After a long day of sightseeing, settling into a delicious and unforgettable dining experience is the perfect activity within the chic city of Brisbane.

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The city is lined with stylish restaurants, nestled along the crystal-clear waters or amidst the bustling city centre streets. Here are our top picks for the best restaurants you should visit during your visit to Brisbane!


Longtime has been a local favourite for years now, winning multiple awards and being renowned for being one of the best places to enjoy a dinner in all of Fortitude Valley. Featuring a menu of Southeast-Asian cuisines, offering a pristine fine dining experience to those who visit. It’s best to enjoy the share plates available here, as you can try a sample of all the seducing tastes as you go, from chargrilled ribs, soft shell crab, and delicious curries.

Arc Dining

Arc Dining is not only a fantastic choice for its delicious food but its chic interior design! Featuring waterfront views, stunning woodwork, and a touch of glam that suits this stylish restaurant, Arc Dining will spoil both your eyes and tastebuds! Start with the restaurant’s fabulous list of cocktails and choose the cuisines which match these drinks best. From goose prosciutto, pork terrine, and their beloved vinegary potato chips, there is something for everyone on this menu. Don’t forget to order one of their fantastic desserts, which has made this restaurant famous in Brisbane!

Julius Pizzeria

You can’t go wrong with a pizza for dinner, and Julius Pizzeria delivers the best pizza around! Simply head down Fish Lane and line up in the hefty queue which is typical for this restaurant. The wood-fired pizzas are truly fantastic, with the common margarita and supreme choices as well as the gourmet truffles, pancetta and gorgonzola pizza choices. If you aren’t in the mood for pizza, why not try out the homemade pasta to go with your Aperol Spritz?

Happy Boy

If you are after delicious craft beer to cool you off from the tropical humidity that is Brisbane, Happy Boy is for you! Offering a Chinese BBQ, with noodles, seafood, and weekend brunches. Beer might not be your first thought when having noodles, but Happy Boy pairs them perfectly! Boasting a beautiful atmosphere, with street fairy lights, bustling city streets, and plenty of friendly staff to introduce you to these delicious share plates and beer choices!

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward began with a passion for travel and turned it into a thriving tourism business. He co-founded Sightseeing Tours Australia after starting out as a tour guide in Melbourne. Cameron delights in helping visitors get the most from their trip to Australia. Whether he's leading tours or writing about his favourite places, Cameron loves sharing his local insight with fellow travellers.

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