Full alphabetical list of Brisbane CBD restaurants below the following brief overview:
Budget city restaurants are clustered around the Little Asia precinct, incorporating the Elizabeth Arcade with hole in the wall Japanese Kadoya and Korean Madtongsan perpetually packed with Asian students. Other great budget finds, the majority tucked away up or downstairs from street level with little signage are Mary St's glamorous Japanese hotpot diner Shabuhouse, or Korean Madtongsan II and vegetarian stalwart Govinda's both upstairs on Elizabeth St.
On Edward St dim sim house and bar Dragonfly lives in the base of Rowes Arcade and in the basement of Metro Arts on Edward St is NY style Italian eatery and bar Verve.
Down Burnett Lane tiny German eatery German Hut Imbuss peddles bratwurst and beer and, on Friday nights, pork hock and upstairs on Queen St Mall Beijing House peddles yum cha from a heritage bank building.
Ben's Alibi adds a touch of Morocco to the mono law precinct, dishing up tagines and pizza for lunch on weekdays.
and upstairnotopswhile at the other end of the scale the city's upmarket dining area is to be found at the Botanic gardens area of Edward St and along the Riverside complex.
Meanwhile the city's best lunches for under $10 are found at Spring, LR Sushi or Wednesday's City Farmers Market in Raddacliff Square.
Mid-Range eateries are limited to the atmospheric Burnett Lane hideaway The Survey Co, veteran Japanese inhabitant of Koala House, Oshin, rustic chic Jeremy's on Albert St, Belgian Beer Café on Edward and funky Korean barbecue joint Red and Grill on Charlotte St, along with sky garden style newcomer Public on George St.
High-Range restaurants are clustered around the Botanic Gardens and Riverside precinct, led by culinary jewel and degustation restaurant, the divine three hatted Esquire. Hot on its heels come Matt Moran's Aria on the riverfront and Urbane and Restaurant II in the City Botanic Gardens vicinity. Other gems include The Euro off Spencer Lane and Malt Dining upstairs in Brisbane's first marketplace, Spanish-infused Moda by the Gardens and Phillip Johnson stalwart E'cco Bistro in a no-man's land bordering the Valley. Tucked away under the 1930's Inchcolm Hotel, chic little bistro Seasalt at Armstrongs is the work of esteemed chef Russell Armstrong and for something entrirely different head down to North Quay for Mod Oz/Japanese fusion at the stylishly kitted out Tank in the base of the Santos building.
Aria | Eagle St Pier 1 Eagle St Brisbane »
Belgian Beer Café Brussels | 169 Mary St Brisbane »
Beijing House | Level 1 45 Queen St Brisbane »
Ben's Alibi | 363 George St Brisbane »
Dragonfly | 235 Edward St Brisbane »
E’cco Bistro | 100 Boundary St Brisbane »
Esquire | 145 Eagle St Brisbane »
Fat Noodle | Brisbane »
German Sausage Hut Imbiss | Burnett Lane Brisbane »
Govinda’s | 99 Elizabeth St Brisbane »
Jeremy’s | 93 Albert St Brisbane »
Kadoya | Elizabeth Arcade 30/99 Elizabeth St Brisbane »
LR Sushi | Queens Plaza Adelaide St Brisbane »
Madtongsan | Elizabeth Arcade 28/99 Elizabeth St Brisbane »
Madtongsan II | Level 1 85 Elizabeth St Brisbane »
Malt Dining | 28 Market St Brisbane »
Oshin | 1st Floor Koala House 256 Adelaide St Brisbane »
Pav Bar | Stamford Plaza crn Margaret & Edward St »
Public | Level 1 400 George St Brisbane »
Red and Grill | 2/119 Charlotte St Brisbane »
Restaurant Two | 2 Edward St Brisbane »
Sake | Level 1 45 Eagle St Brisbane »
Shabuhouse | Level 1 70 Mary St Brisbane »
Steamed | 95 Turbot St Brisbane »
Tank Restaurant & Bar | Ground Floor Santos Place 31 Tank St Brisbane »
Taro's Ramen | 363 Adelaide St Brisbane »
The Euro | 181 Mary St Brisbane »
The Survey Co | Burnett Lane Brisbane »
Swill Hotel Orient | 560 Queen St Brisban »
Urbane | 181 Mary St Brisbane »