Restaurant Reviews

Urbane: Restaurant review



181 Mary St
Brisbane, QLD


Dinner Thu-Sat 6pm-9pm


Dégustations $120-$155


It's nearly a decade since Urbane revealed its minimalist look, but the polished gallery-like setting remains crisp. So to the technique-driven dishes, now being conjured by a fresh team following the departure of Alejandro Cancino. Herbivore options have lost dazzle with the changing of the guard, but an array of intriguing snacks kick off with tumblers of intense tomato water. It's big-night-out territory, with service to match and a hefty wine list poised to empty the wallet. Precisely cooked scampi might be wrapped in crisp angel hair pastry, say, atop a rich bisque brightened by lemon and ponzu, while lamb tagine is presented as a pastry-encased square with fruity couscous. Mixing the fresh and the familiar, toasted chestnut and tonka bean snow complements green apple sorbet, jolting senses back to reality. Smart petit fours ensure your landing remains smooth.

(07) 3229 2271

Bookings essential


  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Andrew Gunn & Amelie Rabaud

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.