When it comes to international dining experiences, you just cannot afford to bypass Brisbanes hugely popular South Bank precinct. Located on the Brisbane River, these popular European restaurants offer river views to complement your truly international dining experience. Whether youre searching for a waiter with an accent, a hearty Italian pizza, or some delicate French escargot (yes theyre snails, but you cant tell when theyre smothered in butter and garlic), check out our favourite South Bank European eateries.
This modern French restaurant is flooded with light and seductive European aromas, enabling Brisbane River vistas in this split-level riverfront restaurant. The moderately priced authentic French dishes are bursting with flavours. Whether you order the fresh bread, succulent steak, escargot smothered in butter and garlic, lamb belly or duck (to name but a few mouthwatering dishes from Le Franais), you will not be disappointed. Despite its popularity, the service is always prompt and professional, affording a truly indulgent French dining experience.
River Quay, R2 Sidon Street, South Bank QLD 4101 | (07) 3844 1888
This beautifully genuine, unassuming and unpretentious Italian restaurant is centrally located on South Banks culinary haven of Grey Street. With some incredible gnocchi and antipasto to treat your taste buds too, their impressive breadth of menu incorporates all the Italian classics including pizzas, lasagne and bresaola. For casual Italian dining, look no further than Mister Paganini.
174 Grey Street, South Bank QLD 4101 | (07) 3844 8556
This creative restaurant serving modern European cuisine is located centrally within South Banks exquisite dining precinct. Embracing 1920s inspired decor, Next Door (this restaurant, not the restaurant next door to Next Door) offers affordable and delicious meals and desserts, including the must-try pannacotta dessert or pork belly main. With an electrifying atmosphere, this faultless dining experience serves a variety of gastronomical delights. Szechuan calamari, Moroccan chicken wings, Polenta bites with blue cheese sauce, the list goes on!
Shop B11, Little Stanley Street, South Bank QLD 4101 | (07) 3844 2290
Welcome to Brisbanes little slice of Paris. With excellent food and a great selection of drinks, the French crew at French Martini (yes, they actually employ French waiters and waitresses) are super friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Whether youre after a romantic dinner for two, or a dinner gathering of friends, the knowledgeable staff at French Martini are adept at pairing impeccable wines to meals and ensuring you experience the best of French dining. The only French thing better than this restaurant would be an airfare to the City of Love (a.k.a. Paris) itself.
Little Stanley Street, South Bank QLD 4101 | (07) 3844 5541