Brisbane’s Best ~ River View Restaurants

22 Jul

Living in a river city, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining with a view. But with so many choices, where to begin?

Here is a sample of some of the best river view dining selections that Brisbane has to offer:

Brisbane South

Stokehouse ~ South Bank

Sweeping river views and a Contemporary Mediterranean cuisine come together at one of South Bank’s more recent restaurant editions. Stokehouse is positioned at the southern end of South Bank’s esplanade nearing the Goodwill Bridge.

              Sidon Street
              River Quay
              South Bank QLD 4101

              07 3013 0333

              Mon to Sun  12pm – late

Just a few steps up from Stokehouse is Popolo Italian Kitchen & Bar. More than your average pasta and pizza place, Popolo offers classic Italian flavours served with unique flare.

       Sidon Street
       River Quay
       SouthBank QLD 4101

       07 3846 7784

       Mon from 5pm
       Tues – Sun from 12pm

Brisbane North

Byblos ~ Portside Wharf Hamilton

A modern Lebanese restaurant where Eastern flavours meet Western technique & presentation. Additionally, the bar at Byblos deserves a visit on it’s own merit with one of the most impressive liquor collections in the country.


     Portside Wharf
     Hamilton QLD 4007

     07 3268 2223

     Mon to Tues  5pm till Late
     Wed to Sun  1130am till Late

Sono ~ Portside Wharf Hamilton

Sono at Portside Wharf serves traditional Japanese cuisine with a modern flare. Take in the river views whilst dining in exquisite formal Japanese decor.

     Portside Wharf   
     Hamilton QLD 4007
     07 3268 6655
     Tues from 6pm
     Wed to Sun from 12pm

Northshore Riverside Cafe ~ Hamilton

Tucked away in the parklands of one of the most recent Hamilton developments, Northshore Riverside Cafe serves up a range of breakfast and lunch options that are sure to sit well with most. Sure to not stay a secret for long so make the most of the serenity here while it lasts.

            297 MacArthur Avenue
            Hamilton QLD 4007
            07 3868 4264
            Mon to Fri  9am – 3pm
            Sat & Sun  8 – 330pm

Brisbane CBD


2012 winner of the Queensland Good Food & Wine Awards, Esquire is proving to be quite a hit around town. The Modern Australian cuisine is available informal or formal with an option to do a Degustation. Be sure to book ahead.

     145 Eagle Street
     Brisbane QLD 4000
     07 3220 2123
     Tues to Fri from 12pm
     Sat from 6pm

Bavarian Bier Cafe

Positioned in a prime location at Eagle Street Pier, where one can relax and take in the view whilst indulging in a bier or two or more. The menu features hearty European fare served as single dishes and share plates.

     Level 1/45 Eagle Street
     Eagle Street Pier
     Brisbane QLD 4000
     07 3015 0555
     Mon to Fri  11am till late
     Sat to Sun  9am till late

Jellyfish Restaurant

All about seafood, Jellyfish is serving 8 to 14 species of fresh fish a day to show how serious the are. With a range of batters, crumbs, sides, and sauces, there is sure to be something that will suit most tastes.

     Riverside Centre
     123 Eagle Street
     Brisbane QLD 4000
     07 3220 2202
     Mon – Fri 1130 till late
     Sat from 530  Sun from 5

Brisbane East

The Jetty Oxford ~ Bulimba

 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or just a coffee on the go, The Jetty offers all by the riverside with an affordable price tag. The restaurant is also positioned conveniently next to the City Cat terminal.

     1b Oxford Street
     Bulimba QLD 4171
     07 3899 6113
     Mon 7am – 4pm
     Wed to Sun  7am – 10pm


Aqua Linea ~ Teneriffe

Contemporary dining, style and quality all come together at this Teneriffe long standing restaurant.

     39 Vernon Terrace
     Teneriffe QLD 4005
     07 3257 2266
     Tues to Sat Lunch & Dinner
     Sun Breakfast, Lunch &


The Cliffs Cafe ~ Kangaroo Point

Perched on top of the Kangaroo Point cliffs with spectacular views of the Brisbane river and city is the Cliffs Cafe. Offering breakfast, lunch and a sunset menu until 5.

     29 River Terrace
     Kangaroo Point QLD 4169
     07 3391 7771
     Mon to Sat 7am – 5pm
     Sun 7am – 6pm

Brisbane West

Reserve Restaurant ~ Milton

Reserve is the sister restaurant to the original in Maleny. Taking over the heritage-listed Cook Terrace Building that housed Joseph Alexander’s for many years, Reserve promises to serve contemporary European with classical French influences in a relaxed and elegant setting.

          Cnr Coronation Drive and Park Road
          Milton QLD 4064
          07 3368 1314
          Mon to Fri  12pm till late
          Sat  6pm till late

Just a sample to get the ball rolling. Is there any I’ve missed that you think deserves a mention? Would love hear about it, so please leave a comment below.



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