Restaurant Guide

Stokehouse Q: Restaurant review

When the bi-fold doors are retracted at this smartly appointed riverside restaurant, there isn't a more picturesque place in Brisbane to enjoy lunch.


Sidon St
South Bank,
Brisbane, Qld


Mon-Thu noon-10pm
Dinner Fri-Sun 11am-10pm


E $22-$30
M $34-$46
D $18-21

When Stokehouse Q sparked up in 2011, it was viewed locally as a northern branch office for its more sophisticated Melbourne sibling. Eight years on, the glamour spot has flourished. It's now a bona fide Brisbane institution – somewhere to bring visitors to show off not just commanding rivers-edge city views but also a local, elegant take on contemporary fare. Catch the fleeting sunset with a flute in hand (cue a broad-ranging drinks list with a stash of vintage and small-grower sparkling wines) and nab a plate of crudo, perhaps riberry gin-cured slivers of black kingfish finished with desert lime dust and oil. Or opt for simplicity – garfish and triple-cooked chips, pimped with seaweed salt. Amaebi prawns are a neat addition to squid-ink spaghetti, slicked with fermented chilli and cultured butter. And barramundi belly shines topped with sea purslane and supported by garnet-hued Davidson's plum oil and seaweed dashi. Floor staff may fade during hectic periods, but the Jenga-like tiles of a refined Neapolitan dessert – a base square of chocolate mousse topped with rosella sorbet and offset by vanilla semifreddo – will leave you totally stoked.
(07) 3020 0600
Bookings recommended
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair access
  • Outdoor dining
  • Private room
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Marcel Nogaski & Ollie Hansford
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.