The City:
Late night dining

18 JANUARY 2023

It’s late at night – or, let’s be honest, the wee hours of the morning – and the hunger pangs hit. Maybe it’s a post-party craving, an after-cinema snack or a super late-night dinner, either way, if you feel your stomach rumbling, you don’t need to settle for fast food or servo snacks. The City is the place to find after-hours food you won’t regret eating. If you get caught out, here are a few spots that keep the burners on until 10pm or later, especially towards the weekend. Further down the list are The City’s best post-midnight feeds and 24/7 dining spots.

Fat Noodle, Treasury Casino & Hotel  

Award-winning celebrity chef Luke Nguyen's 100-seater Fat Noodle serves pan-Asian hawker-style food including Nguyen’s own Vietnamese as well as Chinese, Thai and Malaysian cuisine. Stop in for some of the best spring rolls you've ever eaten or a steaming bowl of hot pho to take the edge off a cool night.  

Open until 10pm Tuesday - Sunday  

Red Hook, Gresham Lane  

Red Hook is a tiny diner, take-out spot and bar serving New York-style street food from its wee little kitchen in Gresham Lane. The music is always excellent, the burgers are a gourmet dream and the fries can be loaded if you’re so inclined. Try the classic Brooklyn Cheeseburger, you won't regret it.  

Open until late Tuesday – Saturday  

Betty’s Burgers, Albert St  

Classic burgers and the thickest of thick shakes are a match made in heaven. Betty’s Burgers serves up American-style burgers, onion rings and “concrete” – its signature rich and creamy frozen custard ice cream – with a laid-back vibe. 

Open until 9pm Sunday – Wednesday and 10pm Thursday – Saturday  

Grill’d, Wintergarden  

Seems like Brisbane can’t get enough of its burgers. Grill’d is always a crowd-pleaser and Australia’s healthy burger joint will make you feel good while satisfying those taste buds of yours. The large burger range is complemented perfectly by the chips which are great fuel for your night out.  

Open until 10pm Sunday – Thursday, 11pm Friday and Saturday  

Vapiano, Albert Lane  

Stuff your face with all the pizza and pasta you can manage at Vapiano. The kitchens of this two-storey restaurant stay open and make your meals fresh, right before your eyes. The prices are as sweet as the desserts.  

Open until 10pm Sunday – Thursday, 11pm Friday and Saturday  

Walter’s Steakhouse, Alice St  

Slide into a red leather booth and enjoy a charming slice of New York in Brisbane. Steak is obviously a Walter’s Steakhouse specialty with the meat dry-aged and cut in-house. Bring a friend and tuck into its aged Porterhouse and make sure you leave enough time to order a drink at the bar before or after.  

Open until midnight Monday – Saturday,  

Alba Bar & Deli, Burnett Lane  

Inspired by the pintxos bars of San Sebastian, Alba Bar & Deli is pouring Spanish wines, cracking tinned fish and serving fine Jamon to a '90s hip-hop soundtrack down Burnett Lane.   

Open until 10pm Tuesday – Thursday, midnight Friday and Saturday  

Charmy, Albert St  

Hot tip, the bottle shop at the back of Charmy is open until midnight every night, making it one of the latest in The City. Better yet, super casual Charmy is BYO so you can buy drinks there and crack them open over noodles, Korean-style chicken wings, loaded fries and more.  

Open until midnight every day   

Funny Funny, Burnett Lane  

Cooking Korean hotpot or barbecue with your mates after midnight – what could go wrong!? Head to Funny Funny to grill meat and vegetables over fire or in soup or let the skilled staff do it all and indulge in a late-night fried chicken plate with beer – just like in Seoul.  

Open until 1.30am Tuesday – Sunday  

Jimmy’s on the Mall, Queen Street Mall  

Jimmy’s on the Mall has served breakfast, lunch and dinner 24 hours a day, 7 days a week since 1982. Now that’s commitment! Situated in the middle of Queen Street Mall, the two-storey restaurant is hard to miss and has an extensive menu with a distinctive Eastern influence.  

Open 24/7  

Pancake Manor, Charlotte St  

Housed in a 1904-built former church, Pancake Manor serves a delicious variety of sweet and savoury food from its American-influenced menu. Think fluffy pancakes, crepes and salads. When the 3am cravings hit, drop in for a pancake stack and do not scimp on the syrup.  

Open 24/7  

Pig ‘N’ Whistle, Queen Street Mall  

Need sport at all hours of the day? The Pig ‘N’ Whistle in the middle of Queen Street Mall is one of the top spots to catch live sports at any hour. It televises major matches plus AFC, UEFA, EPL and Euro League. The late-night supper menu consists of British pub favourites.  

Open until 11pm Sunday – Thursday, 1am Friday and Saturday  

The Kitchen, Treasury Casino & Hotel  

The Kitchen offers pub perfect classics and modern Australian meals around the clock. The all-day and overnight menus are sure to satisfy your cravings whenever hunger strikes. All-day breakfast at 2am? Why not! 

Open 24/7  

Maru, Elizabeth St  

The City’s biggest Korean restaurant, Maru, is open until late every day. Just like in Seoul, you can drop in any time for a big bowl of bibimbap, grill your own Korean barbecue of meat and vegetables at your table, munch on Korean-style fried chicken and enjoy more traditional favourites.  

Open until 11pm Sunday – Thursday, 11.30pm Friday and Saturday  

The Riverbar & Kitchen, Eagle St  

Overlooking the water and Story Bridge, Riverbar & Kitchen offers chilled-out summer vibes and outdoor seats for after-work drinks and a bite to eat. The menu features delicious options for every taste profile with snacks, salads, pizzas, burgers and more.  

Open until midnight Sunday – Thursday, midnight Friday and Saturday  

Pochana, Elizabeth St  

Thai food meets live music right in the heart of The City at Pochana. Feast late into the night and pair your authentic eats with Eastern-inspired cocktails and mocktails.  

Open until 9pm Sunday, 9.45pm Monday – Thursday, midnight Friday and Saturday  

Friends enjoying a drink at Riverbar.