During winter it’s pretty much impossible to find the motivation to dress up and head out into the cold for a meal. However, if you’re feeling brave enough to face the chilly weather, check out these restaurants with the best winter menus in Brisbane that are worth getting out of your slippers for.
Lennons Restaurant & Bar | CBD
Nuzzled into the gorgeous Next Hotel in Brisbane CBD, Lennons Restaurant & Bar is the perfect spot for a mid-week winter feast. Cosy up with someone special on their glorious black couches, and warm up with their tasty Miso Eggplant or a juicy Eye Fillet.
Electric Avenue | Woolloongabba
If you cross an antique pub with a speakeasy and an underground bar, you’ll end up at Electric Avenue Kitchen and Bar. Combining eclectic styling with gorgeous cocktails and delicious food, it’s your perfect Saturday night out if you want to avoid the cold. Speaking of delicious food, Rustic Fries and Duck Rillette anyone?
Lutece Bistro & Wine Bar | Bardon
Oui Oui! Spend the night in France and eat until you burst at Lutece Bistro & Wine Bar. Their extensive winter menu offers all things French, from baguettes with truffle butter, to crème brûlée, and even, you guessed it, snails! If you’re struggling to decide, they also offer a winter tasting menu, accompanied with matching wines.
OTTO Ristorante | CBD
Overlooking the Story Bridge, OTTO Ristorante is an interior designer and food lover’s heaven. Showcasing an Italian style menu serving an abundance of comfort food (hello ravioli, gnocchi, and tortellini), it’s a must for dinner this winter season.
Gauge | South Brisbane
Looking for somewhere completely different to go out for dinner? Keen to try different food pairings and an innovative menu? Gauge is definitely the place for you. Hidden away in a cosy corner on Grey St, Gauge offers a dining experience like no other. Offering small plates and a three or seven-course set menu, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Customs House | CBD
Riverside dining at it’s best. Customs House Restaurant is perfect for an alfresco winter meal, with spectacular views, antique décor, and glamorous surroundings. Standouts on the menu include the Korean braised short ribs to share or the hot smoked ocean trout.
Coppa Spuntino | CBD
Warm your soul with another Italian style menu this winter, combining rustic food and delicious wine all in one place. The food menu at Coppa Spuntino includes spuntinos (small plates), pastas, mains, and wood-fired pizzas. It’s the perfect spot to catch up with the girls for Friday night nibbles and drinks.
Vaquero Dining | Albion
Chic, elegant, and oh so fancy, Vaquero’s extensive menu (including a dessert and cheese section) takes influence from Spanish origin and is designed to be shared with friends and family. Grab your closest pals for a night tasting the best local produce and a drink with every meal.
Rogue Bistro | Newstead
Proudly claiming to be different from the rest, Rogue Bistro is exactly that, offering a gorgeous new menu this winter. Miso lamb and smoked cheesecake are just a couple of new items set to be served, along with BYO wine nights on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Mid-week dinner anyone?
Madame Rouge Bar & Bistro | Fortitude Valley
Feast on gourmet cheese and freshly shucked oysters in a French bistro that will make you feel like you’re on holidays in Europe. Madame Rouge Bar & Bistro boasts award-winning food and more wines than you could ever imagine and is perfect for those crisp winter evening date-nights.
Longtime | Fortitude Valley
Taking influence from classic South-East Asian cuisine, Longtime is a hidden away spot that packs a big punch. Surrounded by fairy lights and the sounds of clinking glasses and non-stop chatter, you can get together with your closest friends and eat the night away. Curries, pork ribs, and noodles are just the beginning of this delicious Thai menu, you’ll need to go back more than once to try everything Longtime has to offer.
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