Italian food is probably the kind of cuisine, which is tried and tested across the world. But doing it right are very few places and one of it is the 1889 Enoteca in Brisbane. This local Italian restaurant is known for its delicious handmade pasta and pizza dishes. And when patrons are not lusting over their food, they are drooling over their extensive list of wine. With a built in wine cellar and a wine shop, the restaurant also has a private dining space for intimate dinners.
Alchemy Restaurant and Bar is a beautiful restaurant with a view of Story Bridge and Brisbane River from the glass windows. The interiors are done very carefully with antiques like Murano glass chandeliers which gives the restaurant a very elegant and captivating look. Whether for Private dining, corporate functions or parties, the restaurant is perfect for almost any occasion you can think of. Team their scrumptious delicacies with a range of beers, spirits and cocktails for that perfect meal.
There is plenty of room to sit down with your group and talk without having to yell, and plenty of space to relive your dancing days. A newly renovated marble interior greets you upon entry at The Embassy. For those who enjoy a casual gamble, take a peek downstairs at the gaming room, complete with an array of gaming machines and its own bar facilities. The bar is five-star with more than 100 kinds of bottles beers on offer along with 16 beers on tap. Wines, signature concoctions and hard liqueur drinks are also available. The extensive bar menu ensures that the most finicky of tastes are catered for. If not, nothing is too much to ask of the extremely friendly staff. Standard pub fare is available, with a few surprises like steaks and seafood platters.
Located in the midst of the trendy West End cafe circuit, the Three Monkeys Café and Tea House is a hangout for cool "twenty-something's" who love great coffee, in a great atmosphere. Art involving monkeys decorates the walls, giving each of the three rooms a tribal feel. On the menu are devilishly delectable cakes and slices, as well as a large range of fresh coffees, teas and juices. Three Monkeys also serves light and main meals, with the most popular being nachos.
With the picturesque Story Bridge as a backdrop and positioned directly on the Brisbane River, Friday's has all aspects of a night out covered in one venue. The bar and grill are open from lunchtime everyday and the music goes till late. With two separate rooms, you can choose the latest dance grooves or check out some of Brisbane's premier live bands pumping out some rock classics. The large outdoor area makes it easy to have a conversation without losing your voice.
Established more than a century ago, the décor at the Breakfast Creek Hotel may not be turn-of-the-millennium, but the quaint Spanish feel is sufficient to supplement the mouth-watering menu. The outdoor eating area is dimly illuminated and many a candlelit dinner takes place at the popular steakhouse. Widely acknowledged as the best place for steaks in Brisbane, the Breakfast Creek Hotel serves up the juiciest, most tantalizing food, clubbed with chilled beer in their beer garden just the way it's supposed to be.
For those in need of sustenance as their weary legs drag them home after a night out on the town, Abra Kebab (affectionately known as Magic Kebab) is the oasis in the desert. Plenty of seating is greatly appreciated by its patrons, particularly those a little worse for wear! The service is extremely speedy, and the staff's expertise evident as they create the delicious kebabs in their open kitchen. Call for opening hours and additional information.
If you're a vegan or a vegetarian, you'll be hard pressed for choices in the sea-food loving city of Brisbane. Therefore, Vege Rama is truly a haven, where one can nosh on vegetarian delights from all over the world. Located on Adelaide Street, this is one of two outlets, the other one being located inside Myer Centre. The menu here features a plethora of vegan, gluten-free dishes that are low in fat but high in nutrition and taste. On offer here are various Asian, Italian, Greek, Middle-Eastern and even Mexican dishes, so delicious that everyone can relish, whether you're a vegan or a meat-lover.
Whether you're looking for a filling breakfast, lunch, a cup of coffee or simply some drinks, Jabiru has got you covered. Located in Brisbane's prominent business district, this cafe serves delicacies like Haloumi Grill, Classic Jabiru Beef Burger, Aloha Burger and more throughout the day. Moreover, the fully stocked bar serves a whopping 16 varieties of beer including Asahi Black and Asahi Super Dry, along with hard liquor and wine. The cafe exclusively hosts private events during the weekends and its opulent interiors are perfect for such functions. The wood-paneled walls and a sturdy bar counter go along perfectly with the soft, golden lighting. The ceiling has a unique semi-concentric circle design which is very aesthetically pleasing. The establishment's versatility is what makes it such a popular food and drinks destination.
Red hook is popular for recreating the New York street food and excelling in it. They keep up the name of the American street food with juicy Buffalo wings and delectable, quirky named burgers such as Uptown Funk Burger and Resolution Breaker Burger. The warmth of this place strikes you instantly and with the rapidly growing laneway culture, it has a nicely done laneway bar with warm lights and creative cocktails such as Pickled Cheeseburger Martini and an elaborate list of Australian and American beer. The service is prompt and with the staff catering to your every need, you won't go hungry for too long. The place is tucked away, so keep an eye out for this one.
Located within the MacArthur Central, FantAsia is one of their three Brisbane outlets. Offering delicious Asian food, that blends in many flavors from Pan Asian region, these outlets are known for their low prices and satisfying, fusion meals. Top picks at these eateries include Tokyo beef, Bangkok noodle salad and shrimp laksa, to name a few. The service is usually quick, keeping in mind the fast food penchant and offerings are pretty delectable. A good option if you're craving a tasty Asian fare.