Brisbane’s Best Yum Cha

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Everyone loves brunch and there is no better way to brunch than yum cha. With its endless progression of tasty morsels of dim sum dishes delivered to your table, going for yum cha has to be the best way to spend a Sunday. Of course, yum cha isn’t just for brunch on Sundays with most restaurants offering dim sum dishes all day, every day. So you can have the best yum cha experience, we’ve rounded up Brisbane’s six best yum cha restaurants:

Landmark Restaurant - Chermside & Sunnybank 

Sunnybank’s Landmark restaurant is truly what its name suggests. A long time favourite with locals, the Landmark has been serving authentic yum cha for decades and now northsiders are lucky enough to have their own Landmark at Chermside. And as yum cha means “drink tea”, they have a fittingly extensive chinese tea selection to accompany your meal. The perfect place for large groups and functions, just be sure to book. 
Where: Shop X31 Westfield Chermside, Cnr Gympie and Hamilton Roads, Chermside 
Contact: (07) 3148 9608

Where: Sunnybank Plaza Shopping Centre, 358 Mains Road, Sunnybank 
Contact: (07) 3344 3288

Learn more: Landmark website


King Of Kings Seafood Restaurant - Fortitude Valley

Another iconic Brisbane yum cha establishment, King of Kings specialises in seafood, as the name suggests. Located in the ChinaTown precinct, you would expect to get real deal in dim sum and you won’t be disappointed. Don’t forget to check with staff about discount parking. 

Where: 2F/175 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley
Contact:  (07) 3852 1889 

Learn more: King of Kings Facebook


The Manor Chinese Restaurant - Eight Mile Plains

This place gets rave reviews from locals and it is easy to see why. Family owned and operated for nearly 40 years, The Manor specialises in authentic dim sum and cantonese cuisine. You’ll definitely want to try the fried lamb ribs with cumin and garlic. Yum!

Where: Shop F The Glen Shopping Village, Eight Mile Plains
Contact: (07) 3341 9506
Learn more: The Manor Chinese Restaurant Eight Mile Plains Facbeook

Yum Cha Cuisine - Carindale, Indooroopilly and Upper Mt Gravatt

As you would expect from the name, these restaurants are all about the yum cha! Conveniently located in major shopping precincts around Brisbane, Yum Cha Cuisine specialises in traditional dim sum dishes so you will find all your favourites. They also have restaurants located in Harbour Town, Robina Town Centre, Pacific Fair, Springfield, Sunshine Plaza and Toowoomba. Yum cha for everyone!
Where: Shop 1201, Westfield Carindale, 1151 Creek Road, Carindale 
Contact: (07) 3398 8882

Where: Shop MM5,Level 3, Indoorooplilly Shopping Centre, 322 Moggill Rd, Indooroopilly 
Contact: (07) 3878 3388

Where: Shop R6, Westfield Garden City, Cnr Logan & Kessels Road, Upper Mt Gravatt
Contact: (07) 3343 8883

Learn more: Yum Cha Cuisine website

7 Palace - Inala

The biggest issue you will have at 7 Palace is deciding what delicacy to have! Boasting fresh, locally sourced produce, cooked by chefs trained in authentic Chinese cuisine, you are sure to experience gastronomical delight at 7 Palace. They also do live music and karaoke nights if you like a side of groove with your dim sum. 

Where: 156 Inala Ave. Inala
Contact: (07) 3075 8387
Learn more: 7 Palace Inala website

Bamboo Basket - Hamilton & Southbank

The Bamboo Basket offers a unique dining experience while still offering authentic chinese cuisine. Watch the chefs make fresh dumplings and noodles through the glass viewing windows while you sup on their signature Xiao Long Bao. Their extensive menu also offers plenty of vegetarian and gluten free choices. 
Where: 39 Hercules Street, Hamilton
Contact:(07) 3268 3886

Where: Shop 1003 – 1004, 199 Grey St,South Brisbane
Contact:(07) 3844 0088

Learn more: Bamboo Basket website


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