Where To Eat and Drink in Brisbane This Anzac Day

By Sophia McMeekin
23rd Apr 2015

Dovetail on Overend | Image Credit: Daniel Maddock

If you haven’t overdone it on the ANZAC bikkies already, you’re probably wondering what’s open this Anzac Day in Brisbane to quell your brunch, lunch, and dinner desires.  We’ve got your back.

These Brisbane cafes, restaurants and bars are here to fill your tums post Dawn Service, or however else you choose to spend your ANZAC Day 

Madame Wu

Brisbane CBD

Open this ANZAC Day for riverside drinks and amazing modern Asian, Madame Wu—generous lass that she is—also has no surcharge.

Red Hook

Brisbane CBD

Red Hook is just the spot to kick start your Anzac Day, open from 11am until midnight for NY-style street food and drinks.



Brewbakers will be open as normal this ANZAC Day in Brisbane from 5:30am to 1pm, for all your breakfast and baked goodies needs.

Scout Cafe

Petrie Terrace

One of our very favourite Brisbane cafes for breakfast, Scout are open from 7am to 4pm this ANZAC Day, with a brand new menu to boot!

The Fox Hotel

South Brisbane

Not just open this ANZAC Day, but throwing a patriotic Two-Up bash from 10am, with DJs, live music, and the test games screening live, The Fox will be going off.

Chester Street Bakery & Bar


A great all-rounder, Chester Street is open as usual this public holiday for breakfast, brunch, drinks, and baked treats.



Canvas will be serving up their awesome brekkie from 8am, and then continuing on through to midnight on ANZAC Day.


New Farm

Not only will Chouquette be open this ANZAC Day for their epic pastries, breads, and breakfast nosh, but they’ll also be baking ANZAC biscuits. Thoughtful, no? Get there between 6:30am and 12:30pm.

Woolly Mammoth

Fortitude Valley

Glorious new Fortitude Valley bar, Woolly Mammoth are open, and even serving ANZAC biscuit-flavoured beer by Young Henry’s.

Lamberts Restaurant

Kangaroo Point

Our fave under-the-radar restaurant, Lamberts is open business-as-usual this ANZAC day so pop in for a delish and stylish breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Green Beacon Brewing Co.


Green Beacon is open from 1pm this ANZAC Day, where they’ll be tapping their last keg of The Digger ANZAC Bock. 

Mondo Organics

West End

The delightful Mondo Organics is open this Anzac day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Brooklyn Standard

Brisbane CBD

Underground bar, Brooklyn Standard are open this ANZAC Day for live music and good drinks, with The Phats performing.

Dovetail on Overend

Norman Park

Cute Brisbane café, Dovetail is open as usual for breakfast and Nodo Doughnuts. Get in there!

BillyKart Kitchen


Brunch heaven, BillyKart is open this ANZAC Day from 7am to 2pm.

The Port Office

Brisbane CBD

Open from 11am, The Port Office is conveniently located for post-Dawn Service catch ups.

Alfredo’s Pizzeria

Fortitude Valley

Alfredo’s are open as usual this ANZAC Day for their usual pizza party, and if going out doesn’t appeal to you don’t forget they deliver food, and booze. Legends!


Petrie Terrace

Libertine is open this public holiday with normal trading hours (and no surcharge. Win!)


Fortitude Valley

Valley bar, Greaser is open this Saturday for late night groovin’ and crinkle cut fries.

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