Restaurant Reviews

Black Bird: Restaurant review


Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle St, Brisbane, Qld


Lunch Sat-Thu noon-3.30pm, Fri noon-4.30pm
Dinner daily 6pm-10pm.


E $20-$22
M $36-$63
D $15


This flamboyantly decked-out, first-floor space is so jam-packed with look-at-me patterns, hues and textures, first-time diners could easily fail to notice the extraordinary river and scenic views. Fortunately, the kitchen is adept at grabbing the attention of guests, so you'll surely recall the well-plated fare. Saffron-laced aïoli and toasty brioche are perfect partners for creamy avocado and sweet spanner crab, with finger lime providing pops of acid. Wagyu-cross hanger steak suffers from arriving less then the requested medium-rare, but coal-roasted barramundi dressed with seaweed butter sauce needs nothing more than the charred lemon alongside it. The mammoth wine list is surprisingly easy to navigate, with a head sommelier and two assistants also on hand for guidance. Desserts observe Black Bird's "excess succeeds" leitmotif, with a white chocolate rum lamington hogging the limelight beside a guava and mango brûlée.
(07) 3229 1200
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Private room
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Jake Nicolson
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.