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Where is the Best Place to Eat at the Cultural Centre Precinct?

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by Katie E (subscribe)
A mum who uses adventures and outings around town as an excuse to avoid the housework.
Published April 12th 2014
The Cultural Centre precinct at South Brisbane is the arts and cultural heart of the city. Thousands of visitors frequent this area every year to see shows at theatres, exhibitions at galleries, and to partake in plenty of free community entertainment offered. What is the best dinning option for visitors in and around the cultural precinct area?

The Lyrebird Restaurant at QPAC and GOMA Restaurant at the Gallery of Modern Art deliver fine dining to cultural precinct visitors. To turn a trip to the theatre into something more special, consider booking a 'dinner and show' package. Look out for themed menus at the Lyrebird based on what's currently showing and for special occasion events at GOMA Restaurant.

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The Café is another dining option at QPAC. Located next to the Melbourne Street Green, its distinctive green roof that allows light to filter through makes it easily recognisable. This is relaxed modern café dining at its best, with a great menu, excellent customer service and well-priced meals.

The Cafe QPAC
The Cafe, QPAC

The recently refurbished Collector's Café can be found at the Queensland Museum. You'll find an array of light meals and snacks, including snack packs especially designed for kids. Inside is air-conditioned to escape the typical hot Brisbane summer weather, otherwise enjoy the fresh air outside and the breezes up on the terrace. You can read the Weekend Notes review here.

Collector's Cafe Queensland Museum
Collector's Cafe at Queensland Museum

The Library Café at the State Library of Queensland, GOMA Café Bistro at the Gallery of Modern Art, and the QAG Cafe at Queensland Art Gallery serve up reasonably-priced modern café food. Their unique locations make each a great spot to soak up the view or simply people-watch. Check out the Weekend Notes review for The Library Café here.

GOMA Café Bistro
GOMA Café Bistro, down by the river

There is of course the cheaper, more time consuming option of packing your own picnic to share in one of the green spaces around the precinct. There's something pretty special about relaxing down by the river and amongst artworks. You could even share lunch with a dinosaur in the Museum's Energex Playsaurus Place.

QAG lawn
Enjoy a picnic on the QAG lawn

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