When it comes to dining out as a family, nothing beats dinner with a view. Fortunately for Brisbane families, there’s an endless stream of restaurants and cafes that offer spectacular views to accompany the meal. Whether it’s high above the city on a rooftop or among vibrant greenery, overlooking the city from afar, there’s always a breathtaking new view to discover.
Ranging from rooftop bars to riverside restaurants, here are some of Brisbane’s most scenic restaurants.
Special mention: Why not have a rooftop picnic at 480 Queen Street. It may not be dining out but it has a great view!
Pair beautiful Brisbane views with delicious Italian cuisine at Otto Ristorante. Take in beautiful scenes of the story bridge from Brisbane’s Queen St while enjoying a vast range of dishes, including pasta, salad, and items from the wood fire grill.
Address: 4/480 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Head over to Customs House on Queen Street for beautiful views of Brisbane city. Located along the river, the venue specialises in modern Australian cuisines. Enjoy oysters, slow-cooked lamb, duck breast, and heaps more. Experience high tea, lunch, a Sunday breakfast, or dinner. Be sure to take a moment and admire the astonishing views of the Story Bridge.
Address: 399 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Visiting the Gallery Of Modern Art? Be sure to stop by the GOMA Restaurant for a delicious meal and breathtaking views. Choose between a tasting menu, or from the entree, mains, and dessert list. While you decide, take a moment to soak in the city views from the restaurant’s South Bank location.
Address: Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Also located in Brisbane’s Eagle Street, the Alchemy Restaurant offers beautiful views to accompany your meal. The restaurant offers a variety of dining options, including a La Carte menu, a Degustation menu, a vegetarian menu, and more. Enjoy the sweeping views of the Brisbane River, Story Bridge, and surrounding cityscape.
Address: 175 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Bulimba’s IL Molo offers mouthwatering Italian dishes alongside beautiful scenery. Sit back and enjoy views of the Brisbane River while digging into a variety of dishes, including antipasto, pizza, and heaps more. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Address: 1B Oxford St, Bulimba QLD 4171
Located on the Portside Wharf, the Byblos Bar offers a variety of Meditation dishes to enjoy while overlooking the Brisbane River. With dishes such as the trio of dips, chicken wings, beef shawarma, falafels, and heaps more, there’s surely a little something for everyone. Stop by to soak in the sweeping views and grab a delicious meal.
Address: 39 Hercules St, Hamilton QLD 4007
Gusto Da Gianni
Gusto Da Gianni is also located on Hamilton’s Portside Wharf, offering visitors river-side views of the Brisbane River to accompany their meal. The venue is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, offering a collection of Italian dishes to choose from, including tomato-based pizzas, olive oil based pizzas, antipasti, seafood, pasta, risotto, and much more. Children under 12 years of age eat for $13. They can choose from crumbed fish, chicken nuggets, pizza, or pasta.
Address: Portside Wharf Remora Road Hamilton, Hamilton QLD 4007
The Medley Cafe is located along the Kangaroo Cliffs and delights visitors with a mouth-watering menu coupled with riverside views of the Brisbane River. Open from 7 am every day of the week, the venue offers a vast breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu. To top it off, kids eat from only $8 and are offered activity packs to enjoy.
Address: 62 Wharf St, Kangaroo Point QLD 4169
Formerly Eleven Rooftop Bar, Maya is a pop-up concept restaurant and bar offering the finest in Mexican cuisine. The venue offers visitors spectacular views of Brisbane from above, along with a diverse menu to select from. Get your booking in quick – Maya is only in Brisbane for a short while!
Address: 757 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Mr. And Mrs. G Riverbar
Located along Brisbane’s Eagle St Pier, the Mr. and Mrs. G Riverbar offers riverside views to accompany your meal. Overlook the Brisbane River with the Story Bridge looming in the distance. Enjoy their diverse menu, including beef burgers, salad, sandwiches, pork meatballs, roast chicken, and heaps more. Head over between Wednesday and Friday for a $19.50 combo lunch.
Address: 1 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Georges Paragon Seafood Restaurant
If you’re on the hunt for quality seafood, make your way over to George’s Paragon Seafood Restaurant. Located along the Eagle St Pier, the restaurant boasts spectacular riverside views of the Brisbane River with the Story Bridge in the distance. Head over in the afternoon to enjoy a peaceful sunset, or for dinner to admire the city’s colourful lights. Children have the option of either fish cocktails, lasagna, schnitzel, ravioli, steak, or calamari and chips. Kid’s meals start at $15.
Address: 1/10 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Head over to the Mary Maes in New Farm to enjoy sweeping riverside views and their mouthwatering menu. The restaurant itself is very open, making it effortless to enjoy the views from inside. Choose between a variety of food options, including buttermilk fried chicken, battered flathead with chips, spiced chickpea burgers, and much more.
Address: 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005
Admire the beauty of Brisbane from above at Sixteen Antlers. Located on the corner of Ann and Roma Streets, soak in these unique rooftop sights. If you’re hungry, choose from the venue’s share plates, including a cheese board or charcuterie board. Alternatively, enjoy spring rolls, roasted bread, dips, salt and pepper squid, and heaps more.
Address: Level 16 Pullman & Mercure Hotel Cnr Ann &, Roma St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Sandstone Point Hotel
If you’re looking for some fresh views to enjoy, venture North of Brisbane to the Sandstone Point Hotel. Enjoy unobstructed waterfront views while digging into popular seafood dishes, including oysters, battered fish, snapper fillet, mussels, and much more. Alternatively, choose from burgers, pizzas, and grilled options. Kid’s meals include chicken nuggets, fish and chips, spaghetti bolognese, and pizza. Kids eat for $9 each.
Address: 1800 Bribie Island Rd, Sandstone Point QLD 4511
Persone Italian Restaurant
Located in the Brisbane Quarter, Persone offers fine Italian dining with spectacular river and city views. All your Italian favourites are here, including creamy pasta dishes, risotto and pizza, and you can follow them up with a delicious desert. Roasted peach and pistachio panacotta, anyone?
Address: Level 2, 300 George Street, Brisbane
Staying at Brisbane’s Sofitel? Don’t forget to stop by the Thyme2 Restaurant for breathtaking views of the city. Enjoy the towering cityscape over Anzac Square while dining in for either breakfast, lunch or dinner. The venue also offers a breakfast buffet that shouldn’t be missed.
Address: 249 Turbot St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
The Balfour Kitchen
Located in New Farm, head to the Balfour Kitchen for breakfast, lunch, or dinner with a view. Enjoy a unique sight of the Story Bridge from afar while experiencing a delicious menu. Head over in the late afternoon to enjoy a peaceful sunset over the city, alongside a 2 or 3-course dinner.
Address: 37 Balfour St, New Farm QLD 4005
The Jetty South Bank
The Jetty in South Bank offers sweeping views of the city to admire. Soak in the spectacular views of the cityscape while enjoying dishes such as oysters, pork belly, wagyu burgers, Moreton Bay bugs, roast chicken, chocolate truffles, and much more. Head over to admire the sunset over the city. The venue also offers a takeaway menu, so you can enjoy a delicious meal at one of South Bank’s many scenic spots.
Address: shop 4 Sidon St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
The Lovewell Cafe
If you’re looking for amazing views of Brisbane city from afar, make your way over to the Love Well Cafe for a delicious meal. Escape the bustle of the city and enjoy the peaceful views amongst the lush greenery of Mount Gravatt. Stop by for breakfast and start your day with waffles, eggs benedict, muesli, the breakfast burger, raisin toast, and heaps more. There’s sure to be a little something for everyone.
Address: 185 Mount Gravatt Outlook Dr, Mount Gravatt QLD 4122
The Stokehouse Q
The Stokehouse Q is acclaimed for its amazing waterfront dining. Dig into a variety of Mediterranean dishes while admiring a picture perfect sight of Brisbane city. Choose between fish and chips, dumplings, lamb, pancetta wrapped chicken, and much more.
Address: Sidon St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Venture north of Brisbane for Riverside views and delicious food at Northshore Harbour. Start the day with eggs and bacon, smashed avo, eggs benedict, waffles, date loaf, and more. Alternatively, make your way over for lunch to enjoy the fish of the day, a crispy noodle salad, honey roasted pumpkin, BBQ beef short ribs, and more. The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch every day of the week.
Address: 285 MacArthur Ave, Hamilton QLD 4007
The following restaurants have served their last meals, but with such great premises and views, keep a look out for new dining experiences opening in their place.
Malt Pier – permanently closed
Stop by Newstead’s Malt Pier for breakfast, lunch or dinner coupled with waterfront dining. The restaurant offers sweeping views over the Brisbane River alongside a generous menu to choose from, including roasted duck, Atlantic salmon, grilled zucchini, brownies, vanilla pannacotta, and heaps more.
Address: 1 Newstead Terrace, Newstead QLD 4006
The Bavarian, Eagle St – permanently closed
If you’re in the mood for German cuisine, make your way over to the Eagle St Pier’s Bavarian. The area is renowned for its spectacular riverside views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge. Head over in the late afternoon and marvel as the area is illuminated by the sunset. Alternatively, stop by for dinner to witness the vibrant lights. The Bavarian is very child-friendly, offering kids’ meals for only $10 each. Otherwise, kids eat free every Sunday.
Address: 1/45 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Bar Spritz – permanently closed
If you’re looking for city views, Bar Spritz can deliver. Located along the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, the venue offers spectacular views overlooking Brisbane’s colourful cityscape and river. The views are particularly amazing at night, with illuminated city views at your fingertips. To accompany this beautiful sight are delicious, fresh Italian dishes that the whole family can enjoy. Kids meals are available for $13 each.
Address: 29 River Terrace, Kangaroo Point QLD 4169
Summit Restaurant And Bar – permanently closed
Head up to Mt Coot ‘Tha’s iconic Summit Restaurant and Bar for a unique view of Brisbane City that can’t be attained anywhere else. The lookout is understandably very popular at night, due to the vibrant lights of Brisbane City beaming in every direction. Alternatively, make your way up during the earlier hours of the morning and watch the sunrise over the city, followed by a delicious breakfast. There’s no better way to start the day!
Address: 1012 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr, Mount Coot-Tha QLD 4066
Up On Constance – permanently closed
Open from Thursday to Sunday, make your way over to Up On Constance for spectacular views of Brisbane City. Perched high upon a rooftop in Fortitude Valley, enjoy a range of fresh food options while soaking in the beauty of the city from above.
Address: 20 Constance St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Pony Dining – permanently closed
Make your way over to Pony Dining on Brisbane’s Eagle Street Pier for their amazing riverside views and mouthwatering menu. Choose between lamb rump, Angus flank, Murray cod, and much more, all while admiring the spectacular views. Make your way down in the late evening/sunset for a serendipitous experience.
Address: 18/45 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000