The culinary scene in Brisbane has morphed over the years to include some of the best culinary takes, hence the rapid surge of the best bistros in Brisbane. Bistros, by definition, refer to a small-sized restaurant that serves reasonably priced meals in a contemporary yet modest setting. There are close to 100 bistros scattered across all of Brisbane, so if you are going to be spending some time in Brisbane, you can be certain your meals are well catered for. Whether you would like affordable street food, or would like to go all out on gourmet food, here is a list of establishments that you must check out.
E’cco is one of the oldest bistros in Brisbane, yet it has still managed to maintain its reputation as one of the best restaurants to wine and dine. The food at E’cco is tantalizing, colorful and full of flavor. The dishes are accompanied by some of the choicest wines in Australia’s best vineyards. What was once a tea warehouse is today a premier bistro.
E’cco – 100 Boundary St (Cnr Adelaide St), Brisbane, QLD 4000, (07) 3831 8344
Gerard’s Bistro is a swanky restaurant nestled in the entertainment precinct that makes up James Street. The menu at Gerard’s is varied, with foods ranging from simple meals to more elaborate course meals complete with extravagant desserts. In addition to this, the menu features European cuisine and a touch of flavor from North Africa for the adventurous palate.
Gerard’s Bistro – Shop 14/15 James Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006, (07) 3852 3822
127 Bar and Bistro is an excellent restaurant whose extensive menu is designed to cater for visitors looking for a gastronomic adventure. So, whether you would like your salmon cooked to perfection, or prefer simple French fries accompanied with your choice desert, 127 Bistro has you covered.
127 Bar & Bistro – 127 Charlotte St Brisbane Queensland 4000, (07) 3211 1116
The thrill of eating great food prepared using locally available ingredients and produce in season has got to be the greatest selling point at the popular Fish Lane Bistro. The menu is rich and diverse, and boasts sizzling steak, in-house prepared pasta alongside delicious desserts and your preferred classic dishes. Cap this culinary experience with your choice wine or cocktail.
Fish Lane Bistro – 71-73 Melbourne St Brisbane Queensland 4101, (07) 3844 2883
Toro Bravo Bistro has established itself as a prime restaurant in Brisbane’s dining scene, thanks to its rustic plates, flavour-packed meals and Spanish wines, not to mention the great cocktails too. Toro is a must-visit if you are looking for lively company, great feasting and drinks to match.
Toro Bravo Bistro – 455 Brunswick St Fortitude Valley Queensland 4006, (07) 3852 3533
Other bistros you may want to visit in Brisbane include:
- Gaslight Bistro, 726 Brunswick St New Farm Queensland 4005, (07) 3254 1130
- Harveys Bistro and Bar, 4/ 31 James St Fortitude Valley Queensland 4006, (07) 3852 3700
- Lock ‘n’ Load Bistro, 142 Boundary St West End Queensland 4101, (07) 3844 0142
- Lutece Bistro and Wine Bar, 1/60 Macgregor Tce Brisbane Queensland 4065, (07) 3161 1858
- Cinco Bistro, 589 Old Cleveland Rd Camp Hill Queensland 4152, (07) 3843 6666