Australia is a cultural melting pot with all its diversity. If you love cuisine from the east, you will be excited to find the best Yum Cha in Brisbane. Yum cha is a culinary experience that can be traced back to the southern part of China, more specifically Hong Kong and Canton. It involves taking Chinese-prepared tea for brunch, and indulging in dim sum, preferably while catching up with the rest of the family.
The dim sum is typically served in sizable portions, usually on plates, bowls, or for a culturally-enhanced experience, on tiny stems from the bamboo plant. Here are the top places for the best yum cha Brisbane has to offer.
Landmark Restaurant has certainly made its mark in Brisbane’s culinary landscape, having been feted severally for the best yum cha in Brisbane. The restaurant is expansive, and there is ample seating space for visitors. The yum cha is reasonably priced too, so do make your way to the Landmark for a delicious brunch.
Landmark Restaurant – Sunnybank Plaza Shopping centre, 101 Mains Road & McCullough St, Sunnybank QLD 4109 (07) 3344 3288
Guang Zhou Lou Chinese Restaurant serves some of the best dim sums in all of Brisbane. Coupled with the diverse yum cha menu available, the dim sums make for a delightful culinary experience in the heart of the city. The staff at Guang Zhou is friendly, and makes your time at the restaurant well worth it.
Guang Zhou Lou Chinese Restaurant – Big Gun Shopping Centre; Shop 7/2922 Logan Road Underwood QLD 4119, (07) 3161 8319
Oriental Yum Cha is tucked away in Fortitude Valley and makes for an excellent place to indulge in amazing yum cha. The interior décor is done superbly, and the restaurant steers away from the conventional Chinese setting, instead opting for a more contemporary setup with the glass walls. With reasonable prices, Oriental is a great place for families.
Oriental Yum Cha – 512 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley QLD, (07) 3252 2883
China House Restaurant is located in the heart of Chinatown, and has been operational for more than 20 years. The delectable yum cha, alongside the delectable food is great value for money. The fact that the restaurant has been in operation for long means that the quality of the food has been refined over the years, and there’s no better place for yum cha.
China House Restaurant – 12 Duncan Street, Fortitude Valley QLD, (07) 3216 0570
King of Kings Seafood Restaurant is modern restaurant that serves some of the best seafood, and unknown to many, some of the best yum cha in Brisbane. The typically young visitors are endeared by the BYO options, so if you are looking for some great yum cha brunch to kick start your morning, you got King of Kings Seafood for that.
King of Kings Seafood Restaurant – 173-175 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley QLD, (07) 3852 1889
There are several other great Yum Cha locations in Brisbane
- Enjoy Inn, Chinatown Mall, 167 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD, (07) 3252 3838
- Beijing House, Level 1, 45 Queen Street, Brisbane CBD, Brisbane, (07) 3210 0688
- Enjoy Inn, Hamilton Harbour, Shop 28, 8 Harbour Road, Ascot & Hamilton, Brisbane, QLD, (07) 3252 3838