Due to its mild climate, riverside area and charming streets, much of the dining is alfresco, plus prices here are cheaper than in many other comparable Aussie centers.
The CBD, nearby Fortitude Valley, and along Brunswick Street in the New Farm suburb have some of the best eating, while Chinatown is lively and South Bank is laid back and eclectic.
Brisbane's central business district is centered on Queen Street, with the buzzing Queen Street Mall at one end of it. Although best known for its shopping, it is also awash with eateries, from buffet-style pizzerias and food courts to the best in Italian and Greek restaurants.
Situated in the affluent Fortitude Valley area of Brisbane to the east of the CBD, this fine wide street has many top-end eateries. There is also a profusion of terraced cafés here as well as flashy hotel restaurants.
New Farm / Paddington
The New Farm area of town is southeast of Fortitude Valley and lines the river, with the best of the eateries at the end of Brunswick Street and across Merthyr Road. It is an area of trendy bistros and cafés and also has a great deal of Asian eateries.
This is the most laid-back dining area of Brisbane, lying south of the river and along its banks under the guise of the city's best museums and galleries. It is a superb area to eat and drink and puts on regular markets where cheap food can be had on the street.
This is the best area of the city to eat seafood although it is a few miles to the east of the CBD and along the coast. The Farmers Market here on Saturday has the freshest seafood in the city and there are cheap eateries here for sampling.