Best New Restaurants 2017

A wide range of restaurants have opened in Brisbane over the past year and each of the following venues offer tempting dishes and a unique atmosphere to boot. From historic inner city garages to Asian-inspired sophistication, these 15 restaurants are all outstanding.


With a recycled, industrial vibe, Detour is one Woolloongabba restaurant worth visiting. Try their Kentucky Fried Duck or Gunpowder Salmon accompanied by a selection of biodynamic, sustainable wines...more

Chu the Phat

Fish Lane is the perfect spot to open this Asian street food restuarant. Hawker style food from Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan can be enjoyed at this multi-level glass-enclosed vision of chic...more

Italian Food Kitchen 

Tucked away in an old garage in an inner city side street is this atmospheric Italian eating house, serving up bona fide traditional meals and a quality selection of mostly Italian wines...more

Yuzu & Co

Exquisite contemporary Japanese fare is on the menu at this casual New Farm eatery, where the food is about the best you'll find for these kind of prices around inner Brisbane...more

Margo Restaurant & Bar

This sophisticated new European restaurant and bar has taken over the old Montrachet site, bringing delicious flavours of the Mediterranean and fine dining to the neighbourhood...more

Junk Boat

Head to Little Stanley Street at South Bank for an authentic taste of Asia. The bamboo steamer roof of Junk Boat hints at the menu which boasts everything from shumai dumplings to massaman curry...more

Happy Boy

Regional Chinese dishes are the specialty at Happy Boy's latest Fortitude Valley venture. Look out for their authentic beef brisket stew with noodle knots, or fish slice drowned in Sichuan chilli broth...more

Polish Pierogi

This bayside eatery proudly brings the flavors of Warsaw to Wellington Point. The mixed plate of hand made dumplings are the best way to sample Polish Pierogi, or maybe try their hearty sausage and sauerkraut stew...more

Cribb Street Social

Make the most of the al fresco pavilion at Cribb Street Social. This fine restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as specialising in a charcuterie menu sourced from around the world...more

Mrs Brown's Bar + Kitchen 

The atmosphere is relaxed yet communal at Mrs Brown's Bar + Kitchen in Newstead, with share plates ranging from a rotisserie chicken to slow roasted lamb shoulder to braised pork belly featuring on the menu...more

Hummingbird Bar and Restaurant

Dine indoors or out at Rosalie's Hummingbird Bar and Restaurant. The focus of their modern Australian menu is fresh, seasonal produce, sourced sustainably with an extensive wine and cocktail menu to match.

Apron Restaurant & Bar

Tucked away out near the Brisbane Airport is this new dining destination worth travelling for, with creative dishes served in a sumptuous dining space with poolside terrace...more


From the folks behind Malt Dining, Malt Pier, Vaquero and On the Side comes this suave contemporary eating house and bar serving delicious morsels  in happening Newstead...more

Enzo & Sons

Enjoy one of Enzo & Sons wood fired pizzas seated around a cosy booth or outside in the courtyard. The signature range of campari cocktails perfectly compliment the authentic Italian menu...more

Freddie's Taphouse & Kitchen 

Tucked beneath Sage Hotel, Freddie's Taphouse & Kitchen serves sophisticated food and drinks. Main meals include sand crab linguini, torn pork orecchiette or sticky tamarind and black vinegar glazed beef short ribs...more

By Lucy Hordern

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