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Brisbane's 20 Most Popular Restaurants of 2023

These are the Japanese favourites with a view, steakhouses, Thai eateries and burger joints that you've been scoping out throughout 2023.
By Concrete Playground
December 14, 2023
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By Concrete Playground
December 14, 2023
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  • Food & Drink

    Slim's Quality Burger Kippa-Ring

    This 50s-inspired burger chain has arrived in Brisbane with its first retro-themed drive-thru diner.

  • Food & Drink

    Ippin Japanese Dining

    This new 140-seat Japanese restaurant pairs popcorn lobster, 24-piece sashimi sets and yuzu panna cotta with sake and Matcha-gronis.

  • Food & Drink

    Settimo by Guy Grossi

    This Amalfi Coast-inspired newcomer is star chef Guy Grossi's first Brisbane restaurant.

  • Food & Drink

    TAMA

    Executive Chef Richard Ousby oversees this new 100-seat restaurant on The GPO's ground floor.

  • Food & Drink

    Babylon Brisbane

    Sydney's Babylon has launched a 120-seat Brisbane restaurant by the river on Eagle Street.

  • Food & Drink

    The Lex Brisbane

    W Brisbane has replaced the now-closed Three Blue Ducks with a New York City-inspired restaurant, complete with a bagel bar and cocktail trolleys.

  • Food & Drink

    La Boca Bar and Grill Brisbane

    Stamford Plaza Brisbane is now home to an Argentinian bar and grill by the river.

  • Food & Drink

    Da Biuso

    Brisbane's first fine-diner on a bus seats 12 and serves up Mediterranean-inspired six-course degustations.

  • Food & Drink

    Bianca

    The Same Same crew has opened a neighbouring trattoria in Ada Lane, serving up Italian dishes with an Aussie twist.

  • Food & Drink

    Los Felix

    Woolloongabba's new hole-in-the-wall taqueria serves up Southern California-style Mexican bites over mezcal, tequila and margaritas.

  • Food & Drink

    Same Same

    A two-storey Thai eatery in Ada Lane from the Longtime crew.

  • Food & Drink

    Short Grain

    Martin Boetz has launched a Thai restaurant and Asian food store in Fortitude Valley.

  • Food & Drink

    Nota

    A fancy, yet affordable eatery in the former Montrachet site serving snacks from $5.

  • Food & Drink

    Rich & Rare

    This West End steak haven takes its cues from Manhattan — and encourages upscale surf 'n' turf combos.

  • Food & Drink

    Zazu Dining & Bar

    Head to this West End restaurant for Gillian Hirst's famed sand crab lasagne, tiger prawn cone spring rolls and a wall of wine.

  • Food & Drink

    Greca

    A Greek taverna from restaurateur Jonathan Barthelmess at Brisbane's Howard Smith Wharves precinct.

  • Food & Drink

    BOS

    Chef Adrian Richardson has opened a new meat-heavy Brisbane restaurant on Queen Street with riverside views.

  • Food & Drink

    Allonda

    This 90-seater laneway restaurant with a burrata bar hails from the Nota crew.

  • Food & Drink

    Kickin'Inn Spring Hill

    Saucy seafood by the bag has landed in Spring Hill thanks to this Cajun-inspired eatery — and cutlery is very much optional.

  • Food & Drink

    Sono

    Japanese fine dining on the Brisbane River.

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