For that night in when cooking simply isn’t an option, we’ve supplied Brisbane’s best takeaway venues – for every craving you might have…
Italian: Il Posto, Paddington
Il Posto delivers the quintessential Italian favourites with a modern interpretation. Enjoy one of their humble Margaritas from the comfort of your sofa.
Must-try: Numero Uno pizza – porcini mushrooms, bresaola, asiago cheese, rocket, shaved parmesan & truffle oil
Order: (07) 3367 3111
Pickup: 107 Latrobe Terrace Paddington 4064
Thai: My Thai, Auchenflower
Since 1993, My Thai has become a local mecca for authentic Thai food. The venue also hosts cooking classes and has a great selection of Thai groceries to create your own dishes at home.
Must-try: Khao Pad Bai Krapow – traditional Thai fried rice with chicken, garlic, fresh chilli and basil.
Order: (07) 3217 7277
Pickup: 113 Haig Road, Auchenflower
Pizza: Beccofino, Teneriffe
The godfather of pizza in Brisbane, and sibling of Il Posto, serves delicious bianche (cheese-based) and rosse (tomato-based) pizzas until late every night of the week.
Must-try: Prosciutto pizza – tomato, mozzarella, oregano and thinly sliced Prosciutto di Parma.
Order: (07) 3666 0207
Pickup: 10 Vernon Tce, Teneriffe, New Farm
Chinese: Willow Garden, Arana Hills
With Chinese takeaway, it can either be incredibly satisfying, or horrifying and possibly regretful. It’s safe to say that Willow Garden has been serving both affordable and quality Chinese to locals since 1980.
Must-try: Mongolian lamb (only $12.50 for main)
Order: (07) 3351 6622
Pickup: 2 Patricks Road, Arana Hills.
Burgers: Carolina Kitchen, Coorparoo
If there’s one thing America does well, it’s a juicy burger. The Carolina Kitchen serves classic Buffalo wings, BBQ ribs, New York fries and chilli dogs until 8pm every night.
Must-try: Classic cheeseburger – ‘made all the way or hold the onion.’
Order: (07) 3847 8227
Pickup: 38 Macaulay St, Coorparoo
Fish and Chips: The Kingfisher, Toowong
The Kingfisher is renowned for beer-battered chips, homemade sauces and locally-sourced fresh fish. They also serve a range of salads and burgers if seafood isn’t you thing.
Must-try: Any of the beer-battered menu items.
Order: (07) 3870 9855
Pickup: 52 Dean St, Toowong
Indian: Taj Bengal, Ashgrove
It’s contentious to pick from Brisbane’s crop of Indian cuisine, but Taj Bengal cannot be missed. Curry connoisseurs have consecutively given the restaurant accolades for Queensland’s Best Indian Restaurant.
Must-try: Lamb Korma
Order: (07) 3366 9044
Pickup: Shop 3, 338 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove
Japanese: Bishamon, Spring Hill
From teppenyaki to sushi, Japanese food has become well-established in Brisbane. Bishamon covers all the bases, with an extensive menu of fresh dishes.
Must-try: Bento Box – your choice of meat with rice, salad and a little side dish.
Order: (07) 3832 3888
Pickup: 500 Boundary Street, Spring Hill
Mexican: Pepe’s, Newmarket
Pepe’s are known for generous servings to satisfy any Mexican craving. If you have time to stop by, they also have an acclaimed tequila bar.
Must-try: Sizzling Fajitas – your choice of meet stir fried with onions, capsicum, spicy tomatoes, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, lettuce and four flour tortillas.
Order: (07) 3856 0966
Pickup: 184 Enoggera Rd, Newmarket