Queen Elizabeth II is Australia’s official head of state. That has very little bearing on how we live our lives day-to-day, with a couple of exceptions. The most noteworthy? The Queen’s Birthday public holiday. The Queen’s actual birthday is in April, but because of how many public holidays there are around then, most Commonwealth states officially celebrate her birthday on a different date that’s better suited to a day off.

This year, the Queen's Birthday public holiday falls on Monday, October 5. Here are all of the restaurants, bars and cafes staying open to help you make the most of the holiday .

Artie & Mai

Open from 7am–2.30pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

340 Sandgate Road, Albion


Open from 11am–2pm; 5pm–9pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

190 Oxford Street, Bulimba

Sea Legs Brewing Co

Open from 12pm–10pm.

89 main street, kangaroo point

PawPaw Cafe

Open from 8am–3pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

898 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba

Izakana-Ya Okuman

Open from 11am–2.30; 5pm–9.30pm.

Shop 6 220 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane

Seoul Bistro

Open from 11am–10.30pm.

2/152 Turton Street, Sunnybank


Open from 12pm–8pm.

52 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane

Same Same

Open from 5pm–late. 15 per cent surcharge.

Shop AM3 Ada Lane 46 James Street, Fortitude Valley

Ramen Danbo

Open from 11am–10pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

52 Merivale Street, South Brisbane

GOMA Restaurant

Open from 9am–3pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

Queensland Gallery of Modern Art Stanley Place, South Brisbane

Coffee Head Co

Open from 7am–3pm.

62 Manning Street, South Brisbane

Laruche Kiosk

Open from 6pm–3am.

694 Ann Street , Fortitude Valley