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Brisbane - where the locals love to eat

5 Jun 2009  resident Food addicts and Hospitality professionals
4.0 of 5 stars based on 16 votes

This is a list of the more popular dining establishments in Brisbane, as at July 2010.

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  • 1. Ortiga
    http://www.ortiga.com.au/

    Voted Best New Restaurant in Australia by Gourmet Traveller magazine - August 2010

    Modern Spanish. A beautiful cosy fitout and impeccable service.

  • 2. E'cco Bistro
    E'cco Bistro, Brisbane, Queensland

    Brisbane's well loved and iconic inner city Bistro owned and operated by the much published Philip Johnson

  • 3. Jellyfish restaurant
    http://www.jellyfishrestaurant.com.au/

    fine dining Seafood by the Brisbane river

  • 4. Urbane
    Urbane Restaurant, Brisbane, Queensland

    Intimate fine dining, much lauded and awarded.
    Recently reopened and refurbished along with its new siblings The Euro, a european inspired brasserie and The Laneway a fabulous bar in Spencer Lane adjacent to Urbane.

  • 5. Anise
    Anise Bistro & Wine Bar, Brisbane, Queensland

    Arguabley Brisbane's smallest restaurant and a favourite of many who adore good french food. Bookings essential - only 12 seats, all at the bar, in true Parisian style.

  • 6. Alchemy Restaurant and Bar
    Alchemy Restaurant and Bar, Brisbane, Queensland

    Run by one of Brisbanes best known food couples,consistently good with fantastic views of the Story Bridge. Ask for an outside table if the weather if warm.

  • 7. Il Centro Restaurant and Bar
    Il Centro Restaurant and Bar, Brisbane, Queensland

    One of Brisbane's longest serving and best loved corporate canteens. Full of Suits during week day lunches all enjoying the consistently good, Italian inspired food and impeccable service of the Georges family. Famous for its Sand Crab lasagne.

  • 8. Aria
    Aria, Brisbane, Queensland

    Opened in 2009 by renowned Sydney Restauranter and sometime TV chef Matt Moran. This is his 2nd restuarant and Aria Sydney has been a firm favourite in Sydney fine dining for many years. The first 50 dollar steak in Brisbane but the critics say its worth it.

  • 9. Montrachet
    Montrachet, Brisbane, Queensland

    Likely to receive popular vote amongst locals but a little out of the way for many tourists, positioned in the fashionable inner city suburb of Paddington.
    Owned by Brisbane stalwart and Frenchman Teirry Galichet who has created a pure piece of Paris with this Bistro.

  • 10. Restaurant Lurleens
    Restaurant Lurleens, Brisbane, Queensland

    A magnificent stone and steel structure at Brisbane's only Winery Lurleens is much loved by locals and consistently booked out on weekends.The kitchen is run by one of Queensland's most admired chefs in Andrew Mirosch who is a regular with local t.v. and media. A 40 minute drive from the CBD with views over Moreton Bay, it is well worth the trip.

  • 11. Liquorish
    Liquorish, Brisbane, Queensland

    Surburban favourite in inner-east Bulimba. Great for a meal pre-post the Cinema or even just Mojitos and fried olives.

  • 12. Marco Polo
    Marco Polo, Brisbane, Queensland

    Situated a the Conrad Treasury Casino this is a white-table cloth experience for those special occassions.

  • 13. Pearl Cafe
    Pearl Cafe, Brisbane, Queensland

    First cafe in Brisbane's newly gentrified Wooloongabba precinct and a big hit with locals. Owned by the original owner of the iconic Gunshop Cafe and offering a similar focus on simplicity and service. Small and cosy they make a great Croque Monsieur.

  • 14. The Crosstown Eating House
    http://www.thecrosstown.com.au/

    The latest player in the revamped inner city Wooloongabba precinct on Logan rd and housed in a charming art deco building. Its all about the food, with a small yet delicious menu with dishes designed to be shared. No bookings so get in early.

  • 15. The Story Bridge Hotel
    http://www.storybridgehotel.com.au/

    Voted 'Best Hotel in Australia' on several occassion this centrally located Icon offers several dining choices. Deery's is a well respected busy steakhouse or the Shelter Bar and Beer garden offer a casual menu including steaks and their infamous $12 Beef and Guiness Pie (with chips)

  • 16. Cloudland
    http://www.cloudland.tv/

    Brisbane's latest, and largest, Bar but also offering a good restaurant on the 1st floor. Visually stunning with a retractable roof and $20 mill fit out this is where all the beautiful people can be found.

  • 17. Freestyle Tout - Emporium
    Freestyle Tout - Emporium, Brisbane, Queensland

    Brisbane's first 'dessert' restaurant, although also offering contemporary meals, this is a much loved and much desired place to spend an hour or two. Situated in the very funky Emporium centre with many other good eating options nearby either stay for the works or drop in after a meal for a truly decadent treat. Another Freestyle has just opened in West End.

  • 18. September 2010 - Gourmet Traveller magazine article
    http://www.gourmettraveller.com.au/brisbanes-restaurant-scene.htm

    this article was published in the September 2010 issue of highly regarded foodie magazine Gourmet Traveller and details many of the places listed in this list as well as some others...