanting to go for so long and finally did !!! It met all our expectations- absolutely outstanding menu , food , service . Could not fault it .
A photo of ZA ZA TA restaurant
4.7
4.7 (889)
$41 to $100
Middle Eastern
Fortitude Valley
About the restaurant
A place where worlds and cultures collide, experience the soulful vibe of Tel Aviv with our forward-thinking vegetarian menu, designed to be shared and savoured among friends.

Inspired by the Middle East, with hints of the Mediterranean, ZA ZA TA delivers a distinctly modern twist to centuries-old flavours, set amongst a sprawling urban oasis.

Break bread, eat, and drink well amidst a warm setting rich in eclectic character.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We booked in for the Sahara meal experience on a Tuesday night, and it didn't disappoint! This was our third time at this restaurant and the first time we booked one of these experience menus, and the food was beautiful! This is absolutely one of our favourites in Brisbane! The highlight for the night was our waitress, Poly (hoping I spelt her name right!)...she was an absolute superstar,,,funny, attentive, knowledgeable but in no way annoying!
A photo of Essa Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (655)
$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 2 days ago
Food was amazing . Caviar with the champagne was exquisite
A photo of Mr. Vain restaurant
4.7
4.7 (275)
$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
JoshM
Dined 2 days ago
Great food, great service. Was a very nice way to spend our 8th wedding anniversary.
A photo of GOMA Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (75)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
South Bank
About the restaurant
GOMA Restaurant presents an elegant and contemporary menu in the heart of GOMA to hungry Gallery visitors. QAGOMA’s Executive Chef & Sous Chef have crafted an à la carte & two course set menu that showcases the best aspects of modern Australian cuisine, complemented by a selection of Queensland and Australian wines.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Superb food, attentive service and a totally delightful experience
A photo of Neon Ramen restaurant
4.6
4.6 (116)
$40 and under
Ramen
Everton Park
About the restaurant
Step into a world of savoury delights at our Ramen restaurant & bar! Feast on authentic Ramen dishes that pack a punch of flavour and satisfy every craving. Our skilled chefs guarantee every bowl is packed with flavour and authenticity. But it's not just about the food! Our futuristic atmosphere with anime and cyberpunk-inspired vibes creates the perfect backdrop for a night out with friends or a special date with your honey. So why wait? Immerse yourself in our world of Ramen and fun, and let your taste buds take a journey they won't forget!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
Neon Ramen is delicious and super generous serves. We’ve been twice so far and end up ordering more than we can eat but we can take the leftovers and they’re great the following day. It’s a little gem and I hope they last a very long time. Their fried eggplant is done to perfection, it might as well have been southern Spain!!
A photo of Detour restaurant
4.5
4.5 (895)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Woolloongabba
About the restaurant
We serve contemporary share plates with a focus on sustainability and dietary requirements. Our menu is split between omnivore and herbivore dishes that are predominantly gluten free and with numerous plant-based options. We have a full service bar. We have a focus on small Australian natural wine producers that use bio-dynamic and organic practices.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Food was amazing. Detour is a taste experience. They've just re-booted the menu so have a little more meat on their menu. Also was advised by the staff hey totally gluten free
A photo of 1603 Bar restaurant
4.1
4.1 (43)
$40 and under
Japanese
Brisbane CBD
About the restaurant
The fun starts at 1603 Bar. A contemporary speakeasy serving Japanese and local beer, wine and the classics. Cocktail lovers will enjoy sake-infused delights that will transport you to Japan.
Top review
Venessa
Dined on May 21, 2024
Was pleasantly surprised with how amazing the food, drinks and service was here. Had just planned a small afterwork drinks catch up with some colleagues and wanted to try something nice. Was a little hesitant as hotel bars are not known for being amazing, but WOW was I impressed with this place. The food was knockout good, drinks were delicious and the staff were so friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back and try out the high tea and other dishes.
Explore Diners' Choice best of Brisbane
Explore more Diners' Choice lists
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo