Where to dine during Brisbane Festival 2019

The world-class arts celebration that is Brisbane Festival 2019 may span city-wide, but rest assured that the cultural hub in South Bank is ground zero, and Fish Lane is right next door! 

Whether it’s Scott Maidment’s hedonistic Blanc de Blanc in the Courier Mail Speigltent, the ethereal Yang Liping’s Rite of Spring at QPAC, or the Lord Mayor’s City Hall Concerts across the bridge that you’re hoping to see this Brisbane Festival, see to it first that you eat (before or after!) at the following Fish Lane restaurants below.

Before you head to any one of the amazing musical performances on show in South Brisbane during this year’s festival (The Emerson String Quartet in Queensland Conservatorium on September 21, anyone?), make sure to fine-tune your palate first with a slice or two from Julius pizzeria! While their Tartufo pizza is always a fan favourite, the Gamberi pasta with juicy tiger prawns also makes for the perfect pre-show treat. 

La Lune
While the likes of Brief: Close Encounters and St Matthew Passion are doing dry runs at QPAC, do the opposite by heading to La Lune for a glass of delicious red wine with dinner! Simply pair a bottle with kangaroo tartare plated with smoked celeriac and black olive jam or a selection of cheeses to start off your night in style. 

Chu the Phat
From curtain call or curtain fall, Chu the Phat is there every step of the way! While we’ll be heading to the likes of QPAC for the main events, this Vietnamese restaurant is putting on a show of its own in the form of a stunning banquet feast offer! Think steaming pork brioche, sweet corn and coriander dumplings, fried chicken ribs, stir-fried Cape Grim beef and more for the whole table for just $45pp. Time to round up the friends and get feasting. 

Making the walk across the bridge to the unmissable Fire Gardens located at the Botanic Gardens calls for extra energy, and Grassfed is right up to the task! We suggest planting yourself in their gorgeous restaurant to feast on the B.F.C., their plant-based take on the classic burger, before finishing off with their range of delightful vegan ice creams.

Big Roddy’s
Big Roddy’s American BBQ-style menu is waiting in the wings to sort out all your pre- and post-show cravings this Brisbane Festival! If your show of choice happens to fall on a Wednesday, look no further than $1 buffalo wings with blue cheese sauce, or otherwise opt for their popular beef short ribs paired with Canadian poutine fries. 

The world’s your stage this Brisbane Festival, and Fish Lane is your smorgasbord! For more of the festival’s South Brisbane program, click here

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