Where to Stop off for the Best Lunch in Brisbane

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From hidden gems to well-known spots, it's no secret that the best lunch in Brisbane category is a haven for foodies seeking delicious lunchtime delights. Whether you're a local looking to spice up your lunch routine or a visitor eager to savour the city's flavours, we've got you covered.

From fresh seafood along the riverbanks to hearty burgers in laneways, Brisbane boasts an array of options that cater to every palate. So, without further ado, here's our guide to the best spots for lunch in Brisbane.

Where to Stop Off for the Best Lunch in Brisbane

1. Victoria Park Bistro

Victoria Park Bistro
Victoria Park Bistro

Complete with gorgeous views of Brisbane City and the Victoria Parklands, Victoria Park Bistro also boasts a menu that is as impressive as the location. 

Nestled at the summit of the Victoria Park precinct, Victoria Park Bistro offers a relaxed dining experience in a delightful alfresco setting.

The seasonal menu is thoughtfully crafted to highlight the best of fresh, locally sourced ingredients and flavours. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or after a casual meal, the restaurant offers a perfect blend of stunning surroundings and delicious cuisine.

Location: 309 Herston Rd, Herston

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2. The Nurso

The Nurso
The Nurso

Treat yourself to a delicious lunch amongst the blooms at The Nurso—one of the most unique destinations in Brisbane. 

Explore four hectares of bliss, brimming with animals, artwork installations, live music, unique classes, every plant under the sun, and mouthwatering eats. Their menu boasts burgers, salads, toasties, bagels, and tartines—meaning there's a lunch to suit every palette. Plus, the kids' meals come with a take-home terrarium friend. How sweet! ​

Location: 1666 Old Cleveland Road, Chandler

3. The Belvedere

The Belvedere Hotel
The Belvedere Hotel 


The Belvedere Hotel has crafted a menu that boasts mouthwatering lobster creations, delectable seafood platters designed for up to four people, succulent steaks, and a diverse range of culinary delights to cater to every palate.

Whether you're craving seafood extravagance or something lighter, the menu offers something for everyone, making it the perfect complement to a sunny day by the water, and a must-try spot for lunch in Brisbane! 

Location: Cnr Woodcliffe Crescent & Oxley Avenue, Woody Point 

4. Riverbar and Kitchen

The best lunch in Brisbane
Riverbar and Kitchen

Nestled by the water, you'll discover Riverbar and Kitchen; a beloved destination renowned for its breathtaking 180-degree vistas of the Brisbane River and the iconic Story Bridge.

With al fresco dining on offer and a menu bursting with salads, burgers, snacks, pizzas, and more, Riverbar and Kitchen should head straight to the top of your best lunch in Brisbane list! 

Location: Riparian Plaza, Promenade Level, 71 Eagle Street, Brisbane City

5. Settimo by Guy Grossi

Settimo Brisbane
Long lunch vibes await at the beautiful Settimo Brisbane.


Settimo brings the lively ambience of the Amalfi Coast to the River City so you can immerse yourself in coastal Italian culture, thoughtfully curated for the people of Brisbane.

Settimo takes pride in offering intuitive service, an inventive approach, and a touch of playfulness that comes naturally. Dining here is like embarking on a journey to Positano, and the menu is truly a thing of flavour-packed beauty. Race you there! 

Location: The Westin Brisbane, Level One, 111 Mary Street, Brisbane

6. Manly Boathouse

Manly Boathouse Brisbane
Manly Boathouse

Nestled on the eastern edge of Manly, where Moreton Bay unfolds in all its glory, Manly Boathouse serves up mouthwatering dishes that showcase the very best of locally sourced produce - no wonder it's considered one of the best spots for lunch in Brisbane. 

It's the perfect setting for a relaxing getaway by the sea, and with so many dining experiences and areas on offer, you're sure to find something that suits your group and occasion. 

Location: 4 Trafalgar St, Manly 

7. The Plough Inn

The best lunch in Brisbane
The Plough Inn

Situated in the heart of Brisbane, The Plough Inn brings together Brisbane's vibrant history and stunning city views to create an iconic gastro-pub experience like no other.

Their dedication to quality shines through in the quality food offerings, an extensive selection of beers, wines, and cocktails, and the daily dose of live music that showcases the best local talent. Offering so much more than your average pub food, The Plough Inn is a must-try for lunch in Brisbane.

Location: 29 Stanley St Plaza, South Bank

8. The Glen Hotel

Glen Hotel
The Glen Hotel 

Savour the delightful flavours of sweet, savoury, and specialty treats as you explore the diverse menus spanning both lunch and dinner at The Glen Hotel

With three charming dining spaces to choose from and plenty of menu options to suit every taste, you can truly unwind, sit back, and relish a relaxing, laid-back culinary experience.

Location: Cnr Logan Rd & Gaskell St, Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane

9. The Bavarian

The Bavarian
The Bavarian

The Bavarian is your gateway to a fusion of German-inspired cuisine built upon three essential pillars: drool-worthy food, an unbeatable selection of German beers, and an abundance of fun.

Staying true to its Bavarian roots, this family-friendly restaurant offers a menu featuring timeless classics like freshly baked pretzels, roast pork belly, massive pork knuckles, and crowd-pleasing schnitzels. It's family-friendly dining at its finest! 

Location: Multiple throughout Brisbane, visit The Bavarian Locations for details

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