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Southside

4.6
4.6
792 reviews
$A40 and under
Asian
A jungle-set urban oasis in the heart of the Fish Lane dining precinct. A Mod-Chinese restaurant from brought to you from the folks behind Rickshores. 

Head Chef Simon Hanmer will oversee the kitchen team. The venue is set to feature house made dim sum, and the classic chinese wok style dishes which the team is known for, alongside the inclusion of the venue's own noodle rolling room which is set to catch the glaze of all pedestrians through Melbourne street. 

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2 people

19:00


Booked 56 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian

  • Phone number

    (07) 3067 7269

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Simon Hanmer

What 792 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. JB

    JessicaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome use of space. Delicious food. Friendly staff. We had a great night here!
  2. AT

    AllyT

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I have eaten at Southside a number of times now and each and every time has been exceptional! The service is definitely a stand out for me , always on point. The only peeve is that I wish there were no dining restrictions! I loved if they stopped being greedy with the amount of people they can push through and just let the customers enjoy the evening at they own leisure. But still and lovely experience.
  3. L

    Leasha

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, service and atmosphere! Made for a very special night.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time going to Southside. The service, location and food exceeded all expectations! I went with some of the recommendations of the waiter, and they did not disappoint. They enquired whether I was going to a show (which I was), so they could make sure that my food was all sorted with time to spare. I will definitely be going back.
  5. RW

    RachelW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was just gorgeous and we love the vibe in this place - music is awesome and we always have such a nice time here/ service was excellent as usual. Pork belly and macadamia dish was a lot more spicy than it normally is! It’s a shame the bar closed early and they don’t do coffee after dinner.
  6. BL

    BenL

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Excellent decor, ambience & menu however service was below what you’d expect for a high end restaurant
  7. LC

    LisaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food options to share, and also good pricing. Drinks are expensive though, the noise from the restaurant atmosphere disregards the noise from the trams above.
  8. KN

    KandN

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We’ve been to Southside before and the food, service and ambience was five stars……..and was amazing. However last night it was cold upstairs and the food was fatty and overpriced. We had the banquet and we waited so long (about 1/2 hour!) for them to bring out the third section.
  9. Y

    Yerbs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was efficient, friendly, and attentive without being a distraction. Food was served quickly and was delicious. Would highly recommend this dinning experience to family and friends.
  10. DB

    DaveB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very lovely dining experience in a unique spot in Brisbane. Had a waiter (Ryan) that was brand new to the team and was exceptional. Food was delicious. Some advice would be to order entrees/starters first and wait to order mains etc. Could have been the time we dined (not too busy) but felt our mains could have been held or ordered after. Not a bad point at all, but we were in no rush. Lovely spot nonetheless
  11. BL

    BenL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Food wasn’t great this time. Waiter unsure of menu and vague. We loved the resultant last time we went, however this time was sub par. Definitely ordered the wrong food this time. Hopefully we go back one day and give it another chance.
  12. BD

    BronwynD

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and helpful friendly service. Loved it.
  13. ST

    SoniaT

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always. Love the food combinations and flavours. Char Kway Teow was the only let down. A little under seasoned and missing the wok hei that normally sets this dish apart. Staff are great and genuinely friendly. A lovely experience as always
  14. JO

    JennyO

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Attentive service, good food, lovely setting, nice atmosphere
  15. KM

    KylieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, venue and staff- we had a fabulous evening ....would highly recommend
  16. CP

    CrystalP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    The food served, I would not refer to as high quality. The potato spring rolls were delicious. The Chinese vegetables were good. The duck ragu was far too rich, limited ducks. The pasta still stuck to each other and cold. The lobster still felt like it had its shell on it and there was no flavouring to the pasta. The service was exceptional and I put the kitchen down to a later booking and an end of shift. However paying the amount we did for what we were told was the best on the menu was not ideal. I have been prior and thoroughly enjoyed, so I will be be back as I genuinely believe it was timing and end of shift.
  17. CB

    CBP4077

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a delicious meal, with the most wonderful service. One member of our party had special dietary needs and our waiter provided detailed and straightforward advice about the dishes appropriate for her. He also gave us excellent guidance on the appropriate number of dishes for the size of our party. The atmosphere under the bridge in Fish Lane is unique in Brisbane and we were grateful for a magical early evening meal.
  18. c

    chrisv

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, attentive staff and nice atmospheric setting considering we were under the train line and busway. Food was nicely presented, well balanced and full of flavour. Raw bar seafood was fresh and tasty, superior broth was clear and well balanced. Char siu pork with rose wine honey and Sichuan mustard was another highlight of the meal.
  19. BP

    BelindaP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I was really excited to celebrate my birthday at Southside.I had heard great things so I did have high expectations however I was very dissatisfied overall. Firstly we were greeted by the hostess who could not find our booking.When we were seated our table was missing cutlery and water glasses. We ordered the banquet,some of the dishes were lovely but overall J have had nicer food elsewhere. The duck was very chewy and fatty.There was a double up on entrees which were delivered then swiftly taken away to another table . Our wine wasn’t topped up regularly and when we asked for the dessert menu they gave us the bill. Overall it was very disappointing.
  20. G

    Georgie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service, food was very tasty and the setting is lovely. We had the banquet and upgraded to the brisket. In hindsight, although the brisket was good, I probably wouldn't bother with the upgrade next time. The banquet food was overall very good though, especially the potato truffle spring rolls and mushroom dumplings, and the kingfish sashimi, which we added on the recommendation of our waitress. The service was fantastic - the waitress was so lovely and very attentive, and our food arrived quickly. It's a lovely setting under the rail bridge at night, especially with all the lights and ferns.
  21. GR

    GeorgiaR

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular food and really great service. Only thing to mention was the food was a bit too quick - we had both main courses before the cocktail arrived and we finished 2 courses in 50 minutes. Sometimes it’s nice to take some time to enjoy the night.
  22. TR

    TarrynR

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still my favourite restaurant in Brisbane! Everything is brilliant!!
  23. AT

    AmandaT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Service was fabulous but the food was cold and flavourless.
  24. M

    Matc

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great experience, service fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed the banquet. Som was great as was the girl that looked after us!
  25. KG

    KaterinaGG

    Tropical North Queensland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    An overall 4 for this much hyped restaurant - the food was sensational I have to say - the best spring rolls ever and entrees superb...I'm a friend rice nut - simple pleasures - and Southside ticked every box. The setting and decor are well thought out and great used is made of indoor and outdoor space. The deduction of the star was for 2 reasons: 1. the 2 hour sitting is simply irksome - we wanted a great night out with friends - yes, the food is part of that but we were in the process of considering dessert and another bottle of wine when it was made clear our 2 hours were up...kind of jarring. 2. We asked to split the bill 50/50 (using cards) - this caused angst and eventually we were able to do it...this isn't splitting an atom or landing on the moon - I got the impression it was all too hard....so, we left on a slightly uncomfortable, rushed note....thanks for great food - we probably will return one day but for now will stick to our local friendly, family run Asian restaurants.
  26. LH

    LewisH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, good food, would definitely recommend!
  27. H

    Hazelisabelsr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I had the banquet with the wine paring which was phenomenal. The staff member who served us was so friendly and helpful and paired our wines to our meals perfectly, and the dishes we received were absolutely delicious. Banquet is perfect as you get to try a lot of the menu, however it was the perfect amount of food. 10/10 would recommend, we will definitely be back.
  28. SM

    SimoneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and service excellent. Will definitely return
  29. LL

    LunchLoverfromAustralia

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still the best food experience in Brisbane. Consistently fabulous and the staff are always so lovely and accomodating! X
  30. BC

    BellaCass

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was absolutely lovely. Staff were attentive and enthusiastic. The food was good, lacked a little punch in flavour but certainly value for the money.
  31. EW

    ElizabethW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great night at Southside Restaurant! Food was amazing and service was also wonderful - highly recommended 🌟🌟
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was fantastic, the service was superb… It is a great venue however l did book 2 weeks prior, expecting to be seated indoors. As a customer who has now been to this establishment twice with my family, l need to be informed beforehand (we didn’t bring adequate clothing to sit outdoors), not turn up & find out that we’re going to be seated outside.
  33. KD

    KerriD

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favourite place to dine prior to an event at QPAC or Playhouse. You can park you car and its a short stroll to Fish Lane. The share plates are fantastic. I especially like the crab and prawn dumplings and the potato and Truffle spring rolls. 3 were more then enough for the two of us.
  34. A

    Anon36

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Honestly, this was a disappointing experience. The service was fairly poor and the food was very average. We tried to order starters while waiting for a friend to arrive and were told the entire order had to be done at once because it was a Friday night? I’ve never seen another restaurant operate like this. When the starters did arrive it was clear that the truffle potato spring rolls had been hanging around for a while as they were room temp. The char sui pork was dry and luke warm and the soft egg fried rice was under seasoned. No one asked us if we wanted dessert. Perhaps we needed to order that up front too? We were seated at 8:30 and it was clear the restaurant wanted to close by 10:30. Perhaps don’t offer a later seating if you don’t want people hanging around. This restaurant would do well to get back to basics.
  35. S

    Satisfied

    London

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was amazing and the location was very cool! Wine was yummy and it was overpriced for four people!
  36. CJ

    CampbellJ

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Don’t cater/do much special for birthdays… Was ok catering for dietary requirements but staff seemed a bit confused with what suited certain requirements Overall food/wine menu was very enjoyable
  37. SP

    SteveP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Asian fusion at its best! Amazing staff and location
  38. EM

    EMMAJEANPEARSON

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolute dream resting and location Exceeded expectations Food and staff were phenomenal. Vibe was excellent Can’t wait to come back! Thank you
  39. JR

    JoanneR

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere - will definitely be back
  40. b

    bekstar

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It’s a beautiful restaurant set an a lush greenery surroundings the service was exceptional and the food was amazing

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas

FAQs

Southside is rated 4.6 stars by 792 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 56 times today
Google Map for Southside

Fish Lane South Brisbane, AU-QLD 4101

Additional information

  • Area

    South Brisbane

  • Cuisines

    Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Executive Chef

    Simon Hanmer

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (07) 3067 7269

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