Our restaurant Brisbane Guide starts with the Riverside area.
The Riverside area at Eagle Street and Queen Street, has a variety of restaurants.
Most have views out over the Brisbane River and the Storey Bridge.
This creates fantastic atmospheres in each of the restaurants and along the boardwalk. Because there are so many restaurants in the one precinct it is easy just to arrive and the walk around until you find the one that suits you best.
The walk between restaurants is delightful and will help you work up an appetite. This is a popular area for eating out so if you have somewhere specific in mind make sure you call ahead for reservations, especially on weekends and public holidays.
Restaurant Brisbane Guide ~ The Riverside
Cha Cha Char is the place to go if you are looking for the ultimate steak, as this is then the only restaurant for you in Brisbane.
While others will try and replicate the steak here, quite simply they can’t.
Various dishes incorporating Australian beef will leave you wondering at the many ways to include steak in a meal. If you have non-steak lovers in your party, fear not, as there are other options including seafood and duck.
Cha Cha Char is a bit pricier than other restaurants around the city but the view from the riverside and the food will make it worth it. After dinner a stroll along the riverside will complete a special evening.
Groove Train is a more laid back restaurant, and Groove Train has an excellent drinks menu and a superb food menu, with their wood fire pizzas always a crowd pleaser.
There is both a more traditional restaurant area as well as a lounge style area with couches to relax with a drink on. Open all day from 7am to 10pm it also has an excellent breakfast menu to start your day off right.
Jade Buddha is set up on the second floor of the Riverside and it has probably the best views over the river, the Storey bridge, and the city.
As you might expect the decor is Asian influenced with bamboo and ivory accenting around the restaurant.
Large couches and a background waterfall complete the relaxed atmosphere.
The Salmon with wasabi mayonnaise is the highlight of the Jade Buddha menu, however any of the seafood dishes will delight.
A great opportunity to try local seafood including Hervey Bay scallops and Moreton Bay Bugs.
At night young professionals crowd in for a relaxed lounge style bar overlooking the river.
Il Centro, as suggested by the name, it has an Italian flavour to both its menu and its decor. With the prime location at the Riverside precinct Il Centro is constantly busy with business people taking long lunches during the day and couples having romantic evenings by night.