The Best Restaurants For Dinner

The food and functions scene evolves so fast, it is often hard to keep abreast of the fads, trends and non-stop changes that seem to embrace restaurants on a continual basis.

A new restaurant appears to open every week enjoying quick reputation as the place to be, and we’re here to help you navigate through the options of the great local restaurants to make your dinner, function, party, celebration or event experience truly memorable.

Using our custom search helps you to refine down to exactly what you need. An outdoor dinner restaurant with a balcony view of the river? Or perhaps a Brisbane private dining room with a sommelier is more your corporate function requirement.. Whatever your whim, try using the Advanced Search to get right down to the best of the best restaurants for dinner for you.

This month’s top Restaurants in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and on the Sunshine Coast:

Restaurants in Brisbane

A favourite dinner restaurant in Brisbane is nestled amongst the tree lined streets of New Farm, in an awesome character building that oozes charm. Bitter Suite was a pioneer in casual gastronomy, delivering market fresh food that is innovative, relevant and on trend. There are a number of dining options including wrap around footpath dining to experience the New Farm lifestyle, and the venue caters regularly for large group dinner bookings and functions. A true supporter of craft beer, many of the dishes are paired with an ever rotating tap menu to keep customers ever-guessing what’s changing.

Restaurants on the Gold Coast

When thinking of restaurants for dinner on the best Gold Coast, many are blessed with breath-taking views, providing the perfect setting to absorb everything that makes this part of the world truly amazing. The access to market-supplied fresh produce on a daily basis sets the standard and the great restaurants use this edge to distance themselves from competitors. The functionbook™ team can’t go past the seafood restaurants on the Gold Coast and restaurants like Oskars, Glass Dining & Edgewater which are some of our favourites.

Restaurants on the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is absolutely spoilt for an amazing number of high quality good restaurants open much of the week, often operated by award winning chef owners. A passion to source local produce is evident in ever changing menus and product offerings, and it seems most have an award winning view to match. Although this is not true all of the time, Beachfront restaurants are quite often the best restaurants on offer on the Sunshine Coast, with venues like the Noosa Boathouse, Augello’s and Ocean Ended being some of our darlings.

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Types of Dinner Restaurants We Love

We are true foodies at heart and absolutely love all varieties of local restaurants, cuisines and themes, however at functionbook™ we have taken the hassle of the traditional search away and provided a great resource to speed things up.


Private Dining Rooms are hard to find and those in the know seem to keep them quiet not to share their little secret. These boutique function spaces hold a special place to the team at functionbook™, and we have personally worked our way through many of the best banquets, set menus and wine lists to ensure you won’t miss out. Often for groups of up to twelve guests, the personalised service and intimate space makes for an outstanding experience.

The latest rage in social gathering seems to be atop some great locations in our cities. Embracing the outdoor feel without losing any coolness, these often quirky, odd and unique spaces are leading the charge in what patrons are seeking. High quality food designed to be consumed in a sociable environment, either sitting, standing, leaning or boothing, there is certainly no better place to catch a breeze and a sunset than rooftop bars and restaurants.

Long gone are the days when our culinary scene was subjected to international scorn. We are now home to many of the country’s most innovative and impressive fine dining restaurants, as restaurateurs cater more and more to the top end of town with an ever-focus on gastronomy, service and wow.

It seems the top hotels continue to reinvest themselves and we now have some truly innovative and market leading restaurants located within the confines of some of our best loved hotels. Many of these restaurants are operated by award winning, hatted or starred chefs, offering both in-house guests, travellers and locals the opportunity to transport themselves into another space and time.

For the lovebirds amongst us, there are still plenty of tables of two available in just about every restaurant, offering quiet corners to watch blissfully into each other’s eyes, caressing a dessert platter over a cheeky wine or cocktail. At the other end of the scale, many of our funkier venues also run Tinder Tuesday, I guess you’d call it rapid fire speed dating for the tech generation.

Booking Dinner Restaurants for Functions in Brisbane, Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast

We really have made it easy to book dinner restaurants for functions on functionbook™ whether it be in Brisbane, Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast. Our team has found the best venues and restaurants that we are sure will give you some excellent options for your next corporate function, birthday, celebration dinner or surprise party.

From amazing views to unique spaces to tailor made packages, the venues listed on functionbook™ represent only the best on offer.