Brisbane's breeziest outdoor dining spots
As much as we love acai bowls and gazpacho, they can only sustain you for so long when summer rears its sweaty head.
Instead of surviving on ice cream as things heat up, head to these outdoorsy Brissie spots to enjoy fabulous feeds in the breeze.
The Garden Pantry | West Village
The thought of peeling your sweaty self off a chair too much? Pick up something to chow down on at any of The Garden Pantry’s three tasty spots and sprawl yourself under the trees on The Common, the lawn adding some much-needed green to the city side of West End. Choose from crispy chicken bao from Mr Bunz, wood-fired pizza from Salt Meats Cheese, or a seriously fresh poké bowl from Cheeky Poké.
Beccofino | Teneriffe
It doesn’t get much better than kicking back outdoors with a killer pizza, and Beccofino makes some of the best in town. Pull up a seat and a spritz on their deck, or choose a spot inside to keep cool when it’s hotter than a wood-fired oven in the sun. Enjoy their classic pizza, pasta, and sides (read: calamari), and finish off with a cold panna cotta- summer lunch done right!
Fitz + Potts | Nundah
Queenslanders were literally designed to keep us cool when things get sticky, and Fitz + Potts, nestled in and around a classic Queenslander, is no exception. Expect a trendy range of craft beers, and a great array of bar nibbles, share plates, and even something for your four-legged pals at this classic neighbourhood bar that’s a great place to pull up a seat and spend the afternoon.
Riverbar & Kitchen | CBD
If kicking back with a bev and a view of any body of water is your idea of a summer day spent well, then the Brisbane River will definitely do! Riverbar & Kitchen is a waterfront staple in Brisbane, and their range of great cocktail jugs, all-day food options, and Hamptons-style decor make for the perfect spot to while away a summer’s day in the city.
Remy’s | Paddington
We’re all about dining on the deck, and Remy’s has a big one. Covered by a mix of trees, umbrellas, and awnings, theres a shady spot for everyone at this Paddington eatery, and a cold bev and burger to match. Feeling more of a breezy breakfast affair? Their avo toast with Persian feta, lemon, and pine nuts and pistachio pairs perfectly with a frosty Oreo deluxe shake, or mango and coconut smoothie- ahh, summer.
Happy Boy | Fortitude Valley
Authentic Chinese food, ripper Aussie wine, and a breezy Valley balcony to enjoy it all from? Take your place under fairy-light swathed trees and say hello to prawn and coriander spring rolls, Chongqing chilli chicken, and salt and pepper quail eggs. Whether you’re a crispy-cold glass of rosé or a Tsingtao kind of person, throwing down a bev on the deck at Happy Boy will, indeed, leave you a happy boy or girl.