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Savour Brisbane: A Foodie’s Guide to Culinary Delights, Markets and More

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21st May 2024

In a city where brunch is a way of life and coffee is practically a religion, Brisbane has evolved into a foodie’s paradise over the years. While fine dining and sophisticated wine lists have their place, Brisbane’s culinary landscape is equally defined by its fresh and locally sourced eats. So, if you’re looking to trade the formalities for something more laid-back, the food festivals and markets in Brisbane are where it’s at. And the feasting begins the moment you check into View Brisbane (previously Riverview). 

Plates Restaurant and Chester’s Bar

Distance from hotel: A short elevator ride!

Kick off your culinary journey at View Brisbane with Plates Restaurant and Chester’s Bar. Plates Restaurant offers a modern twist on local flavours with stunning city views, serving meals from breakfast to dinner alongside a curated wine list. Then, slide over to Chester’s Bar for some seriously good craft cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere – the ideal spot for catching up with friends.  

Regional Flavours Food and Wine Festival

Distance from hotel: New location to be announced. Stay up to date via their Facebook page.

Bumping into Brisbane once a year, the Regional Flavours Food and Wine Festival offers a refreshing take on the city’s culinary scene. With a focus on celebrating the grassroots flavours of Queensland, you’ll be treated to artisanal food stalls bursting with farm-fresh goodness and intimate cooking demos where the real stars are the local producers. It’s the ultimate foodie hangout for those in the know, where community spirit meets gourmet delights in true Brisbane style.

Friends at food festival
Regional Flavours

Eat Street Northshore

Distance from hotel: 8-minute drive

Dotted along the Brisbane River, Eat Street Northshore is one of the best foodie experiences to burst onto Brisbane’s culinary scene. Just a stone’s throw from your riverside hotel, View Brisbane, this lively night market features over 70 shipping containers repurposed into food stalls, serving everything from gourmet burgers and tasty tacos to alcoholic drinks and exotic desserts. So, if you’re looking for an eclectic night with live music and multicultural eats, Eat Street Northshore is the place to be.

Eat Street laneway Brisbane
Eat Street

West End Markets

Distance from hotel: 14-minute drive

The West End Markets are a melting pot of flavours, aromas, and cultures, drawing in locals and visitors with a smorgasbord of culinary delights, including artisanal cheeses, German hotdogs, and organic produce. But it’s not just about the food; immersing yourself in the lively atmosphere, browsing the craft stalls, and soaking up the community vibes are all part of the experience. So, whether you’re a die-hard food enthusiast or simply looking for a taste of Brisbane’s culture, this vibrant hub invites you to celebrate everything that makes Brisbane truly unique.

West End Markets stall
West End Markets

Jan Powers Powerhouse Markets

Distance from hotel: 11-minute drive

Step into the buzzing food scene of the Jan Powers Farmers Markets in New Farm’s iconic Powerhouse. These markets are a vision of heaven for lovers of fresh, locally sourced produce and artisanal goods. Wander the stalls, chat with the producers, listen to live music, and taste the best of Queensland’s seasonal delights. Whether you’re stocking up for a gourmet picnic in nearby New Farm Park or just soaking in the atmosphere, the Jan Powers Farmers Markets promise a foodie experience that’s 100 per cent Brisbane.

Jan Powers Farmers Markets
Jan Powers Farmers Market

Night Noodle Markets

Distance from hotel: 12-minute drive

Step into the Brisbane Night Noodle Markets, where the city’s hippest foodies gather under the glow of neon lights for a taste of Asian street food. With the sound of sizzling woks and the scent of fragrant spices drifting through the air, the atmosphere is nothing short of fun. From trendy food trucks to quirky pop-up stalls, each vendor offers a unique twist on traditional noodle dishes and dumplings. So, grab your family and friends, and make your way to Brisbane’s Night Noodle Markets, where every bite will send you on a momentary flight across the Pacific.

Night Noodle Market
Night Noodle Market

Night Feast

Distance from hotel: 12-minute drive 

Get set for an epic night out at Night Feast, where Brisbane’s culinary and cultural scenes collide. Think: the best of Brisbane’s top chefs curating innovative menus set against the backdrop of immersive art installations and live tunes at the iconic Brisbane Powerhouse precinct. It’s not your average food event; this is an experience guaranteed to blow your mind. Whether you’re all about the classics or keen to dig your fork into something new, Night Feast has your taste buds sorted. 

Night Feast Brisbane
Night Feast

Have we whet your appetite with what’s hip and happening in Brisbane’s foodie scene? Don’t wait,  book your stay at Brisbane’s boutique accommodation – View Brisbane – for close and easy access to the best food festivals and markets in Brisbane.