The capital of Queensland is well-known for championing local and innovative restaurants, and boasts a lively culinary scene. In particular, Brisbane has some great restaurants serving Australian-style dishes that are honestly changing the foodie landscape in this wonderful city. So we've got a few tips when it comes to discovering the best Australian restaurants in Brisbane. Read on and find out why Australian cuisine is the most sought after in the city.
There's no shortage of restaurants in Brisbane dishing up classic Australian fare. Expect a relaxed ambience, seasonal menus and premium ingredients prepared simply yet with expert precision. For a classic Australian breakfast pay Plum Tucker on Enoggera Terrace in Red Hill a visit for a bacon and egg roll on a freshly-baked damper bun topped with lemon aioli, fried eggs, bacon, kanga banga, leafy greens and house chutney. Then, pop back for a lunchtime fix and opt for a salad packed with roast pumpkin, avocado (of course), pickled beets, house kraut, leafy greens and miso dressing. Or, if you're over in Woody Point, for a meal with a view, The Belvedere Hotel boasts a sensational wagyu beef burger with all the trimmings, and a side of beer-battered chips.
If you're a fan of seafood, there are a number of Australian restaurants in Brisbane specialising in the fruits of the sea. One such restaurant is St James Crabhouse and Kitchen on Baildon Street in Kangaroo Point. Here you can enjoy locally-caught blue swimmers or succulent Alaskan snow crab, alongside grilled prawns, mussels and Moreton Bay bugs. Or, why not stop into Teneriffe Social House and treat yourself to the oyster bar where you can go au natural, Rockefeller (baked and topped with spinach, cheese, bacon and breadcrumbs) or Japanese-style (served with wakame, toasted sesame and yuzu dressing), before an array of tapas options like lime & black pepper calamari, popcorn prawns and seared yellow fin tuna.
Needless to say, Aussies love a good barbie, which is reflected in Brisbane's Australian restaurants as you'd expect. For example, at venues like Grilling Art on Rode Road in Stafford Heights you'll find a choice of juicy steaks, baby pork ribs and chicken fillets, flame-grilled to a mouthwatering smoky finish and basted with a range of tasty marinades. One of our favourites is the teriyaki salmon which just the thing for an evening meal as the sun goes down on another balmy day in Brisbane.