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Diners' Choice: Modern Australian restaurants in Brisbane

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Modern Australian cuisine in Brisbane? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. 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 (1310)
$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
AdeleP
Dined 6 days ago
I have dined at The Arsonist several times and the food and service are always excellent.
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4.8
4.8 (233)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Yeerongpilly
About the restaurant
Drink, dine, watch or game in one suburban Southside hub! We’ve given our traditional Aussie pub a modern twist to bring you a new and improved local entertainment space. Be our guest for a game of pool, a quiet cold one, or some quick and delicious pub grub.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Food was reasonably priced and tasted good. Service was exceptional, the waitress that greeted us and subsequently served us was friendly and attentive in all her interactions with the group, including navigating one group member's dietary requirements on the spot and making suitable suggestions for alternatives. She also promptly served our drinks and regularly checked if we wanted replacements when she saw our glasses were low or empty. Her banter with the group was great, was very personable. 11/10 for the service from the waitress that served us around midday on 11/06/24. I hope she gets a fat raise.
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4.7
4.7 (129)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Kenmore
About the restaurant
Modern Australian Restaurant and Cafe sourcing produce from small, local farms to highlight some exciting Queensland produce, menu driven by ex-Tasmanian chef, Darryl Zeitzen who previously was only able to be booked privately for bespoke events around Queensland. With a quiet and peaceful Alfresco area, Good Grace is a a true escape and nice place to relax. Organically sourced coffee and with quality produce and sustainability at the forefront of the restaurant offering.

Good Grace also has a large courtyard/beer garden and function space for up to 100 guests at the rear of the restaurant. With a more casual vibe, the space can be hired our for groups of 30-100 people, as well as having diners visit Wednesday to Sunday evenings, with different events happening throughout the year. Air conditioned and heated in the winter - fully undercover.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
Incredible food. An absolute pleasure to dine at Good Grace.
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 5 days ago
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
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4.6
4.6 (74)
$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
AlisonR
Dined 6 days ago
Interesting menu, delicious flavours, great service & setting
A photo of White Horse Ranch restaurant
4.4
4.4 (517)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Eatons Hill
About the restaurant
Boho farmhouse style café & gift shop! • Great Food & Coffee • Homewares • Dried Flowers • Dog Friendly
Top review
CaitlynW
Dined on May 26, 2024
We had a great experience going for lunch. We expected it to be busy but it wasn’t super busy and our wait staff were lovely and attentive and the food was great value and very delicious!!
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4.5
4.5 (1925)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
South Brisbane
About the restaurant
With a contemporary, modern Australian menu highlighting the finest locally sourced ingredients and complemented by impeccable service, the Lyrebird is the perfect place to start your evening at QPAC. Delve into a special menu highlight showcasing the rich flavours of Italy with a selection of signature pasta dishes, curated by our Michelin-trained head chef, Salvatore Rizzato, from Rome, Italy. This unique collaboration skillfully blends tastes from his homeland with a Queensland inspired twist, expertly prepared by our passionate chefs at Lyrebird under his guidance.

For matinee goers, you can enjoy a delicious touch of elegance with a handcrafted Lyrebird High Tea, before your show. $25 per person or $30 per person including a glass of bubbles. Available only for select matinee shows.

The quintessential QPAC experience begins at the Lyrebird.
Top review
SandyB
Dined 5 days ago
The high tea at the Lyrebird is always great and such good value
A photo of Stars Dining - Ipswich Civic Centre restaurant
4.3
4.3 (165)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Ipswich CBD
About the restaurant
At Stars Dining you can reserve your table and order from our fresh and modern menu that is updated seasonally.

Why not arrive early and enjoy a delicious casual dining experience, perfect for setting the pre-show mood – Reserve your table now!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
The food: excellent - really delicious Ambience: almost too quiet. Some background music would have been nice. The dining area was clean and tidy Service: we were served very quickly Overall, a great experience.
A photo of North Lakes Sports Club - Banyan Restaurant & Deck restaurant
4.2
4.2 (2383)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
North Lakes
About the restaurant
Open seven days a week for lunch & dinner, Banyan Restaurant & Deck features a range of modern Australian cuisine including entrees, tapas and children’s options, a variety of mains including salads, seafood, pasta, poultry, lamb and steaks, and a delectable dessert & cheese menu.

Our menu caters for a variety of dietary requirements with healthier choice, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options across the menu.

Your visit to Banyan Restaurant & Deck is completed with a full table service from our dedicated hosts in a relaxed, casual dining and family friendly setting.

The Banyan Restaurant & Deck features generous indoor and outdoor spaces, providing the perfect setting for any occasion.
Top review
KateC
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
The macadamia barramundi was a bit dry and no flavour.
A photo of Tide on the Jetty restaurant
4.3
4.3 (964)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Manly
About the restaurant
Located on William Gunn Jetty, Tide has become a favourite with Manly's locals and visitors to the area since opening in 2016. Drop anchor at Tide any day of the week and enjoy fresh breakfast, tapas or a meal, and of course, a great selection of Australian, New Zealand and international wines. We also have a great cocktail list, beers and cider on tap, coffee, tea and sweets.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
The staff were attentive, the meals were excellent, compliments were sent to the Chef regarding the Steak. Great venue to bring visitors to, wish we had something like this in the Redlands. Definitely a place l am happy to return to.
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