Taking inspiration from L’Aquitaine in France, Aquitaine Brasserie is a fine dining restaurant bringing some French class to Brisbane’s South Bank. Located on Sidon Street, close to the Goodwill Bridge, at Aquitaine Brasserie you can indulge in a menu of contemporary French cuisine while being rewarded with stunning views across the river as well as the city’s skyline. For a special dining experience in Brisbane, make a reservation at this charming French restaurant.
Attracting discerning diners from all over the area, Aquitaine Brasserie in Brisbane's South Bank provides diners with some rustic French elegance, taking provincial fare and giving it a modern edge. Begin with some beef tartare or the duck with paté, ham, black pudding, foie gras, pickled quince and spiced bread crumb, before moving on to one of the delectable mains. We recommend sharing the whole wood-fired Bendele farm duck served with shaved cucumber, radish, lime, pickled shallots, red pepper aigre doux and sumac yoghurt, followed by some mille-feuille with orange chiboust, hazelnut praline crumb, mandarin and cocoa.
Of course, as you would expect from a quality French restaurant, the wine list has been perfectly put together with an array of French and local wines, and you’ll find a list of European-inspired cocktails too. With its stylish surrounds and views across the Brisbane skyline and river, Aquitaine Brasserie is the perfect location for a special occasion or a romantic date. You’ll find it on South Bank’s Sidon Street in the chic River Quay dining precinct – book in advance to avoid disappointment!
We were greeted warmly, promptly seated and offered water. On delivering our bottle of wine to the table, the waiter showed the label before opening. That was fortuitous, because it wasn't the wine we wanted. The menu was fully explained and our order taken in good time. The food was worth waiting for. Absolutely delicious. Throughout the evening we did not have to ask for water or wine to be replenished.
Absolutely lovely. Food was delicious, service fantastic and the setting just perfect, with a backdrop of the river, city, Christmas carols from the River Quay and a great view of the fireworks. It was a treat for my husband's birthday and it was just the ticket!
Friendly, helpful staff and a totally delicious meal! What more could we want! I cannot see the point of writing twenty-five words when I have given my total opinion already.
An excellent meal, a well structured wine list and wait staff just the right mix of attention, knowledge and interaction. Not cheap but well worth it.
After being seated in possibly the best seat in the house, we were greeted by our lovely waiter, Russell. The food was fantastic, so decadent and a great take on modern french dining. Everything was super fresh and delicious. The view is just great - overlooking the Brisbane river and city skyline. We had the escargot and oysters to begin with. Along with the crispy fish, tiger prawns and tomato/basil/bocconicini salad. We managed to fit in dessert and had the deconstructed creme brulee and a blue cheese board. Highly recommend this place!
It was a pleasant night and a great dinning experience. The italian waitress Mia / Roberta was helpful and friendly. First course charcuterie plate and pate's top quality. Breads were ok but not great. Main meals Venison / Duck/ Beef all of them well prepared and presentation great on plates. The initial impression was that portions size rather small, but in fact were just right and yummy! It is a treat! We will came again- one of the best dinning experiences in Brisbane so far.
Good but not extensive menu, which made choosing easier. Tiger prawn starter was delicious and the Wagyu rump steak just melted in the mouth. Finished off with with Petit Fours for my wife and for me an innovative version of Crete brûlée, which was mouth watering. A couple of glasses of Cloudy Bay to start with (it was our anniversary!) and a very smooth Barossa Shiraz with the beef made for a perfect meal. Service and location were also great.
Having been to aquitane on my birthday in june and having a very enjoyable experience , Iwas looking forward to my return visit. Sadly it was nothing like my first visit. On arrival the concierge was otherwise engaged and took no notice of our arrival and we were ignored by staff behind the bar. After being seated , we ordered drinks and our meals.The shared platter was served but was below what we had received previously. For my main course I had steak ,medium rare.The steak was actually tough ,and the concierge said I should have orordered medium as the meat was a different cut. None of this was explained when we ordered. My partner had the lamb and it was quite grissly.As my bill was asubstantial $200 I was not very with our meals or service and I will not be returning to or recommending Aquitane to anyone.
My husband said his steak was the best steak he has ever had. Although we have been to Aquitaine several times as we are locals, it was definitely the best meal we have had there. I had the pork cutlet, our friends had the mussels and duck and everyone, without exception, thought the whole night (we were upstairs) was stunning. It won't be as long for a return visit!!
The table service was exceptional and attention was paid to our two young children with regard to taking their orders and serving them quickly. We were very happy with the choices on the menu and then enjoyed a scrumptious meal with a fantastic wine. The restaurant has a friendly atmosphere and is situated overlooking the Brisbane River. A nice place to celebrate a special occasion.