The must-eats of Brisbane Quarter | The Gourmand & Gourmet

The must-eats of Brisbane Quarter

This world-class precinct in the heart of Brissy’s CBD is dishing up some world-class eats.

Brisbane’s ever-evolving food scene was lifted to another level when Brisbane Quarter arrived at the party, bringing with it a myriad of eateries. Flavours from around the world meet at this swanky riverfront precinct spread across the top of the CBD – read on for our flavoursome faves!


Sitting pretty on the podium level of 300 George, Persone will transport you straight to the laneways of Italy. Taking a modern-Australian approach to traditional Italian cuisine, the menu boasts a fresher, lighter take on the classics we all love. Their mega share-style mains include an iconic 1kg aged T-Bone, lamb shoulder, or whole market fish, and all match perfectly with one of the 120+ labels from their vast cellar.

Phat Boy

Phresh, phlavourful and phreaking delicious, Phat Boy is ready to change the way you do Thai food. Slightly refined yet slightly messy, this is the place to go when you feel like smacking on a bib and diving head-first into a bucket of Kung Tung spiced seafood. With a vast menu of Thai favourites including all the noodles, stir-fried, wok-tossed goodies that we know and love, Phat Boy add that little something extra that makes their fare like no other.


Yum cha lovers of Brisbane, we have found your new go-to. This chic, reimagined yum cha spot is changing the game, but certainly not failing to deliver those iconic flavours we know and love. Bamboo baskets of happiness will fill your table, as you debate what to order next.

Brisbane Pheonix is the fifth of its kind, with the family-owned and run business making a name for itself across Sydney for over 20 years. Brisbanites are practising their chopstick skills and embracing Phoenix with open arms, and we are SO ready for another 20 years of dumpling-filled goodness.

Neighbouring the delicious dining spots of Brisbane Quarter, you’ll find the W Hotel, where the foodie fun has also settled in for an extended stay!

Three Blue Ducks

You’d have to be ducking mad to not visit this laid-back, riverfront eatery. The day Three Blue Ducks opened its CBD venue was a very happy one for Brisbane foodies, who had suffered extreme FOMO on the Byron Bay must-visit for far too long. The very definition of “real food,” Three Blue Ducks takes the notion of paddock-to-plate eating to a new level with their sustainably-sourced quality produce prepared with culinary flair.

Wet Deck Bar

If you’re lucky enough to stay at the W Hotel, you’ll be lucky enough to have access to the primo Wet Deck Bar. We’re talking poolside cocktails, BBQs and DJs spinning tunes, all while you lounge back and take in the breathtaking views of the river, South Bank, and Mt Cootha. Catch us with a piña colada in hand, right before we bomb-dive right into that pool.

The venues that span the Brisbane Quarter precinct have written a new chapter in the Brisbane dining bible, and we just can’t stop reading (or eating).

Words by Elizabeth Markwell
- the gourmet who doesn't do things by halves.