Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Brisbane

Updated 2 months ago


Finally: tofu, vegetables and meat alternatives are having their moment in the sun. Only a few years ago, vegetarians were an afterthought at many restaurants, forced into the neglected corners of meat-heavy menus to choose from all-too-familiar vego options. (We see you, pumpkin and feta salad.)

Nowadays, a handful of places are entirely meat-free, and plenty more have dedicated vegetarian (and vegan) menus. This is a growing list of our favourite vegetarian-friendly restaurants. They’re not all strictly vego, but all offer a substantial choices that go beyond the token lentil burger or salad.

  • Fill your plate, cafeteria-style, with any combo of up to 35 Mediterranean-style dishes (many of them vegan) including juicy stuffed tomatoes, spanakopita and orzo pasta. Dine in under a sea of yellow umbrellas, or take it away to enjoy at home.

  • A permanent home for some of the city's best vegan tacos, with slick wines, cocktails and Mexican beer to match.

  • Order veggies from the grill and bask in the outdoor terrace at this rebooted Brisbane favourite.

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  • From the man who brought you edible insects and Kentucky Fried Duck.

  • What started as a roaming pizzeria in the back of a Volkswagen Kombi is now a breezy Italian restaurant in the suburbs. Step inside for traditional, woodfired Neapolitan pies, classic pastas and a barrel-aged Negroni that routinely sells out.

  • Healthy takeaway for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • A tiny, whimsical bar inspired by Peter Pan.

  • This cafe and grocer has almost everything a vegan could ever want or need, from tofurkey to coconut yoghurt.

  • A gorgeous restaurant and bar at the centre of Brisbane's Middle Eastern moment.

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  • A fast-paced joint dealing out punchy Indonesian and Southeast Asian flavours.

  • Modern Chinese food and a killer wine list from brothers Cameron and Jordan Votan.

  • Simple food that balances flair and practicality.

  • Arcade games and craft beer? Yes please.

  • A heritage-listed warehouse hosting a beautiful Malaysian teahouse.

  • One of the city’s favourite cooking schools has evolved over time into one of its best pan-Asian eateries. There's an extensive menu of punchy and flavourful dishes, plus multiple banquet options for groups dining. The ever-popular cooking school still runs Sundays and Mondays.

  • A 120-seat modern-Chinese restaurant.