Public Restaurant and Bar welcomes a new era in quality, sophistication, and excitement in Brisbane’s busy North Quarter. Located on the first floor at 400 FOOD, just opposite the Brisbane Magistrates Court, Public Restaurant & Bar is now under the new ownership of Patrick Rano, Carmen Gutierrez and Joe Provine, who together inject Public Restaurant & Bar’s well known chic New York loft-inspired industrial interior design with a new exciting twist on quality dining.

Enjoy the wonders of Head Chef Jerome Horanger’s imaginative creations, effortlessly bringing together his experience with international techniques and love of modern Australian cuisine with the owners’ exquisite Peruvian influences. Showcasing the freshest of seasonal and local ingredients where possible, his perfect balance between subtle and defined flavours and flair for imaginative in-house curing and smoking techniques will have your taste buds come to life.

A perfect spot to escape the hustle-bustle of the city any time of the day and night, Public boasts two function rooms, a secluded dining area, relaxed bar lounge featuring its own lounge menu, cocktail tables and an extensive cocktail and drinks menu which will satisfy even the fussiest of connoisseurs.

Why Choose Us


Perched above the hustle of Brisbane’s legal North Quarter, on the first floor of 400 George Street, Public Restaurant & Bar has burst unto the Brisbane dining scene with gusto since opening its doors in 2012.

Public Restaurant & Bar offers an innovative dining experience with its flair for combining quality ingredients, comforting and inviting surrounds with quality service.

Combining New York’s sophistication with Brisbane’s warmth, Public Restaurant & Bar prides itself in offering every clientele a unique experience nestled in between Brisbane’s finest work, rest and play hotspots.

Whether you drop by for a long lunch with colleagues, a romantic dinner for two, or simply treat yourself to cocktails in the bar; we’ve got you covered.


2016 Winner of “Best For Parties & Groups”, “Best For Special Occasion” and “Top 100”


Winner of ‘Best Bar Food’ – Australian Bar Awards 2013/2014


2016 Winner of “Best For Parties & Groups”, “Best For Special Occasion” and “Top 100”


Winner of ‘Certificate of Excellence’ 2014/2016/ 2017


Bookings and reservations can also be made in person, via email functions@publicrestaurant.com.au or call us at (07) 3210 2288

For all other enquiries please email info@publicrestaurant.com.au