Discover South Bank's restaurants. Ahmet's Turkish Restaurant. Enjoy a trip to Turkey with authentic food and great service Tucked away in Brisbane's cultural precinct, South Bank, Next Door Kitchen & Bar combines the fine art of mixing drinks with the fusion of good food and good times. Ol' School. Giving a nod to the good ol' days, Ol' School is official serving up quality fish 'n' chips to South Brisbane's visitors. Ole Spanish Restaurant Focusing on casual dining, Southbeach Social encourages you to sip, savour, socialise and share. Take in the river views and soak up the endless summer vibe. Spaghetti House. The Spaghetti House is an authentic Italian trattoria located at South Bank in sunny Brisbane. Stone Restaurant and Bar.
After a long walk around Goodwill Bridge, visit this restaurant and have a rest here. Cove Bar & Dining specializes in Australian cuisine.
This place offers you good curry duck, chilli prawns and belly pork. The whole impression won't be complete without wine that is delicious here.
Get your meal started with great thai tea. Musicians make live music in the evening. The only thing that disappoints when you come to this spot is the knowledgeable manager.
Based on the visitors' opinions, the lounge area is fancy. But the rating for this restaurant isn't high on TripAdvisor.
I was very dissapointed with this place. There isnt anything positive i can think of to say... The service was bad... It was very slow even though it wasnt busy, and they just sat us down in the corner and forgot about us...
People at my table had to basicly jump up and down on the seat to get service. To me the food was over priced and under delivered... It was definatly nothing special and the menu is very limited. One massive word of warning... When you first arrive if you are offered table water ask for the carafe as the bottled kind ( both still and sparkling) cost $8!!!!!!!!
Even the view isnt enough to save face as its just of a brown river. You can't beat the view from this riverfront restaurant.
Dining al fresco on a warm summer night with the light breezes, this restaurant definitely delivers on atmosphere. The food was not my highlight, but the others seemed to enjoy their meal. Immediately sat upon arrival, the server was asking what we wanted to drink before we even open the menus to look at what they offered.
Being beer drinkers, they offer 2 draft and several bottled varieties. There is something for everyone on the diverse list. Beers delivered, the server recited a few specials for the evening. She walked away and returned 60 seconds later to take our order...again, a little too quick. I'm all about prompt service, but we didn't even have time to look over the menu and we were all talking. Read your guests a little... We ordered a "bread and dips" started for the table to share.
It sounded like the perfect things to nibble on while enjoying the beers, view and company. When it arrived, I was a little surprised by the size for $21. I was a few pieces of bread and 3 small ramekins of dip...small. Delicious, but definitely not worth the price. It was more like a $9 (or less) starter. My entree choice was the Honey Baked Pumpkin Risotto. The description sounded great and I wanted to like it more, but I left the dinner feeling underwhelmed.
The pumpkin wasn't cooked enough (sort of al dente) and the pieces were cut too large. I think maybe I was expecting more of a puree or smaller pieces.
The other 3 people liked their mains. The Striploin looked delicious and was cooked to my friend's liking. I also had a taste of the Duck Curry and the Grilled Chicken Tikka...both were good.
Overall, it was good and I would like to give it another try. The prices are a little high, but you're paying for the view from the prime waterfront location.
My review is more like 2.5 rather than 3 stars for this place. Just had dinner here with my wife. Shortly after being seated the lady serving us our water said that she would get a waitress over to 'tell us what was not available on the menu'. This was a fair representation of the service for the night. We looked through our menus (have to add they have a great drinks list) and then the waitress took our order. My food was decent (a solid 4 stars). I had the salt and pepper squid for entree and pork belly (the serving size was enormous) for mains.
My wife had the zucchini chips which were yummy but her chicken tikka main was pretty average. Apart from that while the restaurant wasn't that busy I had to call the waitress over for our second drink a solid fifteen minutes after we finished our first.
Also the interactions felt more like we were processing a transaction rather than ordering a meal from friendly staff. I guess my comments might be a bit picky but a restaurant charging up to $38 for a main should be providing a level of service to match. I agree with some of the other Yelpers that this would be a better place to go for a drink.
With places like Popolo and Jetty within a stones throw of Cove, they will need to lift their game.
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You have spent the day visiting , the Queensland Museum, the GOMA and the Wheel of Brisbane, and you’ve even cooled off in the afternoon at the Streets Beach infinity pool. But where exactly can one seek after-dark libations in Brisbane’s South Bank precinct? We profile the coolest bars, pubs and secret hideouts scattered around on the left side of the river. Dandy’s Rooftop The rooftop bar of the Fox Hotel, , is a Day-Glo marvel renovated and outfitted with artificial grass, multi-coloured parasols and neon lights.
This fun tennis-themed space instantly begs a fun night of drinking. The cocktail list agrees with this sentiment too. Try out their popping candy marshmallow martini or pine orange jalapeno margarita.
If you start to feel hunger pangs, the Dandy’s menu is very accommodating. Four varieties of pizza and moreish bar snacks like fried crumbed olives stuffed with feta, and spicy smoked pork and goat’s cheese croquettes. The Fox Hotel proprietors describe their bar as an adult playground, the closest thing you’ll get to a backyard beverage in the inner city, so don’t be afraid to bring some of your fellow big kids for an after-work catch-up.
Address: , +61 7 3844 2883 Soleil Pool Bar Celebrate the sun in the newly refurbished Bacchus pool bar, now christened and glamorously clad in gold, white and timber. The emphasis is entirely on soaking up the summer at this rooftop pool bar. Customers can tan on the deck or lounge around the main bar while local DJs spin discs and the team of mixologists behind the bar serve up cocktails such as ‘She’s A Daydreamer’ (Belvedere pure vodka, lemon and vanilla syrup, raspberry purée and lemonade fizz over a scoop of vanilla ice cream).
With the poolside party lasting from sunrise to sunset, the eventual food cravings can be taken care of by the in-house snacks provided by Bacchus, including pizzas, charcuterie and cheese boards. Address: , +61 7 3364 0843 The Sangria Bar Food and drink are given equal star billing at and both are served right up until midnight when those cravings start to hit.
The namesake drink comes in traditional red and white forms, but you can also progress to blueberry and passion fruit red sangria and the refreshing grapefruit and lychee white sangria. Beer lovers are catered for with Estrella Damm on tap along with nine other Spanish beers. The delectable food menu ranges from the light bites (bocaditos), which features patatas bravas and the recommended Alitas de Pollo (spicy chicken wings and pimiento rojo aioli), to more substantial share plates (raciones) which include gambas con chorizo and Vieras Con Calamres Y Chorizo (pan-fried scallop, squid, chorizo and lemon).
Once you’ve stuffed your face and your mouth is on fire, stoke the flames by taking to the dancefloor when the venue transitions into a small Latin dance venue on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Address: , +61 7 3846 1201 Tomahawk Bar A traditional saloon-styled beer hall, is the newest gastropub darling of the South Bank. The rustic aesthetic is immediately established by the emerald tiles, timber trim and copper-topped bar, all brought together by the abundance of seating inside and al fresco, including a 16 seat-long table for large parties that overlooks the greenery of Grey Street.
The craft beer credentials of Tomahawk speak for themselves. 13 taps of independent brews and ciders on rotation (including locals like Brisbane Brewhouse Robust Porter) and an additional selection of bottled beer from overseas and interstate. Seek out the Rogue Old Crustacean Barley Wine from Oregon, USA. The food menu is equally hoppy-mad. Most dishes contain beer ingredients such as the slow cooked pork and fennel meatballs with toasted barley, and Tomahawk’s popular pot pies. Even the house-made ice cream is beer-infused.
Address: Cove Bar And Dining Down at the fashionable dining destination of River Quay, is a champagne and oyster bar that caters for family functions, birthday parties and romantic rendezvouses alike. Past the sunken lawn and inside the airy timber pavilion, head right on up to Cove’s impressive bar, fashioned out of several hundred vintage sets of drawers.
Take a chance on a deadly delicious passionfruit mojito with Oak Heart spiced rum, passionfruit purée, lime, mint, and soda. As for the main dish, the oysters come in 15-20 variations such as watermelon granita and lime salt, smoked tomato jam or their signature oyster creation ‘Bubbles’, a Moet & Chandon gel, San Pellegrino emulsion and King Salmon pearls. Address: +61 7 3844 3993 Stoke Bar Overlooking the glistening nighttime city and jutting out over the South Bank mangroves is , the riverfront expansion of Stokehouse Restaurant.
Bar nibbles here are inevitably delectable, showcasing plates that twist on modern Mediterranean cuisine, including panko-crumbed gurnard with chips and lime aioli and slow braised beef cheek with white polenta and gremolata. Take a glass of wine out onto the timber deck, and return back to yourself amidst the chilled out sounds of the soul music soundtrack. Address: , +61 7 3020 0600 French Martini Bar A great drop-in joint for casual diners as well as a pre- or post-theatre stop, is sure to (Gallic) charm.
Styled with candy pink banquettes and a back-lit kitchen and bar, French Martini has a breezy, swinging atmosphere that is echoed in the playful, regionally-inspired food menu. Aside from the expected charcuterie and cheese boards, more adventurous offerings include les huites aux saucissons (oysters and sausage) and the Corsican speciality pancetta, mint, white onions and fava beans.
Wash all of this down with the requisite Chablis Martini or go off-piste with a royal sloe gin fizz. Address: , +61 7 3844 5541 Hop And Pickle call their style ‘Hop Culture’, signalling their brazen mission to remind Brisbane’s South Bank what the heart and soul of a truly great pub should be.
Certainly, they’ve attempted this quest with aplomb in their Little Stanley Street nook that retains the feel of your local. Craft beer is served on tap, and on Saturdays Hop and Pickle pay homage to the ‘Pub Classics’. Expect plenty of parmas, bangers and mash and greasy sliders.
Sundays are roast lunch days, and the regular bar nibbles menu is quite daring, try the braised octopus with romesco sauce or the Asian glazed pork belly with cucumber relish. Address: , +61 7 3217 2652 Hoo Ha Bar doesn’t need to be told it’s cool, it just is by sheer virtue of its unpretentiousness and refusal to conform to mass appeal.
Situated off the main tourist throng on Tribune Street, Hoo Ha is an authentic local hangout, but friendly and relaxed enough to cater for newcomers. Four craft brews are constantly rotating on tap, such as the current Brewcult ‘Buggin Out’ Black IPA and Croft Biscuit Brown. Playfulness is also abundant in Hoo Ha’s cocktail menu which is onomatopoeia-themed. You’ll be exclaiming ZING! at the concoction of Hayman’s gin, lychee, fresh coriander, lime juice and sparkling wine.
Address: Manhattan Line A slice of the Big Apple on the big Bank, is passionate about only three things: whisky, beer and American street food. We’re talking mountains of hot dogs with every topping under the sun, ketchup, mustard, dill pickle, peppers, caramelised onions, spicy beef chilli and many more.
You’ll also find sloppy joes, buffalo wings and tofu dogs for vegetarians. There’s even a Scottish contingent on the menu in the form of deep fried Mars bars.
Drinks on offer include bourbon cocktails and Stone and Wood craft lager. Address:
When it comes to enjoying a spot of casual dining in Brisbane's CBD, well-priced restaurants and eateries that are not of the food hall or fine dining variety can be hard to find. Yet the CBD has plenty of places, many of them off the beaten track, where a good lunch or dinner can be had for a reasonable price. Here's 12 of the best:
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