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Written by Cassandra Thomson - 21 January 2024

Savour the Outdoors at Our Favourite Alfresco Dining Venues in Brisbane

Brisbane, known for its picturesque river winding through the city, offers an elegant riverfront dining experience. The outdoor venues Brisbane has, seamlessly combines urban vibes with natural beauty, From rooftop bars to chic laneways, Brisbane's al fresco dining scene captures the essence of riverfront elegance and cosmopolitan charm.

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1. Patina, Customs House Brisbane

Brisbane City

Customs House is home to the stunning restaurant Patina, located in the Brisbane CBD overlooking the Brisbane River. Complete with a stunning light installation in the main dining room, and earthy-toned plates paired with matte black cutlery, Patina’s divine and chic interiors cement the establishment as Brisbane’s most elegant dining destination. This beautiful outdoor venue caters to 50 people seated. Locally sourced seafood and fresh seasonal produce are carefully curated by their skilled kitchen team. Dine in the heritage dining room or on the River Terrace in this alfresco dining venue with enchanted views.

2. The Hibiscus Room Terrace, Hyatt Regency Brisbane

Brisbane City

The Hyatt Regency in Brisbane is the perfect destination for those seeking a unique al fresco dining venue with stunning views. Head up to level four and discover The Hibiscus Room Terrace with classic Australian cuisine and delicious cocktails. With a maximum capacity of 150 guests, this outdoor venue is perfect for intimate gatherings or large events. Hibiscus Room’s menu balances the era of ’70s inspiration while being a modern dining experience that looks as beautiful as it tastes. Floor-to-ceiling windows, timber floorboards, vegetation, and a 20-metre heated pool are just a few of the highlights in this enormous leisure area.

3. The Terrasse , C’est Bon Restaurant & Le Bon Bar


Experience the charm of C'est Bon, in the historic heart of Woolloongabba. The Terrasse, situated on the first floor, is a beautiful outdoor venue that enjoys natural light and boasts a unique architectural design. This area is perfect for formal events or intimate gatherings, with a capacity of up to 45 guests. C'est Bon offers an a la carte menu that takes you on a culinary journey through delectable flavours and perfectly complemented selections of wines. C'est Bon, the ideal al fresco dining venue for a taste of Parisian eccentricity.

4. Southern Balcony, Jimmy’s On the Mall

Brisbane City

Nestled in the bustling heart of Queen Street lies a historical gem that has stood the test of time - Jimmy's On The Mall. This outdoor building is rich in tradition and boasts a captivating design that will leave you in awe. Adorned with marble, pale wood, and top-quality finishes, this outdoor venue offers two levels with stunning views of the CBD. Natural light and verdant greenery creating a cosy ambience, can accommodate up to 80 guests with ease. Whether you're savouring a meal under the open sky or taking shelter under the retractable roof, Jimmy's On The Mall promises an alfresco dining venue experience that's second to none.

5. The Garden , Pilgrim Brisbane

Brisbane City

Pilgrim resides within the Barracks, Brisbane CBD. A magnificent building with a fascinating backstory and alluring charisma. The outdoor venue showcases charming wooden tables, and twinkling string lights, creating an industrial chic ambience. The raised deck near the terrace is perfect for all sorts of events, from significant anniversaries to formal gatherings.

The al fresco dining venue can comfortably accommodate up to 50 individuals seated or 70 individuals for a cocktail-style occasion. Join us for a cosy and welcoming experience, where you can indulge in a Love Spell cocktail and a delicious Loaded Patacon.

6. Sook Rooftop, Sook Rooftop

Fortitude Valley

Soko Rooftop, Fortitude Valley, is an impressive outdoor venue located at the top of Jubilee Place. With its spacious area spanning almost 1500 square metres, it can accommodate up to 500 guests. The al fresco dining venue boasts a lush Amazonian theme, while the open-air seating area offers nearly 365-degree views of Brisbane and its surroundings. With a contemporary twist on traditional flavours using a heavy sake, yuzu and a cocktail menu with over 40 flavours of Pisco Sours, here is where those Peruvian and Japanese influences come out and play. Soko Rooftop is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the perfect blend of sophistication and nature's beauty.

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