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Avocado Toast Melbourne (cropped)
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 before the 1920s.

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.

Brisbane's culinary scene is often described as more casual with an emphasis on outdoor dining. Café culture is prominent with Australian-style brunch particularly common. 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.

Regatta Hotel, Brisbane, in 2020, 10
Brisbane dining is often defined by its outdoors and casual nature

Brisbane is home to over 6,000 restaurants and dining establishments, 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 culture

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Stall vendors in Eat Street

Dishes that define Brisbane food culture

Lamingtons on a plate
Lamington's originated from Brisbane
Jimmy's On the Mall seafood dish for two
Moreton Bay bug with prawns and chips

Dishes invented or claimed by Brisbane

Foods native to Brisbane


Mughlai Cuisine food truck in Brisbane, Queensland
Street food truck near Albert Street Uniting Church
  • Felons Brewing Co.
  • 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 Brisbane

  • Paniyiri Greek Festival
  • 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
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