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.
From high end steakhouses to hawker style fare, Brisbane has exciting and flavourful Halal options across the city. Whether you are just after a snack to fuel your sightseeing, or ready to sit down to multi-course meal at an award-winning restaurant, you're sure to find something great.
Mado Café and Restaurant is a sumptuously decorated, authentic Turkish restaurant perched on the Brisbane River in bustling South Bank. 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.
Address: Shop 1-3, The Galleria Apartments, 15 Tribune St, South Brisbane
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.
Address: 3 Oracle Boulevard, Broadbeach
Get a genuine taste of old-world elegance at the upmarket Black Hide Steakhouse right in the city centre. Designed in classic revival style, with soaring ceilings, The Treasury Hotel, built from locally quarried sandstone and tuff was completed in 1928. The menu is equally local-focussed, with 100% Halal certified prime Queensland organic, Wagyu and Angus steaks that come served with crispy Wagyu-fat roasted potatoes and your sauce of choice.
Address: 36 Caxton Street, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane
Brisbane's West End is one of the city's most culturally diverse inner-city neighbourhoods. Spend the morning at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), the Queensland Museum and South Bank Parklands before taking the short stroll to Mu’ooz, a not-for-profit social enterprise restaurant serving traditional northern African cuisine. You'll find slow cooked meats like lamb qulwa or derho zigni – a favourite spicy beef or chicken curry flavoured with the much loved berberé and designed to be sopped up with the soft, spongy injera pancakes. Finish with an African donut drizzled with orange syrup or semolina cake and a cup of traditional Eritrean coffee.
Address: 54 Mollison Street, West End, Brisbane