2021 QLD Readers' Choice Awards

"Readers' Choice 2019 - Seafood"
George's Paragon

George's Paragon

Seafood   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

Brisbane CBD

Just minutes from the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, George’s Paragon on Eagle Street Pier offers a seafood restaurant oasis perched beside the Brisbane River. Dine alfresco by the water’s edge as all manne...
"A Wonderful Daily Changing Menu"
The Balfour Kitchen

The Balfour Kitchen

Vietnamese   $$$$$   Opens at 7:30:AM

New Farm

Escape the bustle of the city at charming and serene The Balfour Kitchen on Balfour Street in New Farm. Set in a beautiful Queenslander, guests can dine on the verandah, enjoy relaxed gatherings under...
"A Hidden Brisbane Gem"
Deer Duck Bistro

Deer Duck Bistro

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens Tue 5:30:PM

Auchenflower

13 Chef Hat Award
Treat yourself and loved ones to an elegant dining experience at Deer Duck Bistro, an Auchenflower venue with a touch of class. Emanating a distinguished vibe, Deer Duck is bedecked in lavish furnishi...
Dining locations don’t get much better than that of Marina Bar & Grill, perched right on Tin Can Bay Marina. Formerly Snappers on the Marina, Marina Bar & Grill is already enticing customers back with...
"2019 Readers' Choice - Chinese"
Leon Chinese Restaurant

Leon Chinese Restaurant

Chinese   $$$$$   Opens Tue 12:00:PM

Lutwyche

A long-established and well-known player in Brisbane’s Chinese restaurant scene, Leon Chinese Restaurant in Lutwyche has delighted happy diners since 1986. Relaxed, intimately lit surroundings enriche...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Tapas"
Backlane Bar & Street Food

Backlane Bar & Street Food

Tapas   $$$$$   Opens at 3:00:PM

Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba locals looking for a late-night destination head to Backlane Bar & Street Food on First Avenue. As unpretentious as the location – just one street away from Mooloolaba Beach – swing by for ...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Fusion"
Tamarind

Tamarind

Fusion   $$$$$   Opens Tue 6:00:PM

Cairns

13 Chef Hat Award
An exotic sensory feast awaits diners at multi-award-winning Tamarind, signature restaurant of Cairns’ Reef Hotel Casino. The journey begins with an ambient, low-lit dining room set with crisp white l...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Food Truck"
That Greek Truck

That Greek Truck

Greek   $$$$$   Opens Tue 5:00:PM

Brisbane CBD

Brisbane foodies get their souvlaki fix from That Greek Truck, as it trundles around the city serving authentic fare like Yia-Yia makes. Setting up at various venues, markets and festivals, this food ...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
JAM

JAM

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens Tue 12:00:PM

Townsville

12 Chef Hat Award
Effortlessly combining style with innovation, JAM continues to make its mark on Townsville's dynamic restaurant scene. A well-loved riverfront crowd-pleaser, this versatile venue constantly buzzes wit...
"Showcasing North Qld Produce"
One of the hottest dining venues on the Townsville culinary scene, Bridgewater Restaurant and QBAR on Dibbs Street offers guests a touch of coastal elegance in North Queensland. Positioned on the firs...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Regional"
Set inside a charming heritage Queenslander on Limestone Street sits The Cottage Restaurant, an Ipswich establishment for delectable cuisine in distinctive surrounds. Once a home, converted bedrooms n...
Contemporary dining with a modern Middle Eastern approach attracts Paddington locals through the doors at Naim on Collingwood Street. Meaning happiness in Hebrew, Naim is all about friends catching up...
Imagine a small bar in Asia off the beaten track and immerse yourself in true and authentic flavours at Eddy + Wolff on Ron Penhaligon Way in Robina. Named after the two streets the Vietnamese owners ...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Bistro"
Waters Edge Bistro

Waters Edge Bistro

Bistro   $$$$$   Opens Tue 11:30:AM

Macleay Island

As dusk settles and the orange-pink hue of evening light plays across the waters, Club Macleay’s award-winning Waters Edge Bistro makes for a pleasant place to relax and admire the spectacle. Located ...
Home-style cooking prepared with love is on the menu at Essen Restaurant on McGregor Terrace in Stanthorpe. With a name meaning to eat in German, a vine covered pergola shades the front door of this q...
Olive Thyme

Olive Thyme

Turkish   $$$$$   Opens Tue 11:30:AM

Albion

Just like its owners, Olive Thyme Turkish Cuisine on Sandgate Road in Albion is where Turkish tradition meets modern inspiration. Nestled in a beautiful heritage-listed 1920s building, this restaurant...
Indulge in the tastes of regional Chinese cuisine at Feng Shui Restaurant @ Coolangatta Bowls Club on Scott Street. Polished wooden floors, white-clothed tables and dangling red lanterns set the mood ...
"2019 Readers' Choice Winner: Coffee"
Preece's at the Jetty

Preece's at the Jetty

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens at 6:00:AM

Redcliffe

For casual waterfront dining in Redcliffe, take to Preece’s at the Jetty. Warm and welcoming, Preece’s compact alfresco area allows guests to soak up scenic views out to Moreton Bay, while a smart, tr...
"2018 AGFG Readers' Choice Winner"
A popular coastal hotspot in Bargara, locals and nearby residents travelling from Bundaberg soak up dazzling ocean views over a meal at Rick's at Bargara restaurant and bar. Sitting at the end of Baue...
Enjoy a morning caffeine hit at community-minded café, Milk & Beans Coffee House, a much-loved locale for those in and around Alexandra Headland and tourists visiting the Sunshine Coast. Fitted out wi...