RESTAURANTS IN REVIEW
n BAVARIAN BIER CAFÉ. Bavarian. Bavarian Bier Café is perfectly positioned on the Brisbane waterfront at Eagle Street Pier. You’ll find all of your favourite Bavarian-style dishes on the menu, as well as an extensive range of Pure Biers, schnapps and wine. Be sure to take advantage of their all day menu, which runs until 10pm each night.
Level 1, 45 Eagle Street, Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane. Daily 11am–late. 3015 0555. bavarianbiercafe.com
CUSTOMS HOUSE RESTAURANT. Modern Australian. At Customs House Restaurant guests can dine inside in heritage surroundings or outside overlooking the river and the Story Bridge. Enjoy fresh seasonal produce and local seafood that is sourced daily. Guests can be assured of excellent food, fantastic river views and friendly, professional service. The wine list has quality wines from local, national and international wineries.
399 Queen Street, Brisbane. Lunch daily 12pm–4pm, dinner Tue–sat from 6pm, Sunday breakfast from 9am. 3365 8921. customshouse.com.au
FRIDAY’S. Modern Australian. Friday’s restaurant/bar and nightclub is situated in the Riverside Centre. With expansive terraces and a stylish bar, Friday’s is a popular lunch and dinner destination for city workers and visitors alike. After dark, Friday’s is an immensely popular nightspot with resident DJS and live music Wednesday to Sunday.
Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane. 3832 2122. fridays.com.au
OTTO RISTORANTE. Italian. At the forefront of modern Italian cuisine, OTTO Ristorante reinvents the flavours of Italy in stylish new forms, accompanied by impeccable service in a unique setting overlooking Brisbane’s Story Bridge. OTTO was named Best New Restaurant in Queensland by Brisbane Times Good Food Guide this year.
Level 4, 480 Queen Street, Brisbane. Lunch Sun–fri 12pm–3pm, dinner Mon–sat 6pm–10pm. 3835 2888. ottoristorante.com.au/brisbane
PONY. Modern Australian. Pony at Eagle Street Pier offers premier waterfront dining and an iconic outdoor bar with garden terrace boasting unrivalled views of the Brisbane River to Story Bridge. At the heart of Pony is an open-plan kitchen with a wood fire grill, open coal pit and a contemporary modern Australian menu.
Upper Level, Eagle Street Pier, 18/45 Eagle Street, Brisbane. Sun–thu 11.30am–10pm, Fri–sat 11.30am–10.30pm. 3181 3400. ponydining.com.au
ROOM WITH ROSES. Modern Australian/ High Tea. Located in the heritage listed Brisbane Arcade, Room with Roses is an iconic Brisbane dining experience. A haven away from the bustling Brisbane streets, they specialise in high tea. Choose from a Deluxe High Tea, Champagne High Tea, or even a Chocolate High Tea. Try their delicious raspberry scones with homemade jam and Chantilly cream, or if you are after something more substantial they also serve breakfast and lunch, or why not try one of their gourmet picnic hampers.
Gallery Level, Brisbane Arcade, Entrance via 160 Queen Street, Queen Street Mall, Brisbane. Daily for breakfast, lunch and high tea. 3229 7050. roomwithroses.com.au
Friday’s at Eagle Street Pier.