Cuisine: Degustation, Fine Dining, Modern Australian
Price Point: Mains from Above $35
Ranked: #2 of 35 restaurants in Brisbane

An outstanding dining experience awaits at this multi award-winning restaurant and bar.

Awarded Australian Good Food Guide 2 Chef Hats earlier this year, Bacchus is known as Brisbane’s premier fine dining destination. Beautifully styled by LA designer Tracy Beckman, with sumptuous seating, bronze tones and soft lighting, Bacchus offers a luxurious setting to enjoy exquisite food and wine.

Designed by Head Chef Massimo Speroni, the À La Carte menu offers modern Australian fare of uncompromising quality. Speroni personally ensures each dish is an explosion of flavour and texture, from the full blood Wagyu Tri Tip steak, to the award-winning prime Milly Hill lamb with silverbeet and black garlic.

From the bar, choose from an expansive wine list, curated by the award-winning Head Sommelier Andrew Giblin. Not sure what to have? Their talented and passionate team can recommend an excellent pairing with your food.

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Bacchus
Rydges Southbank, Podium Level, Cnr Grey & Glenelg Sts, South Brisbane
South Brisbane 4101

Open Hours:
Breakfast (Monday - Sunday) 6.00am – 10:00am
Dinner (Tuesday - Saturday)
5.30pm – til late (latest reservation at 9:30pm)

Lunch (Friday)
12.00pm - 2.00pm

High Tea (Tuesday to Friday) 2.30pm - 4.30pm
High Tea (Saturday & Sunday) 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Phone: 07 3364 0843
Website: www.bacchussouthbank.com.au

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Bacchus
Location: South Brisbane
Cuisine: Degustation, Fine Dining, Modern Australian
Mains: Above $35

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Stephen Kerr

Excellent service, emu was exceptional as was the lobster

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Food was fantastic with amazing service to go with. Would definitely recommend! The chocolate dessert is to die for!

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B_reathtaking interior
A_ttentive staff
C_reative menu
C_ooked to perfection
H_eavenly flavours
U_nbelievable desserts
S_ublime evening

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Great time to go to Bacchus - before theatre/opera/ballet. Our greeting, service and attention first-class. Efficient and timely presentation of meals, info re wine choices spot on. No issues re use of First Table discount - makes the night a fantastic and affordable experience. Will be back often

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Andries Breytenbach

Bacchus has become our go-to for fine dining in Brisbane. The food is absolutely delicious, the service is personal and thoughtful and the price is very reasonable for the quality provided. Highly recommend the mushroom entreé with black truffle - had my partner and I fighting over the last tiny spoonful of consommé. Thank you to all the staff for yet another special night at your lovely restaurant. We will be back soon.
Emily & Andries.

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Exceptional food and service.

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Great service, beautiful presentation, tasty food, but small portions!
So don't go with a big appetite!

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Lilly Vanilly

Amazing dinner with fantastic food and excellent service.

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Service I’ve never before experienced in Brisbane. Deserves a 6!
The food was delicious, wine list comprehensive and the small palate cleansers between courses were a very nice touch.
I’ll be back

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As first-time diners at Bacchus, the reviews I'd read beforehand were all spot-on. Am happy to say that all of the positive reviews, especially regarding the professionalism and friendliness of staff, were definitely true in our experience there. Highly recommended!

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Luke Jackson

We had a fantastic time celebrating my niece's birthday. The service was amazing and we were so grateful that they honoured our first table discount despite being late from being stuck in traffic

The food was interesting and memorable (be brave with your menu choices) with plenty of quirky extras.The only fault was that my steak was overcooked but I didn't want to complain because we otherwise had a wonderful experience at an affordable price. I highly recommend you take up this amazing offer.

Thanks bacchus and first table

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From start to finish the whole experience was excellent. Both the food and the service was totally up to expectations. My wife and I are from Melbourne, so the bar is pretty high, and we were pleased beyond our expectations. So compliments to the chef and the team in the kitchen and compliments to the front of house staff led by Kevin, who incidentally trained in my home town of Edinburgh. Maybe that helped, I'd like to think so. I am a retired restauranteur of 40yrs experience. Cheers, and all the best from Chris and Toni.

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Excellent food, presentation & service! Very much enjoyed all of the dishes we ordered - scallops, ox tail, fish pillow, tongue, kangaroo, lobster, chocolate & coconut on the beach. Flavours that we will never forget! Excellent deal as well through first table, no problems at all when we arrived for our booking.

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Lesley Mance Duff

A first class restaurant. The food was amazing and so were the staff.

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Nick Mapson

Fine dining at it's best. The service is outstanding. The menu is a challenge you could really try everything on it so reigning it in to 3 courses was hard. Each course was just heaven. If you want to celebrate a special occasion this is a must do 10/10 . Thank you so much for a evening to remember

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Angelo Frei

Very nice dinner experience.Had the Crocodile and Foie Gras entrée and the Duck and Onyx Sirloin main. Definitely worth a visit!

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Madhavi Madala

Exquisite food every single time! They brought out a new menu this time and the new coconut dessert was probably one of the best I’ve ever had.
Tried crocodile for the first time too and it was beautifully balanced with the other elements.
Service was again impeccable.

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The pre theatre menu at Bacchus was exquisite - very interesting flavours - and lots of little extras that aren't mentioned on the menu but keep you supplied with pleasant surprises all the way through. But the best part of the night was the lovely service. Everyone was so smiley and the manager made us feel very welcome. Also, it was a great location to get to the theatre from, and the timing of the meal meant we had no issue getting there. The ambience of the poolside bar and deck was also lovely to walk in through.

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D Drago

Fine dining experience with great detail on presentation
Our family of four enjoyed our meals and even appreciated the very plates on which they were served.
Recommended.

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Dee Stephenson

With a diverse and sophisticated A La Carte menu on offer, an experience at Bacchus can only be regarded as the ultimate in dining! Our meal was a gastronomical journey full of flavour, amusement and surprise. The oysters were undoubtedly the best I’ve ever enjoyed and the kangaroo was next-level. Ladies, I highly recommend the classy violet-infused cocktail before dinner (and maybe again after!) The service was absolutely impeccable and the aesthetic was highly sophisticated. Bacchus was the perfect choice for my partner’s birthday celebration!

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Amazing, is the word to described this restaurant. Took my husband to Bacchus to celebrate his birthday and thank to the professionalism service from the Bacchus team, the delicious meals prepared by the talented chef we had the most memorable night. Please do yourself a favour and dine here.

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The first table deal at Baachus was fantastic value. They have a lot of young staff who were all very lovely. The only gripe was when I got ‘educated’ by the sommelier. He actually treated me as if I had no knowledge of wine(which I do) and instead of just answering my question gave me a lecture until I used his terminology. I’m sure he was trying to be educational but his manner belied this.
Aside from this we had a lovely evening.

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In my husband's words "pretty damn good". It was a wonderful belated anniversary, pre-theatre dinner for us - we really enjoyed being able to experience such creative food and attentive service, in such luxurious surroundings.

We had two excellent dishes - the octopus starter and the crocodile entree, three great dishes - the dry aged sirloin (though this could have used a side), kingfish main, and chocolate dessert, and two dishes we felt were just okay (but very nicely presented) - the duck ravioli entree and the coconut on the beach dessert.

We loved that every dish was described when served, and that the service was attentive without being intrusive. We're very glad we were able to try Bacchus, and would love to return.

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Bridie Thompson

Everything was lovely. And the early table meant that we made it to our show at QPAC in time. Very happy

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Kellie Herbert

A-mazing! Loved every mouthful

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Vesa Cheng

Always love dining here!

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Excellent food and service. We had an amazing time!

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Immanculate food ... taste, presentation and service. Definitely will return

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Khuna Alt

Excellent service and great ambiance. Great displayed food and almost too pretty to eat. Overall enjoyed my dining experience there.

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Abbe Jo

Exceeded all our expectations! We purchased a gift voucher for the 7 course degustation for my partner's parents for Christmas just based off all the wonderful things we read online. But when given the opportunity to try Bacchus ourselves ~on First Table~ we couldn't pass it up! The food was incredible- taste and presentation. And the only thing better than the food was the impeccable service. Will 100% recommend Bacchus to anyone looking for a fine dining experience. And will definitely be back for cheese and wine on the terrace!!

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Monica Wai

Definitely a fine dining experience! The staff were all professional and friendly. All food was very well presented and tasted great! Some dishes were slightly salty (our table of 4 all agreed).

At first we thought the portion size to be too small, but we were so full by the end of the night! We all ordered entree, main and dessert. There was bread to share and three amuse bouche each. We also ordered four side dishes to share.

A good night.

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Ian Parnell

Bacchus also delivers all round great service, food and a excellent beverage list. Although we were there on the first night of opening in 2019 the staff were very attentive and up front about a couple of minor changes / admissions to the menu. Once again Bacchus did not disappoint and with first table you are almost guaranteed first and fast service as well :)

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The service was fantastic and very accommodating. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. The food was spot on and something a little bit special. Would dine here again and recommend to friends.

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The food is outstanding, and the service is attentive. Would highly recommend

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Jay Cross

Great food and well worth returning

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Diane Mills

Special night with fabulous food and service.

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Sharelle Hunt

Wow! We were so impressed from the minute we walked in the door. The service was impeccable, our waiter Costa was so patient and attentive. The food would be some of the best food we have ever had. Absolutely fabulous evening and would highly recommend. We will definitely be back.

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Amazing food, impeccable service. We will be coming back for their degustation menu.

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Nami Karan

First date night after having our beautiful little daughter and we couldn't have picked a better place to go. We have dined at some of the best restaurants in every state and have to say Bacchus was one of the top! The food was amazing, a culinary delight and the service was next to none, with the sommelier bringing over wines for us to sample (such a treat). The desserts we sampled was the best I've ever had and I can safely say if you picked blindfolded from the menu you still couldn't go wrong! Don't hesitate and book a special dinning experience at Bacchus ASAP .....I know we will!

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Alfio Russo

Fantastic

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If you’re looking for one of the best fine dining experiences on offer in Brisbane, you can’t go past Bacchus. Sensational!

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Wow where do I even begin?! This restaurant is truly one of the best I have ever been to. The entire experience was remarkable from beginning to end.

My partner and I made a reservation online and checked in with the hostess on arrival. Keep in mind that they are located in the Ryges Hotel and valet parking is $40 so if you want to find cheaper options take into account the time to also walk to the restaurant when making your reservation.

We were escorted right away to our table and presented the menus. Everything sounds so incredible so we had a tough time deciding. However after a bit of narrowing down we chose out our food.

For starters I got the foie gras while my partner got the duck ravioli. Prior to receiving the dishes we were served an amuse bouche. For those unfamiliar with the term; amuse bouche are served both to prepare guests for a meal and to offer a glimpse of a chef's style. We had three different ones to try which all surprised us. Next came out our starters. The foie gras was presented beautifully in a steaming glass. The taste was honestly the best foie gras I had ever eaten! My partner even enjoyed it and he is not the biggest fan of foie gras. His duck ravioli was equally as delicious. After the starters we were presented a "palate cleanser" which consisted of a grapefruit sorbet-style dish. For our main dishes we both got the rockfish. It was accompanied by corn, quinoa, sour cream, sweet corn puree and possibility other things I'm forgetting. The dish was far better than we imagined it to be. All the flavors and sides complimented it so well!

For dessert we got the Apple. Its so hard to even describe what it was however my best explanation would be an apple mouse with delicious accompaniments. It also came with mint ice cream on the side.

The food was exceptional and the service was fantastic as well. The wait staff always checked up on us, refilled our glasses of water, and were helpful with giving suggestions. Highly recommend visiting my new favorite place in Brisbane!

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Igor Kuster

My partner and I went to Bacchus last night for dinner. The service was excellent - attentive, quick and the waiter knew the food well. In terms of food, the crisp entree was creative, with unique and novel flavour combinations that were great to experience. Out of the mains that my partner and I had, the lobster was the best. Cooked to perfection with a creamy champagne sauce. Although the sauce overpowered the delicate flavour of the lobster a bit. The 9+ marble Wagyu steak was cooked well.

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Ben Clancy

Had the best experience at Bacchus! The food was exceptional and the service was friendly and attentive. Highly recommend!

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Jessica Underwood

We had an amazing evening at Bacchus! The food was divine. We attend many degustations and chef-hatted restaurants, and this dining experience was definitely at the top end of the list. The wine was delicious too. My husband was very impressed with the range of spirits offered as well. We same many guests with small children which gave a very welcoming feel. Thanks to First Table for pointing us in the direction of Bacchus, it was such a pleasure will definitely be returning.

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Amazing service and great experience

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Food and service both extremely good. An excellent option for early dining before the theatre to make the night perfect.

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Kerrie Mckean

Excellent food and service can’t wait to get back to Bacchus!

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Bacchus is one of our favorite restaurants in Brisbane. The service is amazing and the staff are only too happy to provide further explanation of the food (and even how it's made ), or provide recommendations.
The food is absolutely amazing - I don't think it's possible to choose a bad dish. And there's always little extras and palate cleansers compliments of the chef which make the dining experience that little bit more special.

I highly recommend Bacchus!

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We had a great night at Bacchus. The food was really lovely. We had the 5 different crudos and the seafood gnocchi for entrees which was beautiful. Followed by the lamb and the champagne lobster. Both dishes were amazing. Presentation of the food was immaculate and the service was attentive without being intrusive. We will definitely come back for special occasions.

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