5 Must Try Brisbane Restaurants, 2020
Jul 16, 2020

Brisbane, Queensland’s well-educated metropolis has an immense up and coming dining scene, capturing the attention of the restaurant industry in a big way this last few years.

If you are a top chef from Sydney or Melbourne and you haven’t already considered your name on one of Brisbane’s Restaurants you have slipped by the wayside we are afraid.

‘Bris-Vegas’ hosts an amazing culinary scene and continues to grow year on year. As a city Brisbane is booming in many ways, Brisbane Restaurants are simply one of a few powerhouse industries taking over the city.

We love a visit to Brissy, exploring the latest Cocktail Bars, Shops or live music venues but it’s the Brisbane Restaurant scene that has us most enthralled.

Here is At Your Tables ‘5 Must Try Brisbane Restaurants for 2020’

  • Happy boy
  • Greca
  • Longtime
  • joy. restaurant
  • Urbane

Happy boy

Happy boy does exactly what it says on the tin, it evokes happiness through the fragrance and execution of delicious and simple Chinese food, paired with a constantly updating regional growers of Australia wine list.

Humble prices bring the crowds and the exceptional execution leaves nothing but the best impression. Happy Boy is bustling, and it’s obvious why. If you are hoping to dine here on even a slightly busy night in Brisbane then be sure to book.

Also, be sure to try out the Red braised Pork belly… Wow!

East Street, Fortitude Valley


Renowned Sydney chef Jonathan Barthelmess brought an authentic take on Greece to Brisbane in 2018 and has since been gaining vigorous momentum with a very well-rounded offering in all ways.

Meats and Seafood cooked over Charcoal with views of the river encourage a long and leisurely dining experience.

Do not look past the Saganaki Cheese with honey and oregano or the Frito Misto of calamari and Prawns.

Howard Smith Wharf, Boundary Street


Longtime has for… a long time been regarded as a go to in the World of Thai restaurants and we are adamant that if you haven’t already, try it out… Soon!

You arrive and sup on a few drinks in the restaurant’s hidden laneway entrance, while waiting for a table (we mention this as it’s a great part of the experience but do factor in beforehand) Longtime is busy, and you’ll want to be here in plenty of time to get a table.

Chef Ben Bertei musters up fragrant turmeric lobster curries and vibrant, authentic salads. However, our pick would be the whole crispy fish with red curry paste, lime, snake beans, sweet chilli and Thai basil.

Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

joy. restaurant

joy. restaurant brought to you by Tim and Sarah Scott, formerly of Sepia, and Sixpenny have created a low-key backstreet eatery well worth your attention.

joy. restaurant, focusses on intimacy – only ten diners are served at any one time, with Tim and Sarah your hosts, doing everything themselves.

The Japanese and Nordic inspired menu, is paired with wines from Tim and Sarah’s Sommelier extraordinaire Russ Berry who has brought together an intelligent list of Sake, natural Australian and European wines.

Bakery Lane, Fortitude Valley


Alejandro Cancino steers the ship at Urbane offering his signature degustation’s of five or eight courses

Argentinean born, Cancino has worked in some of the world’s finest kitchens, including Mugaritz in Spain and Bulgari Hotels in Tokyo.

Organic and local produce inspires as does the open approach with evolving vegetarian degustation’s also on offer.

Each course can be paired with wines from the globally dynamic 17-page wine list.  Also, worth noting are sibling offerings The Laneway and The Euro.

Mary Street, Brisbane

Did we miss your favourite local Brisbane Restaurant?

If so let guys know in the comments below and we will be sure to go and check it out next time we go hunting for Brisbane’s finest.

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