Brisbane’s Best Late-Night Restaurants

For when you’ve got the midnight munchies.

By Elena Barton | 9th February 2017

Whether you stayed back at work or you’re craving a bite after a movie, you don’t need to resort to a fast-food feed. You can enjoy fine dining anytime with these late-night restaurants.

KWAN BROTHERS | Fortitude Valley

Inspired by Asian street food, Kwan Brothers offers tapas-style dishes that are perfect for sharing with a group of friends over a few catch-up drinks, right up until 11pm. The house specialty (Pork Bao Bao Yippie Yo Yippie Yay) consists of two pork belly bao sliders with red dragon sauce. Delicious!


In a New York state of mind? Head over to The Manhattan Line for a bite of the Big Apple until midnight every night. Hot dogs with every kind of topping you could ever want will fill you up, or you can indulge in an Alabama Burger with sweet and succulent buttermilk chicken, bacon, American cheese and spicy slaw. After something a little smaller? Split a serve of buffalo chicken wings or a plate of jalapeno poppers.

BAO DOWN NOW | Teneriffe

You’ll be bowing down to the food gods at Bao Down Now. Inspired by Asian street food and with a venue akin to a nightclub, it’s the perfect place to refuel late at night so you can continue to party into the wee hours. Teapot cocktails will get the party started or keep it going, and with a vast rage of bao sliders there is something for everyone’s taste.


Dive in to this dive bar in the CBD with live music, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday meal specials and a menu that caters for after-work drinks and nibbles or a more substantial meal. Smoked chicken quesadillas or haloumi, eggplant and tzatziki burgers are just two of the tasty morsels you can munch on late into the evening.

VERVE CAFÉ | Brisbane

For an Italian feast until midnight, look no further than Verve Café. Delicious starters and a wide range of pizzas, pastas and risottos will satiate any rumbling tummy. Located in the Metro Arts building, you’ll feel as though you are miles away in this funky basement bistro.

HOP & PICKLE | South Brisbane

Gastro pubs are having a moment as the place to mingle and munch. Known for its great food, drinks and service, Hop & Pickle features a sizable range of share plates and nibbles, with specials daily. There are plenty of choices if you’re after something more substantial and they even do a traditional Sunday roast. Plus, they’re open until 11pm or midnight all week long!


An icon of West End, The Three Monkeys is decorated in obscure memorabilia and creates a warm environment to curl up with a book or play one of the house board games. Offering a range of sweet and savoury foods through the morning and into the night, it’s a top spot for a quiet catch-up.


With a great atmosphere and a kitchen that’s open until 10pm every night, Kangaroo Point favourite The Story Bridge Hotel makes for a fun night out. Share plates and pizzas are great for munchies with mates and the perfectly-cooked steaks with thick-cut chips are a crowd pleaser.

CANVAS | Woolloongabba

Whether you’re after, brunch, lunch or a late-night munch, the tapas-style menu is great for sharing. Home-baked desserts will have the sweet-tooths coming back for more, and the courtyard is cosy on those balmy summer evenings. Boutique wines, craft beers and award-winning cocktails ensure a great night is had by all, right up until midnight.

ALFRED & CONSTANCE | Fortitude Valley

The renovated Queenslander never fails to deliver top-notch food and drinks. Great tunes and a choice of bars make kicking on after a late dinner a no-brainer. The menu is full of share plates to feed the masses, as well as fresh salads, burgers, steaks – just save room for a delicious cocktail or dessert!

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