The Goodwill Bridge is about to host a dinner with a difference.

The crew at South Bank restaurant Stokehouse Q claim they’ve come up with the dining event of the year, and they might be right.

They’re turning the Goodwill Bridge into a dining room for over 200 diners, in a unique culinary event they’re calling Dinner on the Bridge.

The flavours of the region will be showcased in a three-course, sit-down meal designed by Stokehouse executive chef Richard Ousby, accompanied by carefully matched wines. The ‘dining room’ itself will stretch across the Goodwill Bridge, from South Bank to the city.

Stokehouse Q’s Peter McMahon says the event, created in collaboration with Café on the Bridge, will serve as a celebration of Brisbane.

“We wanted to put on an event that would not only showcase our city’s beautiful assets, but also the exceptional local producers who we value so highly,” he says.

“We’re very excited to be creating such an extravagant dinner — what could be better than indulging in a three-course dinner over the mighty Brisbane River?

“It’s a wonderful nod back to the heady days of Riverfestival when bridges became restaurants; we want to revisit that magic, but with 2016 flavours and the new skyline of Brisbane.”

Tickets to the event cost $155 per person. Dinner on the Bridge will be held from 5pm on Friday 22 July, with a wet weather back-up date on Friday 29 July. Bookings can be made online at, or call (07) 3020 0600.