Are you the kind of person who likes to pig out every so often? Then the chances are, you enjoy a good buffet!
If you do, and you live in Brisbane, you are in luck. Because the city is renowned for housing plenty of venues where you can eat until your heart is content.
The good thing about a buffet is that it offers outstanding value for money. Providing something for everyone, it also enables you to try lots of different dishes in one space. Sometimes from very different nationalities of cuisine.
In this guide, we will highlight 15 fantastic all-you-can-eat buffets in Brisbane. All of which will be perfect for you to go to when you next fancy a slap-up feed.
If you love Mexican food then you simply have to head down to Mucho Mexicano.
Situated on Little Stanley Street, these guys champion Taco Tuesdays with a tremendous all-you-can-eat meal setting that starts at 5 pm.
Over the course of two hours, you will get to feast on an unlimited serving of tacos, which are filled with everything from chorizo and battered snapper to sticky wagyu beef and crispy pork belly.
Guaranteed to put you in a food coma, this fabulous restaurant has previously been voted as the best ‘Mexican Restaurant in Brisbane’.
Set within a hip venue that has a buzzy ambience, it also offers a great range of drinks too.
Address: 15 Little Stanley St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Phone: (07) 3846 5555
Hours: Mon – Sun 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
While the trendy Southside Bistro is best known for being an excellent Asian-fusion tapas bar, if you head there on a Tuesday you will be able to take advantage of its all-you-can-eat pasta offer.
To keep things fresh, the menu changes every week. Which means there is an air of mystery as to what you might get.
However, the likes of fettuccine with spicy pork belly sauce and spaghetti in a blue cheese and pear slow-cooked sauce make regular appearances.
Tucked away behind Sunny Park, this dog-friendly eatery also offers a great range of desserts, including their signature sizzling brownies.
Address: Sunnybank, 49/342 McCullough Street, Brisbane QLD 4109
Phone: (07) 3172 5848
Hours: Mon – Wed 11:00 am – 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Thu – Fri 11:00 am – 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Sat – Sun 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
If you love Indian food, then the vegetarian all-you-can-eat buffet on offer at Govinda’s Brisbane is a fantastic option for you.
You’ll have to come here for brunch or lunch during the week, as the venue is only open from 10.30 am to 3 pm on Monday and Friday.
But when you arrive you will be treated to an amazing selection of dishes that are bursting with colour, flavour, texture and aroma.
Think several curries, plenty of vegetable dishes, jasmine rice, split mung dahl, vegetable koftas, lentil tortillas, chutney and naans, all perfectly cooked and seasoned. You definitely won’t go home hungry from this place.
Address: 358 George St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: (07) 3210 0255
Hours: Mon – Fri 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Sat – Sun closed
Situated right in the heart of the CBD, the Buffalo Bar is a trendy restaurant that brings the USA all the way down under in a massive way!
Boasting TV’s and a lovely beer garden, this fabulous venue dishes up superb American pub meals, along with an excellent range of craft beers and top-quality whiskey.
If you come on a Wednesday night though you could treat yourself to their bottomless wing night experience. Which runs from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Available in either an original or Frank’s Hot Sauce style flavours, you can eat them until you are as full as a goog, along with celery sticks and blue cheese too.
Address: 169 Mary St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: (07) 3051 7620
Hours: Mon – Thu 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Fri – Sat 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Sun 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ariala is a bit of an institution in Kippa-Ring.
A large, family-run restaurant on Anzac Avenue, it offers international buffet-style dining that suits all taste buds.
Catering to seasonal flavours, the menu changes regularly here. However, it always includes a range of Mediterranean, Asian and Western dishes. Which typically includes the likes of sizzling steaks, juicy roasts, fresh seafood, curries, salads and even desserts.
It’s open from 5 pm to 10 pm, every day except Monday, and always has a wonderful ambience in which to enjoy your dining experience.
Address: 246 Anzac Avenue, Kippa-Ring QLD, 4021
Phone: (07) 3883 1621
Hours: Mon closed, Tue – Sun 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
It is fair to say that Hanwoori Restaurant is different from most other Korean BBQ venues. Not least because it also has a fantastic buffet for you to enjoy.
Dishing up a big selection of the freshest and best quality meats they possibly can, you’ll be able to enjoy such delights as marinated pork and rump steak. As well as prawns, calamari and a range of other hot foods.
To provide you with a really authentic Korean cuisine experience, each table also comes with a gas-fired grill. So if you don’t fancy the buffet, you can also cook your own meal.
Address: 1/70 Mary St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: (07) 3211 5710
Hours: Mon 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Tue closed, Wed – Sun 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
La Costa Restaurant & Bar
Another popular buffet spot for those who love Italian food is La Costa Restaurant & Bar.
Situated in the Fortitude Valley, they present five pizza options and three varieties of gnocchi, every Wednesday from 5 pm.
Unlike at other places, you won’t get served the bog standard versions here. Instead, expect to find pizzas like mortadella, pistachio and stracciatella, or Spanish chorizo, tomato and mozzarella available. As well as walnut and pumpkin, or seafood gnocchi.
If you are hungry, this is a great place to come for a big feed at an affordable price. It is also a place you can come on a regular basis, as the pizzas change daily.
Address: Shop 1/209 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Phone: (07) 3184 6738
Hours: Mon – Tue 7:00 am – 12:00 pm, Wed – Fri 7:00 am – 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Sat 8:00 am – 11:30 am and 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Sun 8:00 am – 11:30 am and 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fritzenberger South Bank
Tucked away in South Bank, Fritzenberger is a popular restaurant that serves up delicious burgers and sides, as well as a great range of locally brewed craft beer.
If you head there at 6 pm on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, you can take advantage of their fantastic two-hour package of wings and beer.
During this time you can gorge yourself on as many buffalo wings as you can fit in your mouth. While also enjoying your choice of lager, pale ale, dry apple cider, Aperol spritzes or house wine. Which you will be able to enjoy in a relaxed setting with a cracking atmosphere.
Address: SHOP 11 &, 12 Little Stanley St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Phone: (07) 3485 0653
Hours: Mon – Thu 11:30 am – 9:00 pm, Fri – Sat 11:30 am – 10:00 pm, Sun 11:30 am – 8:00 pm
If you are a fan of sushi made the right way, then pay a visit to Shabuhouse on Mary Street.
Widely acknowledged for serving some of the best and freshest sushi in Brisbane, this Japanese and Korean fusion, buffet restaurant has been delighting hungry locals since 2011.
Presenting an all-you-can-eat extravaganza, the opportunity to eat as much sushi and nigiri, as well as Shabu-Shabu hotpot, tempura fish, chicken wings and takoyaki should not be missed.
Address: 1/70 Mary St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: (07) 3211 5407
Hours: Mon – Tue closed, Wed – Thu 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Fri – Sat 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Sun 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
If you are a bona fide meat lover, then Navala Churrascaria, at the Riverside Centre on Eagle Street, will definitely be your kind of place.
An exceptional Brazilian BBQ-style eatery, it is well known for its succulent range of Rodizio-style Brazilian meats. Cooked over fire pits that contain charcoal and wood, the staff will cut and present to you skewers of barbecued beef, pork, chicken, lamb, and traditional sausages.
Just like that old aunt of yours who will keep feeding you until you are fit to burst, those in charge of carving will top up your plate until you tell them to stop.
Despite its pedigree for meat dishes, there are plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options available too. So, contrary to what one might think, this venue is really quite inclusive.
Address: Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: (07) 3221 3888
Hours: Mon – Thu 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm –9:00 pm, Fri – Sat 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Sun 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm –9:00 pm
Another place you definitely won’t go hungry is at Shinbashi Yakiniku.
Located in the suburb of Underwood, this fabulous restaurant offers delicious Japanese barbecue dishes that come in very large portions.
Open until 10.30 pm every night of the week, their buffet also contains mouthwatering Chinese and Korean style sides like takoyaki, bibimbap, deep-fried calamari, salmon porridge and lotus chips.
Address: Unit 3/2900 Logan Rd, Underwood QLD 4119
Phone: (07) 3841 5888
Hours: Mon – Sun 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Boasting Australia’s biggest fried chicken buffet, KaiKai Chicken in St Lucia is the place to go if you love wings.
With over 12 flavours to choose from, this multi-award-winning, Korean-inspired, all-you-can-eat buffet provides options for everyone.
As well as the wings you can also choose between loaded fries, saucy pork ribs, chicken nuggets, nachos, beer-battered onion rings, wedges and a whole lot more. Which makes it a great venue to visit with a larger group of family or friends.
Address: 1/225 Hawken Dr, St Lucia QLD 4067
Phone: 0490 793 890
Hours: Mon – Thu 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Fri 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm, Sat 12:00 pm – 10:30 pm, Sun 12:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Ling Lings is another fantastic restaurant that serves up fried chicken wings that are bursting with Korean-style flavours.
Head to this vibrant Fortitude Valley eatery on a Thursday and you will be able to indulge in bottomless chicken wings and golden fries.
Open until midnight on Wednesday and Thursday, and until 3 am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, this is a great place to come when you get those post-pub or nightclub hunger pangs. They also play some darn good music too.
Address: 11/351 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Phone: (07) 3252 0584
Hours: Mon – Tue closed, Wed – Thu 6:00 pm – 12:00 am, Fri 6:00 pm – 2:00 am, Sat 6:00 pm – 3:00 am, Sun 5:30 pm – 3:00 am
Seoul Bistro is yet another excellent spot for premium fried chicken.
Situated in Sunnybank, on a leafy corner block, they present an all-you-can-eat buffet experience that includes chicken wings that come in seven different flavours.
Enjoying a huge following, this popular restaurant also serves up dishes like chicken-cheese fries, garlic bread, thin-cut fries and a very delicious K-slaw.
Open every day of the week from 11 am to 10.30 pm, this relaxed eatery operates within a compact space. Though it does offer alfresco street-side dining, to increase its patron space.
Address: 152 Turton St, Sunnybank QLD 4109
Phone: (07) 3345 6360
Hours: Mon – Sun 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Salt Meats Cheese Gasworks
Although it is easy to miss, Salt Meats Cheese Gasworks is a terrific venue to visit on a Monday night for all-you-can-eat pizza and pasta.
Tucked away within the Haven Building, in the suburb of Newstead, the restaurant has been sating the appetites of hungry locals for well over a decade now with its delectable range of pizzas and pastas.
Some of their most popular offerings include the king brie pizza and the super truffle bros. Though if you do not fancy pizza, you could always try their Flaming Cheese Wheel pasta instead.
Address: 3b/63 Skyring Terrace, Newstead QLD 4006
Phone: (07) 3252 1763
Hours: Mon – Wed 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm, Thu – Fri 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm, Sat – Sun 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
So that is that! Our guide to 15 fantastic all-you-can-eat-buffets in Brisbane.
While they all offer something different in terms of ambience and gastronomy, all the restaurants on this list provide a wide range of dishes for you to enjoy. They also provide incredible value for money
too, given the sheer number of choices you get, and the impressive standard to which they are cooked.
Whichever restaurant you decide to go to, one thing is for sure. You will be in for a fabulous feed and terrific overall experience, which at the end of the day is what a buffet should offer.