Take yourself on a culinary adventure

With a number of delectable destinations to suit any palate, Brisbane's blue skies and our winter sunshine deliver the perfect backdrop to connect with family and friends while enjoying the fine food our city has to offer.

Embrace your inner gourmand

Take advantage of a month-long celebration of some of our city's culinary delights, with the return of Good Food Month and a line-up of delicious events. 

From 24 July, South Bank will come alive with the annual Night Noodle Markets, with exotic cuisine sizzling, smoking and searing from open-air Asian-hawker markets riverside. Loosen your belt buckle as you prepare to sample the eats from favourite local and interstate restauranteurs including Hoy Pinoy, Gelato Messina, Shallot Thai, Bangkok Street Food, Twistto & Waffleland and more.

Tasty regional flavours

South Bank will also play host to Queensland's premier food and wine festival, Regional Flavours, on 20 and 21 July. The event will showcase our state's finest producers, with more than 80 stallholders, including renowned Queensland producers, artisans, graziers and chefs. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy live entertainment, food innovation talks and cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs and industry experts.

Sample an abundance of tasty food from savoury bites to rich desserts, flavoursome jams, creamy cheeses and aromatic regional wines - there will be something to satiate every taste bud!

Pack a picnic by the river

If crowds aren't your scene, rug up and visit one of Brisbane's best picnic and barbecue spots for some serenity. Parks and open spaces perfect for a grass-side feast are scattered across the city and include barbecue facilities, shade and picnic shelters. Many of the beautiful spots offer picturesque views of the Brisbane River. Check out our parks for picnics page for ideas.

MELT at Brisbane Powerhouse

Enjoy a range of dining destinations at Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm while celebrating our city's wonderfully diverse queer communities at 2019 MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture. Get in quick! This festival including comedy, theatre, music, visual arts, talks and more takes its final bow on 7 July.

Get snap happy

While you're out and about, get snapping to capture the unique character of Brisbane's dining scene and enter the 2019 Lord Mayor's Photographic Awards. Upload your images or hashtag you images on social media using #LMPA2019 from 10 July to 7 August to be in running to win a share of $14,000 in prize money.

More information

Looking for more ideas and inspiration? Check out what else is happening this month.

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Last updated:24 October 2019
Topics: things to do