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Top 10 Best European Restaurants in Brisbane

Top 10 Best European Restaurants in Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane is a city located in the southeastern corner of Queensland, Australia. The city is home to many different cultures, which is reflected in its food scene. There are a variety of European restaurants to choose from in Brisbane, so finding the best can be a daunting task. To help narrow down the options, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 best European restaurants in Brisbane, Australia.

Top 10 Best European Restaurants in Brisbane

#1 – Tartufo Classic Italian

Introduction: Tartufo is headed up by renowned chef Tony Percuoco, backed by a remarkable team of passionate professionals. They love what they do, they are family, and most of all, they love to share great Italian food and hospitality. Tony’s zest for life, attention to detail, and philosophy are entrenched in every element of Tartufo. So come on in and be immersed in genuine Italian hospitality and forage through the magic of Neapolitan specialties.

Menu Items:

  • Pizzetta Bianca pizzetta baked in our pizza oven topped with rosemary, garlic oil, and granulated salt (Price $12)
  • Calamari Fritti fried calamari tossed in cracked pepper, salt and served on a bed of fresh rocket with lemon mayonnaise (Price $23)
  • Mozzarella di Bufala mount Tamborine buffalo mozzarella served with pear, candied walnuts, basil, and aged balsamic vinegar (Price $26)
  • Tartina di Pera almond spiced pear tart, served warm with macadamia nut gelato and macadamia crumble (Price $18)

Location: 1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD 4006

Contact: +61 7 3852 1500

Website: Website Link Here

#2 – Restaurant Dan Arnold


At RDA, they serve modern Australian cooking, thoughtful, and elegant food in a relaxed and informal setting.

Guests are invited on a culinary journey of Australian flavors and techniques, respecting the traditions Dan learnt while perfecting his craft in France.

Dan Arnold grew up in Brisbane and did his apprenticeship before leaving Australia in 2011 to learn French cuisine.

He worked 6 years as sous-chef of Restaurant Serge Vieira, in France (2 Michelin stars and Bocuse d’Or 2005).

Dan loves a challenge, while working in France, he represented Australia in the World finale of Bocuse d’Or in 2017 and finished in 8th position, the best-ever result for Australia! To achieve this, he had the help of an amazing team composed of MOF, Michelin star chefs, and Bocuse d’Or winner.

After 7 years in France, he decided to come home to realize his dream: have his own restaurant.

Back in Australia, Dan and his wife Amelie opened their restaurant in July 2018 in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. Since then, Dan and his team are creating tasting menus using ingredients sourced from small producers and local farms.

Menu Items:

  • Experience #3 – 3 courses (Price $100)
  • Experience #5 – 5 courses (Price $150)
  • Carte Blanche – 7 to 8 courses, “up to the chef!” – allow 3 hours for this menu (Price $200)

Location: 10/959 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006, Australia

Contact: +61 7 3189 2735

Website: Website Link Here

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#3 – Montrachet

Introduction: Montrachet has long been known for impeccable service, and superb dining, and owners Shannon and Clare Kellam are using their experience to ensure this tradition continues with the support of long-serving staff. The kitchen brigade includes award-winning young chefs and experienced stalwarts of the industry using their creativity and knowledge to provide a divine culinary experience. The Front of House team at Montrachet has decades of experience and is always eager to share their expertise in recommending dishes and beautiful wines. They offer a style of bistro dining; amazing produce and cooking techniques from the kitchen via many years of practice and learning; paired with amazingly warm and precise service to deliver this exact product. They have a dynamic and energetic style! They are authentic, professional, passionate, and efficient throughout procedures, and will continue to do their best for each service.

Menu Items:

  • Scallops in the shell (4) (Price $18)
  • Crab Soufflé (Price $20)
  • Gravlax of Ora King Salmon (Price $20)
  • Mooloolaba Prawns (Price $55)

Location: Shop 1/30 King St, Bowen Hills QLD 4006, Australia

Contact: +61 7 3367 0030

Website: Website Link Here


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#4 – La Vue Waterfront Restaurant


With breathtaking vistas that look out across the iconic Story Bridge, La Vue offers a truly unique fine dining experience on the lush banks of the Brisbane River. Inside their home on Queen Street, expect to be welcomed into a clean and refined dining space, where white tablecloths and traditional decor set the scene for a sophisticated evening of wining and dining like they do in Europe.

Led by knowledgeable and passionate chefs, their culinary offering is inspired by the recipes of European cuisine, in particular highlighting the textbook-perfect techniques, indulgent flavors, and romantic associations of French food. Think premium seafood fresh from Australian waters, truffle oils, delectable gratin dauphinoise potato, foie gras, and other first-class creations.

As well as those ‘just because’ moments that call for delicious extravagance, their restaurant is also a reputable venue to celebrate weddings, anniversary dinners and life’s other big milestones.

For an exceptional fine dining experience complete with standout service, show-stopping views, and divine food, book a table at La Vue Waterfront Restaurant in the heart of Brisbane.

Menu Items:

  • Soup du jour (Price $18)
  • Noisettes of lamb with a Rosemary jus with Gratin dauphinoise potato (Price $48)
  • Pork belly with Pear poached in Red wine and Sauerkraut (Price $28)
  • Crab meat and Avocado tian with Lemon dressing & Seafood sauce (Price $29)

Location: 1/501 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

Contact: +61 7 3831 1400

Website: Website Link Here

#5 – La Cache a Vin


Hugely popular Brisbane French restaurant La Cache A Vin has been sold.

Acclaimed hospitality veterans Thierry and Carol Galichet have decided to part ways with their beloved Spring Hill eatery, which has become a hotspot for Francophiles in the four years since opening, renowned for its classic fare and top-notch French wines.

Menu Items:

  • Isigny demi sel butter (Price $6.50)
  • Steak Tartare Traditional La Cache à Vin recipe served with brioche (Price $29)
  • Cervelles Panées Deep fried crumbed lambs’ brains, green beans, and roquette salad, sauce gribiche (Price $26)
  • Rôti d’Agneau à la Marocaine Spicy roasted lamb rump, aubergine purée, quinoa taboulet, tomato harissa jus (Price $49)

Location: 215 Wharf St, Spring Hill QLD 4000, Australia

Contact: +61 7 3924 0501

Website: Website Link Here

#6 – Alchemy Restaurant and Bar


Brad Jolly is regarded as one of Australia’s leading and most influential chefs. Brad has won several prestigious international and national accolades, including four first-place titles in the La Chaine des Rotisseurs in Paris.

A culinary perfectionist, Brad has worked alongside Marco Pierre White, Eric Chavot, and Jamie Oliver.

Alchemy Restaurant and Bar is a unique Australian dining experience. Located in a stunning position on the Brisbane River, the venue has an atmosphere of relaxed elegance inspired by the exquisite cuisine and spectacular views.

Menu Items:

  • PESCE DEL GIORNO Fish Of The Day, Smoked Pancetta Lentils, Prawn, Shallot Vinaigrette, Champagne Velouté (Price $79 two courses) (Price $99 three courses)
  • GAMBA D’ANATRA Duck Leg, Caponata Of Peppers, Eggplant, Olives, Capers, Chorizo, Red Wine Duck Jus (Price $79 two courses) (Price $99 three courses)
  • GUANCETTE DI MANZO Braised Beef Cheeks, Button Mushrooms, Creamy Mash, Confit Garlic, Red Wine Jus (Price $79 two courses) (Price $99 three courses)
  • GNOCCHI SCOTTATI Fried Gnocchi, Pork Fennel Sausage, Truffle Tapenade, White Wine Cream Sauce (Price $79 two courses) (Price $99 three courses)

Location: 175 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

Contact: +61 7 3229 3175

Website: Website Link Here

#7 – Il Verde


Known in Italy as ‘the green,’ Il Verde is King Street’s modern Italian dining destination. Their flavors come from fresh and sustainable (or green) ingredients – something the team at Il Verde takes strongly to heart.

Inventive flavors meet European tradition at this Brisbane restaurant. With space for 90 diners between the indoor dining room and outdoor lounge, a menu of hearty pastas and specialty wood-fired pizzas has been crafted to suit diners of every age.

Il Verde’s owners are no strangers to wholesome Italian dining. Trio Dom Barakat, Simon Barakat, and Ibrahim Haddid (known as Bob) boast a combined 40 years of experience in the industry. The Barakat family begin their experience at Il Verde after long-running success at Gino’s, one of Brisbane’s most beloved Italian spots.

Menu Items:

  • Pork Belly (Slow-cooked pork belly, rolled with Italian sausage and pancetta, cooked to perfection. Served with chef’s daily sides) (Price $37)
  • Main Calamari Fritti (Premium tender baby squid, lightly floured and salt & pepper seasoned – served with house made aioli) (Price $33)
  • Burrata (Creamy burrata, EVOO, sea salt, and black sesame seeds) (Price $12)
  • Insalata Di Rucola e Parmigiano (Wild rocket, shaved parmesan, and extra virgin olive oil) (Price $16)

Location: 2 King St, Bowen Hills QLD 4006, Australia

Contact: +61 7 3638 0494

Website: Website Link Here

#8 – Lutece Bistro & Wine Bar


Inspired by the Neo-Bistros taking over the dining scene in Paris, they offer modern French cuisine in a fun and casual setting located in Historic Georgetown.

Their Michelin-starred chef celebrates local, seasonal ingredients through simple, original dishes paired with joyful natural wines produced in a thoughtful manner in the true Parisian Neo-Bistro style.

Menu Items:

  • Steak tartare fermented chili, capers potato chips (Price $20)
  • Golden Ossetra Caviar pomme paillasson, creme fraiche (Price $48)
  • Berkshire Pork radicchio, potato, sauce charcutiere (Price $38)
  • Milk chocolate hojicha ice cream, mezcal caramel (Price $13)

Location: 1/60 MacGregor Terrace, Bardon QLD 4065, Australia

Contact: +61 435 200 282

Website: Website Link Here

#9 – Continental Café

In France, Spain, Italy & Switzerland some of the best restaurants have offered the same house specials and simple comfort food for over a hundred years. In the “new world”, finding establishments that consistently offer unfussy honest food, very well executed, is much harder. In Brisbane, The Continental in New Farm has done just that for over twelve years. More recently The Continental has extended its menu to include “conti classics” on one side of the menu and a more eclectic range of menu items on the other side, as specials of the month.

The Proprietors Beau Downs and his wife Nadina frequently say that it is their guests who “own the restaurant”. Amongst them are scores of politicians, barristers, artists, actors, and independent business operators ­ many of whom have traveled extensively and are looking for the same thing at home that they enjoy during their stays in Europe.

Menu Items:

  • Slow-braised beef cheek Bourguignon, Paris mash, deep-fried Brussel sprouts, tahini (Price $38)
  • Bouillabaisse, Provençal fish stew (red mullet, monk fish, Jew fish, black mussels) (Price $42)
  • Pumpkin & cashew fried wild rice, silverbeet, char-grilled Haloumi, oregano (Price $29)
  • Soy lime chicken breast, coconut risotto, steamed bok choy, chilli (Price $33)

Location: 21 Barker St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia

Contact: +61 7 3254 0377

Website: Website Link Here

#10 – Bacchus


From long lunches and elegant high teas to dazzling dinners and suave soirees for groups of up to 50 guests, Bacchus is your event paradise.

Experience exclusivity and make their dining room yours with bespoke seasonal menus and curated wine selections, customized for you and your guests.

Menu Items:

  • RISOTTO Served Al Dente Quail, Pumpkin, Seeds & Lime (Price $48)
  • TAGLIATELLE Raw Ama Ebi, Capsicum, Scampi Caviar (Price $55)
  • TOOTHFISH Celeriac Textures, Celery (Price $63)
  • 180g WAGYU EYE SCOTCH Marble Score 8-9, Carrots, White Balsamic, Nth Qld Peppercorn Jus (Price $155)

Location: Podium Level, Rydges South Bank, Glenelg Street & Grey Street, 9 Glenelg St, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

Contact: +61 7 3364 0837

Website: Website Link Here

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