Nestled just steps away from the Brisbane River in the salmon-hued, open-air Cascade Court, Bistro by QPAC unveils a captivating menu of flavourful Asian-inspired street food dishes. Established in 2020 and helmed by our esteemed head chef, Mercury Keomahavong, the Bistro promises an exceptional selection of authentic Asian-inspired dishes, infused with the distinct flair of Queensland. Following a recent refurbishment and the introduction of a fresh menu, the Bistro's kitchen comes alive with a vibrant buzz, resonating with the sizzle of woks, the aromatic symphony of Asian spices, the rhythmic clinking of cutlery, and the joy of people reconnecting.
Our menu highlights include the crowd-favourite Grilled Barramundi, elevated by the infusion of kaffir lime and spiced tamarind sauce, or delve into the harmony of Massaman Chicken curry. Immerse yourself in the Beef Red Curry's artful blend of textures and relish the tenderness of the 12hr Angus Short Rib, complemented by panang sauce and a refreshing watermelon salad. For those seeking vegetarian delights, the Eggplant Katsu promises a delightful crunch and curry indulgence, while Nasi Goreng whisks you away with the infusion of satay chicken and lemongrass-infused sambal.
Bistro by QPAC encapsulates the essence of modern dining, offering a vibrant and lively atmosphere perfect for enjoying quality time with friends and family. Whether it's a leisurely long lunch, dinner or pre-show meal, you can soak up the balmy Brisbane air while relishing a brew, sparkling, or still wine. The Bistro's prime location offers one of the best seats in the house, allowing you to bask in the iconic QPAC surroundings. It's an invitation to explore a world of flavours that come together to ignite the senses and create unforgettable moments.
Savour the flavours, relish the ambiance at QPAC Bistro.
We recommend 2 hours to dine. Due to the nature of a performing arts venue, hours of operation may vary.
The Lyrebird is the quintessential place to start your evening at QPAC. Taste the flavours of Italy prepared by the Lyrebird's passionate chefs, and led by our head chef from Rome, Italy.
Russell Street Wine Bar
Set at the southern end of QPAC, alongside the Playhouse Theatre, is the charming Russell Street Wine Bar. It boasts spectacular views of South Bank and The Wheel of Brisbane.
Café by QPAC
Please note that due to Brisbane Metro construction works on our site, the Café by QPAC is currently closed. Visit our Lobby Lounge or Café by QPAC Pop-up for more eat and drink options.
Our theatre bars offer a great selection of sparkling and still wines, beers and ciders, spirits, and an ever-changing cocktails menu. Drinks may be consumed while seated in the foyer or in the theatre.