Located on the podium level of Rydges Hotel in the bustling entertainment precinct of South bank is the luxury new dining venue BACCHUS.

BACCHUS has an understated decor and a level of sophistication that is felt the minute you walk out of the elevator.

It was a 7.30pm Saturday night reservation and already there was a buzz in the bar as guests waited for their table.

As soon as we were seated our gorgeous waitress gave us an option of water selection, which was a first for me, it wasn’t an ordinary selection either – still, sparkling or tap. We went with still. Then the next options came – NZ or Italian. With all these options, we knew we were in for a heavenly and luxurious night.

As we sipped on our water that had been naturally filtered over limestone rocks (oh yes, it keeps coming lol) I looked around the restaurant and started to notice the finer points…

The gorgeous hosts, wore clothed in stylish silk dresses with stiletto heel; The feature wall at the rear of the restaurant displayed like an open backlit book case with vases, statues and other random decor items; Tan leather throne style chairs through out the venue were stunning and gave it a stylish high end feel – all in all beautiful stunning venue.

A couple of options with the menu – a tasting menu which is a great way to sample the menu and perfect if you’re out with friends for a few drinks.

Opting for the Pork Cheek to start, I was not at all prepared for what I was served. To say “devine” may sound a bit over the top but seriously, the meat was rich in flavour and the combination of the carbonara with the hens egg.


For main, I had the seared salmon on a bed of risotto deliciously crispy and perfect portion size.


As usual, even though I was thoroughly satisfied from my mouthwatering entree and main I HAD to make sure there was room for dessert and on recommendation from Arnaud, the Restaurant Manager, my partner and I decided to share the Sticky Date souffle and Chocolate Pear which was not only visually spectacular but a delight to the senses on so many levels.



The outside pool deck was closed the night we were there, however I can see this being the new place to be in Brisbane over summer for Pool Parties.

Sweet touches: Arnaud (Restaurant Manager) showing us a meat board with full details on cut; Steak knife selection (Gold star on this one!); Arnaud again showing us cheese 
board with full details on maturity and origin; Offer of pashmina and Nurofen (I was incredibly sick and was coughing); Potato and Leek soup shot pre-entree.

BACCHUS Southbank is your perfect destination for dining, functions, drinks or even if you’re looking for a fabulous stylish venue for your launch or photo shoot.

All in all, it was a wonderful evening with attentive staff – the place is run like a well oiled machine.

Mains $32-$59
Open for lunch

Highly recommended

Lace embossed steak knife
Arnaud Hebrard, Restaurant Manager
Potato and Leek Soup