High-profile Executive Chef Matt Moran wisely allows well-credentialled Head Chef Ben Russell the required autonomy to ensure ARIA Restaurant Brisbane steps beyond the inevitable shadow cast by its acclaimed sister venue in Sydney. The understated yet stylish dining space overlooks the Brisbane River and its famed Story Bridge. It sets the tone for the select group of restaurants that drive the city’s fine dining groove.
There is a distinct, pared back approach to the contemporary cuisine that focuses on showcasing the sensational produce. Grilled and cured pork cheek is taken to the next level by avocado and black bean sauce. The well-structured sauce is delicious – you will want to dip your bread into it! Roast duck with red cabbage, rhubarb and pecan is a cohesive and enjoyable dish. It is beautifully plated, and the textures are rendered exceptionally well.
PSST! Hold your wedding reception in the restaurant, and make the most of the exquisite food, attentive service and stunning view.