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Aria Brisbane


Fried Brussels sprouts at Aria Brisbane

Eagle Street Pier 1 Eagle St Brisbane, QLD


An aria calls for a stand-out soloist – but there are no histrionic prime donne here. In its tenth year, Brisbane’s premier riverfront fine-diner presents as a harmonious group performance, from deft floor staff to the polished interior with its panoramic curve of glass. All up, it’s an agreeably adult affair, which includes Danny’s excellent sourdough, petit fours, an amuse-bouche, pre-dessert and boozy canelés to take home. An epic wine list pays homage to the world’s top regions yet features a Granite Belt offering by the glass. The double-cheese stracciatella di bufala entrée is richer than many regulars, but its parmesan oil dressing is balanced by sweet peas and shaved fennel. From the grill section, Rangers Valley chuck tail arrives with a tangle of watercress and lemon – pristinely perfect. Desserts are applauseworthy, too, perhaps, a refreshing mango and raspberry confection.


(07) 3233 2555



Bookings recommended


  • Licensed

  • Bar

  • Private room

Accepted card types:

  • American Express

  • Diners Club

  • Eftpos

  • MasterCard

  • Visa


Matt Moran & Joel Bickford

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

Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide

2019 Top 100 Rank – #32

Food: ★ ★

Wine: ★ ★ ★

Gourmet Traveller’s star-ratings, which range from zero to three stars, reflect reviewers’ first-hand experiences. The best-rated restaurants form our national Top 100. Our wine ratings, from zero to three stars, are made by wine editor Max Allen on the strength of the quality of the restaurant’s wine list. View our rating key here.

Aria Brisbane
Eagle Street Pier 1 Eagle St Brisbane, QLD
Matt Moran & Joel Bickford
Bookings recommended
Opening Hours
Lunch Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm Dinner Sun-Fri 5.30pm-10pm, Sat 5pm-10pm

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