Cuisine of Brisbane

The cuisine of Brisbane derives from mainstream Australian cuisine, as well as many cuisines of international origin, with major influences from Asian cuisine, European cuisine and American cuisine that reflect the city's ethnic diversity, though Brisbane is represented by a wide range of other ethnic cuisines.

An icon of Brisbane cuisine, "Smashed avo". Although popularized in Sydney in the 1990s, smashed avo' originated in Brisbane and Queensland with a history dating back to the late 1920s.[1]

Brisbane's culinary scene is often described as more casual with an emphasis on outdoor dining.[2] Café culture is prominent with Australian-style brunch particularly common.[3] Roof-top bars are also an iconic establishment of the city, and as well as its Street food scene with Food trucks and pop-up bars common.[4]

Brisbane dining is often defined by its outdoors and casual nature

Brisbane is home to over 6,000 restaurants and dining establishments,[5] with outdoor dining featuring prominently. Moreton Bay bugs, less commonly known as flathead lobsters, are an ingredient named for the Brisbane region and which feature commonly in the city's cuisine.

Suburbs/areas with cuisine cultureEdit

Stall vendors in Eat Street

Dishes that define Brisbane food cultureEdit

Lamington's originate from Brisbane in the late 19th century
Moreton Bay bug with prawns and chips

Dishes invented or claimed by BrisbaneEdit

Foods native to BrisbaneEdit


Street food truck near Albert Street Uniting Church
  • Felons Brewing Co.[15]
  • Slipstream Brewing Co.
  • Range Brewing
  • Stone & Wood Brewing Co.
  • Brisbane Brewing Co.
  • Sea Legs Brewing
  • Soapbox Brewing
  • Helios Brewing
  • Catchment Brewing Co.
  • Newstead Brewing Co.
  • Ballistic Beer Co.
  • Aether Brewing
  • All Inn Brewing
  • Revel Brewing Co.
  • Green Beacon Brewing Company
  • Thirsty Chiefs Brewing Company

Food festivals in BrisbaneEdit

  • Paniyiri Greek Festival[16]
  • Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival
  • Le Festival
  • Fish Lane Festival
  • Indie Spirits Tasting
  • Sweet As Dessert Festival
  • Briz Chilli Festival
  • Brisbane BBQ Festival
  • Scenic Rim Eat Local Week
  • Teneriffe Festival
  • Regional Flavours
  • Brisbane Times Night Noodle Markets
  • Ekka
  • Effervescence Champagne Festival
  • Moreton Bay Food & Wine Festival
  • Scandinavian Festival
  • Oktoberfest Brisbane
  • Good Food & Wine Show
  • Straddie Oyster Festival
  • Brisbane Ice Cream Festival

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "An Eden By The Sea". Trove. 8 June 1929. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  2. ^ "The Best of Brisbane Food Culture". Traveller. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Australian-style brunch and coffee: The culinary phenomenon that's taking over the world". Traveller. 6 March 2019. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Food Truck culture in Brisbane". QUT International Student Stories. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Brisbane restaurants". Zomato. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  6. ^ Brisbane Racecourse Rod restaurants",
  7. ^ "World of food and drink",
  8. ^ "7 of Brisbane's must eat dishes". Traveller. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  9. ^ "Banana Bread". Trove. 7 December 1933. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  10. ^ "The Avocado". Trove. 4 May 1926. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  11. ^ "The Conut unites croissants, doughnuts and gelato". Express Digest. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  12. ^ "Banana nut pudding". Trove. 21 May 1954. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  13. ^ "See the Brisbane factory where popular ice-cream cone was invented". Brisbane Times.
  14. ^ "Same Same Fortitude Valley". Must Do Brisbane. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  15. ^ "15 of Brisbane's Best Craft Breweries To Hit Up When You Need A Cold One". Urban. 5 November 2019. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  16. ^ "Annual food and wine festivals around Brisbane". Visit Brisbane. 2020. Retrieved 18 April 2020.