Indulgent Eats: Treat Yourself To These Dining Destinations in Brisbane

Indulgent Eats: Treat Yourself To These Dining Destinations in Brisbane

TrEAT yourself!

By Georgie Murray & Dinushka Gunasekara | 10th December 2019

The Brisbane food scene has been heating up and getting real tasty. From quick bites to banger burgers and more, there’s something for every occasion out there and sometimes, it’s nice to add a bit of luxury to the regular routine. For those who are after something pretty spesh, we’ve rounded up some of the city’s best indulgent eats and go-to restaurants. Ideal for date nights, celebrations and more, the choice is yours! Indulgent dining can cover a lot of aspects and we’ve decided the below make the cut due to their location, menu and services. Eat ‘em up and live a little.

Arc Dining | Brisbane City

Joining the ranks of Howard Smith Wharves, Arc Dining captures a unique sophistication. Off the beaten track from the buzz of HSW precinct, Arc provides an oasis where modernity has been incorporated elegantly into every touch. Dine in their glasshouse restaurant, overlooking the city while enjoying some of Brisbane’s finest curations. With a focus on providing high-end yet approachable dishes, the team has created something very special. This is truly indulgent dining, done right. The location, aesthetic and overall vibe Arc offers is an experience in itself.


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Bar Pacino | Brisbane City

Send your taste buds soaring through Italy canals during a single lunch with the Prawn Aglio E Olio. Aside from being one of Brisbane’s best bars and function destinations, their new menu is full of delicious Mediterranean inspired eats, which takes it straight to the top when it comes to indulgent dining. Combine this with their prime position overlooking the Brisbane River and Story Bridge, you’re guaranteed an experience to remember and a view to savour.


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Chu The Phat | South Brisbane

This is a Korean kick you didn’t know you needed! Succulent and tender marinated slices of beef rib accompanied by ssamjang sauce and a selection of homemade kim chi is what you’ll get in the delicious beef kalbi. Use the Shiso leaves to make a Ssam-style wrap for a burst of fresh flavour while you sit and be swooned by the service and ambience. Whether you dine upstairs or down, the Chu The Phat experience is unlike any other with a mix of authenticity, pop-culture and Western influence. Check-out their Yum Cha Sunday’s for $30 per person from 12pm – 4pm for the ultimate food coma while sipping smoothly on one of their curated cocktails!


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Detour Restaurant | Woolloongabba

Chef Damon Amos works his magic from a centralized counter in full view of diners, fuelled with creativity and a passion for world-class cooking. Prepare yourself for the most unique culinary experience in Brisbane with meals like cured kingfish with black ants or fossilised carrots. If that’s not indulgent enough, try their Spanner Crab dish and finish off with the nitro meringue. The restaurant offers sustainable and inclusive dining with a omnivore and herbivore menu.


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Madame Wu | Brisbane City

Let Madame Wu delight your taste buds with the perfect balance of spices! As you lounge on the balcony with a crisp glass of Riesling or a refreshing cocktail overlooking the Brisbane River, enjoy delicious locally sourced meat, wok fried in XO sauce and spinach. Feel indulgent from the first step into the restaurant with delicate silhouette interiors and shadowy lighting creating an experience in itself before your palate has even been treated to their Asian fusion dishes, bursting with flavour. With a fully covered alfresco deck, full-service bar with magnificent views of the Brisbane River, Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point and Brisbane CBD skyline, Madame Wu is hard to pass up.


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Mary Mae’s | New Farm

Celebrating the best in local produce, this menu designed for sharing over a long lazy brunch right through to dinner. Connect with friends over the seafood share platter or try the famous fish tacos. With crumbed flathead, wasabi aioli and corn salsa, they sure pack a punch! A recent addition to The Powerhouse in New Farm, Mary Mae’s has already made their mark and caused a welcomed stir to the culinary scene in Brisbane. With a secluded waterside location, Mary Mae’s is certainly an indulging treat.


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Riverbar & Kitchen | Brisbane City

For one the most impressive views Brisbane has to offer, Riverbar and Kitchen offers up the goods. With prime seating, capture the sunset with a drink in hand, or party the night away under the stars with the Story Bridge creating an idyllic backdrop. Their indulging views are one thing, but their menu is another! Their relaxed bites pair perfectly with their easygoing ambience with indoor and outdoor dining available. Enjoy wholesome bites such as gnocchi, steak, Buddha bowls, burgers and seafood and some curated and super tasty cocktails.


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Saké Restaurant | Brisbane City

It’s no secret that Saké Restaurant is a Brisbane icon. A dragon’s egg may seem too good to be true, but Saké is turning up the heat with wondrous dessert. Crack into white chocolate, yuzu jelly, cherry, coconut cream, almonds and drips of warm miso caramel for a seasonal treat straight out of a fairytale. Saké is an indulgent experience for the senses with stunning views, an intimate ambience and five-class service. Just take one scroll through their Instagram and you’ll be swept up in a Japanese wonderland, right here at home.


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Signature | South Bank

Emporium Hotel South Bank has struck gold with Signature restaurant on level one, above the grandiose hotel reception. Be whisked away to a private and intimate dining area, framed by ‘The Library’, a collection of over 6,000 bottles of some of the world’s best wines. The restaurant plays perfectly to its name with nothing like it in Brisbane. The detail, interiors and personable touches throughout makes it a fine-dining destination, through and through, with every detail thought-of. We recently interviewed Executive Chef, Chris Norman – read here to a teaser of what to expect.


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Stokehouse Q | South Bank

Stokehouse Q needs no introduction but this delight deserves one. Cooked in saffron stock and finished with saffron butter and parmesan cheese, the risotto rice hosts a crème fraiche quenelle melting in the centre. Add scampi meat, dots of caviar and bronze fennel, and you have what culinary dreams are made of. That’s not the only indulgence Stokehouse in known for though. Sitting along the Brisbane River, yet escaping the buzz of the city, the restaurant and bar is something every Brisbane visitor must experience. This is truly where indulgence begins!


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The Terrace | South Bank

Step into a world of luxury and enjoy panoramic views of the river, city and beyond from South Bank’s only rooftop bar. From day to night, treat yourself to a unique experience to feel the magic of The Emporium first-hand. Whether it’s for an à la carte breakfast, or afternoon cocktails followed by a delectable dinner, The Terrace can do it all. If there’s a date you want to impress or to treat yourself to the finer things in life look no further than The Terrace. You’ll thank us later!


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Article by Georgie Murray & Dinushka Gunasekara

This story has been written by a Guest Styler for Style


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