Restaurant Guide

Arc Dining: Restaurant review

With dishes just as colourful as decor, Arc Dining is an experience for the senses.


5 Boundary St,
Howard Smith Wharves,
Brisbane, Qld


Lunch Wed-Sun noon-3pm;
Dinner daily 6pm-10pm


E $16-$32
M $32-$50
D $14-$18;
Dégustations $68-$90

Chic Anna Spiro-designed interiors. Widescreen waterfront views. Confident, original dishes. From every angle, Arc has arrived in peak form. Located at the quieter end of a bustling wharf precinct, this glam eye catcher is a two-fold treat, boasting a sibling wine bar that's just as appealing as the conservatory-style dining space. Well-organised floor staff are engaging, and there's much to discuss. There's the textural drinks offer from sommelier Ian Trinkle's smart list, and Alanna Sapwell's menu offers its own swag of talking points. House-cured goose prosciutto, for instance, savoury slices of which might come draped across pleats of persimmon on fresh curd encircled by fig leaf oil. Or a fillet of rosy jobfish with crisp, glass-like skin and milky flesh accompanied by buttered corn dotted with star-shaped slices of winged bean. Pork terrine, made with hock and head meat and served at room temperature to magnify its flavour, is embellished with dried heart shavings, peach chutney and a curve of salty, vinegary potato chips. Surprises flow into dessert, too, where the Melba cake, a glorious slice of peach icing, raspberry jelly and pale sponge covered in finger lime sprinkles, knocks it out of the park.
(07) 3505 3980
Bookings recommended
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair access
  • Outdoor dining
  • Impressive wine list
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Alanna Sapwell
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.