The Best Halal Restaurants in and around Brisbane

From cheap and cheerful take away to five-star fine dining, and everything in between, Brisbane’s expanding Muslim community is sure to find a variety of halal food options to impress and satisfy. The top quality steak at Cut Steakhouse is a high-end favourite in the city, while Jakarta Indonesian in New Farm is a regular haunt for locals. Visitors to the area are always impressed with the award winning Turkish restaurant, Mado Café and Restaurant, which is decadently themed for an authentic Turkish experience. The Best Halal Restaurants in and around Brisbane
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Best Halal Restaurants in and around Brisbane

Morrocan, Turkish and Indonesian are just a few of the cuisines halal diners can choose from in cosmopolitan Brisbane city 


From cheap and cheerful take away to five-star fine dining, and everything in between, Brisbane’s expanding Muslim community is sure to find a variety of halal food options to impress and satisfy. The top quality steak at Cut Steakhouse is a high-end favourite in the city, while Jakarta Indonesian in New Farm is a regular haunt for locals. Visitors to the area are always impressed with the award winning Turkish restaurant, Mado Café and Restaurant, which is decadently themed for an authentic Turkish experience. 

Steak

Cut Steakhouse

It’s all about the beef at Cut Steakhouse and Tapas, from the eye-wateringly tender, dry-aged 200 gram wagyu eye fillet, to the 1.2 kilogram “Tomahawk” cut that is recommended for “1-3 persons”. This elegant, fine-dining restaurant in the heart of Brisbane sources all of their beef from a high-quality, halal certified Queensland beef breeder and producer. Created by local food identities, the Gambaros, the focus is on generous, assured service and food. 

Turkish

Mado Restaurant

Awarded the 2013 Australian Restaurant and Catering Turkish Restaurant of the Year, Mado Café and Restaurant is a sumptuously decorated, authentic Turkish restaurant. Perched by the Brisbane River on bustling South Bank, it’s a short walk from the city. Tuck into a char-grilled lamb shish as belly dancers sashay by on Friday and Saturday nights or one of the Anatolian specials, such as hunkar begendi or chicken guvec. 

Mecca Bah,
Brisbane, QLD

Moroccan

Mecca Bah

Mecca Bah in the inner city suburb of Fortitude Valley is one of a family of modern Moroccan restaurants stretching from Melbourne to Cairns. The Brisbane restaurant, in the Emporium building, is an elegant, contemporary take on Middle Eastern dining with large al fresco areas and muted lighting. Start with chickpea battered mussels or some zippy Middle Eastern coleslaw, and move onto a zingy, tender lamb tagine with preserved lemon, green olive and harissa or a smoky, spiced swordfish from the grill. Round out with a sticky basbousa cake and orange syrup.

Sample the delights at Mecca Bah, including:

- Moroccan Potato Cakes Filled With Goats Cheese And Pinenuts
- Grilled Merguez Sausage With Roasted Tomato Jam
- Tsire Spiced Lamb Kebab With Fragrant Rice Pilaf - 

Jakarta Indonesian

Jakarta Indonesian

Head down to the vibrant, rapidly-gentrifying suburb of New Farm for some traditional Indonesian and halal fare at Jakarta Indonesian restaurant. Book or arrive early – the bright, open room fills quickly with diners ordering plates of satays, the beloved gado-gado dish or try the spicy ayam rica-rica. The service is attentive and while the restaurant might lack in fine-dining touches, the bill will never be a shock.  

Italian

The Purple Olive

The Purple Olive might be sparingly put together – basic décor, dark wooden chairs and white tablecloths – but it is consistently packed with punters looking for real, alive and hearty Italian fare nosh. Close to the city in New Farm, the halal-friendly kitchen dishes up pizza and pastas such as the signature gnocchi with pumpkin, burnt butter and sage, grilled barramundi and the 16-hour braised beef cheeks. 

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