5 New Brisbane Restaurants You Need To Try

The food scene in Brisbane has been growing like crazy over the last few years. Every two weeks, it seems a new stylish new bar or trendy restaurant has opened its doors. The competition is fierce and trying getting to them all is no simple feat! Luckily for you we've done the hard miles (or kilos...) We've tracked down the best of the best new restaurants Brisbane has to offer. 

So grab a mate and check a few off your hit list this weekend!

Santa Monica Pizza and Burger Bar

Santa Monica is a delicious combination of two of our greatest loves: Italian food & burgers. This Californian & Sicilian inspired restaurant opened its doors only a couple weeks ago and it's mouthwatering menu is sure to give you heart palpitations. Specialty pizzas, burgers, wings, pastas, and a few signature desserts that are sure to appeal to your inner child...it doesn't get much sweeter than that. 

Top Picks: Pulled Pork Gnocchi, Santa Monica Chicken Wings, Banana Split

Hanks Burgers

A little taste of Americana has opened its doors on Caxton Street! That's right we've found your new favorite Sunday hang. Hank's menu features a droolworthy selection of burgers all named after the 50 states. Why not pair your burger with a basket of fried chicken or loaded fries? It's the sensible thing to do. 

Top Picks: The Idaho & New York New York Burger

Brooklyn Depot

No longer do you need to make the drive to the Goldy to get your hands on Brooklyn Depots beautiful meat stacks! The bustling foodie precinct that is Southbank, is now it's new home. Burgers aren't the only thing being cooked up in the kitchen. You'll also find Smoked Brisket, Pork Ribs, Pulled Pork, Chicken Wings, and Loaded Fries on the menu. 

Top Picks: Crispy Fried Chicken Wings & The Depot Burger

Otto Brisbane

The Sydney based hospitality family that brought Australia the the three-hatted Quay, two hatted Bennelong, and the one hatted Otto Ristorante have opened up their first venture in Queensland- Otto Brisbane. If you are a fan of Italian food (I mean who isn't) then this is one restaurant you should be dying to visit! A delicious Southern Italian inspired menu paired with mesmerizing views of the Story Bridge make this the perfect date night.

Casa Nostra Ristorante

If you were a big fan of Biagio Musgrave Rd in Red Hill and shed a few tears when it closed- you'll be happy to know the owners have now opened a new restaurant in Brisbane: Casa Nostra Ristorante. Taking over the space previously occupied by Mighty Mighty, Casa Nostra is bringing all the comfort of traditional Sicilian home cooking to the valley.

Top Picks: Foccacia Caprese, and Stinco D'Agnello

Know of a new opening we should check out? Send us an email: ameriausblog@gmail.com

Words by Chelsea Hawkins